Tucked away a stone's throw from Cardiff's illustrious Victorian indoor market, it’s apt that this Church St saloon draws more than a hint of inspiration from the past. Reclaimed lighting paraphernalia, a peculiar furniture compilation and a veritable emporium of old-time trinkets lend a decadent air to one of the most carefully curated three-stories in the centre.
Inside, back-bars groan under a colourful anthology of vintage spirits and eccentric garnishes, and it’s no quince-idence that 10 Feet’s comparatively petite Tapas menu embodies all manner of savoury & sweet guilty pleasures. Its innovative nibbling: diversely flavoured food, sourced locally and created so that almost nothing goes to waste. It’s undeniably popular with the muso crowd, too - a surefire endorsement if you want an early-evening spring in your step.
Extending over three floors, 10 Feet Tall is a multi-purpose venue comprising a street-level deli & café bar, a mezzanine restaurant & a live music space where you can catch local & touring bands as well as comedy & film nights. At first glance, the superbly styled interior might remind you of a Victorian gentlemen’s club or library, with salvaged lamps, chandeliers & an oddball assortment of furniture. Drinks-wise, expect a fine array of specialist spirits & cocktails plus an extensive list of global beers & New World wines.
For expertly-crafted mixology and mouthwatering tapas ushered along by a vibrant blend of beats, live music, comedy and film, 10 Feet Tall is a venue to look up to.