Wales has always been known for a great place with quality food ingredients – meat, seafood and dairy produce. The people of Cardiff are now ditching the chain restaurants and dining on salivating street food, decedent dinners and more moreish mouthfuls than you can dream of. Cardiff is a foodies delight.
When I review restaurants, I always included a score of what I think is essential and what I would like to know about the establishment. Not to take away from the hard work of others, but I think many of these factors are ignored by food bloggers or reviewers. I need to know the kitchen is clean, and food is stored correctly. It is also important to me that food is made on-site, and if possible, using local produce. If I can make it better at home, I don’t want to eat it – processed and microwave food is an absolute no for me. Eating out is a luxury, so it should be enjoyed. My Cardiff food reviews always include:
- Food hygiene rating
- Staff appearance / temperament
- Quality of food
- Value for money
- Ease of making a booking
Afternoon Tea at The Ivy Cardiff
Sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and cakes served with a pot of tea – what could be better?
Bottomless Brunch at Revs de Cuba Cardiff
Spanish, Mexican and South American brunch dishes with copious amounts of alcohol.
Gin & Juice Cardiff
By day it runs as a café serving with Instagrammable brunch bowls, by night a bar with over 350 gins.
Festive Dinner at Thomas Restaurant
Turkey, tinsel and Christmas crackers. Homemade traditional food at the most wonderful time of year.
A brief history of Welsh Rarebit
Welsh rarebit or caws pobi in Welsh is a simple dish but it has a rich history and legends.
Afternoon Tea at Future Inn Cardiff
When it comes to indulging on a finger sandwich and scone you are quite literally spoilt for choice in Cardiff.
Steinbeck & Shaw’s Christmas in July
Some festive food, fizz and fun, but in the middle of summer. Expect nightclub vibes with turkey with all the trimmings.
BITE Cardiff Food Festival
Over 50 food vendors serving 1 dish each, the annual festival is a foodies paradise with a difference