You can always rely on him to pick you up after a heavy night's sesh when you've lost your cab money (and he didn't even tell mum) – what a ledge. He's always there to lend a helping hand with your latest IKEA flatpack, and he knows how to make a damn good brew. Pappa dearest, we heart you even with your cringe dance moves and god-awful jokes. This Sunday is all about you, so get them slippers off and let's go celebrate. 

Stuck for ideas on where to go? You know by now that we've always got your back. Here's the bestest places to treat the old fella in Cardiff.

With quirky décor and ambient lighting, cocktail aficionados can look forward to an extensive menu of drinks at the Libertine, with many boasting some seriously show-stopping, spectacularly theatrical twists.

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After some theoretical burger awesomeness? You've come to the right place, oh hungry Wriggler. Rory and Oliver are the burger-theorists behind "Burger Theory", and they've concocted a menu to turn heads and tantalise tastebuds. Their portions are generous, their flavour combinations are experimental and their eccentricity makes a real statement. Craziness aside, there is a connecting theme here: all the burgers are big and all the burgers are juicy. You bite these burgers, and they damn sure bite back. If you're on a quest to find the best burger in Cardiff, then you pay a visit to these newcomers. They'll put a burger in your mouth and a big old smile on your face.

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Right opposite the Millennium Stadium, Zerodegrees Cardiff is whipping up fantastic pizzas and amazing brews in its Grade II listed frontage. With an array of dining areas (in addition to their fabulous kitchen and microbrewery) Zerodegrees is the perfect place to grab a stunning wood fired pizza and a pint. They even have two terraces and two mezzanine levels, meaning you get unique views of the open kitchen and working brewery.

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If you're in search of a symphony of flavours that sing in perfect harmony against a backdrop of heaven-sent music that guarantees you a good time, look no further than the Philharmonic. A legendary venue among Cardiff locals and newcomers to the city, the Philharmonic is truly an institution of Welsh food, drink and fun. Team Wriggle have certainly all enjoyed our fair share of hazy nights here. With a range of tempting menus to quench your cravings whether you're looking for cocktails, burgers, a casual bite to eat over a few drinks, a Sunday roast or a decadent bottomless brunch, the Philharmonic is the answer to all of your prayers.

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Twenty Nine Park Place is an iconic townhouse gastropub offering mouth-watering food and great views right in the city centre. The team at Twenty Nine Park Place welcomes you anytime, whether you want to enjoy their gorgeous, sun-filled beer garden or would rather indulge in a properly delicious brunch... You can have it all! They serve some of the best gastro food in Cardiff, packed with flavour and simply a delight for your tastebuds – there's just nothing to hate! In case you need inspiration, this place is also perfect for date nights...

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Croeso, welcome to the Pitch Bar & Eatery. It's fiercely independent, passionate about delivering simple, honest, modern Welsh food. They make a real effort to seek the best, most mouth-watering ingredients that can be found locally from farmers, growers, makers and markets, fusing them together to create innovative flavours and fresh, vibrant, sumptuous dishes; putting their passion for your palate on a plate. Open from breakfast 'till cocktails daily, every dish they serve is lovingly handmade with heart from their beautiful spot on Mill Lane. Expect an array of traditional Welsh cuisine using locally-sourced produce, with the kitchen whipping up a selection of brunches, light snacks and small plates, plus a host of meaty grills including 8oz steaks. The restaurant also hosts cocktail masterclasses – be sure to bag a spot.

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Steakout is your go-to steakhouse for a casual, relaxed evening out with amazing food. Whether you’re in the mood for extra delish burgers or simply delightful steaks with flavour-packed sauces to go with it, these guys have got something to satisfy all your cravings! We really recommend ordering the steaks, though, since these clever guys take your traditional steak, tenderise and marinate it to take it to a whole new level of tastiness. Wooden tables and comfy chairs set the mood for a more-than-filling meal; the kind you're still fondly dream of weeks later...

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What sets Mezza Luna apart on City Road? The welcome, the hosting and the food. Meat grilled over flames, generous servings, hummus so silky you could make pyjamas out of it. The duck shawarma is superb – richly meaty with a citrus kick from pomegranate molasses. The menu delivers all the Lebanese classics – shish taouk, muttabal, kofte – with some Moroccan influences too, like their Tagine Andalus. They have a belly dancer on weekends too. Unusually for the grill houses on City Road, you can buy alcohol here, so sit back and relax. This is happy food!

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Duck into this proper little pocket of France - Stanley's bistro, where you'll find the finest in French cuisine in a super intimate environment. All the classics are covered: quintessential French cuisine and wine, from molten camembert, to succulent steak and crisp crème brûlée. From traditional cassoulet and navarin of lamb, to seasonal vegetarian tartiflette and the must-have petit pois a la française, Stanley's menu offers something for everyone to enjoy. Stanislas Bécherie, the owner, is from an extensive and accomplished restaurant background, having previously ran Le Gallois, Pier64 and Chez Francis - so feel at ease unwinding in his newest bolthole, and prepare your tastebuds for an authentic taste of France. In true French fashion, a bountiful wine menu is on offer to properly compliment the kitchen's offerings. Bon Appétit indeed!

