La Pentola

La Pentola

La Pentola Cardiff

La Pentola is one of those family-run places which guarantees you two things: to give you a warm welcome, and to send you home gloriously full and content after a couple of hours in relaxed surroundings. Rhys and Laura opened The Pot Bistro on Crwys Road in 2014 and moved to the Whitchurch Road site [...]read moreLa Pentola

Purple Poppadom

Purple Poppadom Chilli Chicken

It’d be hard to overstate the way Anand George helped change the way South Wales understands the possibilities of Indian food. That might sound like a bold claim, but his arrival in Cardiff brought new dishes and new flavours we never thought of as part of our national curry obsession. While his informal Tukka Tuk [...]read morePurple Poppadom

Got Beef

Got Beef Cardiff

Any answer to the question ‘Where can I find a really good burger in Cardiff?’ will inevitably feature the words ‘Got Beef’.  And quickly, too. Cai Pritchard started this business in a van, busy on the festival circuit before doing a series of popups and kitchen takeovers (a local cafe, the Macintosh Sports Club and [...]read moreGot Beef

The Heathcock, Cardiff

The Heathcock Hake

Let’s get one thing out of the way… Yes: the Heathcock is a pub. Yes: it serves food. No: it does not serve ‘typical pub grub’. If you’re seeking the standard public house fare of gammon, egg & chips – this is probably not the place to go. A thriving local which prides itself on [...]read moreThe Heathcock, Cardiff

Return of the Mac

Return of the Mac

‘Letting all the people know That I’m back to run the show…’ Macaroni and cheese is one of those odd dishes which are something of a blank canvas for the imagination. It can be as simple and as bland as you like (for many, the absolute epitome of comfort eating), or it can be tweaked [...]read moreReturn of the Mac

Supper with David

Supper with David

It’s safe to say Supper With David might have some surprises up its sleeves. Chef David Rowlands’ recent vegetarian takeover at The Potted Pig (renamed The Potted Plant, in an act of branding brilliance) sold out very quickly, so don’t hang around too long thinking about booking.

Salt Kitchen

Salt Kitchen

It’s a given that successful ex-Masterchef contestants will make the best of that stressful experience to step up into professional cooking. Some, after all, such as Tomasina Miers, Tim Anderson and Dhruv Baker, have gained significant national renown. Salt is both the most important ingredient in cooking, and a coming-together of three friends, three familiar [...]read moreSalt Kitchen

Dirt Pop-up

Dirt Pop Up

Dirt promises ‘seed to supper’ cooking. The brief here is quality dining for those who want a plant-based approach. This is not ‘niche’ cooking though- if you discount it purely on the basis of its meatless menu, we think you’d be missing out. You’ll get big, strong flavours and a vibrant  menu which is fundamentally [...]read moreDirt Pop-up

Ember by John Cook

Ember by John Cook

John Cook is the man behind Ember. Before starting these monthly events, John ran the acclaimed Arbennig (and was awarded the highest score in the city for cooking by The Good Food Guide); so when he decided to run a pop-up supper club, we sat up and took notice. And booked tickets. Expect an absolute [...]read moreEmber by John Cook

Inyamat

Inyamat Cardiff

You could easily argue that Inyamat is long overdue. After all, with the thousands of Cardiffians whose families are African, it’s surprising their food is so under-represented on a commercial scale. (Compare the current explosion in Greek restaurants for example) Inyamat wants to change all that: their menu is dedicated to displaying the whole of [...]read moreInyamat

Keralan Karavan

Keralan Karavan

Keralan Karavan has quietly been building a devoted following for a few years now. A series of kitchen takeovers and street food events means there’s always interest when they pop up somewhere new. The telltale flavours of Southern India- the curry leaf, the coconut, the mustard seed, the chilli- are used in a menu which [...]read moreKeralan Karavan

Cwtchitas

Cwtchitas

Cwtchitas- a neat, Hispanic play on the Welsh word for ‘hugs’- specialise in Mexican flavours. You might find their soft tacos filled with pork belly, or their chorizo, potato and thyme cheese bombs, or perhaps their pulled pork rolls or their beef barbacoa tacos. These are the ‘little hugs’ of their name: Jordan and Sara’s [...]read moreCwtchitas