events at Mermaid Quay

2015
April

2 April, 2015 to 2 April, 2015

The Glee Club - Comedy Carousel

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Comedy Carousel and the Real Food Canteen at The Glee Club with Ian Moore, Adam Bloom, Clint Edwards and the Comedy Carousel on Thursday 2 April at 8pm.

Prices:
£16.50 Show Entry & Real Food Canteen
£10 Show Entry
£5 Show Entry - Full Time Student with I.D

3 April, 2015 to 12 April, 2015

Mermaid Quay Music Fest - Easter 2015

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Turn up, tune in to Mermaid Quay’s second annual Music Fest this Easter at Mermaid Quay!

Following the huge success of Music Fest 2014, Mermaid Quay is again hosting the FREE 10 day festival, from Friday 3 April – Sunday 12 April 2015, right on the waterfront, in the heart of Cardiff Bay.

Mermaid Quay Music Fest 2015 will kick off with four fabulous days of great live music – ranging from folk to opera, funk to good old rock & roll - over the Easter weekend (3 – 6 April) from 12noon - 4.30pm.

Performers will include Mermaid Quay regular John Adams (former X Factor contestant); Ragsy (former The Voice contestant) who just launched his great new album; Rocket Joe Joe & The Old Time Bangers, and the cute-as-a-button QT's (see full list of bands signed up to date below). There really will be something for everyone’s musical taste!

The fun then continues with interactive music and craft workshops for kids from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 April (see event story).

On Saturday 11 April, Tenovus Cancer Care will be providing some fantastic music with 12 different choirs and soloists (see event story) performing from 11am to 6pm.  They will be fundraising for a great cause so come along and support them.

And, to finish it all off, on Sunday 12 April, we’ve got Made in Cardiff TV taking over the Music Fest, with great music from local performers.

Complete your trip to Cardiff’s stunning waterfront at one of Mermaid Quay’s many restaurants, cafés and bars; with food from around the world, there is something for everyone, from tasty treats to a luxury meal or a fun family feast.

So, if you love music, love Mermaid Quay this Easter.

List of performers over Easter weekend:

Friday 3 April
12noon – 12.30pm: Jannay D
1pm – 1.15pm: Thomas Whyte
1.45pm – 2.15pm: Christina Thomas
2.45pm – 3.15pm: Lee Gilbert
4pm – 4.30pm: The Dead End Friends

Saturday 4 April
12noon – 12.30pm: Daniel Glover
1pm – 1.30pm: Random T Band
2pm – 2.30pm: Morgan Rawbone
3pm – 3.15pm: Ellen Williams
4pm – 4.30pm: James Clode Band

Sunday 5 April
12noon – 12.30pm:Tom Auton
12.15pm – 12.30pm: Daniel Cadogan
2pm – 2.15pm: Olivia Kneath
3pm – 3.30pm: Ragsy
4.15pm – 4.45pm: Rocket Joe Joe and The Old Time Bangers

Monday 6 April
12noon – 12.15pm: John Adams
2.45pm – 1pm: Sara Jones
1.30pm – 1.45pm: Corrin Casini
2.15pm – 2.30pm: Kaned
3pm – 3.15pm: QT’s
4pm – 4.30pm: Soul Lotta Funk

 

3 April, 2015 to 6 April, 2015

Mermaid Quay Music Fest - Easter Weekend

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Turn up, tune in to Mermaid Quay’s second annual Music Fest this Easter at Mermaid Quay!

Following the huge success of Music Fest 2014, Mermaid Quay is again hosting the FREE 10 day festival, from Friday 3 April – Sunday 12 April 2015, right on the waterfront, in the heart of Cardiff Bay.

Mermaid Quay Music Fest 2015 will kick off with four fabulous days of great live music – ranging from folk to opera, funk to good old rock & roll - over the Easter weekend (3 – 6 April) from 12noon - 4.30pm.

