Discover why Cowbridge restaurants are so popular. Set in the Vale of Glamorgan just seven miles west of Cardiff, Cowbridge is an ancient market town whose history goes back to Roman times. Today, it is one of the most popular towns in South Wales and has been voted by one national newspaper as 'the best place to live in Wales'. What's the secret? Well, beautiful countryside and a stunning coastline create a wonderful natural environment, while the pretty High Street with its independent shops is another highlight. With regular produce markets and a renowned annual food festival, this is also something of a foodie town and restaurants in Cowbridge are a key part of the vibrant local dining scene.