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“Soulless 'Irish' Bar” 3 of 5 stars
Review of O'Neill's

O'Neill's
85-87 St Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1DW, Wales
+44 29 2066 4103
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Ranked #391 of 937 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price range: $6 - $17
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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!
Matlock, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Soulless 'Irish' Bar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Coming from Ireland, i know what an Irish bar is. This was a British bar with Irish drinks. It was absolutely fine, no issues with it at all, just not Irish. Had a good night all the same.

Visited January 2013
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English first
Moissac, France
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Poor food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

New years day ,,with hangovers we wandered into Cardiff city center to look for somewhere to eat.We ordered prawns in batter and I have to say that we left them.They were soggy ,I expect the fat wasn't hot enough and badly presented..The whole experience was awful.Ok I hear you say,it is the day after the biggest party of the year.Well yes exactly lots of hungover people wanting to be fed carbs!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Wales
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“You get what you pay for!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We recently had our works party here on a Saturday night as we didn't want anything special just a good bit of grub. We had a deal for 3 course Christmas dinner for 12.95 which was very good value for money. The quality of food was also reasonable for the price we paid. The service was a bit poor but at the end of the day its a pub not an official restaurant. My biggest gripe was the beer, this was over priced and tasted terrible. After food we went down stairs to watch a live band which was good. Overall an average experience but food worth the money.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Music and staff good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

friendly door men and the drinks were a fair price and not watered down. Our party enjoyed the music and the DJ played a good selection of music.

Visited November 2012
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Cardiff
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant Steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Well worth a visit, one of the best places in Cardiff for a steak!

Planning to back very soon!

Very plesent staff, very willing to help.

Visited October 2012
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