Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: BBQ

Basque-ing in the meat!! Goizeko Izarra el txuletón de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain.

After nigh on a week of gorging on pintxos and Michelin Star dainties in glorious Donostia San Sebastian (please let me win the lottery so I can buy a house … Continue reading

Jul 15, 2018 · 3 Comments

A hidden gem or best left forgotten? Barley & Rye, Cardiff city centre (UPDATE: now closed it seems – June 2018)

Some places you simply forget about. Eons back I was invited to the launch of Barley & Rye in Cardiff which, regrettably (as per seemingly usual) I couldn’t make. On … Continue reading

Jun 3, 2018 · 2 Comments

Timetabling a crafty burger and a beer? Burger Craft at The Green Man, Edgeware Road.

On my many visits to London for work, a perennial issue is getting something to eat before catching the train back (usually late, so by the time I get home … Continue reading

Apr 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

“Feed your inner sole”-  breakfast at The Potting Shed, Insole Court Mansion House, Llandaff, Cardiff

In the UK something that is pretty close to our heart and soul food wise is the breakfast fry up. Smashed avocado (why is it smashed rather than mashed – … Continue reading

Oct 8, 2017 · 4 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

Aug 27, 2017 · 3 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

Island Dining – Vivo Latino, the Hayes, Cardiff – Update: Closed April 2018

When you think of islands and Central/South Amercia you would be forgiven for associating the two with Mexico’s Caribbean or Pacific coast islands, Belize’s barrier islands or perhaps, the even … Continue reading

Jun 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Coming up rosés? Rosé wine review

With Summer having official started as of the beginning of June – cue the Sun disappearing and the rain so missing in the Spring returning with avengeance – Mrs.SF and … Continue reading

Jun 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sen-sational value! Sen BBQ, Canton, Cardiff.

The kebab and, in particular, the doner is a much maligned beast. People, quite rightly in some cases, view the rotating elephant’s foot with suspicion. “What meat does it really … Continue reading

Oct 23, 2016 · 4 Comments

Small by nature, big in flavour? SmallBAR, Cardiff. UPDATE: Closed – now Beelzebub

The smallBAR, which has taken over the unit that use to be Applejacks, is part of a seemingly growing recognition from across the bridge of the potential of the food … Continue reading

Oct 16, 2016 · 3 Comments