Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay [map]
This is slap in the middle of the snazziest bit of the very-snazzy-indeed end of Cardiff Bay. So there's a lot of snazz around here. Not only is Terra Nova shipshape, it's also ship-shaped.
The usual array of local beer and generic lager is on tap, along with the slightly pretentious addition of Peroni - more usually seen accompanying Sloppy Giuseppes in Pizza Express. Service is agreeably swift.
The focus is as much on eating as it is on imbibing pints (there's also a separate restaurant area upstairs).
It's the decor, not the menu, that intrigues us though: where else in Cardiff can you see such a distinctive blend of old fashioned public house and Arabian harem?