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Ba Orient

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Mermaid Quay | First Floor Mermaid Quay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
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12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Lampeter
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited on the weekend we had not booked a table but were sat without delay. The staff were friendly and helpful, we choose the the two course meal the service was quick, the food was fresh a lovely and hot very tasty. The only criticism it was very cold in the restaurant had to eat with jackets on we weren't... More 

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Thank rhianmorse
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not very impressed. service was slow , food mediocre and was quite expensive. Came here a couple of years ago and remember being just as disappointed then.

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Thank Andrew W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Visited BA Orient last night, I have been there before and it is one of my favourite places to eat in Cardiff. The food is always full of flavour and delicious and the service is great too. We tried a few of the 2-4-1 cocktails and they were lovely, my favourite was the Balon 43. Our waiter was very friendly... More 

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Thank Lydia H
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this review

Dear Lydia, Thank you very much for your fantastic review. Please return soon :) More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I came here on our past two trips to Cardiff. Both times we were served by Joules, who makes a damn good cocktail and has some interesting chat about the music they play. He makes the best old fashioned, and if you have a sweet tooth but are still a whisky fan I'd recommend the toffee apple.... More 

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Thank LollyPanda
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for your fantastic feedback. Jools will be very happy to hear your review. We hope you return soon :) More 

Llanwrtyd Wells, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Ba Orient, on Sunday, and were served by Joules I think his name was? Not 100% sure! We went for the dim sum option, although we arrived quite late, our server was most accommodating and told us that he would rather remake drinks a few times for them to be perfect than us be unsatisfied, needless to say... More 

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1 Thank Soph J
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback, Jools will be very happy to hear your comments. :) More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The food was wonderful and full of flavour. We had a vegetarian set meal for four and we were all full by the end. It was delicious. The service was was great and they ensured we were happy with our food and drinks. Will come again.

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Thank Mollie D
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this review

Thank you for the great comments, we hope to see you again soon !!! :) More 

worthing
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I was craving steamed buns so made a trip here. The place was empty aside from us which was fine. The service was quick and we had a good view of the bay. The food hit the spot and satisfied a craving. Portions were a good size. Beer was expensive.

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Thank E1881RClaurenc
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the feedback. Please return soon :) More 

1 review
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a barman who knows the ins and outs of every drink on the menu (and many more which aren't) I can't recommend this hidden gem enough.

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Thank ConcatenatedNonsense
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We hope to see you return soon :) More 

Berriew, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Late Sunday Lunch, 3.30pm, saw the restaurant about 1/2 full, service was swift and courteous. We had a set menu for 4, plenty of good quality food. Mixed starter was excellent, one of the best Chinese mixed starters I've had. My only criticism is the Peking Duck with Pancakes etc... appeared to be deep fried which made it a little... More 

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1 Thank Pete J
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. Please return again soon :) More 

Wrexham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I booked this place for my partners birthday and I am so glad I did. This place really made our night special. The decor was lovely and bright. The staff were welcoming and friendly. We ordered cocktails and they were fantastic !! The food was some of the best I have ever had. We are both 'foodies' so can be... More 

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1 Thank Laura H
daryl b, Public Relations Manager at Ba Orient, responded to this review

Dear Laura, Thank you very much for your comments, we appreciate the feedback. Please return again soon and you can check our website and Facebook page for offers. Regards Ba Orient More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mermaid Quay | First Floor Mermaid Quay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
Description
Ba Orient is the first Cocktail, Whiskey and Dim Sum bar in Wales. Located in the heart of the mermaid quay with views of the bay and Roald Dahl Plass. Ba Orient is set in sophisticated and elegant surroundings with VIP rooms offered for those extra special occasions.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?