Where to eat and drink
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options in the city centre. First things first, note that it’s important to book your table for pre- or post-match dining well in advance. Popular destinations and restaurants closest to the event venue book up the quickest, but it's always worth securing a seat if you're hoping to dine somewhere on match day.
Some great places for a pre-event fuel-up include:
The Grazing Shed
37 St Mary Street
Good for: Award-winning burgers made from locally sourced ingredients
New York Deli
4-6 Duke Street Arcade
Good for: Super-stuffed hoagies, bagels or sandwiches that rival NYC’s best
21-25 Wyndham Arcade
Good for: A huge selection of teas, delicious cakes and smart brunch options
The Dead Canary
Barrack Lane (look for the ‘ring my bell’ sign)
Good for: Fancy cocktails served in a cosy speakeasy bar
231-241 (First Floor), Cardiff Central Market, St Mary Street
Good for: Great value wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas, cooked fresh while you wait
4 Wharton Street
Good for: Pre-game buzz, hearty pub grub and a vast drinks menu
Elevens Bar and Grill
15 Castle Street
Good for: Footie fans - it’s a proper sports bar owned by the one and only Gareth Bale
What to do, see and explore
Other than the event you came for, there’s so much to get up to while you’re in Cardiff!
Ready to see the sights?
Follow our guide to Cardiff for first time visitors.
Check out our guide to shopping in Cardiff.
Visit Cardiff Castle gift shop, Castle Welsh Crafts, Cardiff Market (visit Bakestones for Welsh cakes, hot off the griddle) and the Welsh Rugby Union shop.
Got energy to burn?
Have fun trying urban adventures in Cardiff.
Looking for somewhere to stay?
Visit our accommodation page to find something that suits.
Travelling into Cardiff?
Plan your journey in advance, checking for road closures and service changes (the Visit Cardiff News page offers event-specific travel guidance for major events).