Performers will include Mermaid Quay regular John Adams (former X Factor contestant); Ragsy (former The Voice contestant) who just launched his great new album; Rocket Joe Joe & The Old Time Bangers, and the cute-as-a-button QT's (see full list of bands signed up to date below). There really will be something for everyone’s musical taste!

So, if you love music, love Mermaid Quay this Easter.

List of performers over Easter weekend:

Friday 3 April
12noon – 12.30pm: Jannay D
1pm – 1.15pm: Thomas Whyte
1.45pm – 2.15pm: Christina Thomas
2.45pm – 3.15pm: Lee Gilbert
4pm – 4.30pm: The Dead End Friends

Saturday 4 April
12noon – 12.30pm: Daniel Glover
1pm – 1.30pm: Random T Band
2pm – 2.30pm: Morgan Rawbone
3pm – 3.15pm: Ellen Williams
4pm – 4.30pm: James Clode Band

Sunday 5 April
12noon – 12.30pm:Tom Auton
12.15pm – 12.30pm: Daniel Cadogan
2pm – 2.15pm: Olivia Kneath
3pm – 3.30pm: Ragsy
4.15pm – 4.45pm: Rocket Joe Joe and The Old Time Bangers

Monday 6 April
12noon – 12.15pm: John Adams
2.45pm – 1pm: Sara Jones
1.30pm – 1.45pm: Corrin Casini
2.15pm – 2.30pm: Kaned
3pm – 3.15pm: QT’s
4pm – 4.30pm: Soul Lotta Funk

3 April, 2015 to 6 April, 2015

Craftfolk - Easter in Landsea Square

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Set in the highly visual Landsea Square this event will kick start Craftfolk's events in Cardiff Bay for 2015.

Stalls will boarder all three sides of Landsea Square itself and continue backing on to the railings of the upper board walk. There will be a a fantastic selection of art, crafts, fruit wines, local beer, traditional hot welsh cakes, chocolate brownies with mouth-watering hot chocolate sauce to tempt everyone. 

7 April, 2015 to 10 April, 2015

Mermaid Quay Music Fest - Workshops

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Tune up, tune in to Mermaid Quay’s second annual Music Fest this Easter at Mermaid Quay!

Following the huge success of Music Fest 2014, Mermaid Quay is again hosting the FREE 10 day festival, from Friday 3 April – Sunday 12 April 2015 from 12, right on the waterfront, in the heart of Cardiff Bay.

To continue the fun from Easter weekend, there will be interactive music and craft workshops for kids from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 April.

Tuesday 7 April: 12 noon - 4pm
Music based workshops - African Drumming
Walkabout Characters and Treasure Hunt
Drop in Craft Session - African Mask and Head Dress making

Wednesday 8 April: 12 noon - 4pm
Music based workshops with Cheer
Walkabout characters and Treasure Hunt
Drop in craft session - Music Crafts

Thursday 9 April: 12 noon - 4pm
Music based workshops - Taiko Drumming
Walkabout characters and Treasure Hunt
Drop in craft session - Japanese Sash/Bandana making

Friday 10 April: 12 noon - 4pm
Music based workshops - Break Dance
Beat Boxing workshops
Walkabout characters and Treasure Hunt
Drop in craft session - Music colouring and craft

11 April, 2015 to 11 April, 2015

Mermaid Quay Music Fest - Tenovus Choirs

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Tune up, tune in to Mermaid Quay’s second annual Music Fest this Easter at Mermaid Quay!

Following the huge success of Music Fest 2014, Mermaid Quay is again hosting the FREE 10 day festival, from Friday 3 April – Sunday 12 April 2015, right on the waterfront, in the heart of Cardiff Bay.

On Saturday 11 April, Tenovus Cancer Care will be providing some fantastic music with 12 different choirs and soloists (see list below) performing from 11am to 6pm.  They will be fundraising for a great cause so come along and support them.

