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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in South Wales

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants 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 (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 1 day ago
We loved it here, food was great. The lobster risotto was fantastic! Can’t wait to visit again.
A photo of Butterflies Bar & Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1261)
£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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 2, 2024
Very polite also food wasn’t very long after ordering great size portions and was a lovely environment to be around
A photo of The Crispy Duck restaurant
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.
A photo of The Brook Bistro restaurant
4.7
4.7 (620)
£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 5 days ago
Lovely food . Atmosphere always friendly. A real Gem in the centre of the Village .
A photo of The Rock and Fountain Inn restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1433)
£25 and under
Pub
Newport
About the restaurant
Welcome to the Rock and Fountain

Traditional Country Pub serving Quality Home cooked Food

Top review
PaulaB
Dined 3 days ago
This is my 3rd time at the restaurant and it never fails to dissapoint. Great food, great service!
A photo of Côte Brasserie - Cardiff Bay restaurant
4.5
4.5 (52)
£25 and under
French
Cardiff
About the restaurant
Cote is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, serving authentic French dishes all day in our classically designed restaurants. We are committed to producing authentic French classics, freshly cooked to order, from the highest quality sourced ingredients.
Top review
AbbieC
Dined on May 26, 2024
Was our first time here and we wasn’t disappointed! They made us feel very welcome and really went out their way to make our anniversary special with a welcome drink and a nice glitter sign in our dessert saying happy anniversary. The food was lovely and the staff are very good at their roles. We will be back!
A photo of The Ivy Cardiff restaurant
4.5
4.5 (13827)
£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 5 days ago
Our experience at The Ivy was very good. The food, the decor and the service were excellent. I would definitely recommend it.
A photo of The Ivy Asia, Cardiff restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2782)
£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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Wow this place is amazing, the staff are so good and attentive the food speaks for itself & the atmosphere is incredible I can’t wait to come back here!!
A photo of The Shed Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (113)
£26 to £40
British
Swansea
About the restaurant
Hiraeth; a term unique to Wales and Welsh culture, an intangible pull on the heart that conveys a deep sense of belonging, the desire to return to the place of one’s birth, to come home. For The Shed Restaurant and Executive Chef Jonathan Woolway, our place in the world is happily Swansea.
Composed along the expanse of Swansea Bay, flanked by the Gower Peninsula and Brecon Beacons, within striking distance of the fertile valleys, coastal plains and farmland of West Wales, the Waterfront City of Swansea sits at the beating heart of nature’s larder. Bounties of the season from land, sea and pasture are at our fingertips.
Our daily changing menus reflect a constant creative evolution, making use of local produce at the very place and moment of their seasonal prime. This begins in the kitchen and is realised at the table; Egalitarian, convivial and accessible to all. Full in heart and generous of spirit.

Top review
PaulL
Dined 5 days ago
Wee been to the Shed a number of times since it opened. It’s always offered food and drink to the same high standard and the menu varies regularly. Service always top class
A photo of Gaucho - Cardiff restaurant
4.3
4.3 (805)
£26 to £40
Steakhouse
Cardiff
About the restaurant
Every Wednesday, join us for ‘Steak Night Date Night’ and dig into an epic sharing steak for two with sides, sauces and a bottle of red or white wine chosen by our team of sommeliers from £70 per pair.

Experience extraordinary culinary creations, warm hospitality, and an ambiance where Cardiff’s industrial heritage meets the vibrant spirit of Argentina.

Gaucho Cardiff boasts an ambience that combines industrial design and cultural artistry, adding a touch of dark glamour and making it the ideal setting for working lunches, afternoon drinks, and evening dining.
Both intimate soirées and grand celebrations find their place on the top floor. Two private dining rooms offer versatility for more intimate occasions, while the spacious dining area accommodates groups of all sizes, with the option to exclusively hire the whole top floor.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Fantastic service - as always, waiter very tentative, great food and drinks.
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