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It’s Friday night. It’s been a long week. You simply can’t be bothered to cook anything. Your partner is moaning they’re hungry… The answer is simple. Helen Payne investigates the best takeaways in South Wales.


You may not have heard of it, but a little out of town in the well-to-do suburb of Radyr lies a mobile catering van parked in a lay-by. Of all the Chinese takeaways (and trust me, I’ve tried many) this always is my favourite. Everything is cooked fresh there and then, and the family-run business deliver to nearby areas themselves. Price-wise may be a little steep for students, but as an occasional treat it’s worth splashing out on (Wednesday-Saturdays only).

Ffordd Treforgan, Morganstown. Info: 07812 684714


Having been crowned Best Takeaway in the country in 2015 and 2016, Wiwo goes on this list with ease. The Asian food outlet serves their food in a make-your-own style; the customer chooses their base, be it noodles or rice of varying types, then a meat, fish or duck addition, and a sauce to go with it. Easy, quick and fresh.

Woodville Rd, Cardiff. Info:  029 2023 5229 /


Hatti serves some of the finest Indian cuisine in the area. Primarily a restaurant with a takeaway service, you can expect restaurant quality food in your own home. It’s easy on the wallet too, with popular dish chicken tikka massala only costing you £6.50, or a korma for just £5.95.

77-78 Lower Dock Street, Newport. Info: 01633 222788 /

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This takeaway is renowned in the Clase area of Swansea for its delightful range of Indian cuisine. The digital menu on their website is organised into types of dishes; choose from rogan, saag, dhansak, pathia or biryani, then add your sides. Simple! No wonder it is Just Eat’s top ranking establishment in Swansea.

Rheidol Avenue, Clase, Swansea. Info: 01792 776606 /

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Takeaways aren’t always of the international variety; sometimes you just need a good helping of fish and chips. Formerly known as the well-loved Top Gun, this rebranded chippy in Whitchurch cooks its range of fish to order, with a light, crispy batter that isn’t too greasy. Feel free to eat in or takeaway as their latest renovation implemented a seating area for customers out of the hustle and bustle of the main road. Very likely to be busy, expect queues.

33 Merthyr Rd, Whitchurch. Info: 029 2061 8693 /


Serving up some of the finest pizza in Cardiff, second-to-none in Roath, Frankie’s is an authentic pizzeria that’s been a longstanding feature in Cardiff’s food scene. With most pizzas costing a generous £7.50, it’s an absolute steal. With no Frankenstein pizzas at Frankie’s, only the best classics, this spirit has surely helped it in its longevity.

MacKintosh Place, Cardiff. Info: 029 2045 4234  /

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