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Mermaid Quay

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Address: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
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CF10 5BZ
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Overlooking the Bay and with a chic, cosmopolitan atmosphere, Mermaid Quay...

Overlooking the Bay and with a chic, cosmopolitan atmosphere, Mermaid Quay is where Cardiff comes to relax.Just five minutes from the city centre, it's the perfect destination for relaxing, partying or splashing out on a bit of retail therapy or personal pampering.The wealth of waterfront restaurants, cafes and bars with menus from around the world mean there's something for every taste and pocket - from a quick snack to a leisurely, luxury meal.And, if it's laughs you're after, there's nowhere better than the Glee Club - one of the UK's top stand-up venues.Meanwhile shops and services range from stylish boutiques offering hot fashions & accessories, fine foods, fabulous furnishings and great gifts to Ken Picton's award-winning hair dressing salon & spa.

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Nice redevelopment

Mermaid quay is a really nice development of Cardiff docks. There's plenty of places to eat and drink including nice outdoor tables overlooking the bay and barrage, great for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Cardiff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Mermaid quay is a really nice development of Cardiff docks. There's plenty of places to eat and drink including nice outdoor tables overlooking the bay and barrage, great for summer evenings although often very busy. A nice part of Cardiff and only a 5 minute train journey from queen street station.

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Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First of all, the views down in this area are beautiful at sunset and if you happen to be in the area in December or January you can see the big Christmas tree reflecting in the water. There are lots of shops and restaurants of all types so I would definitely recommend stopping by here at least for dinner one... More 

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Weymouth, Dorset, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the boat from Bute Park to Cardiff Bay. Had a good walk round and visited Norwegian Church, Assembly Building. Also boat trips leave from here round the bay to the barrage.Most chain restaurants are here, so plenty of choice to eat.

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bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

hotel stayed in was easy to get to most of tourist places by foot so area is easy to get to an apart from parts of castle it is flat to get around

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for Fifth Harmony's 7/27 tour, and it was a really good show. Staff got people through the doors pretty quick. Staff helped find seats too. Few facilities in terms of bars/food, but thats comparing to bigger arenas like the NEC. Really good show and sound. A screen the side of the stage would've been good but non the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful. Great for taking pictures and to just enjoy the beautiful scenery. They also have great restaurants.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the Millenium Centre, to the Pierhead buillding, to the Norwegian Church, to the range of eating places, to the access to the water buses around the bay and up to Bute Park, and the wetland reserve, this is well worth a visit.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mermaid Quay is one of the most beautiful locations in Cardiff. Lots of very good eateries around the quay and the view is spectacular, both day time and night time alike. The quay is also surrounded by nature and a very beautiful walking pathway. You will love it.

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Pembrokeshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great part of Cardiff to go to on a nice day. Plenty of bars and restaurants with outside tables to sit at with a drink or a meal and watch the world go by. Suggest you go there by bus from the City Centre and then back on the water taxi.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of choice with cuisine from many nations. There is something for all tastes and all budgets. Wasn't too busy on Friday night - lots of people for drinks, but fewer for dinner, so lots of choice. However Saturday night was the opposite, all the restaurants were full and were not taking walk ins, or you could have a table... More 

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