Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Fried fish

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

Currying flavour? Chutney Roti, Whitchurch Road, Cardiff

Cardiff is reasonably well served by what I would call high end Indian restaurants (a significant step up from your late night, after a bucket load of beers, curry houses … Continue reading

Sep 16, 2018 · Leave a 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

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

Frying, first class? Salt & Malt, Chew Valley Lake, Somerset.

Needing a meeting spot not too far south of Bristol (me being in Bristol the night before taking my Godson to the T20 cricket, but having to get back to … Continue reading

Aug 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Proper dog”  – a doggy friendly week in Porthleven, Southern Cornwall.

With a rather depressing January out the way, your main (Summer) holiday may be sorted but what about a UK break either side of the Summer?  At this time of … Continue reading

Feb 12, 2017 · 5 Comments

For cod’s hake where can I find a decent plaice? Fintans Fish & Chip Co, Victoria Park, Cardiff

Despite fish and chips being a national dish in the UK (when I was growing up in Somerset you could set your watch by where certain people would be in … Continue reading

Aug 14, 2016 · 2 Comments