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The Central Bar

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited when in Cardiff for an overnight stay Last time we went to this bar it was excellent This time we visited 3 times over the 2 days First afternoon we had food and a few drinks, drinks were ok but I think the chef...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Phil_Robo_1960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly and efficient, especially our waiter (very tall young man). Food was tasty and and good size portions. All in all good value. Particularly like the booths upstairs. Will definitely be returning.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 494rhydianp
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Out of all the spoons in Cardiff, central bar will always be mine and my friends favourite. So many laughs are had here and it’s enhanced by the highly compitant and friendly staff and humble atmosphere. Our highlight was meeting one of our heroes, we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jibberdee
andyg512, Manager at The Central Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Thank you for the positive feedback, although I must admit I didn't know we had celebrity customers!

Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Always come to this pub when I'm in Cardiff. There's an upstairs area with booths which are great to chill in and yalk with your mates. Today, I walked into the pub to find Nas in one of the booths. Can't believe i met a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SebastianJ1817
andyg512, Manager at The Central Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

We should have asked him to do a set when he was here. Thanks for posting such positive comments

Reviewed 21 December 2018 via mobile

Called in here with my wife for breakfast while shopping and found it great value for money. The breakfast was good and you helped yourself to coffee and it entitled you to free refills. Good atmosphere and bar staff were efficient.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank charlesj305
andyg512, Manager at The Central Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Thank you for taking the time to post some comments. Its always nice to hear when we are doing something right, I will make sure I pass your positive feedback on to the staff.

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Someone from Head Office seriously needs to visit this place and sort the team out! Now I know how difficult it is to get steak right, so when I ordered a medium steak and I came rare with blood pooling on the plate, I thought...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Opulence
andyg512, Manager at The Central Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

I am sorry that you have had a bad experience when you visited us here. I believe I have spoken to you since this review to resolve the situation. However if not I would be grateful if you could contact me at your convenience so...More

Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Went out with my friends last Friday night (23/11/18) to the Central Bar @ Cardiff. Ordered my usual of chilli with a side of chips, just to find a long piece of hair not on my food but within it, and only realised as i...More

Date of visit: November 2018
4  Thank dafuddwun
andyg512, Manager at The Central Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Sorry to hear that you had a bad experience when you visited us here. We are not here to ruin your night and clearly something went wrong. Perhaps when you have a moment you can give me a call so we can discuss further. Thank...More

Reviewed 15 November 2018

Came in for a Curry Club lunch but was sidetracked by the Turkey breast Christmas lunch offer and a pint ((£9.99). OK so it was a rolled and stuffed thick slice of turkey breast but it tasted very good.Togehter with roast spuds,mash plus gravy boat,roast...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mncrbest
andyg512, Manager at The Central Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Thank you for the positive review. As you say it can get quite busy in the pub especially in the run up to Christmas so I am sorry about the state of some of the uncleared tables. Come and see us again soon now, its...More

Reviewed 14 November 2018

I used to come here after work for drinks quite often but the last few times we've really struggled to find seats that don't have plates or glasses on them. It's very off putting and makes the place look dirty.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FranWarran
andyg512, Manager at The Central Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

I am sorry that you have had a bad experience when you visited us here. Unfortunately with the run up to Christmas things just seem to have got busier and busier even though we have taken on more staff. We will have to try harder....More

Reviewed 14 November 2018

Came for food but after getting a drink and sitting down, we were put off by the state of the place, so we finished our drinks and left.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Global40394764723
andyg512, Manager at The Central Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

I'm sorry that we have let you down on this occasion. Obviously we have been a lot busier than we expected in the run up to Christmas and that has put extra strain on our resources. We are currently in the process of having a...More

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