Cardiff Food and Drink Festival returns to Roald Dahl Plass

Cardiff Food and Drink Festival – one of the most popular free events in the summer calendar – returns in July for the first time since the pandemic.

In a sign that the city continues its return to normal after the enforced hiatus, the festival is back at its regular venue in Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff Bay from Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 3 with a host of regular stallholders and plenty of new ones, all offering a spectacular range of local produce and delicacies from around the world.

“The Food and Drink Festival is always something to look forward to and has been since it started more than 20 years ago,” said the council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Events, Cllr Jennifer Burke-Davies.

“We have a host of amazing events planned for the summer which all bring a smile to people’s faces. But this is also a key part of Cardiff’s economy and we’re expecting thousands of people to come along over the course of the three days and enjoy what’s on offer.”

Among the 100-plus stalls at this year’s event are some mainstays, such as SamosaCo, with its onion bhaji scotch eggs, Gwynt y Ddraig Cider, from Llantwit Fardre, and The Mighty Softshell Crab, plus newcomers including Old Bakery Gin, one of a number of gin specialists attending, the Pembrokeshire Chilli Farm and award-winningSouthern Indian-inspired street food from Keralan Karavan.

While there will be plenty of stalls selling ready-to-eat food, much of the emphasis of this year’s festival will be the chance to buy produce and ingredients to take away, like spices and marinades, and create your own delicacies from the latest culinary trends.

There will also be a full programme of music throughout each of the three days of the festival.

The Cardiff Food and Drink Festival will be open on Friday, July 1 (noon-10pm), Saturday, July 2 (11am-10pm) and Sunday, July 3 (11am-7pm). For more details, click on