Seafood might be broad in scope and loved by many, but let's face it - you probably don't eat it as much as other food types (chicken, for example). But why? Can a salmon fillet drenched in lemon be beaten? Or a bunch of garlic-infused mussels for that matter? Nope.

The seafood landscape in Cardiff has changed quite a bit over the last few years, with the likes of Fish at 85, Fish & Field, Burger & Lobster, and Seafood Shack all grinding to a halt - but this isn't a Pixar movie, finding Nemo (and Dory) is still possible, you just need to know where to look. And that's where we come in. 

Below these very words, you'll find a selection of restaurants that provide a wide variety of oceanic splendour in Cardiff. So dive in, and let us know how you get on. And if that's not enough, we also posted a pretty killer (krill-er?) feature on the best sushi joints in the city last week - so be sure to give that a look too.

Situated on the Penarth end of the Cardiff Bay Barrage is the wonderful Custom House and its La Marina restaurant. As well as staking its claim as one of the most picturesque locations in Cardiff (even when the weather isn't that great) - the restaurant also happens to offer some of the freshest seafood in the city (thanks to their relationship with a local fishmonger). Fancy Cardigan lobster? They've got you covered. Sea bass coated in salt? Sure! Gilt-head bream? Absolutely. Go ahead and indulge yourself.

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Caesars Arms' location (Creigiau) might push the boundaries of what most locals would consider Cardiff - but if it's good enough for cartographers, it's good enough for us. And honestly, once you're chowing down on their garlic-drenched crevettes, the only thing you'll be concerned about it having the energy to make it back home. But if you do happen to make it out without bursting, they also have a farm shop - where you can pick up all manner of fresh seafood to take back home with you. What more could you ask for?

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Le Monde might be the name of a legendary French newspaper - but it also happens to be a brasserie and wine bar based inside of a stunning 19th-century warehouse in Cardiff. Piqued your interest? If you're looking for luscious lobsters, mouthwatering monkfish, or majestic mussels, you've come to the right place. Le Monde is currently closed for refurbishment, and won't be open again until the beginning of August. That should give you enough time to save up some lobster money.

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Public service announcement: The award-winning Beech Tree in Wenvoe offer a seafood platter, which includes a half lobster, scallops, mussels, tiger prawns, clams, and a crevette. It's so massive, you have to give them 8 hours notice of your intent. Oh boy. However, if the thought of consuming your body weight in seafood is too much to handle, how about you check out their extravagant swordfish instead? It's a pretty good backup option if you ask us.

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With our final pick, we're going with Steen the Chef in Windsor Place - which isn't a seafood restaurant per se, but with their Fish Friday series and incredible fishcakes (served with a homemade tartare sauce, and fresh salad) - we'd be remiss if we didn't include this locally sourced, and sustainable restaurant. In fact, the fishcakes are so good, you'll find yourself fighting back the urge to ask the owners how they do it.

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Published -20th June 2019