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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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got something for everyone!!

amazing selection of food places, amazing views(especially on a sunny day) and good drinks selections, WARNING: not cheap though :D

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

amazing selection of food places, amazing views(especially on a sunny day) and good drinks selections, WARNING: not cheap though :D

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Sydney, Australia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Nice location for a meal and sitting by the waters edge. Stopped at Caluccio's restaurant for a meal. A very pleasant experience and well set out for the tourists and locals.

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Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My only complaint about my visit to Mermaid Quay is that I wasn't able to spend more time here (we were on a day trip from London. Beautiful location, many restaurants. Would love to return.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Mermaids quay is great. Has a selection of various restaurants and bars. Often has things going on. Had the fun run this weekend and craft and food stalls.

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London
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Although a lot of the restaurants on the quay are chains, the choice and quality on offer are good. Prices are very reasonable - I recommend the Top Gun chippy!! The area itself is very accessible to wheelchair users - as is most of Cardiff I'm happy to say. There is a market during the day selling arts, crafts and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Lots of restaurants and bars. Nice place to eat and relax. But not a place for shopping. As most of them are restaurants and bars.

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newcastle-under-lyme, staffs
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I've reviewed the bay before, it's well worth a visit, there is plenty of things to do for all the family, A walk across the barrage is good, weather permitting, and the Customs House Restaurant over there is good for lunch or Dinner

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The quay itself was host to the filming of Torchwood (UK TV series), and one of the walls of the quay has been taken over by the fans as a shrine to one of the characters, Ianto Jones, who was killed off during series 3 of Torchwood (Children of Earth). Five years on from there and the shrine is still... More 

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Staffs
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158 reviews 158 reviews
40 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Spent a great few hours in the sun watching the comings & goings. The area has been developed very well but the one thing missing was clear signage for the toilets! It was only by luck I found them (they're by the Glee club) and I was able to advise an elderly lady that there was a lift or l... More 

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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great setting, great restaurants. Great place for an evening out. Cinema, IMAX, bowling, pubs, restaurants and Dr Who.

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