Motel Nights

4.7
28 reviews
£25 and under
Cocktail Bar
"Just a stone's throw away from Victoria Park in Canton we are a brand new café, bar & event space in a unique location with bags of character. Great coffee, great food, and an atmosphere never seen before in Cardiff!

Centred around a strong community vibe, during the day our space lends itself to co-working space as well as an open plan coffee shop, open to the public, serving food and drink. When the sun goes down the motel comes alive under a seductive glow of neon playing host to a variety of in house events as well as a fully private bookable venue. With a sheltered outdoor space and street food served 'til late, the motel will be the perfect place to host your long-overdue birthday party and private functions.

We value good times first and foremost, and our space is centred around that!"

Experiences

  • Optional Booking Contribution

    £1.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    This small contribution will help keep the disco balls turning. Alternatively, select 'No Thanks' to continue with your booking free of charge.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 28 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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Niaeva
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome 😎 Thank you so much ☺️ Can’t wait to go again!! Tuesday infact 😊

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AlexB
Wales
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a great night here. Amazing service, lovely atmosphere and aesthetic; the food was beautiful and the drinks were decently priced. Can't wait to come back to this little gem!

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RyanC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a brilliant time in this unique little bar in Canton. We were welcomed and given seats under cover due to the rain. Brilliant feel to the place and lots to talk about with friends

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Bradley
Wales
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and friendly service. Nice selection of drinks.

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Chocidol
Wales
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Cocktails were amazing. Staff were super friendly.

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IsobelA
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Such a great little venue for an evening out! The staff were very attentive and made sure we never had to wait to order drinks and food. Love the decor and the glitter ball bath is so something you have to see!

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EmilyJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So glad we could finally try this fab new place! Had a great evening and love the disco decorations! Highly recommend.

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NicolaE
Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

We had a great time, a bit cold outside but warmer inside

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hannt
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wicked venue, great drinks, laid back atmosphere and the staff are amazing too :)

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CatrinS
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fun time and great with the happy birthday sign, great personal touch!

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Ffilew1
Wales
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed, really cool decor and lovely drinks. Would definitely recommend to anyone

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Riffraff6
Wales
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This venue is fantastic! Like something you wouldn’t usually find in Cardiff. Full of life, the bar staff are really friendly and the food is good! The quiz nights are brilliant too. Will definitely come again.

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DaiD
Wales
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue with fantastic atmosphere. The team are friendly and good selection of drinks, food!

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CerysW
Wales
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a lovely vibe there. Great food and drinks and awesome service

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AmyT
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

Cool little bar, with great atmosphere, delicious cocktail very friendly staff. Didn’t eat, just drinks.

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RhysM
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing wings. Great service. Brilliant atmosphere and dog friendly.

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Gman
Wales
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Hot chocolate wasn’t hot chocolate but charged for it

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RobE
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing place! The decor is unique, colourful and interesting. The food (vegan hotdog) was very nice and a large portion. Espresso martini's we're great as was the peach lager. Bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort to go there.

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NiaP
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Lovely experience overall. Very cool decor. There was a bit of a wait for drinks service. I thought there would be food but there wasn’t

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sallyd
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING! Will definitely go back. The atmosphere, food and staff are great.

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AndrewB
Wales
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic new Canton venue. Can't wait to return.

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TOTM
Wales
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing bar, great atmosphere and decor, best cocktails! Can't wait to go back again soon

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Chris
Wales
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

Really lovely place, in 2hrs only got one drink as table service was a bit all over the shop and a lot of stopping for photos. But it's early days and it's a great space and I've no doubt they will improve and I wish them all the very best!

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CharlotteN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

Brilliant night will deffo go again after lockdown. I didn’t have food hence the low score.

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Joanna
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Motel Nights was lush. The decor is amazing and the overall vibe of the place is sweet. The staff were really cool and helpful, and the whole process of booking and arriving was great.

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Robin
Wales
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Motel Nights is a great new bar and a fantastic addition to Cardiff.

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WorkingFromHome
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not only is this a great little indie venue, the staff were fantastic, helpful and totally covid-compliant. They went out of their way to make sure I had fast internet for online working, and the coffee was fantastic. I have zero complaints. I would definitely recommend booking in if you're WFH and need a change of scenery.

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Nigz0811
Wales
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best new bar in Cardiff. Great drinks menu and exciting new food pop ups. Staff are great, place is dog friendly - can't recommend enough!

FAQs

Motel Nights offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 07837 502905.

Motel Nights is rated 4.7 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.