Upon opening the terrace bar, the vision for The Botanist was “create a great restaurant on the first floor with live music and entertainers when dining or drinking in the main bar.” Climbing higher, venturing further into the garden you will find a terrace, where you can spend the evening relaxing with your chosen cocktails or a mouthwatering burger. It offers a “fantastic indoor/outside garden feel”, keeping you covered in all weather occasions. In the evening the garden transforms from a glorious sun trap to a bar with local DJs playing all weekend.
The Botanist’s roof terrace is home to live music events on weekends and musical bingo on the first Wednesday of every month. People having lively conversations, laughing with each other, and unwinding with signature cocktails, makes this spot a hit with customers. “The terrace is one of the best sun traps in the city with the sunset and sundown being a huge feature when you’re enjoying drinks, music, and nibbles.” Looking up from your drink, you’ll be lucky enough to have “a fantastic view of the St John’s Tower Spire, extended views to the Hodge House clock tower, the spikes of the Principality Stadium, and the clock tower of the Castle.” They also hold events and activations from huge brands, which can be more than a little fun, to check out what’s happening head over to their website.
Another perfect spot for basking in the sun, enjoying an al fresco experience is a new hot spot in Cardiff’s acclaimed five-star Voco hotel. They have unveiled a new terrace at Tir a Môr just in time for summer, with panoramic views of Cardiff Bay and Penarth Marina, adding it to an ever-expanding list of al fresco dining options. Their new terrace announcement comes in partnership with esteemed champagne house Moët & Chandon, raising a toast for those who join. The hotel promises a “real treat for those with a passion for quality, locally sourced, and seasonally appropriate ingredients.” To treat yourself to an elevated culinary experience surrounded by the beauty of Cardiff’s water, head over to their website and book a spot.
Our last outdoor dining delight is nestled amidst high-rises, overlooking “all the Mill Lane madness”, Jacobs Roof Garden perfect for when you’re seeking a getaway with a view. Boasting panoramic views of the city, they host rooftop coffee shops, BYOB events and “drinks with a view” events almost daily. Every visit promises an escape from the city, immersing yourself in the garden surroundings as you savour nibbles and quench your thirst. If you want to book yourself into an al fresco experience, check out their website.