Soliciting Flavours

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

A lunch time bullseye? The Bull Terrier Cafe, Cardiff Central Market

When I was younger, the greasy spoon was a key feature on most high streets in the UK.  I have always had fond memories of such places as my Grandfather … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

One of Cardiff’s hot new coffee shops? 200 Degrees, Cardiff City CentreĀ 

The growth of the coffee shop culture on the UK high street is nothing short of a phenomena. A report, earlier this year, suggested that the combined turnover of coffee shops … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Llareggub” to write home about or “Taergydoolb”? Milkwood, Pontcanna, Cardiff.

The title is an ode to Dylan Thomas’ “Under Milk Wood” (if you are not a Thomas fan you will need to read the words in “speech marks” backwards), with … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · 2 Comments

Way out East, lies a luvly burger and breakfast feast! Luvly Grub, Tremorfa, Cardiff

It is fair to say that Tremorfa is not one of my usual stomping grounds in Cardiff when it comes to looking for food.  I am based in the West … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Guess who’s back! The return of the Philharmonic, Cardiff City centre.

I have lived in Cardiff for more years than I care to remember and for a big chunk of those years the Philharmonic (aka the Philly) was pretty much a … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

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