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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)

Mosaic

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)

Favourite

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…
Top Choice Museum in Swansea (Abertawe)

Egypt Centre

Swansea University's collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities includes a fascinating array of everyday artefacts, ranging from a 4000-year-old razor to a mummified crocodile. Kids can try their hand at Muppet mumm…
Top Choice Market in Swansea (Abertawe)

Swansea Market

There's been a covered market in Swansea since 1652 and at this site since 1830. Rebuilt in 1961 after being bombed in WWII, the current version is a buzzing place to sample local specialities, like cockles, laver b…
Museum in Swansea (Abertawe)

Dylan Thomas Centre

Housed in the former guildhall, this unassuming museum contains absorbing displays on the Swansea-born poet's life and work. It pulls no punches in examining the propensity of Dylan Thomas for puffing up his own myt…
Portuguese in Swansea (Abertawe)

Madeira

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…
Cocktail Bar in Swansea (Abertawe)

Prohibition

Slink down a side lane from Wind St, give a knowing nod to the bouncer lurking in the shadows, enter the corridor, push back the bookcase and enter an illicit world where attractive mixologists dispense charm and fi…
Bar in Swansea (Abertawe)

No Sign Bar

Once frequented by Dylan Thomas (it appears as the Wine Vaults in his story The Followers), the No Sign stands out as the only vaguely traditional bar left on Wind St. It's a long, narrow haven of dark-wood panellin…
Cocktail Bar in Swansea (Abertawe)

Kon-Tiki

Hidden down the hill from Wind St, cool Kon-Tiki offers all the requisite elements for a tropical beach fantasy: faux Polynesian statues, cocktails served in tiki cups, flax matting on the walls and Bob Marley on th…