Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Austrian Wine

The best tenner I may ever spend! The Plat du Jour at Wilsons, Bristol

Leading a wine tasting, in Bristol for the Jeroboam Club, on wines from Catalonia all the way down to Jumilla, I needed to be in Bristol early to decant the … Continue reading

Sep 22, 2019 · 1 Comment

Food that brings a smile to your face? Bann Thai Smile, Canton, Cardiff. UPDATE: Closed

Update: Drove past this place recently and noted it is now a Midde Eastern restaurant called Dubai Nights (think that was whst was there before so not sure what happened … Continue reading

Aug 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Not making a pig’s ear of it for “ate” or so years! Dinner at the Potted Pig, Cardiff

The phase “Making a pig’s ear of it” is intended to mean buggering something up (which, especially when it comes to DIY, I rather excel at). I, however, think this … Continue reading

Jul 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

This bird has really upping the food “game” in Llandaff! The all new Heathcock, Llandaff, Cardiff.

As a resident of Llandaff in Cardiff, I was beyond happy when I found out that the people behind the highly acclaimed Hare and Hounds pub in Aberthin (very much … Continue reading

Nov 11, 2018 · 5 Comments

A meal that really cuts the mustard? Richard Bainbridge guest chef dinner at Heaney’s Cardiff

This is a second post from me on Heaney’s since it opened in October, but the start of the guest chef’s dinners seemed to me to be worthy of another … Continue reading

Nov 4, 2018 · 2 Comments

Hooray for Heaney’s – so is this a great British menu? Heaney’s, Pontcanna, Cardiff.

This post relates to a soft opening event at which the food prices were 50% of the standard prices (booze was full price). Whilst undoubtedly paying half price for food … Continue reading

Oct 20, 2018 · 4 Comments

Currying flavour? Chutney Roti, Whitchurch Road, Cardiff

Cardiff is reasonably well served by what I would call high end Indian restaurants (a significant step up from your late night, after a bucket load of beers, curry houses … Continue reading

Sep 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

A touch of Frost. Park House Restaurant & Bar, Cardiff City Centre UPDATE: Sept 2018.

Update: Andrew Frost (head chef at time this post was originally published) has left and the head chef role has been taken over by Matt Waldron. I am going to … Continue reading

May 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Wot comes out of Africa!? Blue Nile restaurant, Birmingham

I like to think I am pretty well versed in the cuisines of the World, having travelled a bit. A region, however, I have had very little exposure to on … Continue reading

Feb 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

For that “special” dinner? Arbennig, Pontcanna, Cardiff – CLOSING END OF JUNE (25th) 2018.

The period post Christmas and into January is a difficult time for restaurants. A lot of people, having blown out over the Christmas period, tend to go into financial hibernation. … Continue reading

Jan 28, 2018 · 8 Comments