Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: cocktails

What’s my opinion of this Pole? Sunflower&I, Cardiff Bay.

Poland is not a country that tends to ride high on the list of food destinations and it is fair to say Polish food is unlikely to feature on anyone’s … Continue reading

Jan 19, 2020

A wine drinkers’ delight? Fly by Night, Cardiff City Centre.

The proliferation of Cardiff’s cocktail bar scene seemingly continues apace with the Botanist the next one due to open shortly. I must admit that I find the economics of this … Continue reading

Aug 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lunch with extra crunch! Chick’n’ Sours, Soho, London.

Following on from my recent post on a very decent bit of fried chicken in London at Coqfighter, this place (recommended by Gourmet Gorro – can’t go wrong usually with … Continue reading

Jul 21, 2019 · 2 Comments

Feeling peckish? Coqfighter, Soho, London.

I happened to be in London for a couple of days and had a hankering for some good fried chicken (something a little lacking in Cardiff, in my humble opinion, … Continue reading

Jun 30, 2019 · 2 Comments

Water’s the name, wine and so much more is the game – Uisce by Heaneys, Pontcanna, Cardiff. UPDATED: July 2019

Uisce (pronounced Ish-ka) is the new venture from Tommy Heaney, badged as a wine and coffee bar. As Uisce means water in Gaelic and it being a wine bar (a … Continue reading

May 26, 2019 · 1 Comment

A “nothing burger” or that’s nothing for a burger? Slug & Lettuce, St. Mary Street, Cardiff city Centre

Being increasingly miserly as I get older, I am always on the look out for lunch time deals. As a result the lunch menu at the new (I always thought … Continue reading

Mar 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

You would have to be a loon not to love the food of Leyli Joon! Leyli Joon & Co. Supper Club pop up, Academy Espresso Bar , Barry.

I am a bit of a “bah humbug” when it comes to Christmas. As far as I am concerned there are 12 days of Christmas and that is it. Outside … Continue reading

Dec 23, 2018 · 1 Comment

A meal that really cuts the mustard? Richard Bainbridge guest chef dinner at Heaney’s Cardiff

This is a second post from me on Heaney’s since it opened in October, but the start of the guest chef’s dinners seemed to me to be worthy of another … Continue reading

Nov 4, 2018 · 2 Comments

The Philly – osopher’s cheesesteak ? The Alchemist, High Street, Cardiff

I sometimes think that on the High Streets of the UK (certainly in Cardiff) the cocktail bar has replaced the bookie or charity shop as the default new use for … Continue reading

Oct 28, 2018 · 2 Comments

The cream of Bristol sherry bars? Bar 44, Bristol.

Bristol is often seen as more of a foodie town than Cardiff (with Jay Rayner being rather scathing as to the relative gastronomic charms of the two cities – very … Continue reading

Sep 9, 2018 · 1 Comment