Skip to main content
Visit Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales - Croeso

Best Places to Eat in Rhondda Cynon Taf


Posted: 30/11/2021

Best Places to Eat in Rhondda Cynon Taf

From delicious home-cooked meals making the most of local produce to award-winning street food and more – there’s loads on the menu in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Here are some of the best places to dine out in our county borough right now! Find out more in our free Visit guide - get yours now.

Janet’s Authentic Northern Chinese Cuisine.

This little gem is tucked away in the historic Market Quarter, Pontypridd and has gone on to win many awards including, most recently, Best Street Food in the UK.

A fusion of Asian cuisine combined with the warm Welsh welcome you are guaranteed.


 Loaded Burgers and Fries

Another award-winner, this time in Gelli, Rhondda. Loaded Burgers and Fries is an LGBGQi+ friendly eatery, ensuring proceeds from the sale of its huge burgers, loaded fries, hot dogs and sides are donated to charity. You can takeaway or eat in and enjoy a local ale with your meal.


 Black Rock Café at Dare Valley Country Park

A trip to the country park at any time is worth it, thanks to the walks, trails, adventure playground, lakes and family bike hire.

The café serves a huge range of meals and snacks using the finest local produce. Roast dinner anyone? 


Cardiff Arms Bistro, Treorchy

Hotel, restaurant and pub – what more could you ask for. This venue is famed for its stone-baked pizzas and delicious tapas. Oh, and it has a log fire for those cooler nights.


 Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd

This unique gastropub has an exceptional menu and is a bit of a local treasure with a range of fish, meat and vegetarian meals, including the famous Welsh Rarebit (which is NOT just cheese on toast)


 Penaluna’s Famous Fish and Chips

Fish and chips just taste better in the open air, enjoyed with a mountain-top view. Don’t just take our word for it – try this award-winning takeaway in Hirwaun for yourselves.


La Luna, Talbot Green

Enjoy tapas, meals and cocktails at this restaurant, which is the only one to win a prestigious AA Rosette every year since 2015. Plus it has Instagram worthy private dining spaces.


The Rhoswenallt Inn, Aberdare

This friendly pub is owned by the Llantrisant-based Glamorgan Brewing Company, so it sells an amazing range of local beer and ales brewed right here in Rhondda Cynon Taf, as well as hearty meals such as roast dinners.


Sub Zero Ice Cream Parlour, Penrhiwfer

Wherever you choose to eat, make sure you save space for dessert. Sub Zero is a feast for the eye, with over 60 ice cream flavours which you can enjoy in cones, in tubs, on waffles, crepes or pancakes or in mouthwatering sundaes.


Otley Brewpub and Kitchen, Treforest

This gastropub serves delicious street food plus ales that are brewed in the Mabby Brewing Company located just downstairs.


The Red Lion, Penderyn

This is a 12th Century drovers’ inn with flagstone floors, beams and roaring log fires. Serving ales and beers as well as whisky from the nearby Penderyn Whisky Distillery. Plus it sells artisan wood-smoked pizzas and street food from a pop up in the car park.


 Find more information, and loads more ideas of places to eat.

Find out more in our free Visit guide - get yours now.

You may also like:

Great places to stay in Rhondda Cynon Taf

Adventures for you and your tribe in Rhondda Cynon Taf

Family fun whatever the weather in Rhondda Cynon Taf