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Mermaid Quay, Cardiff

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  • My wife and I are strangers to the Mermaid Quay. We travelled by bendy bus from the railway station on a bitterly cold and wet day, looking forward to a great lunch at Yakitori #1. The Quay is fairly ...  more »
  • Lived in Cardiff until the age of ten then immigrated with my parents to USA. Spent many a day down the docks as my grandfather had a business there. Still visit family in Cardiff often. I'm glad they...  more »
  • Lots of great bars and restaurants here plus a lot of history. Boat trips available to Penarth and up the river to the city centre. Millennium theatre nearby  more »
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  • We walked down to Cardiff Bay from Cardiff City Center on a lovely sunny afternoon after it had rained all morning. After exploring, a coffee and a sweet treat were just the thing! My husband had ice cream (sticky toffee & honeycomb) and I had a cranberry triffin with a flat white coffee. All were delicious and served quickly. A nice view of the Bay made it even better and we were rejuvenated for our walk back. The Cadwalanders story, posted on the wall, is very interesting! Have a look.
  • Amazing home made ice cream. They also do sorbet for dairy free people. We always go when in Cardiff
  • Had the Belgian waffle with vanilla ice cream and toffee sauce. The waffle was good but the vanilla ice cream was average at best. Once the sauce was gone it was very bland. Meh.
  • The worst experience in my life! We were waiting for the theatre and decided to have a coffee and an ice cream. We had to wait 30' even though we ordered 2 sundaes to take our plates from the till We then thought to sit outside the seagulls destroyed my daughter's sundae we then moved back in, the tables were filthy the staff was a high number, I think 5? More then enough to run this small cafe if they were a bit competent! I went to order a second sundae for my daughter and this time I asked, do I have to wait while you get it ready? This time they gave me a spoon with a number and I returned to the table. That was a mistake because they totally forgot about my order. So we had to leave and my 10 years old daughter didn't have the ice cream I paid for twice!!!! I asked for a refund and I said that I want to complain about the service received I spoke with the supervisor who refused to give me information about the complaint procedures. Horrible experience! Almost ruined our day. Thankfully we had a good time in the theatre but I will never ever again spend a penny in there
  • Nice variety of ice cream. Great views over the bay the waffle cones are delicious

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