Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Pizza

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

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

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

Up market pizzas? Ffwrnes Pizza, Cardiff Central Market, Cardiff

A stalwart of the street food scene here in Wales, Ffwrnes (furnace in English) Pizza have made the translation to bricks and mortar with a set up in the increasingly … Continue reading

Aug 12, 2018 · 2 Comments

Titillation or torture of the taste buds? Grey, the Hilton hotel, Cardiff City Centre.

I have been told, not having read it or watched the movie, that 50 Shades of Grey was a bit shite (and the sequels are every bit as bad it … Continue reading

Jul 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

A meal out of a spaghetti western! Caffe Fragolino, Llandaff, Cardiff

I have always been a big fan of Italian food. To me it’s simplicity is one of its greatest strengths, with the use of a few top quality ingredients to … Continue reading

Feb 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Pay it forward pizza – Pizza Pronto, Treetop Adventure Golf, St. David’s 2, Cardiff City Centre.

Pizza Pronto (which started off in Penarth – still there – and then expanded to a second outlet in Cardiff Bay- no longer there) has moved into the City centre … Continue reading

Sep 24, 2017 · 3 Comments

Shopping centre chic? Ciliegino, St. David’s 2, Cardiff.

I tend to find the food offering in large scale shopping centres in the UK more than a little dispiriting. Identikit chain restaurants offering mediocre food at anything but cheap … Continue reading

Aug 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

City centre shawarma – the Royal Coast Café, Cardiff City centre.

When it comes to Middle Eastern food the go to places in Cardiff tend to be in the East of the City – predominantly the Roath area, with City Road … Continue reading

Jul 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Worthy of your hard earned dough? The Dough Thrower, Victoria Park, Cardiff.

The Dough Thrower, a new wood fired pizza place opposite Victoria Park, has been a long time coming. I have watched with interest the transformation of the previous incumbent (a … Continue reading

Jul 16, 2017 · 1 Comment