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

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

Leyli Joon and Co

Leyli Joon Logo

Leyli Joon & Co is a catering company run by the talented Leyli Homayoonfar. With a Welsh mother and Persian father, her food celebrates her heritage and her locale. Expect traditional Persian dishes with a Welsh twist; expect food which prioritises flavour and texture. It’s all done with a smile and a warm welcome- Joon [...]read moreLeyli Joon and Co

Christos Georgakis

Chef Christos Georgakis

Chef Christos Georgakis was born and raised in Greece and brought up within the catering industry, as his family ran a successful restaurant in Athens. Inspired to learn more about cooking, he moved to the UK via a spell in France’s Loire region. After making it to the semifinals of both Masterchef The Professionals and [...]read moreChristos Georgakis

The Humble Onion

The Humble Onion

What makes Dinas Powys’ The Humble Onion special? Because make no mistake- it is. It’s the details, we think. It’s the way the food manages to be both unfussy and skilfully done. It’s the warm service from a team obviously proud of what they do. In the little village in the Vale of Glamorgan, chef [...]read moreThe Humble Onion