Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Sandwich

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

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

Patty in the Park – Bwydiful, Victoria Park, Cardiff.

I am a big fan of the humble burger. A classic of the fast food world, it ticks (when done properly) all the boxes. Tasty, easy to eat without the … Continue reading

Jan 13, 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 · 4 Comments

Finger lickin food? Sticky Fingers Street Food, Brewery Quarter, Cardiff. UPDATE : May 2019 UPDATE: August 2019

Update: They have moved from the Brewery Quarter to a site at the top of Richmond Road (City Road end – where the Varsity use to be). Great if you … Continue reading

Nov 18, 2018 · 6 Comments

The Philly – osopher’s cheesesteak ? The Alchemist, High Street, Cardiff

I sometimes think that on the High Streets of the UK (certainly in Cardiff) the cocktail bar has replaced the bookie or charity shop as the default new use for … Continue reading

Oct 28, 2018 · 2 Comments

Working up an appetite. The “worker lunch” at Steen the Chef, Cardiff City Centre

I am always on the look out for bargain lunch time offers in Cardiff. This have the dual benefit of getting me off my arse and out of the office … Continue reading

Sep 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

A world beating burger? The Beefy Boys, Hereford.

The somewhat sleepy Marches Cathedral City of Hereford is, perhaps, not where you would expect to find a burger joint that garnered the award of the “Best Burger” at the … Continue reading

Aug 5, 2018 · 1 Comment

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