Having a uni reunion on November on a rugby day. What bars and Italian restaurants would you recommend for a few middle aged men.
If you can get a reservation at Casanova on Quay Street (right opposite the Principality Stadium and next door to the City Arms pub) you'd be in for a bit of a treat; it's food is fabulous, traditional "family" dishes prepared with top class ingredients, skill and plenty of love.
Alternately Elgano on Cathedral Road (just outside the city centre but about 15 minutes walk from the stadium) is another gem; and you have the Cricketers, the Pontcanna Inn or the Brewhouse and kitchen just doors away for a few drinks too.
Thanks very much. I did see la caffe citta too but your suggestion sounds perfect and I will book that first. What bars in the centre do you suggest?
City arms, Old arcade, Brewhouse, Rummer tavern.
I would never choose to be in the city centre on match day particularly in a pub where its 10 deep at the bar. But if I had to then I would go to The Traders Tavern as its a lot quieter (and nicer) than the pubs in the St Mary Street area.
Lots of "older"!! (me included!) rugby fans eat and drink in Pontcanna - quieter than town but still a great atmosphere and it's only a 20 minute walk to the stadium. As a previous poster said Elgano is a nice Italian and the Cricketers and The Conway (slightly further away 30 min walk) do pub grub on International day - they have big screens but you do have to book a table. Always a good atmosphere. Cafe Citta has fab food and you're slap bang in the thick of it in the centre of town. Enjoy!