Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: eating out in Cardiff

Vegging out at the weekend – Mattancherry Canton Cardiff (takeaway)

The term vegging out would usually be what I do in front of the telly after a long working week. In effect, relax in a slothful and mindless manner to … Continue reading

Nov 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Breakfast of champions – Heathcock Bakery, Llandaff.

I am not really much of a breakfast person, with my usual start to the day involving a cup of strong coffee and little else. Yes I know that it … Continue reading

Oct 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Dining in pastures anew – Pasture, Cardiff City Centre.

I am an unashamed carnivore and love a decent bit of red meat. Few things (food wise) are more satisfying to me than a bit of dry aged quality beef … Continue reading

Oct 18, 2020

Back at the charcoal face – a welcome return to a revamped Asador 44 in Cardiff.

Many of you may be thinking “Hasn’t this place already featured on this blog (on more than one occasion) before?” and you would be absolutely right. To me, however, the … Continue reading

Oct 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

V for Vermuteria – Vermut, Cardiff City centre

As I hispanophile, I have a love of the hole in the wall bars that are typical of many a Spanish town and city. These are the sorts of places … Continue reading

Sep 13, 2020

Taking time out for a long(a) lunch/brunch break? Longa Turkish Cafe, Cardif.

Turkey is, perhaps somewhat unfairly, not particularly famed for its cuisine. Ask 100 people┬áto list the great cuisines of the world and (outside Turkey) I doubt very much many (if … Continue reading

Aug 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Back in the game! First post lockdown meal out – at the Heathcock, Llandaff, Cardiff.

One of the things I have really missed since lockdown started in 54 bc (back when Julius Ceasar first invaded Britain – slight exaggeration, but sometimes it feels that long … Continue reading

Jul 26, 2020 · 1 Comment

A sweet and sour Sunday – Sunday lunch at the Summer Palace , Llandaff, Cardiff

Well before the accursed Covid – 19 hit, the Summer Palace in Llandaff was going through the mill. The place has been a fixture on Llandaff High Street for the … Continue reading

Mar 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

No basket case! New bar menu at the Heathcock, Llandaff, Cardiff.

Whilst it is alway interesting (usually in a good way,┬ábut regrettably not always) to visit shiny new places, everyone has their go to joints which they return to time and … Continue reading

Mar 15, 2020

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