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Stonebaked at Brava, Cardiff | Pontcanna Restaurants

Portobello mushroom fries from Stonebaked at Brava in Pontcanna, Cardiff.

By day, a snug café dishing up hearty brunches and lunches; by night (well, from Wednesday to Saturday at least), a popular pizzeria serving stonebaked pizza laden with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. As far as Pontcanna restaurants go, Café Brava is no stranger to the dining scene in this affluent suburb, having been perched on Pontcanna […] Read more…

Restaurant Review: Elgano Italian Restaurant – Cathedral Road, Cardiff

Mixed fish and prawn platter

The Elgano Italian restaurant opened recently on the ground floor of The Elgano hotel on Cathedral Road in Pontcanna, Cardiff. Run by a group of Italians from Sicily, the menu bears all the hallmarks of a traditional Italian restaurant, from bruschetta and prawn cocktail to pizza, penne arrabbiata, spaghetti bolognese, carbonara and lasagne, as well […] Read more…

A visit to Cardiff’s first Danish bakery, Brød

A few months ago, Cardiff was treated to its first Danish bakery in the form of Brød on Wyndham Crescent, Pontcanna. Locals may recognise the location as the former site of wine merchants Phillip Morgan and Son, which closed in 2014 after around 85 years of service. The bakery has had a full revamp, with wooden […] Read more…

Restaurant review: Oscars of Cardiff, Pontcanna

Based in the leafy suburbs of Pontcanna, Oscars of Cardiff stands upon the former site of famed French restaurant, Le Gallois. Just like its predecessor, Oscars has become a popular destination for those looking to enjoy quality food in stylish surroundings. Oscars has a lot to live up to, given the success of its big sister Oscars of Cowbridge, but it has established a reputation for […] Read more…

Restaurant review: Urban Diner, Pontcanna

Situated on King’s Road in Pontcanna, Cardiff, Urban Diner opened around seven weeks ago as a traditional American-styled diner. What attracts me to the restaurant most is the diversity of the menu – it features the usual suspects like burgers and fried chicken, but it also includes some more sophisticated options like Carolina pulled pork (£10.50) and Texas smoked […] Read more…