Soliciting Flavours

Musings (more like rambling thoughts) of a Cardiff based lawyer obsessed with food and wine

Shopping centre chic? Ciliegino, St. David’s 2, Cardiff.

I tend to find the food offering in large scale shopping centres in the UK more than a little dispiriting.  Identikit chain restaurants offering mediocre food at anything but cheap … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Frying, first class? Salt & Malt, Chew Valley Lake, Somerset.

Needing a meeting spot not too far south of Bristol (me being in Bristol the night before taking my Godson to the T20 cricket,  but having to get back to … Continue reading

August 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

City centre shawarma – the Royal Coast Café, Cardiff City centre.

When it comes to Middle Eastern food the go to places in Cardiff tend to be in the East of the City – predominantly the Roath area, with City Road … Continue reading

July 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Milk and four sugars – Milk & Sugar/Lleath & Siwgr at Y Hen Lyfrgell, Cardiff City Centre

The four sugars in the title to this post relates to the fact that Cardiff independent, Milk & Sugar, has recently expanded its empire to a fourth location (and not … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

Worthy of your hard earned dough? The Dough Thrower, Victoria Park, Cardiff.

The Dough Thrower, a new wood fired pizza place opposite Victoria Park, has been a long time coming. I have watched with interest the transformation of the previous incumbent (a … Continue reading

July 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

A real catch or one to throw back? Seafood Shack, Cardiff.

Despite being on the coast, Cardiff is surprisingly bereft of places specialising in seafood. If Cardiff was a Spanish city there would be a myriad of chiringuitos plying their seafood wares down … Continue reading

July 9, 2017 · 4 Comments

Star quality? Restaurant James Sommerin, Penarth.

I am not one to really celebrate my birthdays. The longer in the tooth (feel like I am approaching sabre tooth) I get, the more I tend to want to … Continue reading

July 2, 2017 · Leave a comment