Food & Drink

One of the things that makes Wales and the Valleys in particular so special is the wealth of home cooked food using local produce in the area.

In Merthyr, you are assured to find cuisine to cater for every taste and budget.

We all love to try out the local eateries and food shops when we’re visiting a town, not to mention enjoying a relaxing break in a café or a quiet drink in the evening. Merthyr’s food and drink offer is a celebration of its people and reflects not only our Welshness but also the influence of generations of families who’ve come from across the world to work in Merthyr and have made the town their home.

Discover below the best of Merthyr’s food and drink, and where to find the finest local produce.

Enjoy the tastes of Portugal with a Welsh twist in Portugalles or The New Crown, or pick up some delicious Portuguese specialist foodstuffs in Oporto.

Be tantalised by the smell of Welsh cakes gently warming in Market Bakery in St Tydfil Indoor Market.

Drop into one of our many bustling town centre cafes and coffee houses for breakfast, elevenses or a light lunch

Discover our traditional butcher JW Millward, trading since 1952, selling delicious locally-sourced meats and tasty sausages, burgers and faggots all made on site.

Try out one of our excellent fish and chip shops, offering good honest tasty fare.

Enjoy a relaxing ‘elevenses’ in the beautiful setting of the Café at Redhouse, surrounded by images of Merthyr’s Heroes and Villains.

Experience a fabulous fine-dining experience at JOL’s Restaurant, all cooked with the finest local produce.

Pick up some Polish specialties at Ziomek, full of delicious meats, groceries, fruit and veg.

Check out Merthyr’s Italian connection in our Italian Station Cafe, run by several generations of the Viazzani family, and the Sidoli family owned Busy Bee Fish Bar & Café.

Enjoy sweet and savoury treats at Crosswoods deli, all handmade and delicious.

Feast your eyes on some amazing cakes and sweet treats at Sugar & Swirls, too good not to try

Explore the very best beers from our local Rhymney Brewery in The Winchester and check out our 2 recently opened Twin Taff Brewery & Crafty Dragon Brewery.

Enjoy a traditional wood-fired pizza, a lush cocktail or a locally brewed beer in the exquisitely refurbished Woodfired.

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