Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Woodville Road, Cardiff

We are in Cathays, Cardiff, on a walking tour of the city looking at every food establishment on route.

This will build up a picture of the great diversity of food available in the city.

In a previous post, I left you on Crwys Road at the junction with Woodville Road. Today, we will be walking along Woodville Road in a westerly direction, with the odd numbers to your right (north) and the even numbers to your left (south).

A survey from 2010 showed that 65% of houses along Woodville Road are used as student accommodation.


133b Woodville Road CF24 4DZ
(Food Hygiene Rating 2: improvement necessary. July 2012).

133 Woodville Road CF24 4DZ
International food store (Food Hygiene Rating 1: major improvement necessary. Feb 2012).

Sainsbury’s Local
127 Woodville Road CF24 4DZ
(Food Hygiene Rating 5: very good. Jan 2012).


Al Mourjan
132 Woodville Road CF24 4EE (2022 0190)
Coffee and Shisha Café with back garden (Food Hygiene Rating 1: major improvement necessary. May 2012).


Balti King
107 Woodville Road CF24 4DY (2023 1871)
Indian takeaway (Food Hygiene Rating 1: major improvement necessary. July 2012).

The Balti Cuisine
103 Woodville Road CF24 4DY (2022 8863)
Indian restaurant and takeaway (Food Hygiene Rating 4: good. Jan 2012).


Cardiff Korean and Japanese Food
116 Woodville Road CF24 4EE
Imported Far Eastern food store (Food Hygiene Rating 2: improvement necessary. Sept 2011).

114 Woodville Road CF24 4EE (2023 3110)
Takeaway: sandwich shop (Food Hygiene Rating 5: very good. May 2012).


Café Malaysia
101 Woodville Road CF24 4DY (2023 5616)
Restaurant serving authentic Malaysian cuisine. Cash only. Takeaway (Food Hygiene Rating 4: good. May 2012).


Kama Lounge
106-110 Woodville Road CF24 4DX (2037 3272)
Bar café, incorporating The Noodle Bar at Kama Lounge. Food boxes with noodle and rice options; set boxes and build-your-own: choose type of noodles or rice, main ingredient, sauce, extras. The Kama Lounge is a live music venue (Food Hygiene Rating 5: very good. Aug 2011).

Minny Street crosses Woodville Road here.

Zi’s Café
94 Woodville Road CF24 4ED (2021 6294)
Chinese cuisine. Café and takeaway owned by Raymond Kwong. Plenty of vegetarian (tofu) options and was serving bubble tea in Cardiff years before the present trend for it (Food Hygiene Rating 1: major improvement necessary. May 2012).

92 Woodville Road CF24 4ED (2115 5309)
Paravel is a coffee shop and bookshop, serving snacks, light Italian dishes and desserts. Run by Elio Lepore and his daughter Gabby, the literature is novels and comic books.

Woodville Fish Bar
86 Woodville Road CF24 4ED (2034 1091)
Traditional fish and chip shop, also serving pizza, balti dishes, fried chicken, pizza and burgers. A late opener (Food Hygiene Rating 1: major improvement necessary. June 2012).

After a couple more side streets:

The Falafel Bar
38 Woodville Road CF24 4EB
Mediterranean vegetarian fast-food. The business started life as a catering food in Roath Park in 2008. Owner Ronen Achrak now operates Black Olive catering alongside the eat-in and takeaway café here. Pittas, sabich, humous, falafels and salad bar. Unlicensed, but you can bring your own drinks (Food Hygiene Rating 5: very good. Jan 2012).

The location on the corner across Mundy Place, number 34, was Buffalo Lounge until September 2011. This was a sister bar to Buffalo in Windsor Place served food all day and hosted live music. The idea was to provide a lounge bar “next door” to student housing. Other bars that have closed here include Mr Smith’s and The Family Buddha (moved to Charles Street). Maybe students prefer a night on the town. No. 34 is currently CPS Homes, a letting agency


The Woodville
1-5 Woodville Road CF24 4DW (2039 7859)
The Woodville Hotel is a large pub on the corner just before you get to the railway bridge. A Scream Pub that is firmly aimed at its local student customers. Pub menu includes breakfast, sandwiches, fish and chips, burgers and other pub favourites. There is a concentration of Scream-owned pubs in this part of Cardiff; student regulars can make use of a Yellow Card discount scheme (Food Hygiene Rating 4: good. July 2011).

I will see you at The Woodville next time!


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  2. Thanks for sharing the information regarding Woodville road, Cardiff's Pubs, Bars and restaurants. It will really help me to find and order takeaway online.

  3. very intersting and useful ordering system for takeaway thanks for sharing your post and it was superb