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When someone gets round to writing a "the Big Book of Cardiff Curry", one name will be writ large. One man has changed the face of Indian dining in the city – take a bow Anand George. From his early days at Mint & Mustard to this elegant fine dining space in Canton, he has introduced the city to the flavours of Southern India: curry leaf, coconut, mustard seeds – this is a world away from your typical 'curry house'. They have taken the street-food scene by storm too, with their Tukka Tuk. With his first cookbook imminent, things are looking good for Purple Poppadom.

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With its futuristic branding and liberal use of fluorescent colours, Bangkok Café is just a little bit cooler than your average Thai restaurant. And with a menu which goes beyond the obvious, Bangkok Café is just that little bit more interesting too. As a mainstay of Cowbridge Road East, they’ve been doing their thing for far longer than most of the street's other world-food restaurants. For starters check out the seriously addictive spicy beef salad or the garlic thwacked homemade sausages, a regional specialty of North East Thailand. But it’s with the mains where Bangkok Café comes into its own, as each dish is served with a number of sides to provide balance to the meal. Take the Moo Yang pork two ways, a seared marinated pork chop served with a spiced pork salad and sticky rice.

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Masala Bag is bringing top Indian street food in their gorgeous Cardiff restaurant. We love their thalis – a great way to sample lots of different dishes from all over country of India.

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There’s a few reasons why Wriggle love the sushi at Cardiff Bay’s Yakitori #1 – their fish is stunningly fresh and someone in the kitchen knows what they’re doing with a knife. Sashimi platters are an exercise in precisely executed simplicity whilst maki rolls are beautifully decorated with bright orange fish roe and seaweed fronds. But, it’s not just the sushi at this modern Japanese canteen which is worth checking out. Soba noodles are loaded with plenty of meat (unlike that well known chain place), vegetable tempura is served in the lightest of batters and golden gyoza are stuffed with fragrant fillings. In an area which is dominated by chain restaurants, Yakitori #1 is a beacon of quality independence.

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Since 2015, Bwydiful's bright orange stall has been a well-loved fixture at events all around the 'Diff, and now they're a permanent fixture - hurrah! Their signature burgers feature local, independent produce and the best Welsh beef, from Farmer's Pantry at Rosedew Farm in Llantwit Major. Now you'll be able to enjoy their amazing artisan burgers whenever you fancy, and that, dear Wriggler, is excellent news.

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Treat Dad to some stunning fine dining this Fathers Day weekend. Set within a stunning, Grade 1-listed mansion built by the Marquees of Bute in 1874, Park House is an enchanting venue housing a restaurant, wine bar and underground cocktail bar. Embracing modern European cuisine with an emphasis on fresh Welsh produce, the fine dining menus are elegant and appealing. There is an emphasis on game, fish and seafood, alongside a few meat dishes. However, fantastic food isn't all you can expect when you visit Park House; Taittinger Wine Bar is well-known for its wine pairing abilities, and if you venture down to the basement, you'll find a chic cocktail bar by the name of La Cave with its own private entrance, giving it that elite, 'exclusive' feel. Ooh la la!

Read more about Park House Restaurant (City Centre)

So it's balmy outside, that monthly pay packet has blown the cobwebs out of your bank account and you're hankering after a cheeky sundowner to help put another hard day at the grindstone behind you. Keep your glad rags on for a few hours longer, get a spring in your step and head to Mocka Lounge. Revered by Mill Lane's madding crowds for its heady blend of alfresco café culture, Ibiza-chillout beats and cracking cocktail creations, Mocka Lounge's many floors of offer up exceptional service and great times in a modern, chic environment. Far from being a venue strictly reserved for sharp evening threads or those from the "see and be seen" school of life, though, Mocka Lounge's slimline, contemporary food offering keeps peeps coming back for lunchtime light bites or something more substantial in the early evening. Yes, there's a tad more pizzazz here than you might usually find at a Wriggle venue but, for a smooth mix of daytime chill and evening extravagance, it's one of the standout destinations on Mill Lane for a reason.

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There's not many places in Cardiff where you'll have more fun of an evening than Brewhouse. From an epic array of live gigs and music nights to a banging menu selection ranging from wood-fired pizzas to properly tasty roast dinners, these guys have really got it all.

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Old Havana is the home to fresh and authentic Cuban food and drinks. Bringing you the best and freshest food infusions & Cuban dining in the most vibrant and authentic surroundings. There’s also stunning terrace outside being the focus point, with a bright and funky real Cuban Car on the wall and serving as a seat on the terrace itself. The bright Cuban Terrace has both smoking & non-smoking areas, with heaters, blankets & cosy seating for any time of the year!

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Published -7th June 2019