Overlooking the iconic waterfront of Cardiff Bay, ffresh is the perfect place to start and end a special occasion. Situated at the far end of the Glanfa, ffresh is our pre-theatre dining, bar and cabaret venue, and also available to hire. Using locally-sourced ingredients we offer plenty of great choices as well as cocktails and Prosecco if the mood takes you. Treat yourself to a three-course meal with fine wine, grab a light bite to eat with a seasonal cocktail or take the family for pre-show supper
• Matinee pre-show dining 12pm – 2.30 pm
• Evening pre-show dining 5pm – 7pm
Our seasonal menu is created by our Head Chef Marc Corfield – who worked at The Walnut Tree – one of Wales' best loved and most celebrated Michelin-starred restaurants.
Our menu features delicious, homemade salads, freshly made pizzas and burgers and restaurant classics such as braised lamb and fillet of cod.
We’ve also got plenty of choice for the little ones, with favourites such as sausages, pasta and fish goujons. Book online when ordering tickets or give us a ring on 029 2063 6464.
Our fully stocked bar has lager and ale on tap, a full selection of wines and spirits and a seasonal menu of cocktails. Summer tipples include the classic Mojito, G&T with a twist, Bay Breeze and Basil Smash.
Make the most of the weather and join us for 2-4-1 cocktails while enjoying an evening performance.
Caffi is our in-house coffee shop situated in the Glanfa and serves a great range of coffee, hot drinks and tempting cakes.
9.30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.
10am – 5pm on Saturdays.
11am – 4pm on Sundays.
*When shows are on at the Centre, Caffi is open until the start of each performance which is usually around 7.30pm or 8pm.
As we’re a charity, every purchase made in Caffi goes back into funding our mission to give greater access to the arts to those that need it the most.
Situated in the Angorfa area of the Centre, Coffee Mania offers a wide selection of lunch options, cakes and hot and cold drinks.
Coffee Mania is open 8.30am until the end of the interval or 6pm if there is no performance in the Donald Gordon Theatre, Monday to Saturday, and from 9.30am on Sundays.
If you’re seeing a show at the Donald Gordon Theatre, you can enjoy a pre-performance or interval drink at one of our stunning theatre bars, the windows of which form the inscription on the front of the building.
The Awen Bar situated on Level 2 features the beautiful backdrop of the building’s inscription; Horizons Bar on Level 4 has a partial view of the façade and is best reached by those seated in the circle; the Stones Bar features an unusual curved ceiling and is best reached from the upper circle seats.
You can also start or end your night at ffresh where you’ll find a relaxing bar, fine-dining restaurant and cabaret lounge.
This contemporary split-level coffee and wine bar has great views overlooking the Bay as well as outside seating.