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Ba Orient

Mermaid Quay | First Floor Mermaid Quay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
+44 29 2046 3939
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“dim sum” (35 reviews)
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CUISINES
Malaysian, Chinese, Asian, Healthy, Singaporean
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
Mermaid Quay | First Floor Mermaid Quay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 5 July 2017

The food was really good here. The service was good albeit a little slow as the waiters are in no hurry to take drink or food orders. Perfect if you have the time to relax but no somewhere to go if you are in a...More

Thank Bluefox8
Reviewed 26 May 2017

They serve a good selection of cocktails here, I tried the Flaming Zombie and the Bellini, both of which were excellent. The table service was also great. I definitely want to return to try the dim sum as it looked good.

Thank PebbleL
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Please return soon :)

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Visited on the weekend we had not booked a table but were sat without delay. The staff were friendly and helpful, we choose the the two course meal the service was quick, the food was fresh a lovely and hot very tasty. The only criticism...More

Thank rhianmorse
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are sorry to hear that you were not warm enough in the restaurant, did you inform the manager? We have air conditioning and can fluctuate the temperature for the comfort of the customers. We look forward...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Not very impressed. service was slow , food mediocre and was quite expensive. Came here a couple of years ago and remember being just as disappointed then.

Thank Andrew W
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

We are sorry to hear that you are unhappy with your dining experience. We strive for high quality and customer service, please can you let me know what date you dined and I will investigate this matter further.

Reviewed 4 March 2017

Visited BA Orient last night, I have been there before and it is one of my favourite places to eat in Cardiff. The food is always full of flavour and delicious and the service is great too. We tried a few of the 2-4-1 cocktails...More

Thank Lydia H
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Dear Lydia, Thank you very much for your fantastic review. Please return soon :)

Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I came here on our past two trips to Cardiff. Both times we were served by Joules, who makes a damn good cocktail and has some interesting chat about the music they play. He makes the best old fashioned, and if you...More

Thank LollyPanda
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for your fantastic feedback. Jools will be very happy to hear your review. We hope you return soon :)

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Ba Orient, on Sunday, and were served by Joules I think his name was? Not 100% sure! We went for the dim sum option, although we arrived quite late, our server was most accommodating and told us that he would rather remake drinks...More

2  Thank Soph J
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback, Jools will be very happy to hear your comments. :)

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The food was wonderful and full of flavour. We had a vegetarian set meal for four and we were all full by the end. It was delicious. The service was was great and they ensured we were happy with our food and drinks. Will come...More

Thank Mollie D
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Thank you for the great comments, we hope to see you again soon !!! :)

Reviewed 5 January 2017

I was craving steamed buns so made a trip here. The place was empty aside from us which was fine. The service was quick and we had a good view of the bay. The food hit the spot and satisfied a craving. Portions were a...More

Thank E1881RClaurenc
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Thank you very much for the feedback. Please return soon :)

Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a barman who knows the ins and outs of every drink on the menu (and many more which aren't) I can't recommend this hidden gem enough.

Thank ConcatenatedNonsense
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We hope to see you return soon :)

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9 July 2017|
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Yes the lifts are below the stairs in the mermaid quay , behind las iguanas
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Malaysian, Chinese, Asian, Healthy, Singaporean
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mermaid Quay | First Floor Mermaid Quay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2046 3939
  • E-mail
Description
Ba Orient is the first Cocktail, Whiskey and Dim Sum bar in Wales. Located in the heart of the mermaid quay with views of the bay and Roald Dahl Plass. Ba Orient is set in sophisticated and elegant surroundings with VIP rooms offered for those extra special occasions.
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