Meat and Greek

Meat and Greek

Meat and Greek

Street Food’ has become an elastic term in recent years. It has come to mean pretty much anything you want it to, up to and including big-name chefs and expensive custom refit trucks. But perhaps ‘Street food’ captures the imagination best when you find keen amateurs giving it a go, winning a following- and doing [...]read moreMeat and Greek

Purple Sage Kitchen

Purple Sage Kitchen Beef Roast

Adaption is certainly one of the buzz words within Hospitality as businesses continue to adjust to changing market conditions, and changing customer needs throughout this pandemic. Purple Sage Kitchen by Ricky Jones is a private catering business that has actually grown as a result; offering a bespoke service and delivering restaurant-quality food to your doorstep. [...]read morePurple Sage Kitchen

Asador 44, Cardiff

Asador 44 Cardiff Leeks

Let’s get the obvious bit out of the way first: Asador 44 in Cardiff isn’t a steakhouse. It serves outstanding steak, obviously- we’ll come back to that- but it’s a true Asador, and not just in name. It’s in the northern Spanish tradition, where cooking over fire marries so well with the best produce. At [...]read moreAsador 44, Cardiff

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

Hare and Hounds, Aberthin

Hare and Hounds Lamb

The Hare and Hounds in Aberthin is pretty much everything you could want from a local; good quality food and drink in relaxed surroundings. Yet somehow that feels like we are doing this 300-year-old village pub a disservice. Recognised by the Michelin Guide and awarded a Bib Gourmand in 2017, the Hare and Hounds has [...]read moreHare and Hounds, Aberthin

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

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.

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

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