Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: bitter

No beef with there being no beef! Ruin Cafe Bar, Cardiff. UPDATED

UPDATE Place seems to be called Polarity now. Modus operandi seems to be the same. Readers of the blog will know that I am at best an omnivore and at … Continue reading

Jun 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nivaala night – Indian “tapas” at the Purple Poppadom, Canton, Cardiff

The rise of small plate dining continues apace, with it having jumped across many a culinary divide from its, arguable, origins in the Iberian Peninsula (with tapas, pintxos and petiscos), … Continue reading

Jun 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

Doggone good? Lamb & Flag pub, Wick, Vale of Glamorgan.

With the sun finally making an appearance in this so far pretty grim spring, Mrs. SF and I headed down to the beach to blow away a few cobwebs and … Continue reading

Apr 22, 2018 · 6 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

Bang tidy burgers? The Grazing Shed, Cardiff

I do like a good burger and many burger joints have featured over the years on the blog. Despite me being based in Cardiff, the majority of my burger posts … Continue reading

Jan 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

Food and drink done the “Wright” way! Wright’s Food Emporium, Llarnathney, Carmarthenshire.

Wright’s Food Emporium is somewhere I have been champing at the bit to visit for ages. Every report I have heard has been along the lines of ” You have … Continue reading

Nov 19, 2017 · 2 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

Bang on the money – Blue Honey Night Café, Cardiff City centre.

As with my post last week on Calabrisella, little gems can pop up in the most unexpected of places. Blue Honey Night Café (or is it just “The Night Café” – … Continue reading

May 14, 2017 · 3 Comments

Och aye the “veni-moo”! – Mac & Wild, Fitzrovia, London 

The talk of Cardiff recently was the merits of another burger joint, this time Bryon’s, coming to the city centre. Opinion seemed to be divided between “Oh God, not another burger … Continue reading

Apr 9, 2017 · 2 Comments