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Cafe, European, Swedish, Scandinavian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
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1.1 miles from Principality Stadium
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Reviewed 7 March 2024

Restaurant looks a bit shabby and neglected. Basic things like certain coffees unavailable. Some of the drinks dispensers either empty or out of order. Roof leaking in places

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

What is happening in Cardiff IKEA? Been visiting for years always had good reasonable fayre from breakfast to lunch. The last few times queues were unbelievably long today was extremely busy at lunchtime kept closing and opening checkouts long waits for food and once you...have it just as long to pay for it total shambles. No brainer that end of half term and poor weather it would be exceptionally busy! ......and to cap it all no IKEA sauce/ gravy withh the meatballs only poor runny beefy gravy!!!!! So disappointing!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024

A lovely modern, clean & spacious restaurant. Food was tasty, I had Swedish meatballs, chips, peas, cranberry sauce (they call it jam) & gravy in a side bowl. I also had a cappuccino coffee, which you can refill as many times as you like. I...went for my lunch around 3pm which was later than most people but it was a better time to go to the restaurant as there was only one man in front of me & I got served within minutes. If you don't want a meal & just want a coffee & a treat, the restaurant do some scrummy cakes & slices of cheesecake. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 January 2024

My girlfriend and I come here pretty often and we always get the same: plant balls. Sometime with fries, sometimes with mashed potatoes. They're so good. Thank you IKEA.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 November 2023

Visited in late October. Food was hot and tasty and the price was very reasonable. Plenty of seating and staff were polite. We were served by the lovely Yee who made us laugh and smile with her top teir customer service. We hope to see...Yee again!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023 via mobile

A very bright store, to get round you.have to follow the arrows, seemed to walk miles, which for someone walking with a walking aid, isn't too good, it could be better designed. Other than that lots on offer, everything you need to set up or...refurbish a home from a candle to a full kitchen. Only 4 stars from me because of the layout of the store.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023 via mobile

Wow, absolutely vile, well that's wrong, it would need flavour to be able to be classed as vile.. a very messy restaurant, including smashed glass near the tray return area that was still there the entire time we were sat down, my partner had salmon...fillet that was bone dry and had as much taste as a piece of paper, I had the curry which was milder than this summer's weather, drier than sand and about as tasty as the plate it was served on.. we really wish we hadn't bothered to eat anything here at all, we definitely won't be again! The salmon didn't come with the cous cous as described on the picture and advertisements. Dry pilau rice! Didn't get charged a child's price for meatballs that we ordered as a child's meal.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023

Queues always far too long, and you cant just get a cup of coffee as you have to join the food line. By the time you get back to your table with food its gone from warm (never hot) to cold. The portion sizes vary...from plate to plate and are always sloppy looking. Tables and floors are always really unhygienic looking and there's no excuse for that given the staff numbers. Shame really as it used to be ok in here.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

The queues were unbelievable! Left my children hungry and cranky! Very short staffed and nothing for the children to do! Used to have a play area Cold and soggy food

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

We made the trip to Ikea to get some future and thought we would stop for a bite to eat on the way out, I wish we never bothered!! The hotdogs and fries were cold. The eating area was disgusting, hadn't been cleaned all day...the look of it (we were in the store at 2 pm) The bins were overflowing, and the tables were filthy with food and rubbish all over the floors. The tables were covered in sauces and drinks! It was very grim, to say the least. Drinks weren't refilled, and the filling station was filthy and sticky with no napkins, straws, or lids for drinks. The entire area was filthy and I will not be stopping again to eat. The other concern was 1 older lady trying to serve over 20 people by herself which didn't seem right! The store was lacking staff and with only 2 checkouts open, I know there have been cutbacks but the store is suffering. I'm glad ikea isn't a regular place for us because this is so off-putting.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 March 2023

I checked online for 6 items which were in stock i arrived to find none i checked online at 1013hrs still showing stock availability, and again at 1023hrs to speak to someone in "managi asked to speak to management and got fobbed off, waited 20...more minutes and left having given them my details, 2 days later not a word. I shall never purchase (or try to) anything from this lot as obviously they don't care, now searching online but not ikea online.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2023 via mobile

Had the usual Ikea meatballs which were as good as ever apart from having to queue for at least 5 minutes to pay. It was not busy, I was third in the queue, but behind a large party. I think Ikea has a fundamental problem...with the restaurant check outs - by sheer fluke I was in Nottingham Ikea last week. Same problem - more people going into the restaurant queue than flowing out. Ikea needs to sort it out. Other than cold food, plenty of clean tables and nice hot chocolate.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 24 February 2023

Visited with my wife Enjoyed the food and drinks which were exceptionally nice but the layout of the store spoilt my day. I nearly collapsed once due to fatigue.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 7 February 2023 via mobile

Long queue at servery. Only one person serving. Similarly only on till open for payments. This was at 12.30 so would have thought more servers and tills open. By the time I sat at table my food was cold. I opted for salmon fillet meal...so in fairness could be eaten cold, but this was not what I wanted. While waiting to pay the server from the line came to open the till !. Not what I expected and honestly disappointing. If you're in a rush don't bother.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 January 2023 via mobile

really fast service lovely staff we both got meatballs and gravy they were a 10/10 IKEA scrumdidilyumptios confirmed.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Hi, yes we do both a Meat/Vegetarian Breakfast. Prices start at £2.50 for the Meat and £2 for the Vegetarian Small. If you are an IKEA Family member there is currently an offer Monday - Friday until 31st August 2022.
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