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Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Cardiff is complete without tasting the traditional Cardiff food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Cardiff to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.


  • Anglesey Eggs: dish prepared with potatoes, leeks, eggs, butter, milk, flour, Caerphilly cheese and black pepper.
  • Bakestones: traditional Welsh snacks made from flour, sultanas, raisins, and/or currants, and may also include cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Bara Brith: yeast bread enriched with dried fruit.
  • Bara Ceirch: oatcakes.
  • Caerphilly Cheese: hard, white cheese that originates in the area around the town of Caerphilly in Wales.
  • Clark's Pies: pie filled with beef, vegetables and gravy.
  • Laverbread: traditional Welsh delicacy made from laver.
  • Pub Mustard: British condiment made with mustard, brown sugar and strong ale.
  • Selsig Morgannwg (Glamorgan sausage): traditional Welsh vegetarian sausage whose main ingredients are cheese, leeks and breadcrumbs.
  • Teisennau Tatws: potato cakes.



Main courses


Fast food

  • Crempog: Welsh pancake made with flour, eggs, milk and butter.
  • Hamburger: sandwich consisting of a cooked patty of ground meat placed inside a sliced bread roll.

Street food

  • Cockles: are sold freshly boiled then seasoned with malt vinegar and white pepper.
  • Fish and chips: deep-fried fish covered in batter, accompanied by deep-fried chipped potatoes.

Drinks (Non-alcoholic)

  • Glengettie: blend of tea aimed at Welsh consumers.
  • Tŷ Nant: natural spring mineral water from Ceredigion, Wales.

Drinks (Alcoholic)

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