Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: lunchtime

Beets an ordinary burger? Got No Beef, Cardiff City centre.

January is the month of New Year’s resolutions. People join up to a gym (then after Jan. never go back), give up booze with Dryanuary (after probably drinking themselves silly … Continue reading

Jan 5, 2020

My best soliciting (flavours) of 2019

On the food and drink front it has been another good year. Despite not going to my beloved Spain and, in particular, Pais Vasco (my food heaven) this year (or … Continue reading

Dec 29, 2019

Take heart, liver little and give this place a go(nad)! Dark, Cardiff City Centre

Whilst nose to tail eating is increasingly in vogue these day (gawd bless Fergus Henderson and his St John’s Restaurant for having blazed the trail in bringing this sort of … Continue reading

Dec 22, 2019

Far from a Greek tragedy? Souvlike, Cardiff City Centre.

When Sticky Fingers moved out of the Brewery Quarter, upping sticks to Roath, the area around Caroline Street in Cardiff City centre became a lot less interesting to me of … Continue reading

Dec 8, 2019

The wanderers sets down roots – Nomad Kitchen at Kongs, Cardiff.

I was rather sad when Burger Theory ended their residency at Kongs and doubly sad when they failed to find appropriate premises to operate on a standalone basis in Cardiff … Continue reading

Dec 1, 2019

Pho-cking awesome? Pho at Pho Vietnamese Street Food and Hanoi 1991,

For years there has been an obvious and gaping hole in terms of what is on offer in Cardiff on the food front. That hole was the total and utter … Continue reading

Oct 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Is breast best? Ji, The Chicken shop, Canton Cardiff

As posts on Chick’N’Sours and Coqfighter have shown, I am a big fan of fried chicken. As a result I have decried in recent months the seeming paucity of good … Continue reading

Oct 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

For that culinary cwtch – Nook, Victoria Park Cardiff.

From my home base in Llandaff, Victoria Park is a shortish walk. When I first moved to Llandaff (15 odd years ago), Vic. Park was a food desert with naught … Continue reading

Sep 29, 2019 · 5 Comments

The best tenner I may ever spend! The Plat du Jour at Wilsons, Bristol

Leading a wine tasting, in Bristol for the Jeroboam Club, on wines from Catalonia all the way down to Jumilla, I needed to be in Bristol early to decant the … Continue reading

Sep 22, 2019 · 1 Comment

In the pink? Honest Burgers, Cardiff City Centre

I have always been a fan of Honest Burgers, having blogged about one of their London outlets way back in 2014 (in the early days of the blog) and the … Continue reading

Sep 8, 2019 · 2 Comments