Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: soup

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

Whilst it is alway interesting (usually in a good way,┬ábut 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

Pho-cking awesome? Pho at Pho Vietnamese Street Food and Hanoi 1991,

For years there has been an obvious and gaping hole in terms of what is on offer in Cardiff on the food front. That hole was the total and utter … Continue reading

Oct 27, 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

A fishy tale – the Tolcarne Inn, Newlyn Cornwall.

With Sterling on its arse at the time and the weather this year in the UK rather fine, Mrs. SF and I decided on an autumn break (end of Sept/start … Continue reading

Nov 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

No beef with there being no beef! Ruin Cafe Bar, Cardiff. UPDATED

UPDATE Place seems to be called Polarity now. Modus operandi seems to be the same. Readers of the blog will know that I am at best an omnivore and at … Continue reading

Jun 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

A touch of Frost. Park House Restaurant & Bar, Cardiff City Centre UPDATE: Sept 2018.

Update: Andrew Frost (head chef at time this post was originally published) has left and the head chef role has been taken over by Matt Waldron. I am going to … Continue reading

May 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Doggone good? Lamb & Flag pub, Wick, Vale of Glamorgan.

With the sun finally making an appearance in this so far pretty grim spring, Mrs. SF and I headed down to the beach to blow away a few cobwebs and … Continue reading

Apr 22, 2018 · 6 Comments

A “blooming” great cafe? The Secret Garden, Bute Park.

Hooray, the beautifully located Secret Garden Cafe in Cardiff’s Bute Park has reopened. The place had (until last year) been a favourite of dog owners (like me and Mrs. SF) … Continue reading

Apr 15, 2018 · 2 Comments

Worthy of its star billing – I should c(h)oco! Restaurante Choco, Corboda, Spain.

*Warning this is a bit of a monster (length wise) post Looks can be deceptive and this has never (to my mind at least) been truer than of Restaurante Choco … Continue reading

Apr 8, 2018 · 3 Comments

Under “ground” coffee? Off Track Coffee Lounge, Jacobs Market, Cardiff

I love a decent cup of coffee and Cardiff has more than its fair share of independents which offer rather fine examples of the barista’s skills, including Uncommon Ground, Little … Continue reading

Mar 18, 2018 · Leave a comment