Entrecote Cafe de Paris
You won't find a much finer venue in Cardiff Bay than Entrecôte Café de Paris. It boasts a contemporary glass frontage allowing for fantastic views across the water, and a mouth-watering menu of delicious French-inspired fare.
Not only will you experience flawless service and a host of seasonal dishes boasting the best of fresh market produce, but sophisticated decor and a chic, laid-back ambience too. Entrecôte is also one of the only independent restaurants in Cardiff offering state-of-the-art conference and meeting room facilities. There are three gorgeous rooms that are ideal for private dining, whether your purpose be business or pleasure - Rive Gauche (seating ten), Montpellier (seating 12) and Saint Cloud (seating 60). Entrecôte has built its own trusted network of suppliers, florists, lighting technicians and other specialists, so if you are looking to hold a larger event, the team can help you plan every detail to ensure it is executed with prowess and style.
If you simply wish to sample the dinner menu, starters include mushroom-dusted scallops with Parmesan potato purée and white truffle oil, and grilled fresh sardines with fennel and shallot tart and coriander oil. Divine choices such as pan-roasted rump of lamb with crispy ham, Savoy cabbage and wholegrain mustard make up the main menu. The venison and the sea bass are both to-diefor, and the slow-cooked free-range pork belly served with smoked wood pigeon and apple salad, and smoked tea sauce, is something else entirely. To conclude your dinner, the tonka bean creme brulée offers a symphony of sweetness, served with red-wine-poached fig and caramelised almonds, though it'll have to be the white chocolate bread and butter brioche pudding with raspberry sorbet for chocoholics, I think.
You could always pop in for breakfast if you're lucky enough to be in the scenic bay of a morning - treat yourself to a serving of brioche French toast with crispy smoked bacon or maple syrup, a Continental spread, or perhaps a plate of eggs Florentine perhaps. Then go for a long digestive stroll around the water - there's surely no better way to start the day