Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Non alcoholic drink

Holy margherita – look at the price of that, man! Santa Maria, Cardiff City centre.

Pizza is one of the foods that Cardiff rather excels in and where Batman and Robin- esque (Adam West’s Batman and Burt Ward’s Robin – for those of my age) … Continue reading

Apr 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

A “nothing burger” or that’s nothing for a burger? Slug & Lettuce, St. Mary Street, Cardiff city Centre

Being increasingly miserly as I get older, I am always on the look out for lunch time deals. As a result the lunch menu at the new (I always thought … Continue reading

Mar 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Food from the communist bloc or a Caribbean melting pot? Old Havana, Cardiff.

Perceptions of Cuba in terms of food (and many other things) are somewhat polarised. At its best it is viewed as operating to fuse Spanish, African and Caribbean cuisines and … Continue reading

Mar 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Superior sarnies, salads and soups? Sage Deli, Cardiff Market

Cardiff Market’s transformation on the food front continues apace. With the likes of Cheese Pantry, Ffwrme and Milgi Market (in the new vanguard) and the more traditional Bull Terrier and … Continue reading

Feb 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Saint or sinner? Santiago’s Tapas bar & Restaurant, Cardiff

Santiago is Spanish for Saint James. So a place, on the site of Truffles (an establishment that had been operating in Cardiff ever since I can remember and I have … Continue reading

Feb 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Finger lickin or slim pickins? Slim Chickens, St. David’s 2, Cardiff

When it is done properly fast food is an utter joy, but when it is done badly it is the devil’s own work. The difference between really good food and … Continue reading

Jan 6, 2019 · 2 Comments

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 · 1 Comment