Food and Drink

With increasing visitors to the area, the Maritime Quarter has a great café culture and a choice of venues to sit back, relax and enjoy the views, whatever the weather. In addition, there are plenty of places worth a visit further afield with our highlights listed below:-

The Observatory – this iconic building, located on the seafront, was fully renovated, and reopened in 2022 as a quirky café, bar and restaurant, with dramatic views over Swansea Bay.

Coast Café – located at the far end of the Maritime Quarter, this cosy café serves breakfast, lunch, coffee and cakes throughout the day, with views over the River Tawe.

El Pescador Restaurant and Bar – authentic Spanish restaurant with a modern twist, located in the heart of the Maritime Quarter.

Loli’s Mediterranean Restaurant – Mediterranean Restaurant and Tapas Bar with Marina views.

The Welsh House - an independent regional restaurant & bar located in SA1, serving local food and drink sourced from within Wales.

The Secret Beach Bar & Kitchen - located alongside the Swansea Bay beachfront and with uninterrupted views across the bay, this venue serves food throughout the day as well as coffee and cake.

Verdi’s – popular with locals and tourists alike, this family-run café, ice cream parlour and restaurant located in Mumbles has indoor and outdoor seating with views across Swansea Bay.

The Lighthouse – overlooking the panoramic vista of Bracelet Bay, this brasserie is a great location to eat, drink and relax whilst enjoying the sea views.

Langland’s Brasserie – located on Langland Bay near Mumbles, this beachfront restaurant serves locally sourced food and has one of the best restaurant views in the UK.

Joe’s Ice Cream Parlour – ask any local and they will tell you that Joe’s ice cream is the best in the area! Established more than 100 years ago and with its secret recipe, this established business has parlours in Swansea and Mumbles and serves freshly made ice-cream. Just be prepared for queues in the summer months!

The Pizza Boyz – a local, independent business serving delicious pizzas! Options for in-house dining, collection and delivery all available.

Beach House – located directly on Oxwich Bay and a stone’s throw from the sea, this Michelin star restaurant has become a true food destination on the Gower. Serving the very best in fresh, Welsh produce to reflect its surroundings, this is the ideal venue for that special occasion. Be sure to book in advance as spaces fill up quickly.