From epic cheese toasties to green eggs and ham – here’s my monthly collection of mini-reviews, covering the best of where and what I’ve been scoffing over the last few weeks! It’s only when I sit down to pull these posts together that I start to realise just why it is that my favourite jeans won’t fit anymore…
Where possible, I have again tried to link off to any other relevant, full length reviews so you can read up in a bit more depth about each place if you want to!
- More of my favourite Goan Prawn Curry
After making this from a Gousto recipe for the first time back in May, I have rustled it up at least once a fortnight ever since. It’s becoming a real firm favourite! Read my full review of Gousto home delivery recipe service here.
2. Epic Croque Monsieur sandwiches from Mr Croquewich
One of my favourite naughty indulgences, you can catch these guys popping up at Riverside Market most weekends – I sampled one of their massive sandwiches at the recent Beats Eats and Treats festival at Barry Island.
3. Seven courses of creative curry at Moksh
As part of an extra-special pop-up event (featuring not one, but two, outrageously talented chefs), this 7 course feast at Moksh was one of the most interesting and imaginative meals I had eaten in a long time – read my full review here. I’m looking forward to going back soon to try out their tasting menu!
4. A working dinner at Cosy Club
I’ve been taking on a bit more freelance work of late, and this was one of those evenings when I needed to work late, in collaboration with a few ex-colleagues of mine. The Cosy Club on a weeknight is just perfect for that – good wifi, plenty of tables, nice views over The Hayes and a varied menu to suit all tastes. Winner.
5. Shake Shack‘s new Yard Burger
This burger, featuring 100% Aberdeen Angus beef, topped with Neal’s Yard Colston Basset Stilton and house-made pickled red onions, was one of Shake Shack’s limited edition summer specials. The current special is called the “CheddarShack” and features 100% Aberdeen Angus beef topped with British free-range Wiltshire cure smoked bacon and cheddar cheese sauce. Get it while you still can!
6. A summertime lunch at Bar44
This was our first visit to the Penarth outpost, and I was delighted to discover their lovely, warm courtyard out the back – it was the perfect place for tucking in to some tapas and pretending to be on holiday. If you can, visit on a weekday when you can choose from a selection of at the bargain price of 3 plates for £10. Last year I wrote a full review of Bar 44’s Cardiff restaurant for Olive Magazine, which you can read here.
7. Green eggs & ham at The Early Bird
I’m not gonna lie, I ordered this dish mainly because I loved the name. Turns out, it’s also flippin’ delicious. I’m so jealous that this little cafe is in Roath and not Canton – especially with those free refills of fresh filter coffee. Read Gourmet Gorro‘s review of this fab brunch spot by clicking here.
8. A swanky meal overlooking Cardiff Bay
The lovely Tempus at Tides restaurant at the 5* St David’s Hotel has got itself a new chef in residence, and rather accomplished he is too. Click here to read the full review and get 15% off your bill next time you dine there!