After years of hard work, your time at University has all finally come to an end… it’s time to celebrate! Style of the City rates (in no particular order) the top places in Cardiff to celebrate your graduation meal and drinks with family and friends.

  1. Giovanni’s in Park Place
Photo credit: Giovanni’s at Park Place, Cardiff.

Giovanni’s in the Park Place is located near the heart of the city centre, opposite the New Theatre. Enjoy the experience of delicious food in a relaxed and sumptuous setting. It’s notorious for offering good quality, authentic Italian food with first class service. At Giovavanni’s customers are treated like family and the food awakens your tastebuds.

Where: 8 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3DP

Contact: 02920 226 299 or

  1. Chapel 1877
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One of the most extravagant French-Italian Gothic themed restaurants in Cardiff. The restaurant is themed on the renovated Chapel, which was first constructed in 1877. The first floor hosts the restaurants A La Carte menu and fine wines from around the world.

Chapel 1877 also offers student discount and a graduation package! This includes a 3-course meal, with a small gift for the graduate. The price differs from £35 per person (for lunch) to £39 per person (for dinner).

Where: Chapel 1877 Bar & Restaurant, Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2WF

Contact: 02920 222 020 or email

  1. The Alchemist
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The bar and restaurant is an ‘innovative, theatrical, cocktail and casual dining experience.’ The Alchemist is a gothic bar with a wide selection of cocktails; including a ‘Dark Arts’ cocktails menu, which is guaranteed to be an Instagrammable experience.

Where: 117 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1DY

Contact: 02921 303 755 or email

  1. Ffresh Bar and Kitchen
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Their contemporary menu is made with the finest Welsh ingredients, and uniquely all their dishes are 100% gluten free and 50% vegan and vegetarian. This bar and kitchen not only offers great food but also offer diverse, critically-acclaimed cabaret, comedy and music whilst enjoying for dinner and/or drinks.

Where: Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Pl, Cardiff CF10 5AL

Contact: 02920 636 465

  1. Piatto – Pasta House by Giovanni’s
Photo credit: Piatto, Cardiff Bay.

The new social dining concept in Cardiff by restaurant legend Giovanni Malacrino has become a popular destination with the recent excitement of their 10 types of pasta on the menu. In three easy steps, you are able to have a dish of your own creation, in the beautiful setting of Cardiff Bay, with their venue inspired by New York pasta houses.

We highly recommend having your pasta dish of choice in their cheese bowl and if there’s room for dessert, be sure to try the Pizza Alla Nutella!

Where: Piatto, 339 Lloyd George Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 4QH

Contact: 02920 495 480 or email:

  1. Bar 44
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Many are located around the Vale of Glamorgan, but the largest of all bars can be found near the Principality Stadium. The former canal warehouse has now transformed into one of the best known tapas bars, which enhances all aspects of Spanish culture. There’s endless dishes to choose from their Tapas menu, as well as their vegan options.

Where: Bar 44, 15-23 Westgate Street, Cardiff, CF10 1DD

Contact:03333 444 049 or

  1. Laguna Kitchen and Bar
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The award-winning Laguna Kitchen & Bar is situated within Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff, and is best known for serving classic British cuisine with a twist of Welsh character.

In celebration for Graduation the restaurant is offering a 3-course meal with a complimentary gift for the graduate. The prices vary from £22.95 per person (for lunch) to £29.95 per person (for dinner) located in the restaurant or sun terrace.

This offer is only available on Thursday 4thof July and Monday 15th– Friday 19th of July 2019.

Where: Park Plaza Hotel, Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff, CF10 3AL

Contact: 02920 111 103 or email at

  1. The Dead Canary
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The award-winning cocktail bar is the perfect place to celebrate. The bar brings a new approach to Cardiff’s Cocktail scene, by creating cocktails inspired by the Death and Entrances, a book of poetry, written by the great Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas.

For a night of dark atmosphere, with friendly staff who are more than happy to guide you through their menu, be sure to book in advance for a mystical evening.

Where: Barrack Ln, Cardiff CF10 2FR

Contact: 02920 231 263

  1. Lab 22
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Another award-winning cocktail bar that constantly strives to push boundaries of mixology. Experience mixed drinks, but not like you’ve had them before.Celebrate with the Lab 22 experience, with the course tester, where you will receive a bespoke menu for the evening. One of the most popular experiences and ideal for groups of 2-8.

Five Course Taster available at £44.95 and a Three Course Tester available at £29.95, from Sunday-Thursday.

Where: 22 Caroline St, Cardiff, CF10 1FG

Contact:  02920 399 997 or email at

  1. The Holm House Restaurant
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For a break, away from the busy city, The Holm House Restaurant offers a more peaceful dining experience for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Experience the beautiful views and cliff top garden, which is complemented by a terrace garden. The scenery is perfect for a sunset cocktail or for an al fresco dining experience. On a perfect summers day, we recommended their afternoon tea, served in their glorious garden.

Where: Holm House Hotel, Marine Parade, Penarth, CF64 3BG

Contact: 02920 706 029 or email

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