On the edge of the beautiful Brecon Beacons and within easy reach of both Cardiff and Swansea, Merthyr Tydfil makes an ideal base from which to explore this region of Wales. Visitors come to walk the Taff Trail, ride the Brecon Mountain Railway or simply enjoy the scenery in this lovely part of the county. This is also the fourth largest town in Wales, so is a buzzing urban centre in its own right. Merthyr Tydfil restaurants span a huge range of culinary influences, from traditional Welsh classics to exotic dishes from the Indian subcontinent. Check out our selection of restaurants in the Merthyr Tydfil area to find out just what's on offer.
There's no doubt that the locals love their curries and the quality of Indian restaurants in Merthyr Tydfil reflects that popularity. Red Spice, for example, features some skilfully made authentic dishes, such as a starter of sukka janga, with whole freshwater king prawns in a uniquely flavoured sauce, or a main of Mumbai spicy duck cooked with whole red chillies, onions, green peppers and fresh coriander. Over at Simply Indian, meanwhile, the food is simply divine, with the succulent tandoori king prawn masala just one standout dish.
There are a growing number of Merthyr Tydfil restaurants that showcase fresh, local ingredients cooked according to traditional recipes. Look out for the famous Welsh rarebit, a hearty stew of Cawl or the excellent vegetarian Glamorgan sausage. Welsh mountain lamb and salt marsh lamb are rightly prized by chefs, while bara brith, crempog and Welsh cakes are an excellent choice with a cuppa when you visit one of the lovely cafes in Merthyr Tydfil.
It's wonderful to get a real taste of the town when you visit and dining in one of the excellent restaurants of Merthyr Tydfil is a great way of doing just that. Go where the locals go, sample some great dishes and become a part of the atmosphere yourself. Take a look at the selection of Merthyr Tydfil restaurants here on Quandoo and be sure to book a table to be part of the action.