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Al Fresco Dining in Cardiff

Why not make the most of the sunshine and the warm weather by dining outside in Cardiff? From chic patios to stunning, picturesque terraces, we have given you the rundown of all the best places in the city to enjoy some Al Fresco Dining!

Below is our top picks...

The Heathcock

The Heathcock

About: This pub is a thriving local watering hole that has been keeping locals’ thirst at bay for over 100 years. With great ales, interesting wines, homemade seasonal drinks and delicious bar snacks, you won't leave here hungry or thirsty! After a revamp in 2018, this popular Llandaff pub has finally made use of the outdoor space as well which is perfect to enjoy some pub classics and a pint in the summer months!

Price range: ££ - £££

Serving time: Tuesday - Thursday 12.00pm - 2.30pm and 6.00pm - 9.00pm | Friday - Saturday 12.00pm - 2.30pm and 6.00pm - 9.30pm | Sunday 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Menu: View their menu HERE

Address: 58-60 Bridge St, Llandaff CF5 2EN

Telephone: 029 2115 2290

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The Coconut Tree

The Coconut Tree

About: The coconut tree thrives in Sri Lankan hospitality & cuisine, dishes are rich in Ceylon spices with recipes going back generations from their very own parents' kitchens. You can try their tapas or even splash out on their own innovations or spoil yourself with their extensive ranges of cocktails, beers & fine wines. With a contemporary, stylish outdoor seating area out the front its the perfect dining space for the summer months.

Price range: ££ - £££

Serving times: Sunday - Thursday 11.00am - 10.00pm | Friday - Saturday 11.00am - 11.00pm

Menu: View their menu HERE

Address: 10 Mill Lane, Cardiff, Cardiff CF10 1FL Wales

Telephone: +44 29 2034 3266

Old Post House Bistro

Old Post House Bistro

About: Usually a wedding venue, the in-house eatery, which opened in summer 2018, has proved a big hit with those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle in order to grab a bite to eat. Seating is tucked away in a pretty, leafy spot, and there's a good selection of picnic tables to sit out and enjoy their delicious food and sock up the sun with a pint or two!

Price range: ££ - £££

Serving times: Monday - Saturday 12.00pm - 6.30pm | Sunday 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Menu: View their menu HERE

Address: Greenwood Lane, St Fagans CF5 6EL

Telephone: 02920 565 400

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Uisce by Heaney's

Uisce by Heaney's

About: Heaney’s is a relaxed bar/restaurant, full of good food, flowing wine and fruity cocktails. When visiting here in the summer months, you can enjoy a fun outdoor experience in The Tent - a fully rain-proof outdoor seating area with precautions in place for the safety of both staff and guests!  

Price range: ££ - £££

Serving times: Wednesday 6.00pm - 10.00pm | Thursday - Saturday 12.00pm - 10.00pm | Sunday 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Menu: View their menu HERE

Address: 6-10 Romilly Crescent, Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9NR

Telephone: 029 2022 0463

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Castle Quarter Cafe

Castle Quarter Cafe

About: The Castle Quarter Cafe is a new outdoor dining experience in Cardiff with space for 240 covers, and diners are allowed to stay for up to two hours at a time. This new outdoor eating area welcome diners to enjoy food from a wide selection of city restaurants in front of one of Cardiff’s most picturesque views.

Price range: ££ - £££

Serving times: Monday - Sunday 10.00am - 10.00pm

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Address: Castle St CF10 3RB Cardiff, UK

Telephone: N/A

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Juniper Place

Juniper Place

About: This relaxed dining space and gin lounge opened in spring 2019 and is now a popular choice on the high street for a night out with friends or family for the gin and even for the delicious menu they offer! In the summer months they have a plentiful supply of outdoors tables looking over the terrace, with gazebos on hand to save you should it rain.

Price range: ££ - £££

Serving times: Sunday - Monday 10.00am - 5.00pm | Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 10.00pm

Menu: View their menu HERE

Address: 5a High St, Cardiff CF10 1AW Cardiff, UK

Telephone: 029 2022 7722

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Porro

Porro

About: At Porro they pride themselves on serving modern British cuisine inspired by Italian cooking and dining, Porro embraces the Mediterranean philosophy of celebrating simple quality ingredients. When you visit here you can make the most of the sunshine and warm weather as they provide plentiful outdoor seating on their roof terrace!

Price range: ££ - £££

Serving times: Monday - Friday 8.30am - 9.30pm | Saturday 9.30am - 9.30pm | Sunday 9.30am - 3.00pm

Menu: View their menu HERE

Address: 22 High St, Llandaff CF5 2DZ

Telephone: 0292 056 5502

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Pen & Wig

Pen & Wig

About: Situated in the heart of the city centre, is a big and busy beer garden near tthe student area of Cathay meaning its a very popular choice for those before heading out into town. The pub itself boasts a big choice of ales, from local breweries and those further afield. An ideal place to go if you're looking for something cheap and cheerful in the centre.

Price range: ££ - £££

Serving times: Sunday - Thursday 12.00pm - 10.00pm | Friday - Saturday 12.00pm - 11.00pm

Menu: View their menu HERE

Address: 1 Park Grove Cardiff, Wales, CF10 3BJ

Telephone: +44 29 2037 1217

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