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59 Lower Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 6LW, Wales
+44 29 20372947
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in here on our way from Cardiff Central Station to the SWALEC stadium (it's located just across the river from the Millennium Stadium). What a pleasure. Delicious very reasonably priced food, lovely friendly people. It's just a little family cafe attached to a shop with the focus on simple tasty vegetarian food. Definitely worth a return visit.

Thank JeffBath
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Food is good. Purely veg. Non greasy and simple. Try the thali. However the ambience and location is below average. Would suggest take away

Thank amitksaraf
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Tasty food, lovely staff, chilled out atmosphere. Went here for lunch and didn't know what to buy, a dish was suggested to me and I really enjoyed it. Kitchen is open and clean. Clean toilets.

Thank Lucie R
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

This is one of Cardiff's hidden gems. Very popular with locals, this vegetarian café and convenience store is well worth a visit. I was with friends during the last visit. They both chose dosa, which I'm told was delicious. I've only ever eaten a very large paper dosa, these were smaller, thicker and stuffed full with spiced potato. I had... More 

Thank Leigh J C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Without question the best food in Cardiff. Freshly cooked and incredibly reasonably priced. It is a shame that I cannot eat here more frequently.

Thank Jonathan B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Friends who have travelled much more widely than I have in India rave about Mrs. Madhav's. See all the satisfied reviewers above too. The thali is a tray of about eight items plus poppadoms, a sweet, pickles, etc.. All this freshly cooked almost before your eyes and about £8.00 if you have chai and maybe a can of soft drink... More 

Thank Roger W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Madhav isn't a fancy restaurant, It's not beautifully furnished and there's no ambient music... but that doesn't matter because the food does all of the talking. I had the thali, 2 curries, chapati's, rice and condiments. It was a huge portion of food and it was extremely cheap (around £6/7). I'm always slightly bias when reviewing a vegetarian restaurant because... More 

Thank RosieDent1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

A friend and I had lunch here yesterday........neither of us are vegetarian, but I wanted to introduce him to the authentic Indian cuisine on offer here! Great meal, superb flavour!! Rounded off with the Indian coffee......all in all, a superb lunch at a very reasonable price. Bought some spices to take home from it's onsite mini-market.

Thank MedicBridgend
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

I moved to the area recently, not being a vegetarian it's taken me a couple of months to get round to trying the place out, I'm really glad now to have done and will definitely be back soon. The restaurant area looks a bit like a greasy spoon cafe. The food is amazing!

Thank Mike W
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Have been bringing my children here..and they now bring theirs..lovely people..food is astonishing.. Great value..Great service and everything is cooked from fresh right in front of your eyes.

Thank cantonkid1955

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Vegetarian, Indian, Vegan
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Lower Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 6LW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 20372947
Vegetarian Indian food

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?