Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Welsh food

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

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

Food and drink done the “Wright” way! Wright’s Food Emporium, Llarnathney, Carmarthenshire.

Wright’s Food Emporium is somewhere I have been champing at the bit to visit for ages. Every report I have heard has been along the lines of ” You have … Continue reading

Nov 19, 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

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 · 3 Comments

Long on flavours you’ll want to savour, but a little “whine” about the wine! Longhouse, Tumble, Cardiff –  UPDATE – CLOSED NOVEMBER 2017

I was a big fan of chef Lewis Dyer, when he was at the Heathcock in Llandaff, so when I heard he had moved on (sadly for Llandaff residents) to … Continue reading

Feb 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

Bagging a bootylicious bargain? Duke of Wellington, Cardiff City Centre

Possibly a rather risqué title bearing in mind my play on words name for this blog and the Oxford Dictionary definition (frankly amazed there is one) of bootylicious, but in … Continue reading

Nov 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

A “novel” new lunchtime haunt – Amser cafe bar at Yr Hen Lygrell – updated June 2016 – updated August 2016 CLOSED Update –  September 2016 OPENING again .

Update September 2016 Seemingly open again from 9.9.2016. Not sure on what basis, but saw reference to platters by Canna Deli being on offer. Update – August 2016 Closing from 3rd August … Continue reading

Apr 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Tucking into a Monsieur at Madame Fromage, Cardiff – restaurant review

Madame Fromage started off life in Cardiff as a deli, with on site catering more of a side line. Over the years this has changed and now (to my mind … Continue reading

Mar 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

My KINda place – KIN + ILK, Cardiff

A couple of recommendations led me to KIN+ILK, (thank you @callycupcake10 and Eve England), a cafe/wine bar located in the newly emerging Capital Quarter in Cardiff (part of a seeming … Continue reading

Jan 31, 2016 · 4 Comments