11:00am – 11:30am – Darren Tyson
11:30am – 12:00pm – Maternal Harmony
12:00pm -12:30pm - Sororitas
12:30pm – 1:00pm – Melody Makers
1:00pm – 1:30pm – Sing & Inspire
1:30pm -2:00pm – Cat Southall (Tenovus Choir leader)
2:00pm – 2:30pm – Bridgend SWU (Tenovus)
2:30pm – 3:00pm – City Sirens
3:00pm – 3:30pm – Incidentals
3:30pm – 4:00pm – James Williams (former X Factor contestant)
4:30pm – 5:00pm - Cardiff SWU (Tenovus)
5:00pm – 5:30pm – Sue Lay choir
5:30pm – 6:00pm - Sing for Life (Tenovus)

12 April, 2015 to 12 April, 2015

Mermaid Quay Music Fest - Made in Cardiff

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Tune up, tune in to Mermaid Quay’s second annual Music Fest this Easter at Mermaid Quay!

Following the huge success of Music Fest 2014, Mermaid Quay is again hosting the FREE 10 day festival, from Friday 3 April – Sunday 12 April 2015, right on the waterfront, in the heart of Cardiff Bay.

To finish it all off, on Sunday 12 April, we’ve got Made in Cardiff TV taking over the Music Fest, with great music from local performers from 12noon - 4pm.

Quay Note is the music competition that’s being run by Made in Cardiff and Mermaid Quay Music Fest 2015 – it is designed to give TV coverage to half a dozen local musical acts, with a whole episode of “What’s Occurin’ Cardiff” – Made In Cardiff's flagship nightly programme being further set aside to showcase the talents of the winner.

On the final day of the Music Fest 2015, the 6 finalists will be performing in front of a panel of judges and the winner will be annouced!

 

2015
May

1 May, 2015

Carluccio's opens at Mermaid Quay!

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Coming soon to Mermaid Quay!

Due to open on 1 May 2015, Carluccio's will offer an all day Italian food shop and deli. The ideal destination for a leisurely breakfast or a quick coffee and pastry on the run, a catch up with friends over a selection of sharing plates, a celebratory three-course meal with wine or even a spot of retail therapy.

The restaurant will also be the perfect setting for a special celebration or a big event.

Using the freshest seasonal ingredients, the varied restaurant menu has something for everyone. Look forward to a satisfying selection of Italian dishes, from delicious antipasti and fresh handmade pasta, to seasonal fish, meat and vegetarian mains plus decadent desserts.

Carluccio's deli will be brimming with freshly made dishes available for lunch on-the-go, including tasty ciabatta sandwiches, Piadina, light salads and sweet treats. Or head to the food ship to browse shelves bursting with beautifully packaged Italian products, many sourced direct from small artisan producers in Italy, including oil, wines, coffee, biscuits, pastas, polenta, rice, antipasti, sauces and homemade chocolates.

2 May, 2015 to 4 May, 2015

Climbing Wall at Mermaid Quay

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Visit Mermaid Quay from Saturday 2 May - Monday 4 May and have a go on our fabulous climbing wall.

Fun for all the family at Mermaid Quay.

More information to follow.

 

6 May, 2015 to 6 May, 2015

The Glee Club - Live Music - Hollie McNish

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Hollie McNish performs live at The Glee Club on Wednesday 6 May 2015 at 7.45pm.

Tickets: £10
 

23 May, 2015 to 25 May, 2015

Spring Bank Holiday Busking Weekend

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Love music, Love Mermaid Quay.

Come and join the atmosphere at Mermaid Quay with some fabulous buskers performing on the Quayside.

Performers and details to be confirmed.

2015
June

17 June, 2015 to 17 June, 2015

The Glee Club - Live Music - Larry Carlton

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Larry Carlton performs live at The Glee Club on Wednesday 17 June 2015 at 8pm.

Tickets: £25

2015
July

4 July, 2015

Summer singathon with Tenovus Choirs

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Come and join the fun on the quayside at Mermaid Quay with Tenovus Cancer Care and various choirs performing in their all day “Summer Singathon”.

