Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: cocktails

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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a 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 · Leave a comment

A touch of Frost. Park House Restaurant & Bar, Cardiff City Centre UPDATE: Sept 2018.

Update: Andrew Frost (head chef at time this post was originally published) has left and the head chef role has been taken over by Matt Waldron. I am going to … Continue reading

May 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

A shining star or black hole? Seren Diemwnt, Llandaff, Cardiff – Updated August 2018

Llandaff (a suburb of Cardiff, as well as a city in its own right due to it having its own cathedral, where I live) has a quaint high street with … Continue reading

Feb 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Marco’s out of ten? Lunch at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill, Cardiff City Centre

Marco Pierre White has been a food hero of mine since back in the late 80s and 90s when he was the enfant terrible of the culinary world. A genius … Continue reading

Dec 17, 2017 · 1 Comment