• Cardiff Bay restaurant

    The home of Welsh cuisine

  • One of the Best restaurants in Cardiff Bay

    Serving British food, as well as contemporary and traditional Welsh cuisine

  • Cardiff Bay restaurants with outdoor seating

    Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner and Sunday Lunch

  • Cardiff Bay restaurants with outdoor seating

    Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner and Sunday Lunch

Cardiff Bay Restaurant

Croeso & Welcome to Thomas Restaurant | The home of Welsh Cuisine

 

A Taste of Wales

The welcoming, cosy restaurant in the heart of Cardiff Bay is open to the public as well as hotel residents for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, evening a-la-carte dining and traditional roasts on Sundays.

Thomas Restaurant is located in Future Inn Cardiff and serves British food, as well as contemporary and traditional Welsh cuisine. We pride ourselves on providing the best, mouth-watering dishes using fresh local ingredients. All of our dishes are homemade on-site. We use local and fresh produce to give you a true Taste of Wales. Our food is presented in an informal relaxed manner and is served all day, every day.

The restaurant has gained an excellent reputation and is the perfect setting for a family celebration, a catch-up with friends, a client meeting or an intimate dinner for two. As the official partner for the Wales Millennium Centre, be sure to check out our pre-theatre dining packages.

Bars in Cardiff Bay

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our Welsh drink selection includes Brains beers, Penderyn whiskey and vodka, Benjamin Hall gins, and Cariad wines. Thomas Bar and Restaurant also has an extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £16 on cocktails. Naturally, there’s a good choice of soft drinks too, including refreshing fruit juices, tea, coffee and mocktails.


5 Must-Try Dishes from the New Spring Menu

Spring has sprung at Thomas Bar and Restaurant, and we are thrilled to unveil our tantalising new menu filled with seasonal delights that will tickle your taste buds. If you're like us and struggle to pick what to eat from so many exciting options, here are five must-try dishes from the new spring menu: Read More

 


Make a Reservation

Walk in's are welcome. However, we strongly recommend pre-booking to guarantee a table. Contact us today to book a table for drinks in the bar or food in the restaurant:

Tel: 02920 487 111‎ or Email: thomas@futureinns.co.uk or Online:


Thomas Restaurant Opening Hours

Breakfast - Monday to Friday, 06:30 to 10:00. Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holidays, 07:30 to 10:30

Lunch - Daily 12:00 to 17:00

Sunday Roast - Sunday 12:00 to 17:00

Afternoon Tea - Daily 13:00 to 17:00 (pre-booking is essential)

Dinner - Monday to Saturday, 17:00 to 22:00; Sunday and Bank Holidays, 17:00 to 21:30

Bar - open until midnight from Monday to Thursday, including Bank Holidays. Friday and Saturday until 01:00 and Sunday until 23:00


Family friendly restaurants Cardiff

Children are more than welcome in Thomas Restaurant. A children's menu is available daily, which offers a main, dessert and drink for £8.50. It is ideal for under 12's. Under 5's can eat for free with a paying adult.

The children’s menu has something for foodie kids or those who may be a bit fussier, and they always ensure that there is one of the ‘five a day’ on the plate. If you are letting them have a sweet treat, too, options include a brownie, churros or ice cream.  All washed down with bottomless squash, or you can have juice, milk or water. 


Disabled access

The open-plan restaurant is found on the ground floor, so no ramps or alternative routes are needed. There is booth seating and tables where a chair can be easily removed for a wheelchair.

Free parking and blue badge parking can be found directly in front of the restaurant.

Admittedly, there is no disabled toilet in the restaurant; however, there is one in the conference corridor next to the other bathrooms. This is a short distance away.

Be sure to check out our accessible guide to the hotel and restaurant.


Free Coworking Space in Cardiff Bay

Is working from home getting you down? If you work for yourself, are a freelancer or need a change of scenery, Thomas Restaurant is a free coworking space.

No purchase is necessary! Stay as long as you want!

Check emails, scribble down some ideas, make some phone calls, get your caffeine fix, or refuel. There are places to plug your laptop in, free WiFi and free parking!

More information


Outside Sun Terrace

Relax outside with a refreshing beverage from our well-stocked bar during the summer months on the large sun terrace. 

There’s a wide range of beer, lager and wine on offer – almost all of which are available by the glass as well as the bottle. Plus, all cocktails and mocktails are £10. Monday to Friday between 4pm-7pm, these are on a 2 for £16 offer. There is a refreshing selection of soft drinks and juices, too.

You are also more than welcome to enjoy your breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, Sunday lunch or evening meal here too.


Free Parking

All guests at Thomas Restaurant get free parking.

Please make sure you enter your car registration details on one of the consoles in the restaurant or reception when you arrive. This is to avoid being sent a parking penalty notice.

Have an electric car? Take advantage of our electric car charging whilst you dine. 

Directions


Have any questions about booking?

Frequently asked questions

Follow us on Social Media

Thomas on Facebook

Instagram

Gift Vouchers

Restaurant gift experiences


Special Offers and Menus

Thomas Restaurant FAQs

Some of our overnight stays include a full Welsh buffet breakfast. For those who do not have it included, you can add this to your booking for £15 per person. Please note, if breakfast is not pre-booked we charge £17 on the day. Children under 12 years of age can add breakfast for £7.50 per child and for under 5’s this is complimentary. External guests are also welcome to enjoy breakfast with us.

Some of our overnight packages include an evening meal. However, Thomas Restaurant is open until 10pm Monday to Saturday and 9.30pm on Sunday. It serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and evening a-la-carte dining. Plus, traditional roasts on Sunday.

Pre-booking is highly recommended. Reservations can be made on our website here. Alternatively, you can call the restaurant on 02920 487111‎ or email enquiries to thomas@futureinns.co.uk.

You can enjoy a meal or drink in the Thomas Restaurant and Bar, even if you are not staying at Future Inns. Reservations can be made on our website here. Alternatively, you can call the restaurant on 02920 487 111‎ or email thomas@futureinns.co.uk.

As our food is homemade in house, we are able to assist anyone who has a special diet or allergies and intolerances.  If you require a vegetarian or vegan spread, or if you need a gluten or diary free courses, please mention this when booking. There are options on the menu, but if you need anything specific it is essential that these are pre-ordered, giving us as much notice as possible, so they can be made for you. 

Thomas Bar and Restaurant is our open-plan restaurant, found on the ground floor, so no ramps or alternative routes are needed. There is booth seating and tables where a chair can be easily removed for a wheelchair. Free parking and blue badge parking can be found directly in front of the restaurant. Admittedly there is no disabled toilet in the restaurant; however, there is one in the conference corridor next to the other bathrooms. This is a short distance away. Full details can be found in our accessibility guide

All afternoon tea bookings require a £5 per person deposit, which is deducted from your bill on the day. Large tables may also be asked for a deposit to guarantee the table for you. 

Children are more than welcome in Thomas Restaurant. Under 5's can dine with us for free, with a paying adult. 

Our current opening hours can be seen here

There is no formal dress code in Thomas Bar and Restaurant. Most guests who attend are in smart casual attire.

View all FAQs

Cardiff


Sign Up to Our Newsletter