Gareth Bale is opening a food and mini-golf venue in Cardiff

Wales and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is planning to open a restaurant space and mini-golf destination in Cardiff.

Par 59 will be based in the city’s Capitol Shopping Centre and will feature two mini-golf courses, two large bars, and dining rooms.

Food will come from two independently run kitchens, with sushi from Japanese food trader Sushi Life, and buttermilk fried chicken from Dirty Bird.

The venue is expected to open in the summer and is the work of Bale and his company Elevens Group, and entertainment operator Depot.

The opening follows Bales’ launch of Elevens Bar & Grill in Cardiff in 2017, which launched in partnership with Brains Brewery.

Bale said: “My love for golf is no secret, so I am delighted to be working with an independent Welsh company to bring this concept to Cardiff. It’s all about creating a fun environment where people can enjoy something a bit different, and where everyone can have fun.

“So far, everything is going to plan and we’re on track to open this summer, which is really exciting.”

Nick Saunders, founder and managing director of the Depot, said: “Taking empty and forgotten spaces and breathing new life into them is something we know we do well, but the Depot is still a relatively young brand, so teaming up with Gareth’s team at Elevens Group to open Par 59 is a big achievement for us. We can’t wait to get the doors open.”

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