In the heart of Mermaid Quay, right on the waterfront stands Terra Nova, one of Brains Brewery’s more contemporary pubs.
Although pouring the same ales and craft beers as its siblings, Terra Nova offers a modern twist of traditional pub grub. Alongside favourites such as fish and chips, pies and steaks, you’ll find a selection of family pleasers such as American style pancakes, sourdough bacon baps and pulled pork nachos, all very reasonably priced.
Less busy than Mermaid Quay’s other eateries, but just as good, it’s a great pit stop while on a shopping spree in the Bay.
Best Bars tip: Buy a Bragging Rights beer for a true taste of Cardiff as it’s brewed to resemble the ancient Welsh beer “bragawd”.
— Jordan Harris