Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: lunch

What no meat, oh crumbs! Lunch at Crumbs Vegetarian Kitchen, Cardiff.

Readers of the blog can have no doubt that I am an avowed and voracious carnivore. I love meat in nearly all its guises and very much adhere to a … Continue reading

Aug 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

Seafood Sunday – Fish at 85, Pontcanna, Cardiff. UPDATE: May 2018 closed until further notice.

Roast dinner of a Sunday is seen as quintessential part of being British. A classic combo of roasted meat and veg, which we are all perceived to tuck into at … Continue reading

Aug 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Going the whole …… Nine Yards, Italian cafe bar, Cardiff. UPDATE : closed

I have watched with interest the transformation of the ground floor of the Bunkhouse on St. Mary Street in Cardiff into the intriguing mix of an Italian bakery, come deli, … Continue reading

Jul 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

The “buy one get one free degrees” lunch offer at Zero Degrees, Cardiff.

Not many people under the age of say 40 will get the (not very good) joke in the title. For the young-uns, it refers to the US trio, the Three Degrees (apparently … Continue reading

Jul 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pronto pasta – Bramina, Cardiff City Centre

With the proliferation (some welcome, others not so much) of swanky new places to eat at lunch time in Cardiff, it is easy to forget the independent stalwarts of the … Continue reading

Jul 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

A woohoo or a boohoo Monday? Base + Barley, Cardiff.                         Update – closed November 2016.

Not many people like their jobs enough to actively look forward to a Monday. I personally experience times where I really enjoy my job and times when I loath it … Continue reading

Jun 19, 2016 · 7 Comments

What a tart! Nata & Co, Cardiff City Centre.

Nata & Co. have been wowing the population of Cardiff, with their lovely breads, cakes and simply wonderful custard tarts (pastel de nata), for quite sometime and have expanded out … Continue reading

Jun 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

La leisurely lunch – Chez Francis, Canton, Cardiff. UPDATE: Under new ownership and new name – Stanley’s -May 2018.

A ritual in the department I work within is a financial year end knees up. A brief moment to celebrate the end of a hard slog to beat the set … Continue reading

Jun 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Don’t you know about the bird? The Heathcock Pub, Llandaff, Cardiff. Updated : Jan 2017, Update: March 2017: closing 12th March 

Update: reopened in Oct 2018 under ownership of people behind the Hare & Hounds in Aberthin – review to follow in due course. Update: As I understand it the Heathcock … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Learning a lesson or two (courses) about value – The Classroom, Cardiff and Vale College, Cardiff. UPDATE – September 2016

Update – September 2016 Don’t just take my word as to how great this place is – Jay Raynor of the Grauniad also thought it pretty damn good when he … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · 1 Comment