Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: steak

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

Hooray for Heaney’s – so is this a great British menu? Heaney’s, Pontcanna, Cardiff.

This post relates to a soft opening event at which the food prices were 50% of the standard prices (booze was full price). Whilst undoubtedly paying half price for food … Continue reading

Oct 20, 2018 · 4 Comments

The value of pi(e)! Cambrian Tap, Cardiff City Centre

With the hot summer a distant memory (the instant someone uttered the words “hosepipe ban” I knew the end of the summer was nigh) and the brief Indian summer now … Continue reading

Oct 7, 2018 · 2 Comments

Hop across to Gros, amble over to El Antiguo and saunter up to Centro for your pintxo fix in Donostia San Sebastián

After my post the other week on the rather fine Curado Bar “half price on Mondays” pintxos offer, this week’s post seemed an opportune time to look again at the … Continue reading

Aug 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Fiendishly good? Beelzebubs, Cardiff City Centre. UPDATED: August 2018

It is, to my mind at least, always nice to support independents in your home town/city. With increasingly identikit towns and cities it is the independents that operate to differentiate … Continue reading

Jul 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

Basque-ing in the meat!! Goizeko Izarra el txuletón de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain.

After nigh on a week of gorging on pintxos and Michelin Star dainties in glorious Donostia San Sebastian (please let me win the lottery so I can buy a house … Continue reading

Jul 15, 2018 · 3 Comments

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

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 shining star or black hole? Seren Diemwnt, Llandaff, Cardiff – Updated: Closed September 2019

Llandaff (a suburb of Cardiff, as well as a city in its own right due to it having its own cathedral, where I live) has a quaint high street with … Continue reading

Feb 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

For that “special” dinner? Arbennig, Pontcanna, Cardiff – CLOSING END OF JUNE (25th) 2018.

The period post Christmas and into January is a difficult time for restaurants. A lot of people, having blown out over the Christmas period, tend to go into financial hibernation. … Continue reading

Jan 28, 2018 · 8 Comments