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Ba Orient

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Mermaid Quay | First Floor Mermaid Quay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Berriew, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Late Sunday Lunch, 3.30pm, saw the restaurant about 1/2 full, service was swift and courteous. We had a set menu for 4, plenty of good quality food. Mixed starter was excellent, one of the best Chinese mixed starters I've had. My only criticism is the Peking Duck with Pancakes etc... appeared to be deep fried which made it a little... More 

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Thank Pete J
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I booked this place for my partners birthday and I am so glad I did. This place really made our night special. The decor was lovely and bright. The staff were welcoming and friendly. We ordered cocktails and they were fantastic !! The food was some of the best I have ever had. We are both 'foodies' so can be... More 

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1 Thank Laura H
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this review

Dear Laura, Thank you very much for your comments, we appreciate the feedback. Please return again soon and you can check our website and Facebook page for offers. Regards Ba Orient More 

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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We came here as a medium family group and really enjoyed our time. The cocktails and dim sum were fab. It was quite expensive, I wouldn't suggest it for a place to go on a budget. The food was tasty, well cooked and the portion sizes were satisfying. We will return, as the seating and atmosphere along with friendly staff... More 

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1 Thank Sevanswales
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments and we hope to see you soon. We have Dim Sum off our a la carte menu from £2.60 and we have an early bird offer weekdays between 5pm and 7pm for a Dim Sum platter and cocktails for 2 for £21.95. You can see our offers on our facebook page Ba orient... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Great cocktails and dim sum. Portions great and good value for money. Beautiful setting overlooking the Welsh millenium centre. Well worth a visit!

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Thank James H
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review. Come back soon !!! :) More 

United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Visited the bar for a quick drink during our visit to the Bay, what a surprise they have a really nice atmosphere and a wide selection of spirits and cocktails. As they have a good selection of whiskies, including a few excellent Japanese, I decided to try some of the barman's recommendations. Yamakazy 12yo and Hakushu (a young drink but... More 

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Thank Marco R
Cardiff
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We have been to this restaurant a number of times, and it never fails to impress. The service is professional and attentive, and the freshness and presentation of the food is always excellent. As a fan of Dim Sum, this is the main reason why we visit, but on this occassion I had a beautiful Black-Bean Squid (main meal) dish... More 

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Thank YumYumCardiff
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this review

That is great to hear thank you for your comments we welcome views of our customers. We hope we see you soon :) More 

South Wales
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Visited here on a cold, wet and windy February day and had a very warm welcome from the staff! We had booked for Chinese afternoon tea with Groupon, £8 for 2 people. We placed our order and while waiting, took in our surroundings. We were the only people in the restaurant (I think the weather had put others off going... More 

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1 Thank paula121065
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. We are pleased that you are happy with your all around experience and hope we see you soon !!! :) More 

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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Went here with my boyfriend, the bar has a great atmosphere and lovely decor. The dim sum is amazing and they don't skimp on the alcohol in the cocktails. Food is reasonably priced but with 4 cocktails in total costing about £8 for each...our total bill was a pricey £63. But overall its a really nice place and all the... More 

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Thank Sukhi G
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this review

Fantastic comments, thank you very much. We welcome you back soon !! :) More 

Swansea County, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

From the moment you walk through the door you feel so comfortable and are greeted by very friendly staff. The ambience and setting is perfect. Big thanks to Jooles for his attentive service and recommendations.

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1 Thank Faye P
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments we are glad to hear them. Jools will be happy to hear your comments and is now our head bar manager so will be glad to see you return :) More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Visited here after reading good Trip Advisor reviews. We were warmly greeted (we weren't offered a special £21.95 deal but maybe I needed to ask for that...) The cocktails were truly delicious, as were the varied option for dumsum.

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Thank Bekki R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Meals
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mermaid Quay | First Floor Mermaid Quay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?