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The 'eating out in Wales' thread...

Discussion in 'Wales/Cymru' started by llantwit, May 31, 2006.

  1. la ressistance

    la ressistance aesthete

  2. la ressistance

    la ressistance aesthete

    finally gonna get to try this cn place you people have all been talking about. going tomorrow hopefully. can't wait.

    in other news, it seems patagonia has closed :( i'm really gutted.
  3. la ressistance

    la ressistance aesthete

    fuck me, that cn place is incredible. best chinese food i've eaten in cardiff.
  4. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    ahh but did you have the morning glory swamp soup???
    :D
  5. la ressistance

    la ressistance aesthete

    sadly no. saving that for next time.
  6. JKaranka

    JKaranka Active Member

    Bunch of Grapes in Ponty, very good.

    Was thinking about going soon again to CN but it sort of clashes with my attempt at eating some lighter meals as well :-D
  7. Riklet

    Riklet procrastinación

    Anyone been to that lil tiny Italian place in the castle arcade at the end, opposite the second hand book shop (the one with the black front) it's meant to be really nice, heard some good things, and checked out their menu too, pretty decent prices. I rarely eat out in cardiff, but might try there at some point, from my brief gawking at the people eating as i walk past, through the big glass windows, it always looks cosy and smells great... :oops:
  8. pauld

    pauld Well-Known Member

    Is that Cafe Minuet? need to try it - all these years in Keyardiff and never been there!

    http://yourcardiff.walesonline.co.uk/2010/08/10/cafe-minuet-says-ciao-to-marcello/
  9. pauld

    pauld Well-Known Member

  10. Infidel Castro

    Infidel Castro They only ate sausage...sausage on a stick

    I got myself down to Mowglis, Crwys Road, last Friday. A top recommendation Mr Badlands! I'd go back. I had an episode with the 'bean' sauce and a funny coloured trout, but the food was shit hot.

    Got to go to cn next.
  11. llantwit

    llantwit 

    It's a great little place. Marcello, the old Italian guy who was always sweating it out in the tiny kitchen, has retired now. But it's been taken over by a woman who worked with him for donkeys years, and I don't think much has changed.
    Nice simple pastas cooked fresh in front of you, and great pizzas, too. If you want a take away for lunch the little mini pizzas are nice, too. "Extra garlic?"... then they always slap some garlic infused olive on with a brush. Mmmm.
  12. la ressistance

    la ressistance aesthete

    she sounds great. apparently she's proper keen to make the place even more of a success . good luck to her.
  13. la ressistance

    la ressistance aesthete

    without doubt the best chinese in cardiff. possibly the best place in cardiff full stop. the smell of the place when you walk in is pure china. knock you of your feet sort of food smell. (in a good way) the kitchen is so skilled.

    also, it's part owned by two young waiters (21 yrs old? ) who are more keen in running a good place than making money. i fucking love it, and it well deserves good business.
  14. JKaranka

    JKaranka Active Member

    I'll award myself a golden star for writing about .CN on this very forum already on the 16th of February ;-)
  15. 1927

    1927 Community Statesman

    If they dont want to make so much money maybe they could adjust their pricing structure down a bit, its hardly cheap is it?
  16. la ressistance

    la ressistance aesthete

    i found it ridiculously cheap for the quality of the food. plus they do bring your own booze which makes it even cheaper. last time i went, my mates and me ate tons of food, took tons of food home with us for £20 each. that's including 10% surcharge for the bring your own and a tip on top.
  17. badlands

    badlands the mercy seat

    Bargain I'd say

    C'mon Infidel we're going!
  18. 1927

    1927 Community Statesman

    I think my days of being welcome in the cayo may well be over, I just posted the following oin their facebook page.

    Well the new menu is in operation and everybody is talking about it, really, I mean everybody. No one can quite believe it, unveleiveable is definitely the word. £7.95 for a fish finger sandwich and chips, £5.95 for a jacket potato!!! Like I said unbelievable, The landlord is really excited by it. The landlord of The Beverley that is.
  19. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Tried CN and will be going back.

    Great value and food
  20. JKaranka

    JKaranka Active Member

    OK, going to be repetitive, but went to CN today in a group of six and it was brilliant. They have a new duck tongue dish that they've sorted out I think that mostly due to people's feedback. The tongues instead of raw-looking are fried and it all comes in a salt, pepper, chilli and raw sugar mix. Really, really nice. The place just got better. Also, they have this set of ten meat dumplings that after having been fried have been covered with a pancake and fried again. Very nice as well. Crab is great as usual and cheap. I had pork with preserved vegetables and it is the best sauce I've had for a long time. It's like a thick, black, sour, trickle. It is rich but doesn't get heavy, a bit like a thick and weak marmite.
  21. llantwit

    llantwit 

    Thanks to all who recommended CN - excellent Chinese Restaurant, and definitely on a par for quality and feel with the Veggie Food Studio.
    We had the duck tongues - it was a bit much for me. I'm a bit squeamish with offal, but willing to try. Taste was great, just the idea if ripping tongue meat off the little tongue bones repeatedly. I was beaten by my own narrow preconceptions.
    The (more conventional, but totally delicious) crispy pork loin and the salt and chilli squid were bloody brilliant. Will definitely be going back there. Deep fried oysters next time round, I think.
  22. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  23. rhod

    rhod Mickey Mozart

    Had a very nice lunch at Cote Restaurant overlooking Roald Dahl Plass. Quite a varied menu available, and a nice vibe to the place.

    Chargrilled swordfish was cooked to perfection, and creme caramel was pretty great, too.

    A cut above most of the other Mermaid Quay fare.
  24. JKaranka

    JKaranka Active Member

    They've shut down Adonis, the finest kebab parlour on City Rd. Apparently a few cases of extra spicy e. coli seem to be involved.
  25. 1927

    1927 Community Statesman

    Its nice but for the moeny I think there is better available in the Diff
  26. badlands

    badlands the mercy seat

  27. badlands

    badlands the mercy seat

    ah bollocks,

    how do you hyper-link?
  28. dynamicbaddog

    dynamicbaddog Well-Known Member

  29. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    paste it in and include the www. init
  30. llantwit

    llantwit 

    Went to the Crown at Whitebrook last Thursday - bloody expensive and extremely good food. We treat ourselves to a poncy meal every now and then, but this one was a Xmas present we hadn't got around to using up yet. Had a 9-course taster menu with accompanying wine taster. It was one the best meals I've ever eaten.
    http://www.crownatwhitebrook.co.uk/
    I'll see if I can scan in the menu later, in case anyone's interested.
    Grauniad review from a few years back: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/aug/15/restaurant-review-crown-whitebrook

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