Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: bistro

Home and (a take) away- Mr. Croquewich Bistrot Home Delivery.

Generally I am not a big takeaway eater. If we are at home Mrs. SF and I tend to cook from scratch (Mrs. SF in the week, with me taking … Continue reading

Apr 5, 2020 · 1 Comment

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 · 5 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

Still hitting the bullseye? Sunday lunch at Bully’s Cardiff.

With all the (warranted) hype (including from your’s truly) regarding the rash of new places in the West of Cardiff (Heaney’s, the Heathcock and, the slightly more long in the … Continue reading

Dec 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Working up an appetite. The “worker lunch” at Steen the Chef, Cardiff City Centre

I am always on the look out for bargain lunch time offers in Cardiff. This have the dual benefit of getting me off my arse and out of the office … Continue reading

Sep 23, 2018 · Leave a comment