Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: South African wine

Dipping it’s toe back in the water, French style – Milkwood’s take away menu.

Milkwood in Pontcanna was (after an initial burst of takeaway activity) dormant for most of lockdown, but in a very welcome sign of things slowly (oh so slowly) getting back … Continue reading

Aug 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

On the day of rest, why not take out one of Cardiff’s best? Heaney’s “order out” Sunday lunch

I have been a big fan of Heaney’s  ever since it opened back in 2018. I have had many a lovely meal there and along with the Heathcock it is … Continue reading

May 10, 2020 · 3 Comments

My best soliciting (flavours) of 2019

On the food and drink front it has been another good year. Despite not going to my beloved Spain and, in particular, Pais Vasco (my food heaven) this year (or … Continue reading

Dec 29, 2019

A wine drinkers’ delight? Fly by Night, Cardiff City Centre.

The proliferation of Cardiff’s cocktail bar scene seemingly continues apace with the Botanist the next one due to open shortly. I must admit that I find the economics of this … Continue reading

Aug 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Water’s the name, wine and so much more is the game – Uisce by Heaneys, Pontcanna, Cardiff. UPDATED: July 2019

Uisce (pronounced Ish-ka) is the new venture from Tommy Heaney, badged as a wine and coffee bar. As Uisce means water in Gaelic and it being a wine bar (a … Continue reading

May 26, 2019 · 1 Comment

Love at first bite? Hawksmoor, Guildhall London.

A late afternoon meeting in my firm’s office in the City (Square Mile, London that is) gave me the opportunity to continue my examination of the burgers that the capital … Continue reading

Jun 10, 2018 · 2 Comments

Guess who’s back! The return of the Philharmonic, Cardiff City centre.

I have lived in Cardiff for more years than I care to remember and for a big chunk of those years the Philharmonic (aka the Philly) was pretty much a … Continue reading

Aug 20, 2017 · 3 Comments

A fixed priced fishy on my dishy – The Pickled Radish, Llandaff, Cardiff – Update September 2017 closed.

As a resident of Llandaff, I was more than a bit pleased when the highly rated Pickled Radish decided to spread its wings (from its very successful Laleston base in … Continue reading

Apr 10, 2016 · 2 Comments