Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Tea

Feed your face for a fiver! Sit down lunch time bargains in Cardiff City centre.

After Christmas money tends to be tight, with the blow out over and pay day still some way off. Many of us feel, in January, the need to pinch the … Continue reading

Jan 21, 2018 · 4 Comments

Opening a new Chapter – Caffi Sïo, Cardiff Bay. UPDATE: Closed September 2018

Chapter Arts Centre in Canton has been a perennial favorite of Mrs. SF and I for many a year. I love the cinema (can’t take food or drink in so … Continue reading

Dec 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Take a Bao! Bao, Fitzrovia, London

Bao in London has been somewhat of a phenomenon for a few years now, with tales of epic queues to grab one of the few tables/stools in their miniscule Soho … Continue reading

Dec 3, 2017 · 2 Comments

The “quay” to finding Mumbai street eats. Gourmet Guru, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff. UPDATE : CLOSED

Despite many a stated intent, I never got to Pronto Pizza down at Mermaid Quay before it made its move up into the City centre (now remedied by a visit to their … Continue reading

Nov 5, 2017 · 3 Comments

Making the cut?  Corner Coffee, Cardiff City Centre.

The title (cryptic as ever from me) refers to my coffee preference, at the moment, being a cortado. This is a coffee where an espresso is “cut” (on a 50:50 … Continue reading

Oct 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Feed your inner sole”-  breakfast at The Potting Shed, Insole Court Mansion House, Llandaff, Cardiff

In the UK something that is pretty close to our heart and soul food wise is the breakfast fry up. Smashed avocado (why is it smashed rather than mashed – … Continue reading

Oct 8, 2017 · 4 Comments

Pay it forward pizza – Pizza Pronto, Treetop Adventure Golf, St. David’s 2, Cardiff City Centre.

Pizza Pronto (which started off in Penarth – still there – and then expanded to a second outlet in Cardiff Bay- no longer there) has moved into the City centre … Continue reading

Sep 24, 2017 · 3 Comments

A lunch time bullseye? The Bull Terrier Cafe, Cardiff Central Market

When I was younger, the greasy spoon was a key feature on most high streets in the UK.  I have always had fond memories of such places as my Grandfather … Continue reading

Sep 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

Frying, first class? Salt & Malt, Chew Valley Lake, Somerset.

Needing a meeting spot not too far south of Bristol (me being in Bristol the night before taking my Godson to the T20 cricket, but having to get back to … Continue reading

Aug 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

City centre shawarma – the Royal Coast Café, Cardiff City centre.

When it comes to Middle Eastern food the go to places in Cardiff tend to be in the East of the City – predominantly the Roath area, with City Road … Continue reading

Jul 30, 2017 · Leave a comment