Top Choice Cafe in Swansea (Abertawe)

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 expect to deliver seriously good coffee. With two blends on the g…
Top Choice Tapas in Swansea (Abertawe)


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 translates to small plates and tasty platters designed to be sha…
Top Choice Chinese in Swansea (Abertawe)


Opened by expats frustrated by what passed for their national cuisine in these parts, this characterful, intimate restaurant focuses on authentic, MSG-free Chinese dishes, including a wide range of seafood, vegetabl…
Portuguese in Swansea (Abertawe)


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 extra dose of authenticity to this friendly, family-run rest…
Modern British in Swansea (Abertawe)


The simple decor – wooden floors and furniture, and pale walls – stands in contrast to the elaborate dishes emanating from Slice's kitchen. Its elegantly presented food is terrific: locally sourced meat, fish, chees…
Spanish in Swansea (Abertawe)

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 and plenty of atmosphere. As for value, the half-price Tapas …
Seafood in Swansea (Abertawe)

Hanson at the Chelsea

Perfect for a romantic liaison, this elegant little dining room is discreetly tucked away behind the frenzy of Wind St. Seafood's the speciality, although the menu also contains plenty of meaty dishes, and blackboar…
European in Swansea (Abertawe)


You'd be pretty darned happy to have Gilligan's as your local neighbourhood bistro. Expect simple French- and Mediterranean-influenced dishes served in pleasant surrounds, with friendly and attentive service.
Ice Cream in Swansea (Abertawe)

Joe's Ice Cream Parlour

For an ice-cream sundae or a cone, locals love Joe's, a Swansea institution founded in 1922 by Joe Cascarini, son of immigrants from Italy's Abruzzi mountains.
French in Swansea (Abertawe)

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 attentive service, and offers set menus at lunch (two/three co…