Best restaurants for Cardiff freshers and students

In need of dining inspiration? Whether you’re searching for a quick bite to eat, a delicious
dinner or a small dessert to finish the night, we’ve got you covered. Discover Cardiff’s best
restaurants at affordable student prices well worth exploring during Cardiff Freshers Week.

Burgers and Street Food

Sticky Fingers Street Food

Sticky Fingers hosts weekly events such as £1 entry quiz nights and 2-4-1 cocktails for just £10! It’s a fun vibe for you to enjoy great food from a range of different traders with regularly updated menus. Tuesday takeovers are definitely a must and should be top of your list of best restaurants for Cardiff Freshers and students.

Best Restaurants for Cardiff Freshers: Smoking Griddle - Sticky Fingers Street Food
Smoking Riddle
Are you more of a burger person? This will become your go to fast food eatery and they even go as far as to do a free birthday meal if you sign up to their email service. They also have halal certified options and plant based burgers too.

You can’t go wrong with a classic pie and gravy starting at just £6.25! Pieminister is the perfect
place to visit this freshers with your new university friends. Rated highly by locals complimenting on service and the taste of the food.

Best Restaurants for Cardiff Freshers: Got No Beef - Pieminister

Got No Beef
Are you Vegan or vegetarian? Or looking to try some amazing vegan options? Then this place is perfect for you! Everything on the menu is vegan, definitely worth spending a few extra pounds just for their amazing variety! They also offer gluten free.

Around the World flavours

The Hellenic Eatery
This eatery is serves amazing souvlaki wraps at just £5.50! I Would 100% recommend this if you’re looking for a step up from your usual kebab. If you’re looking for something filling and traditional this is the place to go and is one of the best restaurants for Cardiff Freshers.

This Italian pizzeria is rated top restaurant on Trip Advisor with their pizzas starting at just £8.50, it’s student budget friendly and freshly made. They also serve pasta and other main courses. Who could resist an £8 lasagne? I for one can’t!

Best Restaurants for Cardiff Freshers: Hellenic Eatery - Chai Street

Chai Street
Delicious Indian Street style food, Chai Street eatery is one you don’t want to miss! They offer lunch deals that change daily and on Sunday they do a unlimited food deal at only £14.50 pp. Located directly in the city centre on the high street.

Fabulous Welshcakes
Looking for something Welsh? A sweet bread dessert style cake often has sultanas throughout. They are freshly baked and their bakery can be found at Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay. As far as the best restaurants for Cardiff Freshers go, this one is a must-visit!

Coffee shops and Cafés

Bigmoose Coffee Co.
Charity based coffee shop, serving a range of breakfast, lunches and drinks with all their profits going to Bigmoose Charity that helps causes such as mental health, homelessness & prevention of suicide. They are reasonably priced with everything under £10.

In Café
Also located in Cathays this café & restaurant serves authentic Hong Kong cuisine, locals have highly recommended this place. Large servings at an affordable price, you won’t be disappointed with many saying they’d return. It also provides vegan food options.

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