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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in South Wales

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in South Wales? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.8
4.8 (1262)
£25 and under
Steakhouse
Pontypool
About the restaurant
Multi-award winning restaurant situated in the heart of the World Heritage Town of Blaenavon.
Originally built in 1832 as the Cross Keys Hotel we have been serving the locals of Blaenavon and beyond for almost 200 years.

We are well known across South Wales for our award winning steaks and hearty portions

Voice awards - Best chef 2018
Voice awards - Best Sunday lunch 2019
Voice awards - Best steaks 2019
Welsh hospitality awards - Best Welsh restaurant 2021
Welsh restaurant awards - Best in South Wales 2023
Best commercial garden - 9 consecutive years

Top review
GrantB
Dined 3 days ago
Great , great, great! Outstanding service and some of the best food we have eaten for a very long time! Easily our new favourite restaurant in Wales
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4.9
4.9 (288)
£26 to £40
Modern European
Cardiff
About the restaurant
Whilst Silures is firmly rooted in Wales, benefiting from the abundance of local produce available, the all-day dining menu is inspired by the broadness and endless possibilities of Modern European cuisine.

The all-day dining menu is available from day to night, with Sunday Roast showcasing on the weekends. The bar is a bustling and non-stop space, open to all and featuring a range of crafted cocktails, draught beer and bespoke bar snacks.

Born in Roath, Cardiff, Silures is an integral part of the community not only by creating an accessible but premium offering, but by championing environmental sustainability, local supply lines and ethical practices.

Top review
kkjb
Dined 2 days ago
We loved it here, food was great. The lobster risotto was fantastic! Can’t wait to visit again.
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4.7
4.7 (319)
£26 to £40
Chinese
Cardiff
About the restaurant
The Crispy Duck is an award winning pan-asian restaurant offering an upmarket dining experience combining flavours from across Asia. Set in the heart of the city, The Crispy Duck has been a local favourite since its launch in 2011. Inspired by the melting pot of cultures across Asia, The Crispy Duck draws from comforting Malaysian family classics like Beef Rendang to beautifully handcrafted Japanese Sushi.

Sourcing our ingredients as close to home as possible and using authentic wok-fired and charcoal roasting techniques helps our dishes capture the flavours and aromas of authentic Asian cooking. Vibrant colours, crisp and fresh flavours underpin the philosophy of our cooking. Set in an elegant but simple dining room equipped with a fully stocked bar, we invite you to sample our range of Asian beers and extensive wine selection. An independent family-run business since our inception, The Crispy Duck offers a welcoming and inventive new take on pan-asian cuisine.

Top review
JohnnyDepp
Dined on Jun 19, 2024
Lovely food. Great selection on the menu. The ataff were really lovely too.
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4.7
4.7 (622)
£25 and under
Modern European
Cardiff
About the restaurant
Come join us this spring for delicious food & great service in our beautiful dining rooms. Whether its Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or Sunday Lunch you will not be disappointed.

All Day Dining Menu 12pm - 11pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Breakfast & Brunch 9am - 4pm Tuesday to Saturday 9am - 12pm Sunday.

Bottomless Two Course Prosecco Brunch £32.95 11am - 4pm Tuesday - Saturday.

Great Value Weekday Two Course £15 menu 12pm - 6pm Tuesday to Friday.

Our legendary Sunday Lunch Two Course £24.95 Bookings from 12pm - 4pm .

Top review
ChristineJ
Dined 2 days ago
Always enjoy my visits to Brook Bistro. See you soon.
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4.7
4.7 (270)
£25 and under
British
Chepstow
About the restaurant
The George hotel is a beautiful 400 year old hotel, currently only used as a restaurant. Taken over in 2020, the restaurant is tastefully decorated, adourning wonderful photos of chepstow through the years. The menu boasts an array of fabulous dishes, from the traditional 'pub grub' with our 2 for £16 menu, to our in house dry aged Steaks, cooked to perfection by our chefs or brought out to you on our signature sizzling hot stones. On a Saturday evening, the restaurant comes alive with wonderful live music, starting off with a relaxed vibe whilst you finish off your meal, and a livelier second half to finish off your evening. Finish the week here on a sunday, where we have fast become the place to come for a sunday lunch, with rave reviews and recommendations across the board. With a vast drinks and food menu, the George is the ideal place to come, either for a relaxed lunch for two, an evening out with friends or a large family gathering.



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Great reception shown straight to our table …. We took our dog with us and she was also made to feel welcome with a bowl of water then sausages later on. We went on steak night and had the tomahawk steak to share, the taste was exquisite and very good value we would definitely go back
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4.8
4.8 (789)
£25 and under
Pizzeria
Cardiff
About the restaurant
The spirit of Pizzeria Villaggio can be traced back to our traditional roots in Campobasso. A humble town filled with beautiful people in Southern Italy. Pizzeria Villaggio has been run by the Palladino family for the past 35 years. Borrowing our grandparent's recipes and adopting their love of good simple food combined with the Italian/Welsh values of creating a great family atmosphere, for all age groups has attributed to our success and longevity. In our pizzeria, there is a great range of carefully selected pizza and pasta dishes. We also run a daily specials menu that uses the finest, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Always an amazing experience.. have been going for years for all our family birthday meals.. great food / friendly service & great value for money!
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4.5
4.5 (13828)
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Cardiff
About the restaurant
The restaurant is situated across two floors with a large bar prominent on both floors, and beautiful private dining room on the first floor.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Our experience at The Ivy was very good. The food, the decor and the service were excellent. I would definitely recommend it.
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4.8
4.8 (603)
£26 to £40
Chinese
Pontypridd
About the restaurant
Janet's Pontypridd is a premier and authentic Restaurant that has been proudly serving the Pontypridd area since 2019. Since then, our mission has been to provide high-quality food for all those that wish to combine fun and enjoyable ambiance with skilful cooking into one extraordinary dining experience. We are committed to putting Pontypridd on the map as a food destination.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Absolutely amazing food. Lovely atmosphere and the staff were brilliant!
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4.8
4.8 (957)
£25 and under
Japanese
Cardiff
About the restaurant
Yakitori1 is a fresh take on traditional Japanese food. Inspired by Japan’s fast-paced restaurants and communal nature, we set out to bring the fresh, vibrant flavours of Japan to all.

Simple goodness
We create simple, delicious food in a place where all are welcome.

Proud to be local
We hero local ingredients and fresh produce.

Made for sharing
We believe in the power of food to bring people together.

Top review
richardf
Dined 2 days ago
Our favourite Japanese restaurant, amazing food the prawn Chaa Han being my go to dish. A hidden gem
A photo of The Ivy Asia, Cardiff restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2786)
£26 to £40
Contemporary Asian
Cardiff
About the restaurant
The Ivy Asia brings beautiful fusion flavours, exotic cocktails and late night entertainment to the heart of Cardiff, every night of the week.

Located in St David’s Shopping Centre, just a short walk from the city’s historic castle and Cardiff Market, The Ivy Asia Cardiff is perfectly placed to provide a stunning sanctuary for shoppers, tourists and locals alike.

A glamorous destination restaurant serving incredible Asian-inspired dishes for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, plus exotic cocktails late into the night, it offers all those who visit an experience they’ll remember forever.

Top review
BW61
Dined 5 days ago
Such a lovely evening - great food; exceptional service & lovely environment. First visit to Ivy Asia...definitely won't be the last!
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