Must-see restaurants in Swansea (Abertawe)

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    Square Peg

    With mismatched stools re-upholstered in recycled denim and kooky local photography blanketing the walls, this is exactly the hip kind of place you'd…

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    Gigi Gao's Favourite

    In a new centre-stage waterfront location, this passionately loved Chinese kitchen eschews the batters, all-purpose sauces and replica menus of many…

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    Set back from the road in an old brick warehouse, and with a menu as eclectic as its decor, this chic eatery specialises in 'world fusion tapas'. This…

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    The simple decor – wooden floors and furniture, and pale walls – stands in contrast to the elaborate dishes emanating from Slice's kitchen. Its elegantly…

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    Hanson at the Chelsea

    Perfect for a romantic liaison, this elegant little dining room of mustard-yellow walls and stiff napery is tucked away behind the frenzy of Wind St…

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    The hooks hanging from the aged beams are there to hold the espetadas – traditional skewers of barbecued lamb, beef, pork, chicken or monkfish that add an…

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    Joe's Ice Cream Parlour

    For an ice-cream sundae or a cone, locals flock to Joe's, a Swansea institution founded in 1922 by Joe Cascarini, son of immigrants from Italy's Abruzzi…

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    La Fina

    Specialising in tapas and espetadas (skewers of barbecued meat hung from hooks above the table), this convivial oak-beamed restaurant offers big flavours…

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    You'd be pretty darned happy to have Gilligan's as your local neighbourhood bistro. Expect simple French- and Mediterranean-influenced dishes served in…

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    Didier & Stephanie

    The opening hours are erratic at this long-standing restaurant, so it pays to call ahead. It's well regarded for its French cooking, refined setting and…