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5 of the Best Things to do in Cardiff | A Foodie Guide to Wales' Capital

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5 of the Best Things to do in Cardiff | A Foodie Guide to Wales' Capital

Cardiff is fast becoming one of the finest foodie hotspots in Great Britain, with its incredible selection of artisan and unique bars, restaurants and street food outlets attracting thousands of food tourists each year. With 2021 looking to be the year of the ‘staycation’, we thought we’d provide a brief breakdown of some of the best things to do in Cardiff (in our humble opinion) if you were looking to plan a staycation in Cardiff – and why wouldn’t you – it’s amazing!

Lunch and Landmarks tour around Cardiff| This is the perfect activity for any foodie looking for things to do in Cardiff. Take in the sights and famous landmarks of Wales’ capital city and learn all about local delicacies and traditions. Join an intimate tour group and follow your expert guide around the city, whilst stopping off at various locations to sample some of Wales’ finest delicacies, from traditional Welsh cheeses to gourmet canapes and more. Or how about upgrading this experience to our exclusive Cardiff Two Day retreat experience, that includes the food and drink walking tour, plus an overnight stay in a luxury boutique hotel and much more. The ultimate Cardiff based foodie activity and a brilliant way of exploring the city and all the things to see in Cardiff.

Make Your Own Gin with the experts at Cardiff Distillery| This is a must for any gin lover! Become the distiller, select your favourite botanicals and make your very own bottle of Welsh gin to take home with you as a delicious reminder of your visit to Cardiff. We may be biased (being HUGE gin lovers) but this is definitely one of the best things to do in Cardiff .

Bakery Masterclass with One Mile Bakery| If you’ve ever fancied testing your baking skills and making your very own sourdough, Italian breads or Scandi loaves, then this is just the thing for you. Enjoy a baking masterclass with passionate foodie and ex-professional rugby player, Nick and take a brand new life skill home with you as a delicious, and lasting, reminder of your South Wales staycation. Nick’s bakery masterclasses are fun and insightful and are a delicious way of spending your time in Cardiff. If you’re looking for unique, family friendly things to do in Cardiff, then this is for you.

If you’re looking for the best places to eat in Cardiff, then you’re truly spoilt for choice. We’re huge fans of Heaney’s, an incredible restaurant specialising in traditional Welsh recipes with a delicious culinary twist and owned by Great British Menu Finalist and friend of Discover Delicious, Tommy Heaney. For an example of the sort of thing you can expect at Heaney’s, check out this superb dish he created exclusively for us here. There are tonnes of artisan cafes, quirky gastropubs, luxury restaurants and more in Cardiff – so you won’t be short of somewhere to enjoy a delicious meal in the capital!

If you’re looking for things to do in Cardiff, but don’t fancy heading into the capital itself, then how about paying a visit to our fabulous producers, Hensol Castle Distillery and discovering their brand new visitor centre and gin distillery, new for 2021? Here, you can have a go at crafting your very own bottle of gin or perhaps you’d like to sample a few of their delicious craft gins, instead? The possibilities are endless at Hensol Castle. Check out their incredible range of craft gins here.


So there you have it, a very brief foodie guide to the best things to do in Cardiff. What’s your favourite thing to do in Wales’ stunning capital? We’d love to hear all about it…