Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: bistro

Ivy league or lots of pet peeves? The Ivy, Cardiff City centre.

At the back end of 2019 there was seemingly (at least in some circles – not mine) much excitement as to the arrival of the Ivy in Cardiff (Wales Online … Continue reading

Mar 1, 2020

When a meal done well is far from well done – Steak frites night at Paysan, Bloc, Victoria Park, Cardiff

I suspect, even with “plant based” stuff being so achingly on trend, many people (certainly in the UK) if asked what they would opt for as their death row meal … Continue reading

Feb 16, 2020

For that culinary cwtch – Nook, Victoria Park Cardiff.

From my home base in Llandaff, Victoria Park is a shortish walk. When I first moved to Llandaff (15 odd years ago), Vic. Park was a food desert with naught … Continue reading

Sep 29, 2019 · 4 Comments

The special (lunch for) one – the Plat du Jour menu at Milkwood, Pontcanna, Cardiff

This post is in keeping with the current re-visit theme on the blog in terms of places I have posted about before. Taken in the evening rather than the day. … Continue reading

Jun 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

Holy margherita – look at the price of that, man! Santa Maria, Cardiff City centre.

Pizza is one of the foods that Cardiff rather excels in and where Batman and Robin- esque (Adam West’s Batman and Burt Ward’s Robin – for those of my age) … Continue reading

Apr 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

An “affare” to remember? Sunday lunch at Porro, Llandaf, Cardiff

As the Italian speakers amongst you will know, “affare” means deal/bargain in Italian and this post refers to the seemingly rather good value Sunday lunch offer at Porro in Llandaf … Continue reading

Apr 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Not your “bog” standard coffee shop fare! Friday nights at Bloc, Victoria Park, Cardiff

I am always impressed by people who are prepared to take a calculated risk and they say you must speculate to accumulate (an adage that the risk averse lawyer in … Continue reading

Mar 17, 2019 · 1 Comment