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Chai Street Welcomes New Term Students with special 10% off the final bill (Monday to Friday only)

Chai Street is giving students a special 10% off their total bill as a welcome back to the new term.

Chai Street is inspired by the tea shops of Cochin, which are places you dropped in to have a cup of tea (and perhaps something a bit stronger as well), a bite to eat and a convivial chat. Chai Street brings a taste of the Malabar coast, natural flavours of fresh coconut oil and pepper, the friendships formed as you await your next helping of Biryani.
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AM Andrew R.T. Davies making time for Chai Street

Welsh Assembly Member Andrew Davies visited Chai Street, keen to learn how the Cardiff-based independent chain is growing its unique vision of Indian street food in the City.

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CHAI ST @ The Bay Opening

Cardiff’s Indian street food restaurant chain Chai St is expanding due to popular demand – with a new outlet at 20 Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay.

The restaurants already on Cowbridge Road East and High Street (central Cardiff) have seen queues of diners waiting to get a taste of Chai St’s high-quality Indian street snacks.

The new location will continue our original vision for Chai Street – taking the philosophy of fresh, healthy and delicious authentic Indian food re-defined for contemporary tastes and applying it to the exciting street foods of India to create the perfect food-on-the-go experience.

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Sunday June 18th is Father’s Day come along and enjoy our Special Offer Only £9.99

There is no better way to spend Father’s Day this year Sunday June 18th than treating Dad to our special deal of delicious authentic Indian Street Food, dessert and half pint of beer he’s going to love!
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Quench Food Evening at Chai Street, guest blog by Ellie Philpotts

Quench is Cardiff University’s award-winning life style magazine. In January a team of 15 budding foodie and life style writers held a Quench Food Evening at Chai Street.  Editor of Quench Magazine Ellie Philpotts has written this guest blog following her Chai Street taste experience.  Read more


Cardiff’s popular Indian street food restaurant Chai St, by Mint and Mustard, is expanding at a new central Cardiff location after the success of their Canton outlet.

The restaurant on Cowbridge Road East has seen queues of diners waiting to get a taste of Chai St’s high quality Indian street snacks, and with demand continuing to grow a new outlet has now opened at 15 High Street in Cardiff centre.

The new location will continue our original vision for Chai Street – taking the Mint and Mustard philosophy of fresh, healthy and delicious Indian food re-defined for contemporary tastes and applying it to the exciting street foods of India to create the perfect food-on-the-go experience.

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Chai St hits the High St with second Cardiff restaurant

dishedChai St is opening a second Cardiff restaurant in the heart of the city following the success of our Canton street food outlet.

The new restaurant, at 15 High Street, will officially open on Friday 28th October, with a launch event to follow in early November.

Since re-opening in January 2015, our Cowbridge Road East restaurant has proven hugely popular and we’ve recently expanded it to cope with demand.

Now we’re expanding the chain and bringing our fresh, authentic and delicious Indian street food into the centre of Cardiff.

Co-owner Ajit Kandoran said: “We’re delighted to be opening in the heart of Cardiff. It’s a busy, lively and exciting place, just right for a real Indian street food experience”.

Chai St selects some of the best and most exciting street food dishes from across India to deliver all the flavours of its famous city food refined to an exceptional standard.



More Chai, more streetfood – we’re expanding!

Evoke Pictures Bristol Corporate Photography_chai st_ 006RSDemand for our authentic Indian street food is growing – and so are we.

With more and more diners wanting to experience the flavours of Chai Street we’re adding 20 new spaces to our Canton restaurant by expanding into the back of the restaurant.

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Streetfood Stories: Thali – the Indian classic

The streetfood of India has a history almost as rich and diverse as the country itself. In Streetfood Stories we reveal the tales behind some of our popular dishes. 


The secret to a good thali is the balance of flavours

Of all the varied streetfoods of India, the Thali is probably the best known – especially in the West, where it is the dish most of the backpackers who began visiting India in the 60s most fondly remember eating at some roadside cafe.

Its not hard to see why – it’s a dish that is served from the snowy mountains of the north right down to the palm-fringed southern coast, and probably the most common style of dining in India.

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Join the celebrations for our first birthday

chai blogChai St is celebrating its first birthday – and we’d love you to join us for our celebrations!

On 24th January our Cowbridge Road East street food restaurant will have been open for one year. It’s been a great year thanks to you – our customers, and we’d like to say thank you by inviting you to mark the day with us.

Diners at Chai St can claim a free drink, dessert and delicious street food nibbles at the restaurant on the day.

There’s no need to book a table – just pop in during the day and join the party!

We’re looking forward to another year of bringing you the very best of Indian street food in a fun and informal setting and hope to see you there for our big day!

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