Food & Drink

At National Museum Cardiff, we pride ourselves in providing good quality food that is cooked on site using local, Welsh products whenever possible.

Oriel Restaurant, situated on the lower ground floor of the Museum, serves hot and cold lunches from 12pm to 2.30pm, a range of sandwiches and baguettes, home-made soup, cakes and hot and cold drinks. This area is family-friendly and provides children’s sandwich boxes, selected children’s portions of main meals and specific meals for children during weekends and school holidays.

The Coffee Shop is situated in the Main Hall and is a great spot from which to enjoy the grandeur of the building. Here we serve a variety of home-made cakes and sandwiches and also hot and cold drinks.

High-chairs are available at both outlets. We are pleased to hold a food hygiene rating of 5.

Kids parties

Why not consider hosting your child’s birthday celebration here? There's plenty of entertainment to keep them amused for hours – from dinosaurs to a variety of activities in the Clore Discovery Centre. The catering can be taken care of with a selection of either hot or cold meals, puddings and drinks.

Group bookings

If you are bringing a group, please do contact us before your visit to arrange arrival, lunchtime or departure refreshments at discounted rates.

We would greatly appreciate prior warning of any coach parties or large groups, so that we can plan for your visit - thank you.

» More information about group bookings


For further information regarding the catering facilities, please do not hesitate to contact us on (029) 20573336.

Opening times

Oriel Fawr - Restaurant

Tuesday–Friday 10am–2.30pm
Weekends, Bank Holidays and school holidays 10am–3pm

Oriel Menu [PDF]

Oriel Fach - Coffee Shop


Conferences and banqueting

The Museum is a stunning venue for events and is available for private hire. For further information please contact Neil Harrison on (029) 20573387.

Fair Trade

Fair Trade tea, coffee and confectionery are available

Fair Trade