June’s Cardiff Foodie Highlights

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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!

  1. More of my favourite Goan Prawn Curry

Followed @goustocooking's Goan prawn #curry #recipe again tonight, so easy and delish! 💁

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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

SO MUCH CHEESE. …thanks @mr_croquewich, safe to say the diet is off for today! #fat #cheese

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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

A Wednesday working dinner at @cosyclubcardiff 🍔🍟 #burgers #fries#comfortfood #cardiff #foodblogger

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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!

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