Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Pies

Back in the game! First post lockdown meal out – at the Heathcock, Llandaff, Cardiff.

One of the things I have really missed since lockdown started in 54 bc (back when Julius Ceasar first invaded Britain – slight exaggeration, but sometimes it feels that long … Continue reading

Jul 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

No basket case! New bar menu at the Heathcock, Llandaff, Cardiff.

Whilst it is alway interesting (usually in a good way, but regrettably not always) to visit shiny new places, everyone has their go to joints which they return to time and … Continue reading

Mar 15, 2020

Fixed price, very nice? Mid week lunch at Heaney’s Cardiff

I am a big fan of a fixed price lunch menu, which (at its best) offers the opportunity of eating at some of the best places without breaking the bank … Continue reading

Mar 10, 2019 · 2 Comments

Getting steamed at lunchtime! Head of Steam, Cardiff City Centre.

The revival of Church Street in Cardiff continues apace, with the likes of Beelzebub (joining long term resident Cafe Citta) already there and Pho, Honest Burger and Mowgli Street Food … Continue reading

Jan 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

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 · 5 Comments

The value of pi(e)! Cambrian Tap, Cardiff City Centre

With the hot summer a distant memory (the instant someone uttered the words “hosepipe ban” I knew the end of the summer was nigh) and the brief Indian summer now … Continue reading

Oct 7, 2018 · 2 Comments

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

Marco’s out of ten? Lunch at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill, Cardiff City Centre

Marco Pierre White has been a food hero of mine since back in the late 80s and 90s when he was the enfant terrible of the culinary world. A genius … Continue reading

Dec 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

“Is that really a pie I spy?” – The Bush,St. Hilary, Vale of Glamorgan.

Today (12th March) is the last day of British Pie week and a pie related post seemed in order. I am rather partial to a good pie and a Sunday … Continue reading

Mar 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

Bagging a bootylicious bargain? Duke of Wellington, Cardiff City Centre

Possibly a rather risqué title bearing in mind my play on words name for this blog and the Oxford Dictionary definition (frankly amazed there is one) of bootylicious, but in … Continue reading

Nov 20, 2016 · Leave a comment