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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 Winner

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Buffalo is one of Cardiff’s most favoured bars and longstanding independent venues, open 7 nights a week. By day it’s the ideal place for lunch, work meetings and coffee breaks; by twilight, it becomes a bustling night time party venue over two floors, with live DJs and music into the early hours. With a strong and loyal student following during term time and a reputable after-work drinks offering, Buffalo targets a wide demographic boasting a diverse crowd and vibrant atmosphere any day of the week. The combination of our sun-trapping beer garden, prime city centre location, and competitive bar and kitchen offers, makes Buffalo a real city gem for explorers and a good all round popular destination
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
American, Bar, British
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Called in with friends on a “international” Saturday. We tried the small plate menu and it was great. Four of us shared six various plates and it was a nice amount of food, tasty and well presented. We also had several pints and some cocktails...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank del157jules
Daniel R, Owner at Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

We are very happy that you enjoyed yourselves with us. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 November 2018

Came here with cocktails with friends. Expected a lot more for the price, they were extremely average! Staff were great so would consider coming back when 241 is on.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FranWarran
Daniel R, Owner at Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Although disappointing it does help us improve. We have almost finished our Winter menu. Our managers have been working hard to design a menu to impress. Perhaps this one may change your mind? Could you email us at contact@buffalobarcardiff.co.uk to...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Amazing cocktails, and the upstairs was really fun for the 'Bump & Grind' Night. I love Cardiff in general, and I will 100% come back to this place on our next visit. Also, the staff were so friendly downstairs! Made us laugh and feel very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Daniel R, Owner at Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Flo Thank you for your kind words and review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Attended here Saturday lunchtime to meet some friends.The place was empty as we walked in.A gruff bar person greeted us,when I enquired what bitters they had,I was told they only had wheat beer.I had a pint,my wife had a lime and soda.Almost £10 for the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank richardp717
Daniel R, Owner at Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Richard Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 13 October 2018

Always a pleasure to pop in here for a delicious cocktail! Staff are always happy and helpful. Also have a great beer garden!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lindaharrison1995
Daniel R, Owner at Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Linda Thank you for your review and for your kind words. We hope to see you for a cocktail again soon.

Reviewed 9 October 2018

We organised an event in Buffalo as a welcome to all the freshers in Cardiff and frankly could not have made a better choice. The staff was extremely helpful and polite and kept the huge crowd we brought in very happy. Since we were all...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sidharth V
Buffalo B, General Manager at Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hey! Was great to have you guys, come back again soon!

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

My son suffered an incident outside this place with some vile low life scum and I can honestly say ...... I wouldn't have quite known what to do without the help of each and every single one of the amazing staff at this place!!!!! Thank...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kelly M
Buffalo B, General Manager at Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

It's our pleasure Kelly, hope everything is ok with you all! Cheers! Team Buffalo

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Regularly visit this place with my two year old son for lunch. Food is always very good and service is always great. Never had anything to complain about.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Buffalo B, Manager at Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave a lovely review, we really appreciate the feedback! Kind Regards

Reviewed 3 July 2018

I was surprised by the reviews on this restaurant, please give this a go, its so good! We ordered great frozen cocktails, and lots of dishes to share, including an aged meat burger with fries that was really excellent. Our waiter was really sweet and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Buffalo B, Manager at Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Hello! What a truly fantastic read, thank you so much. We're absolutely delighted that you had such a good experience here and would love to welcome you back very soon! Kind Regards

Reviewed 27 June 2018

I went out for lunch with four work colleagues where 2 were vegans, one gluten free and one carnivore, understandably it can be difficult to find places that cater for such a range of needs. Buffalo achieved this seamlessly, accommodating for all our needs, and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Tamta G
Buffalo B, Manager at Buffalo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Hi Tamta, thank you so much for the kind words! We strive to cater to each and every customer who comes in, it can be a real challenge for some people to find places to eat and drink but we don't want anybody to miss...More

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