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Four of the best restaurants in (Pontcanna) Cardiff

Ok, so it’s been a while – what can I say, Christmas tired me out! But I’m back and ready to answer one of the questions guests ask the most – where’s good to eat in Cardiff? Guests suppose that I’ll point them towards town, or somewhere further afield, but in fact many of Cardiff’s best restaurants  are actually within a short walk of Cathedral House! Whether you’re staying with us for business or pleasure, if you’re a lover of food you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the gastronomic delights available right on our doorstep!


Bully’s restaurant at Romilly Crescent was once located in Llandaff Village, but has since moved to a bigger site. Despite being able to serve more covers the quality of the food has remained as high as ever. While pricier than some of Cardiff’s eateries, you’ll have a hard time complaining with a mouth full of perfectly cooked fillet of Welsh beef. Google maps says Romilly Crescent is a mere 7 minute walk from Cathedral House, which isn’t enough to work up an appetite, but I’m sure that won’t be a hindrance.  

Bully’s is open Wednesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner, and on Sundays for dinner.
5 Romilly Crescent
029 2022 1905

Oscars of Cardiff

When Le Gallois, also on Romilly Crescent, closed in February 2011, many shed a tear over the fact that Cardiff was losing one of its best French restaurants. Luckily the spot hasn’t been left vacant, as Oscars soon moved in. While Oscars of Cardiff has been open less than a year, its sister restaurant (or should that be mother restaurant?) Oscars of Cowbridge has more than proved itself as a fine culinary institution – I spotted Gareth Thomas there shortly after Christmas, and if it’s good enough for a Welsh rugby legend it’s certainly good enough for most mere mortals.

Oscars of Cardiff is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-11pm and Sunday from 10am-5pm.
6-10 Romilly Crescent
029 2034 1264



One final Romilly Crescent restaurant vying for your attention is Stefano’s. The prices are generally a little lower here, but that doesn’t mean the food won’t still have you salivating before it’s on a plate in front of you. It’s named Stefano’s after its owner, Stefano Caramella, so you can expect the same personal service that you receive at the Cathedral House!

Opening times vary throughout the year; call them directly to avoid disappointment.
14 Romilly Crescent
029 2037 2768


Fish at 85 

For something a bit fishier how about, well, Fish at 85. That’s 85 Pontcanna Street, not the age of fish being served by the way. While another relative newcomer, Fish at 85 has connections with Channel Fisheries, which has a Royal Charter to supply fish to the Queen. But you don’t need no airs and graces to enjoy the fish here, which Buzz Magazine has described as ‘undoubtedly fresh, uncomplicated and as it should be: served with minimal fuss and as nature intended.’  With fish this fresh and being just a three minute walk from Cathedral House, you’ll think you’re still sat by the beach when you’re back in bed.

Fish at 85 is open Monday-Saturday from 10am-8pm and Sunday from 11am-7pm.
85 Pontcanna Street
029 2002 0212


So there you have it. Four top-class restaurants all within 10 minutes walk of our lovely little guesthouse. Bon appetite, or as they say in Holland – smakelijk eten. I can’t help thinking that food tastes better when you stay at the Cathedral House, Cardiff. You can see if any of our guests thought the same by reading their reviews on Trip Advisor

Bed and breakfast for 2 persons starts at £65 per night. To book a room at the 4* Cathedral House in Cardiff please visit our website.

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