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The 'eating out in Wales' thread...

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

  1. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    I went there a while back and thought the food weren't that great. Mediocre examples of all the worlds food (e.g. their wasabi tasted like mushie peas with a bit of mustard), however as it's all you can eat, and I ain't got no shame, I got my monies worth.
     
  2. rhod

    rhod Mickey Mozart

    Tried The Chapel in Churchill Way tonight...What a major disappointment. Average food, much of it lukewarm. Most of the staff don't know what they're doing. I've never had a lime & soda made with still water before.. that's novel! Cutlery was nice.

    Shame, as the building itself is magnificent.

    Lots of suspiciously glowing reviews on Tripadvisor from one-post reviewers. Had to laugh at one comment that the bar food was the "best they'd tasted this side of the Atlantic".

    Atlantic Ocean, or Atlantic Wharf?

    Proceed with caution..
     
  3. pigtails

    pigtails putting the tit in titilate

    Went to the canteen on Clifton st last night, it's was as awesome as ever! I love that place.
     
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  4. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Tried The Potted Pig and the Madeira last night - never together enough to book a table, both were full, considered the Chapel but glad we didn't now. Ended up in the CN. Great as usual.
     
  5. rhod

    rhod Mickey Mozart

    We've been to The Potted Pig, and it is great. Well-cooked food, and staff that are efficient and look like they are enjoying their job. Makes such a difference.

    We'll give the Chapel another go in a few months, when the hype has died down a bit. The place has a lot of potential.
     
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  6. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Anyone been to Bar 44 in Cowbridge, and recently in Penarth too. A tapas bar that I can thoroughly recommend. A regular haunt for me and ickle 27, he gets a kids meal of calimari, hake in batter, chips and white bait for £3.99. Not bad tastes for a 4yr old!
     
  7. la ressistance

    la ressistance aesthete

    Not been yet but they really know their Spanish food. Jose Pizarro is a consultant. (He's a very successful Spanish chef btw)
     
  8. la ressistance

    la ressistance aesthete

    Anyone been to mr Gs ? Thoroughly recommend it. One of the best in the bay
     
  9. Infidel Castro

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

    Almada, the place that replaced Seren, is wank. Worst food I have ever eaten out. The waiter was a coke-head as well. Seren was boss. Gutted that the place was followed by something so evilly shit.

    We had the rib starter which was was pretty much blackened scraps of meat on bone. The terrine thing was alright-ish, but lacked something with it to set it off. The mains were atrocious. I had partridge and it was so overcooked I couldn't eat it. The missus had a piece of rib-eye that had more gristle and fat in it than you'd believe.

    This place is pricey. the only good thing was the wine, but it was way over-priced.

    The waiter, I shit you not, took a photo of me on his phone and put my face on some Gangnam dancing phone app. He then letched all lover my missus and laughed and coughed all over her food.

    Grim.

    And we told him as well.
     
  10. pigtails

    pigtails putting the tit in titilate

    Oh gutted I loved Seren!
     
  11. Infidel Castro

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

    Seren was my favourite restaurant in Cardiff. Wish I'd eaten there more :(
     
  12. llantwit

    llantwit 

    The Hang Fire Smokery/Barbecue, The Canadian, Pearl Street, Adamsdown.
    FaceBook link here.
    Saw a mate raving about this place on twitter, so I popped in to see what it was all about. Looks great. It's in a proper traditional local pub (which I didn't even know existed) - the Canadian, which you have to get to in the car by driving off Broadway about 2/3 of the way along away from town.
    Very meat heavy - just different kinds of (proper american) BBQ and smoked meats (some of which seem to be cooked purely by smoking them for a LONG time). The menu's here.
    But they do this kind of food on Friday nights, Saturday afternoons, and soon on Sunday afternoons. Mostly accompanied by some kind of entertainment (someone from Sicknote is on the posters at the moment).
    Haven't tried it yet, but will report back when I do.
     
  13. pigtails

    pigtails putting the tit in titilate

    Oooh a new incarnation for the Canadian, it's been shit since the drag queens left!
    Will have to try this out too.
     
