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Mermaid Quay

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Address: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
Phone Number: CF10 5BZ
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Overlooking the Bay and with a chic, cosmopolitan atmosphere, Mermaid Quay...

Overlooking the Bay and with a chic, cosmopolitan atmosphere, Mermaid Quay is where Cardiff comes to relax.Just five minutes from the city centre, it's the perfect destination for relaxing, partying or splashing out on a bit of retail therapy or personal pampering.The wealth of waterfront restaurants, cafes and bars with menus from around the world mean there's something for every taste and pocket - from a quick snack to a leisurely, luxury meal.And, if it's laughs you're after, there's nowhere better than the Glee Club - one of the UK's top stand-up venues.Meanwhile shops and services range from stylish boutiques offering hot fashions & accessories, fine foods, fabulous furnishings and great gifts to Ken Picton's award-winning hair dressing salon & spa.

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Lots of restuarants

Visited this thinking it would be quieter away from town as there was a rugby match on. This was not the case everywhere was packed and we could not get into any of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this thinking it would be quieter away from town as there was a rugby match on. This was not the case everywhere was packed and we could not get into any of the restaurants apart from the Dock which we found expensive.

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Barry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A good place to meet up and go for a relaxing drink or meal. The Quay has been with us for many years now and was the result of a massive upgrade to the old Tiger Bay Area of Cardiff. There are lots of different bars and restaurants in the Quay as well as a full size ten pin arena... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A cool spot with loads of restaurants to enjoy the view of the bay while having a nice meal, they have free wifi but not good coverage everywhere though

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my partner came here to stay for two nights! The place is clean and has lots of different bars and restaurants to suit all, we are in a Turkish restaurant and a Japanese but also had food in a more traditional pub! Lots of cocktails and lots of events going on around a great place to go with... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great clean and modern area. Such a transformation. There are plenty of places to visit and have a coffee plus lots of restuarants

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Cardiff you must visit here Lovely walks and boat rides available Plenty of food places and entertainment things to do including Dr Who, and the Millennium centre

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great selection of food and restaurants from different parts of the world as well as regional specialties.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

whether its the theatre, eating out or a traffic free place for the kids to enjoy, there's something for everyone at the bay.

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of food/drink outlets, so good for a wander either side of meal times or for an evening out with family/friends.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Having visited Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth several times, I had high hopes of Mermaid Quay offering a similar experience. How disappointing to find that it was nothing more than a collection of chain restaurants and a handful of shops. As another reviewer has said, people eat and leave. It was October half-term yet there was nothing going on. It was... More 

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