Vegetarian Food Studio

Address: 109 Penarth Road, Cardiff, CF11 6JT, Wales
Telephone: +44 29 2023 8222

- Budget

4.7

Veggie treats and colourful sweets, this is an Asian restaurant with a twist.

Cardiff has recently developed a fine array of Indian and vegetarian eating spots, and this is where they combine in a fine cosmopolitan, informal way. Its bright light, humble furniture and glass counter provide the vibe of a casual cafe that could be in any built up city in the world; you feel instantly at home... And instantly bamboozled by the endless array of cheap vegetarian dishes on the menu.

Food and drink
4.5
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Service
4.6
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Food and drink
4.5
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Value for money
4.6
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Ambience
4.6
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Location
4
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Food and drink

All veggie, largely vegan, and totally tasty, these generously priced bowls are perfect to share among friends. The restaurant is unlicensed but you can bring your own and pay a corkage fee of £1 per person, making a thrifty eating experience even easier on the purse.

Recommended dishes

The bhel puri is a fantastic start; a crunchy mixture of puffed rice, peas, onion and chutneys, it’s the most luxurious Bombay mix you’ll ever have. Indian cheese, paneer, appears in many of the dishes but works best in their crisp dosa pancakes. Don’t fill up too much, though; their selection of multicoloured barfi cakes is tremendous.

Ambience

Funky and fun, the Vegetarian Food Studio is a firm favourite with both the student community and families so don’t expect a quiet, secluded meal.

Service

A family run restaurant, the service is laid back and friendly, the owner is always happy to highlight dishes and explain the combination of ingredients.

Location

It’s just tucked away behind the centre in Grangetown, a quick stroll over the Taff and you’re there.

Price advice

Incredibly cheap. No main dish will cost you more than £6.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Foodies
  • Nightlife
  • People watching
  • Trendiness
  • Art
  • Design and architecture

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