Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: fish

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 · Leave a comment

A magical “Mystere” meal? The Annual Mystere Wine Club dinner at the Parkhouse Restaurant & Bar, Cardiff.

One of my vinous highlights of the year has been joining the Mystere Wine Club in Cardiff. This has led to me attending many a fine wine tasting during the … Continue reading

Dec 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

A fishy tale – the Tolcarne Inn, Newlyn Cornwall.

With Sterling on its arse at the time and the weather this year in the UK rather fine, Mrs. SF and I decided on an autumn break (end of Sept/start … Continue reading

Nov 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Finger lickin food? Sticky Fingers Street Food, Brewery Quarter, Cardiff.

Many in Cardiff have for a while been lobbying for some form of permanent street food (is that an oxymoron?) base of operations in Cardiff. These places are ten a … Continue reading

Nov 18, 2018 · 4 Comments

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

Hooray for Heaney’s – so is this a great British menu? Heaney’s, Pontcanna, Cardiff.

This post relates to a soft opening event at which the food prices were 50% of the standard prices (booze was full price). Whilst undoubtedly paying half price for food … Continue reading

Oct 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

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