Finding the perfect place to feed the five thousand (give or take) is never easy – especially when you have to cater for an eclectic mix of tastes. There’s rarely an option that combines quality, at the right price, in the right place and welcomes larger groups. Never is this more of a challenge than on stag and hen weekends, where people come together from all backgrounds and walks of life, to experience a fun-filled (and often boozy) celebration.
With all of these considerations in mind, it’s understandable that stag and hen organisers often feel slightly overwhelmed at the prospect of pacifying the hungry drunken masses within an agreed budget. But, fear not. There are a few fantastic options in Cardiff that are ready and willing to placate even the fussiest group of diners. It’s probably worth noting that the following venues might be reluctant to accommodate raucous groups – something to bear in mind before booking a table, and before your party get too tipsy!
Whether you’re starting your Cardiff hen weekend or stag weekend with food and endless Prosecco, or refreshing your party-goers after a crazy day of activities, here’s a few ideas to get your creative juices – and the Prosecco – flowing.
If your group loves a drop (or more than a drop!) of Prosecco, Grey in Cardiff is the place for you. The modern, chic restaurant set in the centrally located Hilton Hotel is the perfect option for those wanting quality food and endless Prosecco. For a glorious 90 minutes, you and your party can enjoy two courses of delectable British and Welsh classics, such as eggs royale, a succulent steak Sandwich or a traditional roast. The Prosecco keeps flowing through to the second course, where you can sate your taste buds with mouth-watering sweet treats such as apple crumble and sticky toffee pudding.
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Okay, so not technically a ‘bottomless brunch’. But with such an incredible array of cocktails and authentic South American tapas dishes, Las Iguanas couldn’t be left off the list. The cocktails – which include classics like mojitos, Long Island iced teas and strawberry daquiris – are available on the two-for-one menu, many of which can be ordered by the pitcher. The food, which is guaranteed to have something for every appetite, is fresh, fantastic quality and great value, making it an ideal venue for any stag or hen group.
If you’re looking for a Sunday pick-me-up after a heavy Saturday night, Le Monde is the ideal solution for your party. Here, you have a whole two hours to indulge in delicious dishes such as smoked salmon, pancakes and garlic mushrooms on French toast -and most importantly, as much Prosecco as you can drink. With a striking art deco theme, it’s the ideal venue to relax and recover with good food and an old fashioned ‘hair of the dog’ approach to a hangover.
For those looking for a more continentally-themed brunch, Calabrisella on Cowbridge Road East, Canton certainly has you covered. Although the Prosecco isn’t included in the cost, the quality and variety of the food will certainty compensate any misgivings you may have had. From the cunningly named ‘Wales breakfast the Italian way’, to the classic Italian torta di colazione (homemade breakfast cake), you won’t be limited in terms of choice or price. A huge selection of quick and tasty brunch snacks can also be ordered at any time of day, such as panino emiliano (a tasty morsel of Parma ham, cheese and courgette) or crispelline (scrumptious fried pizza balls). And fear not; Prosecco is a staple for celebrations in Italy – something that Calabrisella knows well, and has adhered to in its Cardiff-based restaurant.