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Cariad Cafe Bar

££ - £££European, British,
1 The Parade, Barry CF62 6SD, Wales
+44 1446 737276
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“tapas” (21 reviews)
“venison” (4 reviews)
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European, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 The Parade, Barry CF62 6SD, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited a few times previously and as always the food was amazing! Great wine, lovely food and top service! Cheers Cariad!

Thank Nicij123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd heard great things about Cariad - basically, we found the staff great and the food average. There was a nice choice of tapas but it all tasted like it had been cooked previously and just warmed up or microwaved. We would probably give it...More

1  Thank Janet H
Julian J, Owner at Cariad Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Janet, Thank you for your review. Please be assured all our tapas is cooked fresh on the day and 80% of our ingredients are sourced from Spain so we are as authentic as can be. Please speak to the staff when you come in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate lunch here yesterday lamb was delicious cooked on a hot stone! Lovely dish of veg served with it with mint sauce and rosemary staff very polite staff I have also had a tapas lunch here during the week which was really lovely

1  Thank mrtibbs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to give Cariad a visit on my trip back from New Zealand. A lovely little place positioned just before Barry island. Family run with very friendly staff - made us all feel very welcome. Offered a drink on way through to our table -...More

1  Thank Sara P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was perfect, staff really friendly and helpfull and the place had a really nice atmosphere- so much so we stayed behind and had a few drinks at the bar afterwards and ended up getting chatting to the owners who were a really nice down...More

1  Thank jamesgardner100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely evening with friends served by charming people. We found the menu very basic with little choice of tapas and stone cooked steaks I had the gamba prawns with a stone served sirloin Simply delicious wash down with a fine Malbec. Certainly worth...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Following several good reports we thought we would try Cariad. The dining room feels cafe like and the service was very slow. I opted for fillet steak but i;m pretty sure it wasn't due to the texture,grain and size of cut. Without a doubt the...More

1  Thank Bonny M
Julian J, Owner at Cariad Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Dear Mr Bonny M, Thank you for your recent review of Cariad CAFE Bar. I notice that within your review you mentioned the dinning room is Cafe like, I am only assuming that you never read the title of the CAFE Bar. I do apologise...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Friends of ours recommended this stylish café bar for Sunday Lunch so, as we met with visiting friends celebrating their anniversary, we booked a table for 6. We arrived promptly and were quickly shown our seats (our friends were heading up from the footpath to...More

1  Thank RikSummer
Julian J, Owner at Cariad Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Brilliant review and thank you for taking the time to put together such a well written article. Next time you are in please come and see me for a free drink or two. P.S. we are looking at the knife for the lamb.

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Tried for months to get booked into Cariad on a weekend night. Finally got a booking Saturday. Really looking forward to celebrating our anniversary at this much talked about steak restaurant. We arrived in time and were shown to our table. We waited several minutes...More

1  Thank Lea Ann S
Julian J, Owner at Cariad Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

I can only assume that you were on the same table as Bonny M. We take on board everything people say on here, but we do have to question the fact you question the fillet as we only supply locally produced fillet and we have...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Saturday evening booking for 8, 4 couples catching up. Absolutely perfect eve. Restaurant was full, great atmosphere with everyone having fun. Couldn’t fault service, fillet steak was excellent quality. The owner / manager, Julian came to talk to us after we had eaten and genuinely...More

1  Thank MotherHellard
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9 May 2018|
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Response from Julian J | Property representative |
Hi You can park the car opposite the ship pub as you come down the hill.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 The Parade, Barry CF62 6SD, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Barry
  • Phone Number: +44 1446 737276
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Cariad Cafe Bar has been created to provide a great experience working with best in class locally sourced producers of food and drink. In the day we offer a varied menu of tapas, coffee and cakes. Our evening service has fantastic tapas, vegetarian options and our now famous steaks you cook yourself on a lava stone. Couple this with some amazing craft ales, spirits and complimentary wines and you have a great offering. Cariad prides itself on providing a very authentic and intimate atmosphere and service that is very customer focused we want you to come in relax and unwind.
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