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A good place for lunch

I often head to Bar Icon for lunch. Its friendly with plenty to choose from. I tend to have the... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2014
Hywel H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
via mobile
Always fun and relaxed

I often use this cafe/bar to chill out and relax. Great food and drinks here to help me do just... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2014
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  • Very good22%
  • Average0%
  • Poor33%
  • Terrible0%
3 Jan 2016
“gone but not forgotten”
2 Nov 2015
“My old favourite.”
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60 Charles Street, Cardiff CF10 2GG, Wales
+44 29 2066 6505
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

was a decent place , table front right as you walked in above the generator so a bit popular with the ladies lol . ( I mean the vibration ) was always clean and tidy however always almost empty. Many wondered how it stayed open...More

Thank munchpuppy f
Reviewed 2 November 2015

For years and years this was my favourite bar in and out of the city, fantastic service, friendly accepting staff, great drinks and a great cocktail list and fantastic food all with a great choice of music on the jukebox. Unfortunate as of this review,...More

Thank stormbrand
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Great drinks offers for a Thursday, quality of house spirits were average but Guy behind bar had poor customer service and a lack of personality.

2  Thank Chelsea W
Reviewed 27 December 2014

the drinks were okay, but me and my friends were disappointed with the attitude of the staff members. we all love music and we all put a pound in the machine only to have our songs skipped, and when we challenged the barmen they admitted...More

4  Thank Mells99
Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

I often head to Bar Icon for lunch. Its friendly with plenty to choose from. I tend to have the curry half and half or the all day breakfast which is good value.

Thank Hywel H
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

I often use this cafe/bar to chill out and relax. Great food and drinks here to help me do just that!

Thank CardiffSamantha
Reviewed 23 June 2014

very good. here you avoid the feral atmosphere of too many of the gay bars now. if you want to drink quietly, unbothered, you can. if you want to talk, you move to the bar and talk. good staff and clean. bravo!

Thank magnet536
Reviewed 14 April 2014

I have often wondered why the place is not busier also. The previous management and staff were friendly and pleasant but not a great deal was done to 'drum up' business. It tended to drift. The new management have made changes and its a bit...More

Thank Caliente62
Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Why ain't this place busier? Great menu.. Had the 2 courses for £6.75 and the starter was huge! Main was lovely as well.. One of the nicer gay venues in Cardiff!!

Thank hedkandiboi
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