Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Bar 44

Saint or sinner? Santiago’s Tapas bar & Restaurant, Cardiff

Santiago is Spanish for Saint James. So a place, on the site of Truffles (an establishment that had been operating in Cardiff ever since I can remember and I have … Continue reading

Feb 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

The cream of Bristol sherry bars? Bar 44, Bristol.

Bristol is often seen as more of a foodie town than Cardiff (with Jay Rayner being rather scathing as to the relative gastronomic charms of the two cities – very … Continue reading

Sep 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

My best Soliciting (Flavours) of 2017

It is that time of the year again when the excesses of Christmas have passed and we have the ginormous anti-climax that is New Year’s Eve to (not) look forward … Continue reading

Dec 31, 2017 · 3 Comments

Where to get your next lunchtime fix! Five of the best fixed price lunch offers near Cardiff Central Station.

Whilst I tend to agree with Jay Raynor’s view that Bristol currently has more to offer food wise than Cardiff (not really surprising as it is a much larger city … Continue reading

Nov 12, 2017 · 9 Comments

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

Aug 20, 2017 · 3 Comments

Raising the steaks in Cardiff! Asador 44, Cardiff City Centre – updated

As readers of the blog will know, I have an enduring love affair with all things Spanish. The marvellous people, the amazing food and the stunning wines all draw me … Continue reading

Mar 26, 2017 · 13 Comments

My best soliciting (Flavours) of 2016 

Firstly Happy New Year – hope you are not nursing too much of a monster hangover. Well 2016 was a funny old year wasn’t it – who’d have thought a … Continue reading

Jan 1, 2017 · 3 Comments