Cafes/Restaurants/Places to eat



The Waiting Room at Tramshed, corner of Pendyris Street/Clare Road. 5pm-10pm (winter), open for dinner – burgers, hot dogs, plus American-style sliders/sandwich menus – hot and cold, plus range of sweets and ice cream. Range of beers, wine and cocktails. Can also order food/drink to be taken to cinema upstairs. @WaitingRoomCF


Gourmet 249 Penarth Rd, 029 2039 9691. Tues-Sun, 5.30pm-12 midnight, free local delivery over £10.

New World 136 Paget St, nr Bromsgrove St, 029 20 665898. Chinese/Thai takeaway. Mon-Sat 12pm-2pm, Sun-Thurs 5pm-11.30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-12am. Free local deliveries over £10.
Oriental Kitchen 55 Corporation Rd, 029 2037 7684.


Victory Penarth Rd; Daily 6pm-12 midnight, Mon-Sat lunchtime 12-2pm; Take-away.

Yang’s 189-189a Penarth Rd/Paget Street, 029 20 666188. E-mail. Wed-Sun 6pm-10pm, closed Monday-Tuesday. Licensed restaurant – formerly established in Barry. Contemporary and stylish feel inside. Take-away service also available.


The Village 156 Penarth Road, (07530 821260/07465 207585) Newly-opened Nigerian, Camerounian, South African and East African restaurant, open Tues-Sat, 12pm until late and Sunday 2pm until late.



Lahore Kebabish, 160 Penarth Road, 029 20 221 354, 12pm-3pm, 5pm-11pm (Sundays 4pm-11pm). Curry, kebabs, fish and chips and burgers take-away.

Millennium Fish Bar and Balti Take-Away 59 Cornwall St, 029 20 227073 Mon-Sat 11am-2pm, 4pm-11.30pm; Sun 5pm-11pm. Lunchtime meal deals, Halal. Free delivery over £10.

A popular draw with the Hindu community but also vegetarians and curry-lovers from a wide area

Vegetarian Food Studio 109 Penarth Road, 029 20 238222 Tues-Sunday, 10am-10pm. Excellent award-winning Vegetarian restaurant run by head chef Neil Patel, sweetmart, take-away. There’s a superb choice of southern Indian and traditional dishes, as well as appetisers and side dishes. Vegetarians come from miles around.
Ziggy’s Bar 177 Clare Road, (029) 20 227 209 Tandoori restaurant, take-away and licensed bar. Open Mon-Fri 2pm-11pm, Sat-Sun, 12pm-11.30pm.

Merola’s 181 Clare Rd, 029 2039 8803. Popular and much-loved Italian, good pizzas, booking advised, Mon-Sat, 7pm-11pm.
Pizza Best, 2b Paget Street, 029 20 23 0800. Also open lunchtime. New pizza take-away close to Tesco/Penarth Road. Also limited burgers and chicken. Free delivery.
Pizza Hut Cardiff Bay Retail Park, off Ferry Road.

The Square Pizza Co, 181 Penarth Road, CF11 6JW, 029 20 223344. Open 12pm-11pm, Sun 4pm-11pm. Square-shaped pizzas to take-away/delivery, various bases. Three veggie options along with create your own. Halal.
Frankie and Benny’s Dunleavey Drive, Grangetown (up from Asda, Cardiff Bay Retail Park), CF11 0SN; 029 20 877840



Black and White Café, 1 North Clive Street/corner of Penarth Road. 029 20 344408. Long-established cafe. Full breakfasts from £4, lunches and puddings. Being refurbished early in 2017 and due to re-open in September.


Upstairs at Polski Sklep MIS Shop and Deli, 172-174 Clare Road, 029 20 345720. Lovely coffee shop above the Polish supermarket and deli – great value coffee and superb range of cakes, gateaux and cheesecake.

Haraf Cafe 132 Clare Road Somali restaurant/cafe

Inma and Tony – café and take-away lunches, as well as a deli

Inma’s Continental Stores and Cafe 152 Penarth Road. Long-established deli and café, locally famous for its garlic chicken baguettes and more besides.


Pasha Sandwich Bar 146 Clare Rd Sandwiches and baguettes, made to order, with jacket potaoes etc to eat in or take away. Open 10am-5pm.

Grangetown Hub Café, Havelock Place. Coffees, teas and sandwiches and a range of cakes.
Holmesdale Fish Bar, 66 Holmesdale Street. Open 12pm-2pm, 5.30pm-11.30pm, Mon-Sat. Also do a range of curries, pies and burgers.

