Mermaid Quay in Cardiff finally sees the opening of the brand new Brains bar and kitchen, The Dock.
The new Bar & Kitchen will offer eclectic food and drink menus themed on world discovery, from its iconic waterside location – The Dock will offer unique world flavours and discovery dishes in a contemporary atmosphere suited to casual dining and drinking.
The extensive food menu will offer signature dishes, gastro specials and family favourites, as well as an extensive brunch menu and coffee offer.
The venue will also offer discovery craft beers, exotic cocktails – in addition to iconic gins in new flavours and serves.
Spread across two floors – including an outside terrace – and flooded with light through floor to ceiling windows, the extensive refit has enabled a contemporary, eclectic interior that tells the historic story of the bay.
The exterior signage, manufactured by Sign Specialists, maintains the contemporary look and feel demonstrated throughout the building. Large, minimalist, illuminated signs sit impressively above the entrance, and more than set the theme for what people can expect to experience inside.
The head of marketing for Brains, which owns the Dock said: “Over the past decade, Cardiff Bay has established itself as a vibrant location and we’re now in a brilliant position to introduce something completely new to the area.
“With exciting world flavours and dishes, and mouth-watering twists on old classics, the menus will offer something unique, not just for the Bay but for the whole city.”
“This distinctive food and drink offering, coupled with its iconic waterside location with stunning views across the Bay, will help position it as the go-to venue at the very heart of Mermaid Quay,” he continued.
“The Dock will be unlike anything else the area has to offer but, importantly, will be entirely in keeping with Cardiff Bay’s important cultural and industrial heritage.”
The Dock will be a flagship business for Brains and, after the launching of The Cambrian Tap in Cardiff’s city centre last year, is the latest in a range of new venues the business is opening.