Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: chicken

Finger lickin or slim pickins? Slim Chickens, St. David’s 2, Cardiff

When it is done properly fast food is an utter joy, but when it is done badly it is the devil’s own work. The difference between really good food and … Continue reading

Jan 6, 2019 · 2 Comments

Stairway to “curry” heaven? The Indian Upstairs, The Karavan@No.5.

“The Indian Upstairs” sounds like one of those dodgy 70s/early 80s sitcoms that nobody would dare to air these days. It is, however, a new venture from the guys from … Continue reading

Dec 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

A world beating burger? The Beefy Boys, Hereford.

The somewhat sleepy Marches Cathedral City of Hereford is, perhaps, not where you would expect to find a burger joint that garnered the award of the “Best Burger” at the … Continue reading

Aug 5, 2018 · 1 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

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

Wot comes out of Africa!? Blue Nile restaurant, Birmingham

I like to think I am pretty well versed in the cuisines of the World, having travelled a bit. A region, however, I have had very little exposure to on … Continue reading

Feb 18, 2018 · Leave a comment