Aaron at Ice Cream Passion

Ice Cream Passion 142 Clare Road, 029 20 397 682. Open Mon-Fri 10am-2pm (coffee and breakfasts); Mon, Wed-Thurs 1pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 2pm-12am; Sun 2pm-11pm. Sat/Sun 10am-2pm for coffee/breakfasts. Ice cream and halal sweet parlour – Welsh cream ice cream (delicious and rich this), range of sundaes and desserts (huge wedges of cakes too), as well as Royal sweets and halal sweets and cakes, smoothies, drinks and snacks – sandwiches, baguettes, pies and pasties. They also now do home delivery to a limited area.

Clark's Pies shop


Auntie Mon’s 43 Corporation Road, 20 667798. 12pm-8pm, Tues-Sat. Caribbean food and sandwich take-away, plus jacket potatoes/burgers, fish/rice on Fridays.

Chicken Shack, 38 Corporation Road, CF11 7AU, 029 20 344355. Open Mon-Thurs 12pm-11pm; Fri-Sat 12pm-12am; Sun 4pm-11pm. Peri Peri and fried chicken, wraps and burgers.

Chicken Plus 146 Penarth Rd, 20 315 987 Open Mon-Sat 12pm-12 midnight, Sun 5pm-12 midnight
Beano’s 118 Clare Rd, 029 20 343 474 Pizza, kebabs, burgers and fried chicken, open seven days, 12pm-12 midnight (from 5.30pm Sunday). Home delivery available.

Clark’s Pies 23 Bromsgrove Street, 20 227586. A Grangetown institution since 1909. The famous Clark’s distinctive crust and meat and gravy filling is popular across the city – ask for a “Clarksie” by name. As well as local chippies you can buy direct from the shop, open 10am-1.30pm, Mon-Sat.

Grange Fish Bar Penarth Rd Popular fish and chips plus Indian take-away – recently refurbished and under new management. Open Mon-Sat, 11.30am-2pm; 4.30pm-10.30pm.

Khyber Kebab and Mitai, 21 Corporation Rd, CF11 7AN, 20 66 4983

Fish ‘N Things 162 Clare Road, 20 225 599 Fish, chicken, pizza and kebab take-away. Mon-Sat 12pm-11pm; Also open Sunday 5pm-11pm.

City Shawarma, 55 Corporation Road, 029 21 322320. This is a new place which does terrific lamb and chicken shawarma wraps in naan, as well as chickpea soup. Fresh salad. Made to order. Some seating too if you want to eat in. Open 11am-8pm, Mon-Sun.

Flame Grill House on Clare Road

Flame Grill House, 179 Clare Road, 029 20 190 38. Open 1pm-12am. Kebabs, fish and chips, burgers, pizza. Recommended are the excellent lamb and chicken kouzis, or kuftas – great stuff from the grill. Some veggie options too, including starters.

Lahore Kebabish, 160 Penarth Road, 029 20 221 354. 12pm-3pm, 5pm-11pm (Sundays 4pm-11pm). Curry, kebabs, fish and chips and burgers take-away.

The MA Fish bar – popular plaice

MA Fish Bar Cornwall St. Open lunchtimes and until about 11pm, closed Sunday. Popular and friendly chippy – they also do good curries, though it’s the fish and chips and Clark’s Pies people go for. Always freshly cooking batches so worth the wait if you have to.
Martino’s, 104 Corporation Road, 029 20 232189
Millennium Fish Bar and Balti Take-Away 59 Cornwall St, 029 20 227073 Mon-Sat 11am-2pm, 4pm-11.30pm; Sun 5pm-11pm. Lunchtime meal deals, Halal. Free delivery over £10.

Legends Snooker Club, Bar/Restaurant, 158-160 Clare Road, 029 20 667 013. Members bar, weekend food.
Oasis 3 Corporation Road, 029 20 399991. Open 2pm-late, delivery from 4pm; pizza, kebabs, burgers and chicken.

Premier Fish Bar 55 Corporation Road, 029 20 221510. Fish and chips, fried chicken, burgers, pizza, open 12pm-2.30pm, 5pm-11pm (10pm Sun); delivery available.


Altanoor, 34 Corporation Road, CF11 7AU, 029 20 2115 5434. Middle Eastern and Arabic dishes, fish, lamb and chicken, eat in or take away.