Bully's

Address: 5 Romilly Crescent, Cardiff, CF11 9NP, Wales
Telephone: +44 29 2022 1905

- Expensive

4.7

A fun foodie phenomenon in leafy Pontcanna

Bully’s isn’t cheap. Neither will you ever leave there full-to-bursting. But their gourmet selection and interesting, often complex flavour combinations would be wasted if it was cheap and over generous... This one is all about the dining and tasting experience. Established 15 years ago, and recently moved to a new premises, Bully’s reputation has grown with the notion of the foodie, but unless you live in Cardiff you’re likely to miss it. Which is why I’m recommending it to you now.

Food and drink
4.7
90%
Service
4.6
90%
Food and drink
4.7
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Ambience
4.5
90%
Location
4.3
90%

Food and drink

Welsh and French cuisine combine in fine style at Bully’s. The menu changes in accordance to what they can source locally but the guaranteed mainstays are Welsh beef and foie gras. The latter is something of a Bully’s tradition – you can even order a side of it for any dish you choose.

Recommended dishes

Not only do their frequent food changes demand frequent visits, they also make it difficult to recommend any particular dish. Their cheese board is a regular feature. Loaded with well chosen local cheeses (there are over 90 varieties of cheese currently being made in Wales), it’s the perfect conclusion to any Bully’s banquet.

Ambience

Fun with a certain air of sophistication. People know they’re being fed something special and really get into the spirit of the experience. The slightly cluttered, quirky decor takes away any stuffiness that these establishments usually generate.

Service

Very relaxed and friendly. The original proprietor clearly enjoys explaining the dishes, sometimes he’ll sit at your table and flamboyantly roll out the enticing combination of Welsh and French ingredients.

Location

Like many of Cardiff’s great food spots, it’s in lovely leafy Pontcanna, just 15 minutes walk out of town.

Price advice

The legendary cheese board is £9.50 and their famed local beef is £25. Wine starts at £16 a bottle.

Tables to book

If your party is over four then you’re likely to get one of the two booths. Rounded and well-cushioned, there’s a really indulgent feel about your whole experience before you even pick up your cutlery.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Trendiness
  • Art
  • Design and architecture

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