Potted Pig Restaurant

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SquareMeal Review of Potted Pig Restaurant

Silver Award

Just a short walk from the Welsh capital’s tourist attractions such as Cardiff Castle and the Millennium Stadium, the Potted Pig is a modern British restaurant and gin lounge which is enduringly popular.

Opened back in 2011, The Potted Pig occupies a basement space that formerly acted as a bank vault. The dining room boasts a minimalist, stripped back aesthetic which features bare brick walls, high wooden tables flanked by stools and a leather studded banquette which runs along one side.

When it comes to the food menu, you can expect a run of modern British dishes that champion seasonal Welsh produce wherever possible. The offering evolves with the seasons, but on your visit you might find starters such as potted pig served with house pickles and toasted sourdough or spicy barbecue pork ribs with fennel jam. When it comes to main courses, diners can choose between the likes of Welsh lamb rump with cannellini bean and braised lamb stew, or perhaps pan-fried cod with smoked paprika, chorizo and butter bean stew.

Steaks are another key part of the menu, with 28 day aged chargrilled cuts being the order of the day, all served alongside chips and garlic butter. Vegetarians aren’t totally forgotten about though, as there is usually at least one meat-free dish on the menu, such as basil gnocchi with red pepper purée, olives, feta cheese and pine nuts.

If you want to end your meal on a sweet note, indulge with classic desserts such as sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream and chocolate delice with baked white chocolate and chocolate ice cream. To wash it all down, a pick from the extensive gin menu is a must, while a three-course lunch deal for under £20 and a hearty Sunday roast add further to the Potted Pig’s appeal.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cosy, Lively, Traditional
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Dates, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


The Potted Pig, which first opened its doors in 2011, is a cosy gastropub nestled in the heart of Cardiff. The cuisine at The Potted Pig is inspired by not only Welsh and British food, but also French and New York grill-style food. The wine and drinks menu matches the food, with carefully selected lagers, ales, ciders, wines and spirits (especially gin). Those looking for a more playful sip can opt for one of the excellent cocktails.

The a la carte menu takes centre stage at The Potted Pig, offering comforting yet refined dishes. Starters feature classics like French onion soup with a rarebit crouton or cured mackerel with beetroot and apple. Don't miss the signature potted pig, which comes with pickles and sourdough. There are indulgent meaty mains such as rabbit linguine with mushroom, porchetta with cavolo nero or a 100oz ribeye with heritage carrots and an ox cheek croquette. Those looking for a fish option will find the likes of pollock with samphire, caper butter and new potatoes. And, for vegetarians, there is roasted cauliflower with polenta and salsa verde. 

Dessert options consist primarily of pub classics such as sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream, rhubarb sponge with creme fraiche ice cream and a selection of Welsh cheeses with crackers and chutney for a more savoury option. Sunday lunch is also available, when hungry diners can feat on roasted pork belly, lamb shoulder, braised beef brisket or vegetarian Glamorgan sausages. Going larger still, there is also a 'feasting menu' for a minimum group size of eight. This features a lamb tasting platter, a roast rib of beef with ox cheek gravy or a whole rare breed suckling pig with bacon cake and pork gravy. Due to The Potted Pig's popularity, booking is essential. This can be done using the form on the right. 


Does the restaurant have vegetarian options?

Yes, the restaurant offers vegetarian options on the a la carte menu.

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27 High Street, Cardiff, CF10 1PU

02920 224817 02920 224817


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 12:00-15:30
Mon Closed
Tue 18:00-21:00
Wed 18:00-21:00
Thu 18:00-21:00
Fri 18:00-21:30
Sat 17:30-21:30
Sun Closed


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