Soliciting Flavours

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

Category Archives: Welsh wines

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

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

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

“Llareggub” to write home about or “Taergydoolb”? Milkwood, Pontcanna, Cardiff.

The title is an ode to Dylan Thomas’ “Under Milk Wood” (if you are not a Thomas fan you will need to read the words in “speech marks” backwards), with … Continue reading

Sep 3, 2017 · 3 Comments

Raising the steaks in Cardiff! Asador 44, Cardiff City Centre – updated

As readers of the blog will know, I have an enduring love affair with all things Spanish. The marvellous people, the amazing food and the stunning wines all draw me … Continue reading

Mar 26, 2017 · 14 Comments

A “novel” new lunchtime haunt – Amser cafe bar at Yr Hen Lygrell – updated June 2016 – updated August 2016 CLOSED Update – ┬áSeptember 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

Oggi(e) oggi(e), oggi(e)- Seasons Cafe Bar, Cardiff (closed December 2017)

After a deeply disappointing return to the self styled “only Welsh restaurant in Cardiff”, Pitch bar and eatery a while back, I happened upon some Tripadviser reviews on a place … Continue reading

Aug 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Is this going for a Welsh? Pitch, bar & eatery Cardiff UPDATED MAY 2015

Bearing in mind that Cardiff is the capital of Wales, the limited number of restaurants that can be said to truly champion homegrown Welsh ingredients is perhaps surprising and a … Continue reading

Feb 1, 2015 · 5 Comments