2015
August

29 August, 2015 to 31 August, 2015

RNLI Weekend

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Visit Mermaid Quay from Saturday 29 August - Monday 31 August for a weekend of fun with RNLI.

 

2015
September

19 September, 2015 to 20 September, 2015

RUGBY WORLD CUP

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Too big to miss!
The rugby world cup is in town – we’ll be celebrating the 9 nations playing at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium: Ireland, Canada, Uruguay, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Georgia, France and, of course, Wales.

Full details to be confirmed.

2015
October

24 October, 2015 to 1 November, 2015

Drawing Water: The Big Draw Art Festival at Mermaid Quay

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Come and join the fun at Mermaid Quay this October Half Term.
There will be a great Art Festival at Mermaid Quay with activities, workshops, crafts, entertainment, competitions and a treasure hunt - fun for all the family.

Full details to be confirmed. 

2015
November

24 October, 2015 to 1 November, 2015

Drawing Water: The Big Draw Art Festival at Mermaid Quay

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Come and join the fun at Mermaid Quay this October Half Term.
There will be a great Art Festival at Mermaid Quay with activities, workshops, crafts, entertainment, competitions and a treasure hunt - fun for all the family.

Full details to be confirmed. 

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news & offers

Mermaid Quay Music Fest - Easter 2015

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Turn up, tune in to Mermaid Quay’s second annual Music Fest this Easter at Mermaid Quay!

Following the huge success of Music Fest 2014, Mermaid Quay is again hosting the FREE 10 day festival, from Friday 3 April – Sunday 12 April 2015, right on the waterfront, in the heart of Cardiff Bay.

Mermaid Quay Music Fest 2015 will kick off with four fabulous days of great live music – ranging from folk to opera, funk to good old rock & roll - over the Easter weekend (3 – 6 April) from 12noon - 4.30pm.

Performers will include Mermaid Quay regular John Adams (former X Factor contestant); Ragsy (former The Voice contestant) who just launched his great new album; Rocket Joe Joe & The Old Time Bangers, and the cute-as-a-button QT's (see full list of bands signed up to date below). There really will be something for everyone’s musical taste!

The fun then continues with interactive music and craft workshops for kids from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 April (see event story).

On Saturday 11 April, Tenovus Cancer Care will be providing some fantastic music with 12 different choirs and soloists (see event story) performing from 11am to 6pm.  They will be fundraising for a great cause so come along and support them.

And, to finish it all off, on Sunday 12 April, we’ve got Made in Cardiff TV taking over the Music Fest, with great music from local performers.

Complete your trip to Cardiff’s stunning waterfront at one of Mermaid Quay’s many restaurants, cafés and bars; with food from around the world, there is something for everyone, from tasty treats to a luxury meal or a fun family feast.

So, if you love music, love Mermaid Quay this Easter.

List of performers over Easter weekend:

Friday 3 April
12noon – 12.30pm: Jannay D
1pm – 1.15pm: Thomas Whyte
1.45pm – 2.15pm: Christina Thomas
2.45pm – 3.15pm: Lee Gilbert
4pm – 4.30pm: The Dead End Friends

Saturday 4 April
12noon – 12.30pm: Daniel Glover
1pm – 1.30pm: Random T Band
2pm – 2.30pm: Morgan Rawbone
3pm – 3.15pm: Ellen Williams
4pm – 4.30pm: James Clode Band

Sunday 5 April
12noon – 12.30pm:Tom Auton
12.15pm – 12.30pm: Daniel Cadogan
2pm – 2.15pm: Olivia Kneath
3pm – 3.30pm: Ragsy
4.15pm – 4.45pm: Rocket Joe Joe and The Old Time Bangers

Monday 6 April
12noon – 12.15pm: John Adams
2.45pm – 1pm: Sara Jones
1.30pm – 1.45pm: Corrin Casini
2.15pm – 2.30pm: Kaned
3pm – 3.15pm: QT’s
4pm – 4.30pm: Soul Lotta Funk

EXCITING NEW MENU AT GBK

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GBK at Mermaid Quay have launched a very exciting special new menu!

