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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in South Wales

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems 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!

A photo of Silures restaurant
4.9
4.9 (281)
£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
BrianG
Dined 1 day ago
This is probably the best restaurant we’ve eaten in. The food was amazing, the wine list very good. A bit on the expensive side but you get what you pay for and that is fine dining at its best.
A photo of Pizzeria Villaggio restaurant
4.8
4.8 (775)
£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
DebbieR
Dined 5 days ago
Great family run restaurant with fresh Italian food served. No complaints and would definitely go again.
A photo of Janet's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (574)
£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 3 days ago
The service was fantastic, the restaurant was very busy for a Thursday evening in a small town and created a buzzing atmosphere. The food was flavoursome, fresh and a little spicy for certain dishes! I’ll be recommending Janet’s to everyone.
A photo of The George restaurant
4.7
4.7 (260)
£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
Teew
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent Sunday lunch at the George today, great friendly service and lovely food.
A photo of Harry's Restaurant & Wine Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (177)
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Cowbridge
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Enjoyable dinner, nice atmosphere and very polite friendly staff. Will be going back for sure!
A photo of The Crispy Duck restaurant
4.7
4.7 (317)
£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.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
What a great find! The food was great. We had Edamame beans, prawn crackers and bbq beef ribs to start. Mains we had king prawns and udon noodles with king prawn. All the food was great. The service was attentive and the manager checked in as well.
A photo of The Brook Bistro restaurant
4.7
4.7 (597)
£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
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Good quality food . Ambient atmosphere. Friendly staff .
A photo of El Camino restaurant
4.6
4.6 (794)
£25 and under
Spanish
Cardiff
About the restaurant
El Camino previously know as 'Santiagos' is an authentic Spanish restaurant in Whitchurch, Cardiff. Specialising in Tapas, this independent, family-run business offers a genuine Spanish dining experience.

We use the finest Spanish and local ingredients and produce. Come and enjoy the Spanish hospitality at El Camino.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 25, 2024
Lovely food, great service! Will definitely go again
A photo of Villaggio Lakeside restaurant
4.6
4.6 (444)
£25 and under
Italian
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 since opening in 1986. Borrowing our grandparent’s secret recipes and adopting their love of good authentic food, combined with the Italian values of creating a great family atmosphere for all age groups, has contributed to our success and longevity. We have a dedicated & friendly team who are passionate about using high-quality ingredients to produce delicious Italian food.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
We went to Villagios for a lunch with my elderly Dad for father's day. The food was absolutley delicious and the staff were so friendly and helpful. My Dad has mobility issues and the staff were so kind and patient with him. Thank you, we will be returning :)
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A photo of The castle inn restaurant
4.4
4.4 (147)
£25 and under
British
Caldicot
About the restaurant
We are family friendly pub serving traditional pub food with a great selection of cask ales lager and spirits. We have a large outdoor space for eating and drinking along with a park for the kids. We are sitting on the Cadicot Castle grounds with great views of the Castle.
Top review
CatherineH
Dined 7 days ago
Lovely roast on Sunday booked very last minute so I think we may have been lucky to get a table! They do smaller portions for children which is good and half the price almost of an adult which I think it good value.
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