Top 10 restaurants for Swansea students

Listen up Swansea students, we know finding a bargain is a must when it comes to eating out. Check out our list of the top ten restaurants in Swansea, and some of the best deals below:

  1. Hoogahs

This aesthetically pleasing café supplies a range of vegan options that can only be described as quirky. Pop along and try the most amazing sourdough pizza topped with chilli. You can even request truffle oil if you’re feeling fancy!

Find out more about Hoogahs, here.

  1. Common Meeple

Common Meeple is the outstanding board game café where you can challenge your friends to a game of Cluedo, Monopoly and many more. Choose from a latte from Gower Coffee Co., or venture into the large selection of locally brewed beer while sharing homemade nachos.

For £5.00, grab a coffee and a cake to fuel that competitive streak. Bargain!

  1. Joes Ice-cream

Joe’s ice cream has been a staple business in Swansea for a century, and the city’s dominant ice cream provider with minimal competition. With branches in Mumbles, St. Helen’s and Llansamlet, it is a must for everyone!

Joe’s also boasts extremely affordable prices - 1 scoop is only £1.85!

  1. Wagamamas

Whether you are a lover of duck gyozas or the hot vegatsu curry with tofu covered in panko breadcrumbs, Wagamama’s has got you covered.

Those of you who have been to other chains across the country may be asking yourself: what makes Swansea’s Wagamama’s different? The community. Wagamama’s Swansea has recently been all over the Welsh press for their good deeds giving free meals to those in need.

With regular offers and free delivery, you won’t even need to leave your bed!

  1. Las Iguanas

Las Iguanas is the place to be for a cheap night filled with cocktails. 2 for 1 cocktail night happens every night in this Latin-American themed restaurant. Sign up on the Las iguana’s website to gain a free bowl of nachos on your next visit. This is a must - they are amazing!

Also, use the Las Iguanas “Student Beans” account to redeem a further 25% off on top of this for a seriously cheap night.

  1. Zinco Lounge

For those looking for a bite while in town shopping, the Zinco Lounge will make you feel right at home. If it’s date night, they will light a candle for you. The restaurant makes everyone feel welcome with a comprehensive allergen filter, allowing you to only eat the foods you really love.

From tapas to puddings, this place is a tough one to beat!

  1. Croseo Lounge

If you’re a regular walker along the seafront, Croeso Lounge is the place for a warm drink. With a second location on the Mumbles seafront, it provides romantic scenery with an upstairs dining area overlooking the sea.

The option of ordering via QR code or at-bar service allows you to tailor your experience - perfect for those of you writing essays and needing some alone time.

  1. Brynmill Coffee House

A staple for all Singleton Campus students, this small village coffee house is a go-to for those students walking to and from the uplands area. Get your early morning coffee fix or stop after lectures, nothing beats the heart-warming, flavourful bagels, and in-house freshly baked cakes.

Brynmill Coffee House is known for its signs outside regularly re-chalked with uplifting coffee quotes to make your day. There may not be any specific discounts available for now; however, it is extremely affordable, and the distance from Singleton campus alone saves on travel costs!

  1. Uplands Diner

Arguably the number one contender for restaurants geared for students, ordering an All-Day Breakfast is a must the day after a crazy student night.

With both sit in and takeaway options available, Uplands Diner is best known for its filling breakfasts and beautiful Sunday Lunches that taste just like home. For only £8.75, have a Sunday roast with all the trimmings and crispy roasties on the side with less hassle.

Not only one of the most affordable places around, but they also offer 10% off with a valid NUS card.

  1. Pub On the Pond

A short, two-minute walk away from Swansea University’s Singleton campus is Pub on the Pond. Pub on the Pond has a Lunch Club discount: £7.49 for your choice of sandwich, toastie or wrap, paired with a side of chips and a drink of your choice.

Even better, those with a valid Student ID can grab a 20% discount card making this deal valid for your full year of study.

Whether you are already attending university in Swansea, or you have only just chosen to study in Swansea, we’re here every step of the way to ensure you find the best property for your needs. 

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