Master Chef

Cen, The Celtic Manor One of my favourite bits on Masterchef, aside from the amazing cookery and occasional culinary disaster, is when they give a brief update on what past finalists have been up to; you know, a book deal here, a pop-up there, a country-wide Mexican restaurant chain, the usual. One such finalist was… Read More Master Chef

Going Veggie.

Milgi, City Road, Cardiff Cardiff is certainly not short of a burger bar or steak house or two.  Every other week it seems there’s another contender to the “Cardiff’s Best Burger” throne, with everyone from independent pop-ups, big chains and even some of our, ahem, posher venues getting in on the act. If you’re hankering… Read More Going Veggie.

In The Classroom

The Classroom, Cardiff And Vale College, Dumballs Road Leaving your restaurant in the hands of catering and hospitality students may not seem like the brightest idea if you actually want your restaurant to succeed, but that’s exactly what The Classroom, on the top floor of Cardiff and Vale College’s City Centre campus has done. From… Read More In The Classroom

London Town

Christopher’s, Covent Garden & Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Islington There are few things that get me feeling as though Christmas is on it’s way than a December trip to London.  The bright lights, Christmas window displays, and the slightly manic mood of the shoppers elbowing their way past those who dare stop and linger in a doorway.… Read More London Town

Sunday Lunch

The Conway, Pontcanna The nights are drawing in, there’s a distinct chill in the air, and the leaves are starting to fall.  Autumn is finally here, and what better way to spend an Autumnal Sunday afternoon than with a group of friends and a big old Sunday pub lunch. Nestled in leafy Pontcanna, The Conway… Read More Sunday Lunch

What A Find

Barley & Rye, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff I love it when a restaurant really surprises me.  Not in a “this place has a great reputation but it was a complete disaster” sort of a surprise, but when somewhere really shines, and unexpectedly so. Regular readers of the blog will know that a mid week pre-cinema eat… Read More What A Find