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Cardiff chitter-chatter, news and more

Discussion in 'Wales/Cymru' started by editor, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Reckon Cardiff deserves a thread of its own for general chat.

    I've just got back from the 'Diff and was well impressed with the Christmas lights around town - the arcades looked well smaaaaaart.
     
  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  3. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    ! :eek: was thinking of asking for this or starting it earlier today!
    tidy :cool:
     
  4. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    saw a new place on Wellfield rd near junction of Albany rd in Roath earlier.
    KL Canolog, Malyasian and East Asian food and deli, menu looked reasonable ish from the window with 2 or 3 vegi options as far as i noticed. they sell spices and other stuff by the looks of it.
    could only find fb link https://www.facebook.com/klcanolog

    anyone been?
     
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I had a miserable cold the whole time I was up in Wales over Christmas and the drenching at the City game didn't help either.

    On match day, we ended up drinking at the Westgate which was surprisingly ok and then the Goscombe which was hideous and served some of the worst beer I've seen in some time.
     
  6. pepper78

    pepper78 Well-Known Member

    ^^^ DDraig.
    Think this is the same people who had the Satay Hut in Canton, the food there was really nice so have high hopes for here too.
    On a seperate note Have been to The Claude tonight for the first time in years - it was rammed but a bit ummmmm edgy.
     
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  7. pepper78

    pepper78 Well-Known Member


    The Goscombe is a vile shit hole!
     
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    One pint of lager looked more like cider with its weird, massive bubbles, while my Doombar was the flattest pint I'd ever had. Dreadful pub.
     
  9. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    aha! that makes sense presuming you mean www.bangkokcafe.co.uk
    similar font too
     
  10. pepper78

    pepper78 Well-Known Member

  11. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    good plan but the KL canolog place doesn't open beyond 6 by the looks of it!
     
  12. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    The Claude is always a bit like that. Never feel comfortable there and half expecting it to kick off
     
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  13. jannerboyuk

    jannerboyuk ...just kids gone wild.

  14. drachir

    drachir Well-Known Member

    Was back for Christmas, seemed to be a load of new stuff open/opening. There's Double Super Happy (dim sum/cocktails) where that dodge RnB club was on Westgate St, Fire Island (Buffalo/10ft. etc.'s new bar) also on Westgate Street, The Chapel (bar/restaurant) on Churchill Way, and Porter's (which is apparently an 'arts and artists bar') on Bute Terrace. There was also a new Italian place opening soon opposite 10ft Tall.

    Only went in Fire Island and The Chapel.

    Fire Island was great. No music on in the daytime for some reason, and none of the draught lagers were on (assuming that's a teething problem), but they had about 20 ales on if that's your thing. They also seemed to have an upstairs that wasn't open yet, but looked really nice (the doors were open when I went for a piss once).

    The Chapel is unsurprisingly in the old chapel on Churchill Way. Was a bit too fancy for my liking, but seemed nice enough. Didn't eat there.
     
  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I saw some leaflets for the Fire Island place and was intrigued. I like Buffalo and 10ft so I deffo want to check it out next time I'm up.
     
  16. drachir

    drachir Well-Known Member

    I'd definitely recommend it. Only other negative thing I can think of was the lack of vegetarian food. I went there twice on Thursday, and I think they were operating a limited menu, since when I went in for food at lunch they had no veg options at all (so had to go to 10 Ft Tall... which I'm sure they weren't too bothered about). Went in again in the evening though, and they'd added a sweet potato dish.

    Just remembered there's a Brazilian place opened beneath that newish hotel by Central as well. What happened to the recession?!
     
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  17. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    does anyone know if the family fireworks are on at the castle today? i can't find any reference to them in all the council pages, just fireworks at midnight :hmm:
     
  18. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    I've read the reviews and they are dire, seems the menu is always limited, the food dire and small portioned and service poor. Apart from that.......
     
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  19. poisondwarf

    poisondwarf I have a chance...and it is fat.

    Isn't The Chapel an upmarket Wetherspoons? We tried to go there after a meal on Churchill Way weeks ago and they wouldn't let us in as it was their opening party. I was in Porter's on Bute Terrace on Friday night as one of my friends knows the owner. They are planning all sorts with the menu entertainment in coming weeks but I can't remember what exactly as I was a little drunk. I do remember talking to the owner and explaining that in the late 90s, when it was a gay c lub, they used to have an all you can drink for £10 night and he said, rather sniffily that that sort of think wouldn't be happening!
     
  20. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    very much don't think so, costs a lot and difficultish to charge. wasn't on last year iirc and they would be promoting it
    was asked to work 7am-1am today but declined!
     
  21. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    /London gatecrasher

    Anyone eaten in Tony's Restaurant & Pizzeria lately? Still open?
     
  22. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    "better than Abba" tribute at Calennig alongside city hall
     
  23. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    where's that to badgers?
     
  24. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

  25. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  26. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    i thought the chapel was meant to be having a refit for Raymond Blanc?
     
  27. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    yeah their food has slacked right off
    stopped eating in buffalo a while back and the mrs had to send back hummus with no flavour at 10ft tall a couple of days ago, they seem to think a dash of paprika is fine, where's the garlic etc!
     
  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I noted that they're starting work on putting the old main platform back into use at Cardiff Queen Street. That used to be a lovely station until the demolished the attractive stone buildings, flattened the overall canopy and replaced it with a miserly one island platform -which they've since already had to put back Platform 3 for the Bay traffic.
     
  29. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    yes both central and queen st are being done up a bit and as you say, expanding Queen st

    artists impression
    [​IMG]
    http://yourcardiff.walesonline.co.uk/2011/02/09/new-plans-revealed-for-cardiff-main-rail-stations/
     
  30. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    cheers ddraig i figured as much. shame, the kids always enjoyed it.
     

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