  14. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member


    I like the sound of this, but it can't be good for you
     
  15. lincy

    lincy Well-Known Member

    I popped into the Canadian yesterday had the pulled pork, it came with fries and coleslaw / beans. The fries were lovely but in all honesty, the pork, although nice, was a very, very small portion.
     
  16. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    :(
     
  17. la ressistance

    la ressistance aesthete

  18. Mindles$

    Mindles$ Well-Known Member

    Has anybody been to that smoke house place in pontcanna? I want to do a man vs food style event lol
     
  19. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

    Run by two dear, dear friends of mine who have just got back from the Deep South after a six-month oddysey, during which time they were brushing up on their awesome country and Western skillz, mansion sitting, trying to meet Dolly Parton and, most importantly, learning proper Texan BBQ cooking. Got back, bought themselves an industrial smoker and within the space of four or so weeks are now running a brilliant business out of the Canadian. Went for the launch last Saturday - food is awesome and super reasonable, and they try and combine it with music nights (Sicknote Steve did a set)

    Canadian is a proper, friendly local pub as well. I'll be asking for commission for this rather gushing piece, of course ;), but seriously, friends or no friends, the nosh is proper tops.
     
  20. Ras Malai Bait

    Ras Malai Bait Active Member

    I like Troy on City Road....
     
  21. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    on the strength of reviews here we took the kids to the canadian for tea tonight. we ordered straight after a large party so there was a 45 minute wait but totally worth it i reckon. the pulled pork and awesome chips were my favourites, but everything was good and a real hit of smoke. good prices, although mr b didn't realise he was supposed to be ordering kids' portions :facepalm: we took home a massive doggy bag :D

    i couldn't finish my pork and the ribs portions were even larger. i guess if you have a really hefty appetite it could seem small-ish.

    the woman running the show was really friendly and helpful and seemed a little overwhelmed at how quickly news has spread and how popular it's proving :cool:
     
  22. lincy

    lincy Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear they have sorted the portion size issue out, and I agree the food is very tasty:)
     
  23. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Was due to go there tonight, but just looked at the menu and Mrs Jones won't eat anything on it!
     
  24. Tankus

    Tankus random farter

    Going downmarket ....but ......
    Takeaway last night ..Yummies in Trethomas .....best kebab (mushroom mixed shish) I've had outside london , chili sauce was as hot coming out this morning .... as it was going in last night ! ......well tidy
     
  25. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    went to VFS Vegi Food Studio in their new place on Penarth rd a few doors up from where they were before
    nice big new place, really nice food only gripe was young waiter bringing us yoghurt with starters when we'd said we wanted everything vegan at least 2 or 3 times
     
  26. la ressistance

    la ressistance aesthete

    Anyone been to kimchi on cowbridge rd yet? It's stunning. It's in the place that used to be a Vietnamese but was a bit poo. Get down there and try it, my new go to place in canton. Lovely stuff.
     
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  27. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear it. I've been eyeing it up for a while.

    Not been out for dinner for ages, then twice in a couple of weeks...

    The Potted Pig - Great, If I had the money I'd spend a lot more time there

    Mint and Mustard. Nice food, that's maybe a little overpriced and the fire exit was locked. I'd go there again if asked
     
  28. topaz

    topaz Well-Known Member

    i've been there, 3 times now.. .lovely quality food, busy enough to have a buzz about the place, friendly staff... recommend it thoroughly :)
     
  29. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member


    Just seen this, the Food Standards Agency reports for the most minging places to eat in Wales. Kimchi gets a 0!

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/food-hygiene-ratings-more-1100-7049436

    Now I know of some places, especially when they're first taken over get diabolical results, but quickly get a grip. Will have to see how they deal with it.
     
  30. la ressistance

    la ressistance aesthete

    To get a 0 and not get closed down seems very odd.i can only assume that the staff weren't sent on the mandatory food hygiene course? IMO those new ratings are a bit of a shambles, it's very easy to put a good food business out of business purely for clerical errors. They won't stop me eating anywhere with a bad score or reassure me that a place that scores five doesn't employ someone who wants to wank in my soup.
     

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