Celebrated New Zealand chef Peter Gordon, dubbed ‘the Godfather of fusion cuisine’ has created an exclusive menu with GBK. Peter’s menu reflects his pioneering culinary style. Peter created the original Gourmet Burger Kitchen menu back in 2001 and has always remained a part of the GBK family. Fast forward 14 years and Peter is still doing what he does best, experimenting with ingredients, textures and flavours at GBK.

The menu for £17.95 has our duck confit burger, a choice of a side of either sweet potato fries or summer homeslaw and a banana Biscoff Milkshake (this can be swapped for a glass of wine or a Meantime Pale Ale).

All items can also be ordered separately.

Come and try it and get you taste buds tingling!

Carluccio's is coming to Mermaid Quay!

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Coming soon to Mermaid Quay!

Due to open on 1 May 2015, Carluccio's will offer an all day Italian food shop and deli. The ideal destination for a leisurely breakfast or a quick coffee and pastry on the run, a catch up with friends over a selection of sharing plates, a celebratory three-course meal with wine or even a spot of retail therapy.

The restaurant will also be the perfect setting for a special celebration or a big event. 

Using the freshest seasonal ingredients, the varied restaurant menu has something for everyone. Look forward to a satisfying selection of Italian dishes, from delicious antipasti and fresh handmade pasta, to seasonal fish, meat and vegetarian mains plus decadent desserts.

Carluccio's deli will be brimming with freshly made dishes available for lunch on-the-go, including tasty ciabatta sandwiches, Piadina, light salads and sweet treats. Or head to the food ship to browse shelves bursting with beautifully packaged Italian products, many sourced direct from small artisan producers in Italy, including oil, wines, coffee, biscuits, pastas, polenta, rice, antipasti, sauces and homemade chocolates.

 

Spring has sprung at Zizzi

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Try Zizzi's new spring menu at Mermaid Quay.

There are dishes with a twist such as the Bufala Campagna Salad or the Pulled Pork Napoli.

Come and treat your taste buds!

PLUS get 30% off all mains! Just download the voucher here.

Offer valid all day Sunday - Thursday until Sunday 5 April.

    Spring into summer with Las Iguanas new menu

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    Las Iguanas new menu is out now at Mermaid Quay!

    Spring into summer with the new menu, serving up plenty of zingy and flavourful foods, perfect for this time of year.

    Plus with any purchases of a Coca-Cola product you could be in with the chance of winning a trip to Rio de Janeiro!

    BILL'S RESTAURANT IS NOW OPEN AT MERMAID QUAY

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    Bill’s is now open at Mermaid Quay!

    Open from early in the morning for breakfast, throughout the day and into the evening for dinner, Bill’s caters brilliantly for every occasion. Its food is fresh and seasonal, staff are friendly and ready to make sure you have a good time, and the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. There is something for everyone, from an early morning coffee and bowl of porridge, to a candlelit dinner and a glass of wine to mark a special occasion. Whether you want to sit quietly and enjoy a coffee or celebrate your birthday in style, Bill’s will make sure you have a good time.

    One of the oldest buildings in Cardiff Bay, the Pilotage is steeped in history and Bill’s new restaurant makes the most of the original features inside. “We’re delighted to have opened a second restaurant in Cardiff, and it is great to be adding something to the mix of eateries at Mermaid Quay”, said Bill Collison, founder of Bill’s. “Cosy booths, large sharing tables, and plenty of twinkling candles in the evening, we hope this new opening will prove to be as popular as our original Cardiff restaurant.”

    “I think what makes us a bit different is the effort we put into everything, from the menus and staff training, to me picking up bits and pieces from auctions and antique fairs to give the restaurant a really welcoming feel. Bill’s has a real bustle during the day and then, come the evening, we get the candelabras glowing and it’s a really different vibe.”

