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“Tasty, reasonable and very gf friendly..not a 5 though ”
Review of Irie Shack Cathays

Irie Shack Cathays
Ranked #221 of 1,458 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price range: US$4 - US$19
Cuisines: Caribbean, Jamaican, Bar
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Neighborhood: Cathays
Description: Irie Shack was established in 2013, bringing traditional Caribbean cuisine and a taste of the tropics to South Wales. Providing high quality meals is our priority; using traditional jerk pit cooking methods, our bespoke built charcoal grills provide the authentic flavours of the Islands. Whilst our bar offers an extensive range of cocktails, made from traditional spirits and exotic fruits. Situated in the heart of Cathays, the restaurant is bright and refreshing, offering a summer getaway whatever the weather. Our friendly staff are on hand to guide you through our menus and offer alternatives to those less adventurous. Music is the food of the soul, and at Irie Shack we can't get enough! Unwind in our topical inspired bar and be whisked away to your own island retreat with the sounds of the best soul, funk, reggae and regular live music acts.
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

To summarise my experience in the irie shack.

The food was excellent and very reasonable. there is a good vibe there, although the music was a bit loud if you're out having a meal catching up with friends.

The service was mediocre and they tried to add extra drinks to the bill , which they did take off after we had flagged this to them. though this is always annoying and does make me question their intercity.

We will return again as there was lots on the menu we would like to eat! however, there are things they could improve to make this a 5 star..mainly around the service and noise levels.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Bananabuck
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Came here for lunch, it was near empty and yet the service was a bit slow and not very accommodating. Couldn't pay by card and overall it was a disappointing experience. The lack of atmosphere and below average customer service overshadowed the meal, which was average, but I'd like to think that an evening visit would be better as I have heard that this is a lively place to eat at.

Date of visit: February 2018
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1  Thank petal0uda
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

It was very quiet when we arrived but it was 3PM, I ordered the Channa one pot which is channa dal stew, rice and beans, mango slaw and dumplings and my bf ordered the callaloo and potato wrap with sweet potato fries. We also got mr Zion cocktails on the 241 deal. The food came in massive, well presented portions and was absolutely delicious as were the cocktails!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Isobel C
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Food was superb.menu varied. Entertainment excellent. Brill place. Very laid back. Definitely going back.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times now food always fab . The Cocktails let this place down , weak , expensive , spent a fortune, left sober .

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank angiepangi
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