Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Muscadet

This bird has really upping the food “game” in Llandaff! The all new Heathcock, Llandaff, Cardiff.

As a resident of Llandaff in Cardiff, I was beyond happy when I found out that the people behind the highly acclaimed Hare and Hounds pub in Aberthin (very much … Continue reading

Nov 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

For that “special” dinner? Arbennig, Pontcanna, Cardiff – CLOSING END OF JUNE (25th) 2018.

The period post Christmas and into January is a difficult time for restaurants. A lot of people, having blown out over the Christmas period, tend to go into financial hibernation. … Continue reading

Jan 28, 2018 · 8 Comments

Take a Bao! Bao, Fitzrovia, London

Bao in London has been somewhat of a phenomenon for a few years now, with tales of epic queues to grab one of the few tables/stools in their miniscule Soho … Continue reading

Dec 3, 2017 · 2 Comments

Nice place for a nice plaice – Rick Stein’s, Porthleven, Cornwall

When it comes to the TV, Rick Stein is one of those people who is seemingly always doing one programme or another (Mexico is his next BBC jolly apparently). Unlike … Continue reading

Jun 18, 2017 · 5 Comments

Marvelous moules or a load of old boules? The Hashery, Cardiff. UPDATE: Closed April 2018

Belgium is famous for a number of things eating wise (think waffles and french fries to name but two on the food front). When it comes to booze, it is … Continue reading

Jan 22, 2017 · Leave a 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

La leisurely lunch – Chez Francis, Canton, Cardiff. UPDATE: Under new ownership 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