The 'eating out in Wales' thread...

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

  1. pepper78

    pepper78 Well-Known Member

    Tried 6 flavours on Friday which is on city road. Nice home style indian food. Very much in the style of punitha's and sounds similar to cafe madras, lots of dosa and lovely veggie dishes.
     
  2. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    been meaning to try that too, sounds good
    do they sell samosas from the counter or do you have to order properly and wait?
    thanks
     
  3. pepper78

    pepper78 Well-Known Member

    Selling samoas ready made from the counter? Do cafe madras do that? How very dangerous , I'd have to pick a few up each time I passed!
    They had a hot counter at the front but it was empty, they used it to put my meals in when they were ready whilst waiting for my chappatis. Maybe they fill it during lunch times, that's when they seem to have the most customers eating in?
     
  4. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    nooo, Cafe Madras don't or yes that would be very dangerous!
    just wondered as i haven't found an authentic place that does that in Cardiff
    you'd think there would be one!
     
  5. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    my favourite samosas are from the school fair, but that only happens twice a year :(
     
  6. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    Went to the Potted Pig on High Street in Cardiff today. Delicious food and great staff, no wonder it was popular. That and two courses for £10. Great place. Going back next time I'm in Cardiff.
     
  7. pigtails

    pigtails putting the tit in titilate

    Oh I keep meaning to go there!
     
  8. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    Just go. It's really good.

    Might be worth booking tho. We turned up at 1.00 and they were full - well not full but they obv thought full enough for the kitchen so they booked us in for 1.30 and we went and had a pint in the Goat Major. :)
     
  9. Infidel Castro

    Infidel Castro Producto Falso

    Finally got to Oscar's of Cardiff the other day. Did it with the missus and her boy. 7 before 7, a nice little deal. Proper food, nice stuff, and you get a nifty little pot of onion soup as a starter. £7 before 7pm. That's a main. I've not tried the grown-up food yet, but will be going back for sure.

    In other news, Seren has closed. Gutted. A Portuguese has opened in its place, and I wonder if it's the same people...
     
  10. Meltingpot

    Meltingpot Living in our pools we soon forget about the sea

  11. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Spice route is good
    loads of choice
    even chips!
    lush Dhal too
     
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  12. pigtails

    pigtails putting the tit in titilate

    Went to the meating place tonight - nice! It's not Cheap but very tasty!
     
  13. la ressistance

    la ressistance aesthete

    off to the park house tonight to try out grady atkins taster menu .
     
  14. badlands

    badlands the mercy seat

    on a more industrial level,

    Ramon's have opened an american diner on the corner of Coburn Street,

    opp the Vulcan Lounge.

    Ain't been there yet. But I know they have an eat as many hot dogs as u can thing going on (in 30 mins)

    Break the record and get it free. (the hot dogs are huge from what I've been told)

    :eek:
     
  15. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    ewww!

    went to juno lounge on wellfield rd to eat for first time in ages last night after getting bit of plastic in me veg curry last time from a container :mad:

    only ordered blydi tapas fries and onion rings, they teased us with the titchy sideplate and cutlery and left us waiting for about 25/30 mins before i went to ask, one or two others eating downstairs
    blokey at bar was giving it that it'd only been 15-20mins and that some else had ordered tapas too, ooooh
    wtf! how long does it take to knock out 3 small dishes and 2 side orders? 10 mins? maybe 15?
    is it not the idea that smaller dishes should be quicker?
    and then when it came the hummus was tasteless and was sent back for a swap with a well hot dish but luke warm food of butternut squash and goats cheese
    bread portion was lacking as well.
    #firstworldproblems :oops:
    the waiting staff were fine and apologetic mind

    wish i'd gone to albany fish bar instead!
     
  16. pigtails

    pigtails putting the tit in titilate

    Juno makes me mad cause it should be really good but so many times I've been disappointed or something silly lets them down! I keep going back as I think one day it'll sort itself out and be great!
     
  17. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    init! they must make so much money in there, where is the excuse for being slow and shoddy!?
     
  18. pepper78

    pepper78 Well-Known Member

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds juno utterly underwhelming. I can't understand why it's so popular, the food is mediocre at best. Every time I've eaten there its overpriced stingy and drab plates of fairly tasteless food. I keep on trying it every once in a while because it should be brilliant, most ppl I know think it is and it clearly thinks highly of itself.

    Sorry rant over...
     
  19. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    don't apologise! go for it
    reckon they must not care as they are so busy and don't have much competition this side of town
    and the customers are generally aspirational wannabe posho's

    there were 2 other people complaining the other night when the hummus went back about their wait
     
  20. la ressistance

    la ressistance aesthete

    the fino lounge in whitchurch is the same, the menu sounds lovely, but when the food arrives it's always shit. They can't even cook a fucking burger properly.

    makes.me.so.fucking.angry:mad:
     
  21. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    think they are related
     
  22. la ressistance

    la ressistance aesthete

    yes they are. fino is junos retarded cousin.
     
  23. topaz

    topaz Well-Known Member

    i made the mistake of going to gio's one night with friends. never again. shoddy cheap rate overcooked tasteless food, and pay through the nose for it. don't bother going to gio's under any circumstances. disgusting!! :mad:
     
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  24. badlands

    badlands the mercy seat

    I had a pasty yesterday.

    Took out the 10 month interest free option.
     
  25. pigtails

    pigtails putting the tit in titilate

    I went to Juno last night and everything was great!!
    All the food was lovely, the service was ace and no one fucked up!
    :)
     
  26. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    :eek:

    yay!
     
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  27. pigtails

    pigtails putting the tit in titilate

    Might be a one off!
    :D
     
  28. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Had another 2 free Clark's pies this week and I must say they are much better than before the recent changes. the pastry is so short it is like eating a biscuit with a mince beef ang gravy filling. the filling is tastier too these days, a lot more peppery.
     
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  29. Infidel Castro

    Infidel Castro Producto Falso

    Anyone been to that Portuguese place that replaced Seren yet?
     
  30. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    No, but the Vietnamese place down towards St Davids hospital ain't too bad.
     

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