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Introducing the Grand Bar and Kitchen, a proud independent bar and kitchen in Cardiff found on the historical Westgate St in Cardiff.
In a venue that oozes features that span centuries, the venue has two unique spaces.

The top floor is dedicated to serving our tasty bar and kitchen menu, created using local produce, with a modern Welsh twist.
The Basement Bar is the coziest in town and is the perfect place to relax and take in a cocktail or Welsh craft beer.

We look forward to welcoming you to our part of Welsh History

OUR STORY

Welcome to The Grand

Welcome to the Grand Hotel, built in 1886 on the site of the original harbour in Cardiff . Quickly after its opening the Grand Theatre was built next door in 1887.

The Hotel was a popular haunt with sporting societies, and was frequented by Cardiff Cycling Society who held smoking concerts, where cyclists smoked while listening to music. By 1893 it was used to provide accommodation for visiting sporting teams to the city, and by 1894 was a well established sporting hotel.

In 1894 Sydney Nicholls who played for Cardiff RFC acquired a stake within the hotel, and ran the hotel for many years, before moving to Hull to play Rugby League, whereby his more famous brother Gwyn Nicholls, took over the licence for a short while.

In the early 1900’s the Grand Hotel was managed by the formidable Ma Rosser. A historical figure within the Grand Hotel for many years. In January 1908, the Grand Hotel was nearly lost when Ma Rossr awoke to the hotels bar being on fire. Her daughter Lillian along with 10 other people were stuck on the third floor with no escape. With quick thinking Ma Rosser rushed to the fire brigade also situated on Westgate Street, to alert them in her underwear! The fire brigade rescued them all through the upper windows, and Ma Rosser made the front page of the newspaper.

In 1917 the earliest photo ever of a women’s rugby team was taken in the Cardiff Rugby Clubhouse, which featured Cardiff Ladies, with the addition of the wonderful Ma Rosser in the back line, who, let the women use the Grand Hotel as the changing rooms, for what has become known as the first genuine game of women’s rugby to have been played in a public arena.

The Grand Hotel was a working hotel until the late 1990’s with the infamous popular Sloanes Nightclub and Green Parrot pub underneath it.

The Grand Bar and Kitchen is now part of that history, and we want to stay true to our roots. With a menu and space with a traditional Welsh feel we want to bring our own modern twist while remembering the city and it’s past.

The Grand upstairs features the stunning high ceilings and original features of the Grand Hotel Bar from 1886

We have the freshest seasonal produce, and want to showcase Wales at its best…..so here’s a taste of what we do

Mains

Medallions of Monkfish

Served in a Lemon, Leek and Butter Sauce served with Thyme and Garlic Sautéed New Potatoes

£14*

Bottomless Brunch

Enjoy a delicious brunch, served in our City restaurant with free-flowing Prosecco per 90-minute sitting. Offer available Thursday to Saturday between 12.00pm and 5.00pm.

Offer is £25.00 per person, booking is essential and must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Choose from a selection of three small plates that includes:

Moules Marnier’s with Tiger Bread*

Homemade Hummus, Chili Oil and Warm Pitta Bread (vg)*

Welsh Lamb Faggots with Crafty Devil Beer and Onion Gravy

Honey Glazed Chorizo with Tiger Bread*

Sloe Gin Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagel Bites

Homemade Scotch Eggs and Grey Goose Bloody Mary Ketchup

Nachos and Cheese with a Trio of Dips (v)

Aubergine and Rosemary Chips with Grey Goose Bloody Mary Ketchup (vg)*

Pork Pie with Penylan Preserves Chutney

Popcorn Shrimp with House Tartar Sauce

Welsh Rarebit Crumpet

Vegan Welsh Rarebit Crumpet (vg)

Crafty Devil Beer Battered Gherkins and a Chilli Jam (vg)

Halloumi and Watermelon Skewers  with Roasted Pinenuts (v)

Book With Us

Whether it be for our bar or restaurant, book your table below

Private function? No Problem. Our upstairs and downstairs are both availble for private hire. Just drop us a line below

The Grand Bar and Kitchen

The Grand Hotel, Westgate St, Cardiff, CF10 1DD

Telephone 02920 343401

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Opening Hours

ThursSat: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am

The Grand Kitchen Menu

Small Plates £5 or 3 for £13:

Moules Marnier’s with Tiger Bread*

Homemade Hummus, Chili Oil and Warm Pitta Bread (vg)*

Welsh Lamb Faggots with Crafty Devil Beer and Onion Gravy

Honey Glazed Chorizo with Tiger Bread*

Sloe Gin Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagel Bites

Welsh Rarebit Crumpet

Vegan Welsh Rarebit Crumpet (vg)

Homemade Scotch Eggs and Grey Goose Bloody Mary Ketchup

Nachos and Cheese with a Trio of Dips (v)

Aubergine and Rosemary Chips with Grey Goose Bloody Mary Ketchup (vg)*

Pork Pie with Penylan Preserves Chutney

Popcorn Shrimp with House Tartar Sauce

Craft Devil Beer Battered Gherkins and a Chilli Jam (vg)

Halloumi and Watermelon Skewers  with Roasted Pinenuts (v)

Sharing Boards for 2 people £15 each

Your choice of the Charcuterie Board or Ploughmans

Mains

Welsh Sausage and Mash

Pork and Leek Sausages with Mashed Potatoes, Crispy Leeks and a Caerphilly Cheese Sauce £9

The Veggie Sausage and Mash

Glamorgan Sausages and Mashed Potatoes,  Crispy Leeks and a Caerphilly Cheese Sauce £9 (v)

Welsh Lamb Cawl

Served with Caerphilly Cheese and Tiger Bread £9*

Posh Fish Finger Sandwich

Beer Battered Cod, Tiger Bread, House Tarter Sauce, Chips and a Grey Goose Bloody Mary Ketchup £8

The Grand Burger

6oz Welsh Beef Burger, Caerphilly Cheese and Salad in a Brioche Bun served with Beer Battered Gherkins and Chips £9

Teriyaki Chicken Burger

Teriyaki Chicken Thigh,

Served with Salad, Pickled Red Onion in a Brioche Bun with Sweet Potato Fries £10

Vegan Falafel Kebab

Warm Pitta Bread, stuffed with Salad, Falafell and Tzatziki, Sweet Chili Sauce and Served with Herby Sauté Potatoes. £10 (vg)

Served in a Lemon, Leek and Butter Sauce served with Thyme and Garlic Sautéed New Potatoes £14*

 Homemade Eggplant Parmesan Breaded slices of Aubergine, Tomato and Basil Sauce topped with Vegan Cheese. Served with Salad and Garlic Toast £9 (vg)

 Breadcrumbed Pork Chop with Chili Jam served with Bacon and garlic Sautéed New Potatoes £10

Sides

Chips £3*

Sweet Potato Fries £3.50*

Grey Goose Bloody Mary ketchup £1*

House Salad £3.50*

Herby Sautéed Potatoes £3.50*

All marked with * have a gluten free option