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Food Review – My Local Indian

My Local Indian

Gifted – this review forms part of a collaboration with My Local Indian. In return for feedback, a selection of dishes were provided free of charge. A blog post was not a requirement of this collaboration.  Don’t fancy getting those saucepans out after a busy day? Want something easy to cook, and tasty to eat? [...]read moreFood Review – My Local Indian

Interview with Meat and Greek

Meat and Greek Sophie and Lisandros

We are Sophie and Lisandros, couple and co-founders of Meat And Greek. How long has the business been running?  It has been just over 6 years since our first pop-up: Womanby Street in 2014! What was your first experience of cooking? Both of us are extremely family-oriented, and cooking and eating with family has always [...]read moreInterview with Meat and Greek

Anand George Recipe – Beef Stew

Chef Anand George Recipe Beef Stew

Fancy trying something new with your time off this Christmas? It’ll take some time, but we’ve just cooked this at home and it is absolutely worth the effort: sunshine flavours for a Welsh winter.  It’s a beef stew traditionally eaten at this time of year as a celebration dish from Kerala, and comes courtesy of [...]read moreAnand George Recipe – Beef Stew

Lee Skeet Recipe – Steamed Cornish Hake

Recipe Lee Skeet

We are excited to share this recipe for you to try, simply because we are excited by Lee’s cooking. You can’t fail to be impressed by the cooking at his ‘Bones’ supper clubs, where you’re struck with his love of Cornish seafood and a succession of dishes which are never fussy but cleverly foreground flavour [...]read moreLee Skeet Recipe – Steamed Cornish Hake

Find My Dine at Christmas

Find My Dine at Christmas

Well, you won’t win any prizes for picking 2020 as ‘the single year I’d most like to forget, thanks.’ One you’ll be happy to see the back of, for many reasons, we are sure.  So more than ever, Christmas represents some sense of hope, something to look forward to. A time of indulgence, some little [...]read moreFind My Dine at Christmas

The Takeaway Editions Reloaded

The Dough Thrower The Takeaway Editions Reloaded

In, out, in, out… it really does feel as if restaurants are locked into some grim game of the Hokey Cokey at the moment. While the firebreak in Wales has seen the closure of restaurants until the week of the 9th of November, guidelines ensure that those who are able to adapt to takeaway and [...]read moreThe Takeaway Editions Reloaded

To charge or not to charge…

No More No Shows To Charge or Not to Charge

That is the question.  As if 2020 wasn’t cataclysmic enough for the hospitality business, tentative re-openings have once again shone an unforgiving light on that thorny issue of missed bookings.  Restaurants are still seeing frequent ‘no shows’ across the country, despite repeated warnings of the powerful negative impact this has on livelihoods.  Are there any [...]read moreTo charge or not to charge…

No More No Shows – An Interview with Owen Morgan, Bar 44 Group

Owen Morgan Bar 44 No More No Shows

Owen Morgan founded Bar 44 with his brother Tom in 2002. It’s a family affair, with sister Natalie also heavily involved in the day to day running of the group.  Deeply in love with the food of Spain, they have three ‘tapas y copas’ bars in South Wales and opened Wales’ first Asador in 2017. [...]read moreNo More No Shows – An Interview with Owen Morgan, Bar 44 Group

Supporting Independent Restaurants in Wales | Now Open – w/c Monday 13th July

The Heathcock Cardiff Menu

Photo Credit | The Heathcock, Llandaff (Garden Menu) As restaurants in Wales emerge into the post-lockdown landscape, they will be opening under many new restrictions and changes.  The following list will be updated as and when we receive new information. Please feel free to to let us know about any others you know of.  We [...]read moreSupporting Independent Restaurants in Wales | Now Open – w/c Monday 13th July

The Welsh Independent Restaurant Collective – A Call for Clarity

Asador 44 Cardiff

Restaurants occupy a unique place in our lives. These are the places we go to mark engagements, births, graduations, promotions. To celebrate, to commiserate. To meet old friends and new friends, to do business. To take time for ourselves. To be spoiled and cosseted and insulated from our cares for a few hours, with that [...]read moreThe Welsh Independent Restaurant Collective – A Call for Clarity

Supporting Independent Restaurants in Wales | Takeaways

restaurant gift vouchers in Wales

These are unprecedented circumstances for all of us, wherever we live. The hospitality business is already feeling the impact, and there is doubtless worse to come. In an attempt to minimise the crushing damage inflicted by COVID-19 on restaurants, some businesses are adapting what they offer. They might offer home delivery, or ‘buy now, use [...]read moreSupporting Independent Restaurants in Wales | Takeaways

Interview with Private Chef Tom Martin | Supper Clubs

Chef Tom Martin

Name: Tom Martin So, how long has the business been running? Well my first pop-up, Q, was back last Autumn, since then I have held supper clubs in Crafty Devil Cellar in Penarth, Mr Brightsides Café and The Little Man Coffee Company.  My next event is in The Potted Pig in Cardiff city centre on [...]read moreInterview with Private Chef Tom Martin | Supper Clubs