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Barley & Rye - Bier Bar & Kitchen Cardiff

No 2, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3AD

(((() British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Tuesday to Thursday: 12:00 - 23:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 00:00
Sunday:12:00 - 20:00.

Excellent venue, great food & drink selection and wonderful staff

Mohinder Singh 11 January 2017
from Cardiff

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A paradise for beer drinkers, and with the largest whisky selection in Wales, Barley & Rye Bier Bar & Kitchen Cardiff also showcases Welsh delicacies made with seasonal local ingredients. An impressively large, stylish dining area filled with light woods and communal tables is downstairs, while outside there is a small al fresco seating area.

Premium European flavours sit are worked into Welsh recipes on the Barley and Rye Bier Bar & Kitchen menu. Creative starters include the Black Bomber Cheddar crème brûlée, and fresh seafood specialities feature options like paupiette of crab stuffed plaice with pickled mange tout and spinach gel. Crispy pork belly is wonderfully juicy, and comes with pig's cheek bonbon, and from the grill there are succulent steaks.

The Barley & Rye Bier Bar & Kitchen Cardiff drinks list features over 60 beers from around the world, including Welsh IPA, German lagers and British cask ales. Inventive desserts feature temptations like roasted peach and lemon thyme frangipane with honey ice cream, and on Sundays there are popular roasts.

Featuring a wonderfully inviting ambience and cosy wooden beer hall style touches, Barley & Rye Bier Bar & Kitchen Cardiff sits 7 minutes' walk from Cardiff Queen Street Rail Station.

Barley & Rye - Bier Bar & Kitchen Cardiff

No 2, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3AD

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  • dinner (31)
  • lunch (26)
  • trendy (21)
  • large parties (19)
  • value (18)
  • romantic (14)
  • private dining (12)
  • business (11)
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  • child friendly (3)
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  • breakfast (1)
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  • ((((( 19 January 2017 by Rachel Mckim from Newport

    Fabulous food. The starters were amazing. We had the crab soufflé and venison faggot. The setting is very cool, great decor and a very relaxed vibe. Huge drinks menu. Lots of very delicious beers to choose from. Would recommend and thinking when we will go back.

  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by Cerys Rees from Cardiff

    Great food - everyone enjoyed their meals and value for money is incredible. We went as a family with 9 of us altogether and we sat in a booth which was perfect for socialising.

  • ((((* 14 January 2017 by Nicola Jones from Cardiff

    Very good meal, with great service. Would definitely return

  • ((((( 11 January 2017 by Mohinder Singh from Cardiff

    Excellent venue, great food & drink selection and wonderful staff

  • ((((( 9 January 2017 by Richard from Cardiff

    The best Sunday dinner I've ever had in Cardiff. Great food, great beer, great service.

  • ((((( 29 December 2016 by Ian Layzell from Cardiff

    We were a party of ten, ages 23 to 69, so between us we were able to taste most of the a la carte menu. We had requirements for vegetarian and low fat diets which the menu easily catered for. We were eating before the theatre at 7pm so the 5:30 start time unfortunately only gave us time for one course. But never mind, next time; the quality of the dishes was excellent, they were beautifully cooked and put together. It was our first visit and didn't know what to expect, but we all agreed the food was excellent and of a higher standard than expected. We had no favourite dishes, they were all good (I had the salmon and risotto which had everything going for it). Beef ordered rare was well cooked. We mostly had wine with the meal, which was fine; two enjoyed the beers. Have to say the whisky list is most impressive and includes two of my particular favourites, Bowmore and Bruichladdich! Hard enough to buy in a bottle shop, let alone a restaurant. Waiters were lovely; lighting levels maybe could be a little lower, also background music (enough noise from people). One quibble is the alcove style table with bench seat which for a party of ten makes it difficult and inconvenient getting in and out.

  • ((((( 28 December 2016 by Karen Mcguire from Newport

    Fantastic decor, great selection of drinks. Good food, only had lunch,will be going back
    For evening meal. The staff were excellent and the place was spotless. Had a great time.

  • ((((( 19 December 2016 by Steven Roerts from Ebbw Vale

    Very very nice place

  • ((((( 5 December 2016 by Gemma Paul from Cardiff

    Dined on a Saturday night so was quite noisy as bar area with rowdy drinkers is right next to restaurant area.
    Waitress was great, very friendly & happy. Food was excellent, we really enjoyed what we chose.
    Plenty of drinks choice, if you like beers / ales & whiskey this is the place to go!
    Only downside was there is no front of house staff to seat you in restaurant area etc so gets a little confusing when you walk in & feel like you are in a bar.
    Had to ask bar staff regarding our booking.
    But overall we did enjoy & would return but maybe not on a Saturday night.

  • ((((* 3 December 2016 by Sarah Ilott from Cardiff

    All of us enjoyed our food. The beef blade was amazing. The mash could have been a little hotter but that is a minor gripe.

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