Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: soup

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.

Readers of the blog will know that I am at best an omnivore and at worst a voracious carnivore. I can’t help it, I love eating (good quality) meat. Despite … 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