    Bill’s Mermaid Quay will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day from 8am – 11pm Monday – Saturday; and 9am – 10.30pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

    MANGO LILY LEISURE LIMITED BUYS MIMOSA, MERMAID QUAY

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    Cardiff-based startup, Mango Lily Leisure Ltd, has bought Mimosa, the hip restaurant, bar and lounge in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay.

    Cardiff based entrepreneur Michael Trezise is the man behind Mango Lily Leisure and, following his successful sale of Tracesmart Group to Lexis Mexis in March 2014, he is now entering the casual dining market.

    Trezise said “Eating and drinking out is now established as a behavioral norm with the key national operators benefitting from the great opportunities for growth. Mango Lily Leisure has significant capital in place to expand its portfolio into key cities throughout the UK and to deliver the ultimate dining, drinking and social experience in relaxing surroundings. The acquisition of Mimosa is exciting, particularly as it’s our first and situated in my hometown. Mango Lily Leisure and Mimosa share a vision to ensure produce remains fresh and responsibly sourced.”

    The current Mimosa team will remain and will be complimented by the arrival of an experienced management team later this year.

    The company has already appointed Leigh Matthews as Mimosa’s new General Manager. With over 12 years experience in hospitality, he has built a reputation around award-winning service and delivering exceptional standards of food quality. Matthews was keen to join this project and said “The clear and exciting vision we have for Mimosa resonated with me. It’s always been an ambition of mine to build an exciting casual dining and cocktail brand and, with Mango Lily Leisure, I am confident we can create, not just an exceptional experience for diners and drinkers alike, but also an example of what real quality and customer service should be.”

    Mango Lily plans to grow its portfolio to 5 sites by the end of 2016 and to 10 by the end of 2019.

    Mimosa will be rebranded to a completely new identity over the next few months.

    Further details will be announced in due course.

      Team Passenger winners of Ignite 2015 at Mermaid Quay

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      Congratulations to Team Passenger who won Ignite 2015 at Mermaid Quay on Saturday 21 February.

      Team Passenger traded on Bute Street on Saturday, selling Indian sweets. Ending the the day in profit, made them winners of the 2015 event.

      Students at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff University and University of South Wales took part in a 40-hour entrepreneurial challenge from February 20th to 22nd. The students traded from a range of retail and market locations with the aim of making as much profit as possible from the seed money they have been awarded.

      Ignite is aimed at equipping students with the entrepreneurial skills they need to develop a new business or to land their dream job. The programme challenged them to develop their team working skills, creativity, problem solving, financial management, business planning and ideas generation.

      For more information visit the Ignite website here.

      GBK app - Order, collect, burger joy

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      Gourmet Burger Kitchen has gone digital!

      You can now order burgers-to-go on your smartphone.

      Just download their app, choose Mermaid Quay from the list of restaurants, punch in your order and voila! Burgers to pick up at your leisure, saving you time AND piling up rewards on the app such as free sides & burgers on every other order.

       

      FREE WIFI NOW AVAILABLE AT MERMAID QUAY

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      Mermaid Quay is delighted to announce the launch of a free WiFi service for all customers.
      This service allows visitors to Mermaid Quay to use free WiFi on smartphones, tablets and computers to browse the web, check in on social media and/or send and receive email.
      Simply select "Mermaid Quay" from the list of networks and follow the simple on screen instructions to log in.

       

      competition time

      Win 2 tickets to the UK VIP launch of Punk Panda

      Win 2 tickets to the UK VIP launch of Punk Panda

      Punk Panda is a brand new, exciting BBQ Grill & Chill Cocktail Lounge opening in Mermaid Quay soon!  We've got 2 tickets to the VIP launch party up for grabs in our prize draw.  Just fill in your details below to enter.   Draw closes 5pm Sunday 12 April.

      Follow Punk Panda on Twitter @punkpandauk or sign up at www.punkpanda.co.uk to get news about the opening.

       

      Entry Form

      *some competitions require the entrant to be aged 18 years or over