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“Enjoyable, flexible and not over the top.”
Review of Bully's Restaurant

Bully's Restaurant
Ranked #59 of 1,275 Restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $42
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Who needs space to swing a cat when you’ve got a hush-hush reputation as one of Cardiff’s best restaurants? The locals are going to hate us for telling you about this miniscule gem just outside of the centre of town but we’re going to anyway. With just eight mix and match tables in a rustically eclectic dining room Bully’s is intimate and just so perfect for romantic tete-a tetes but also appeals to local media luvvies and business men alike. Incredibly friendly and efficient service is an ideal partner to traditional French dishes cooked by a talented French chef, using wonderful Welsh ingredients.
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Very pleasant visit , tasty ,nice and hot and plentiful.
Staff were prepared to explain their dishes and were flexible with the menu ,not at all snooty.
Food was good value because it was fresh well presented and served in a relaxed but prompt manner.
My only gripe being the wine ,although good was incredibly expensive and should be more affordable . A good house wine should be no more than fifteen pounds and that still gives a good mark up .

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

I went here with my work colleagues for our 'Christmas Do', which always invovles a nice meal, then a night out in Cardiff. Some members of the team had eaten here before and therefore recommended it. There was 21 of us eating on the day, we had preordered from a set menu. Bully's is tucked away near some residential streets in Cardiff, we had taxi's here from the centre, it is apparently walkable, but considering the taxi ride I wouldnt want to walk it in heels!
On arrival we were greated by friendly welcoming staff and shown to our table. The resturant is very nice, very 'cute'. There are lots of different size photo frames decorating the walls. Its quite a small resturant, but this just adds to the atmosphere and ambience that you are in quite an exclusive place. The food was lovely, no one in the party had a complaint. They got all of our orders right (I know its their job and expected but often doesn't happen when you pre-order in large numbers), and all the food was piping hot when it arrived. The service was excellent.
I would recommend this place to friends, and I would like to go again when I am able to order of the normal menu and have a little more choice.

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Thank HannahBWales
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

This stylish restaurant if the place for foodies. Excellent service and the Maitre D really knows his stuff. Expensive but worth it.

Thank AnnieMitchell44
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Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Went here not really knowing what to expect. What a brilliant surprise. The outside is pretty unprepossessing and the inside quirky but welcoming. The food is heavily French influenced and that's no bad thing. The menu isn't the biggest but they ace everything they do. The wine list is very reasonable and well balanced and aperatifs/ digestifs varied too.

In London you'd pay substantially more for equivalent quality food - it's remarkably reasonable.

This restaurant must be one of the best in Cardiff, it's independent and non-chain and well worth a visit. In fact visit regularly, these guys deserve your custom.

Dress code is pretty informal but if you wanna wear a jacket and tie you'll still fit in.

Overall highly recommended

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1  Thank bertieandbella
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Restaurant with a really lovely atmosphere, friendly service and fantastic food.
They have a select menu with some beautiful dishes. Hoping the next time we visit we can try something new.

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Thank Saz M
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