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Address: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
Phone Number: CF10 5BZ
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Description: Overlooking the Bay and with a chic, cosmopolitan atmosphere, Mermaid Quay...
Overlooking the Bay and with a chic, cosmopolitan atmosphere, Mermaid Quay is where Cardiff comes to relax.Just five minutes from the city centre, it's the perfect destination for relaxing, partying or splashing out on a bit of retail therapy or personal pampering.The wealth of waterfront restaurants, cafes and bars with menus from around the world mean there's something for every taste and pocket - from a quick snack to a leisurely, luxury meal.And, if it's laughs you're after, there's nowhere better than the Glee Club - one of the UK's top stand-up venues.Meanwhile shops and services range from stylish boutiques offering hot fashions & accessories, fine foods, fabulous furnishings and great gifts to Ken Picton's award-winning hair dressing salon & spa.
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You'll recognize scenes from Torchwood!

The transformation of this formerly run down area is really outstanding. With all sorts of places to eat, benches to enjoy the views of Penarth and the Bay and the futuristic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

a great selection of bars and restaurants. a great way to travel to the bay if your staying in town is to hop on the boat at the millennium stadium and enjoy a river cruise as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely, especially in the summer, so many bars and restaurants to visit overlooking the bay. Been here quite a few times before a show.

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The transformation of this formerly run down area is really outstanding. With all sorts of places to eat, benches to enjoy the views of Penarth and the Bay and the futuristic Welsh parliament buildings - this is a showpiece for modern Wales. For those Torchwood fans like myself you'll recognize this as the place where they had their secret underground... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Restaurant cold - food cold and unappetising - would not recommend a visit!!! Worst Nandos I have ever visited!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Mermaid Quay is a lovely place, hustle bustle of people, lots of nice resturants and well worth visiting. They often have events on here too and its very near the Millenium Centre

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Went on the first day of the opening of the beach yesterday. The beach and pool is free to get into, and you pay for the rides. Great atmosphere in the sun.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Boat crowded. One adult with child forced to stand part of journey. Not enough opportunity for cruisers to sit 'outside' so forced to look through windows for whole hour. Glad to get to shore. Had purchased trip as part of a surprise birthday gift. Was disappointed for her.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Although there is a pretty carousel, we found this shopping and dining experience disappointing. There was a lot of construction going on and neither the city nor merchants did a good job of maximizing the view of the bay. In general the area was not well kept (trash not cleaned up, planters wilting) and we did not enjoy this stop... More 

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Siggiewi, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Mermaid Quay was our favourite area to be in the evenings, be it for a night walk, dining, drinks or a nightcap. You are spoiled for choice!! It was a shame that we had to leave after 5 days. The view of the pier and the water especially at night time was like a dream.

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The title says it all really. This is the part of Cardiff bay that had lots and lot or bars and restaurants, many overlooking the water. OK there are a few shops there too. We often visit during the summer and sit outside one of the bars watching the world pass by.

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Address: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
Phone Number: CF10 5BZ
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff

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