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O'Neill's

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Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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85-87 St Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1DW, Wales
+44 29 2066 4103
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: You'll always find a warm welcome at O'Neill's in St Mary Street in...
You'll always find a warm welcome at O'Neill's in St Mary Street in Cardiff. Ours is a place where you're free to go with the flow. Where great food and drink is always served with a smile. And where, no matter whether you're a regular or a newcomer, our friendly team will make you feel at home.Irish pubs are known for their hospitality – a point we love proving here at O'Neill's in St Mary Street in Cardiff. We are one of the best pubs in Cardiff for Irish food, drink and atmosphere. Come and see for yourself – drop by for a bite to eat, to watch some sport, to enjoy our live music or just for the craic. Sláinte!
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  • 22
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Burger and a pint

Once you have navigated the frankly terrible menu layout the food is at the better end of the scale that you'd expect from such an establishment. Good value when going for the burger and a pint deal. In a large group for the visits and no-one had strong opinions either way.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
thekeeleduke
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Blaenavon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The board outside looked inviting so we decided to give it a whirl.What a mistake,the service was poor,the wait for the food was diabolical and the food defies description.Basically just a rowdy pub with expensive food .Very dirty too with tables unwiped.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Service was so bad it was laughable, people had to wait so long to get served and when they did get served it was nearly full pints,(not full pints) expensive and rude.The so called security people were rude and not nice. If any other type off business treated the public like this outfit, they would be shut down.

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Jane M, Manager at O'Neill's, responded to this review

Hi I'm very sorry to hear about your experience. Judging by the date I'm presuming you visited for the rugby? As a team we pride ourselves on being welcoming and friendly but clearly we have let you down. If you'd like to speak to me about your experience as I would love the oppourtunity to fix what ever problems you... More 

Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Once you have navigated the frankly terrible menu layout the food is at the better end of the scale that you'd expect from such an establishment. Good value when going for the burger and a pint deal. In a large group for the visits and no-one had strong opinions either way.

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

ordered a steak. wasnt disappointed at all. great service all around, great looking pub. staff very friendly and helpful

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UK, devon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Busy and friendly with an excellent selection of bands.we went there several times and enjoyed it each visit.good atmosphere and everyone there was dancing and enjoying themselves. Will go back when we are in cardiff

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Cardiff, Wales
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a quick late lunch ordered a sharing platter between 2 of us - lovely quality food, plenty of it and nicely cooked - also good staff service - definitely good value for money

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Poor service all round from this pub - despite being a busy evening the bar was woefully understaffed and even when they got round to serving you they didn't seem bothered. Food took an age to arrive and then it was the wrong order. Minuscule portions. I wouldn't bother coming here, though the decor is nice and trendy.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Busy pub, however, chose to eat here at lunchtime during a shopping trip. Good choice of menu, food average, got what you paid for, just a shame the staff couldn't manage to serve cold white wine, warm wine is not quite what you like but didn't feel this would be understood by the staff we were served by.

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Exminster Exeter devon
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

good food and atmosphere at this central bar, good music and friendly staff. A Christmas atmosphere and not too busy so the food was served in quick time and was hot and tasty the drinks were served with a smile and are reasonably priced in this competetive city.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
284 reviews 284 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Good live music here, good meals and a fantastic atmosphere great on Match days and Staff make the place tick over nicely! Always enjoy a night here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85-87 St Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1DW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2066 4103

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 17
  • Cuisine: Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

You'll always find a warm welcome at O'Neill's in St Mary Street in Cardiff. Ours is a place where you're free to go with the flow. Where great food and drink is always served with a smile. And where, no matter whether you're a regular or a newcomer, our friendly team will make you feel at home.Irish pubs are known for their hospitality – a point we love proving here at O'Neill's in St Mary Street in Cardiff. We are one of the best pubs in Cardiff for Irish food, drink and atmosphere. Come and see for yourself – drop by for a bite to eat, to watch some sport, to enjoy our live music or just for the craic. Sláinte!

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