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Cariad Cafe Bar

1 The Parade, Barry CF62 6SD, Wales
+44 1446 737276
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“tapas” (24 reviews)
“lamb” (10 reviews)
“filet” (7 reviews)
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European, British, Welsh, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 The Parade, Barry CF62 6SD, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked here for Sunday lunch after seeing the restaurant online with great reviews. We came as a family for a early birthday lunch for myself and were received a friendly welcome. We were sat and immediately offered drinks, I asked for a drinks menu of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank claires443
Reviewed October 27, 2018

AWESOME food at the CARIAD Restaurant . The very FRESH LAVA STONE STEAKS were THE BEST IV EVER EATEN, delicious prawn starter and HOME MADE PAVLOVA completed this FABULOUS meal, GOOD friendly service in this AMBIENT ATMOSPHERE with a GREAT SEA VIEW completed one of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Audrey K
Julian J, Owner at Cariad Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Audrey, Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate our customers and try as best we can we do evreything possible to ensure we provide you with the best food, drink and service we can. Thank you again and see you soon. Regards

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

My nephew booked this restaurant last week for a party of 9 but restaurant rang Thursday 25th Oct to say we were double booked , family from Spain, France and Bristol were visiting so were very disappointed by the late cancellation especially as it was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
4  Thank Ron H
Julian J, Owner at Cariad Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Ron, I understand your disappointment and we apologise for the issue of a double booking. We called you apologised offered another date and a bottle of wine. I am truly shocked at your comments of hoping our business suffers in the future WOW. To be...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Booked a table a week ago for a family get together, family coming from France, Spain and Bristol for the weekend, only to get a phone call on the friday telling me my table is no longer available due to a double booking (the booking...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank Mike W
Julian J, Owner at Cariad Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Mike, We apologised and mistakes do happen. It was double booked and was a genuine mistake for a 40th party. All our customers are important hence the reason we called and offered an alternative booking with a drink on us to apologise. Regards Julian

Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nicij123
Reviewed October 10, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Janet H
Julian J, Owner at Cariad Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

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 October 8, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank mrtibbs
Reviewed October 7, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank B3650TPsarap
Reviewed September 22, 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank jamesgardner100
Reviewed September 18, 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank David H
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May 9, 2018|
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Response from Chris K | Reviewed this property |
They get very busy at weekends so definitely would try and book. Parking can be a problem but might be worth checking if the car park at the Ship pub is private or public.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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