Afternoon Tea Review at The Angel Hotel and Oak Rooms in Abergavenny

Afternoon Tea at The Angel Hotel Abergavenny with East India Company Tea

We had an invite to attend a high tea at Abergavenny’s most renowned hotel, The Angel Hotel recently. Now normally I would have been just a little bit excited, but when I found out it was in collaboration with The East India Company I can’t repeat what words left my mouth. Not only celebrating some […]

Burger Theory Review at Kongs Cardiff

Burger and dirty fries at Burger Theory, Kongs

I was recently asked back to try out the burgers at Burger Theory at Kongs in Cardiff. I’d been a few times in the past and did a blog post after my second visit to the pop up kitchen on St Mary’s Street. I’m glad to say that things have improved quite a bit since […]

Grub Kitchen Pop-Up Restaurant at The Celtic Manor Resort

Ant infused gin at The Celtic Manor

The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport recently held a special pop up menu for National Insect Week at the Newbridge on Usk venue featuring Grub Kitchen who hail from St Davids in West Wales. The Grub Kitchen aims to educate people in the benefits and environmentally friendly importance of using insects in our diet compared […]

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The Granary Restaurant Review – Newtown, Powys

First course of tasting menu - hispi taco with prawn and ants at the Granary Restaurant in Newtown

I was recently asked to attend a little known (to myself) restaurant in the heart of Wales called the Granary in Newtown, Powys to try their new 9 course tasting menu. Not knowing much about the restaurant at first I did a little bit of digging and found out that the head chef has worked […]

Nikka Coffey Japanese Gin and Miso Mackerel Recipe

gin and miso mackerel recipe

Miso and Japanese Gin mackerel ingredients 2 fillets of fresh mackerel 2 teaspoons miso paste (I used white organic miso from M & S) Juice of 1/2 a charred lime Small bunch of corriander chopped finely 1 small chunk of ginger grated 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 chilli chopped finely 6 teaspoons of Nikka Coffey […]

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James Sommerin Discount 6 course taster menu voucher

James Summerin discount Penarth

Travelzoo have just launched a new discount for a 6 course taster menu at Penarth’s Michelin Starred James Sommerin Restauranton their website. Set along the Penarth Promenade just a stones throw away from the sea, it’s a fantastic location with menu to match. The voucher is available for £89 for two dinners for lunch between […]

Sosban and the old butchers review – Michelin Star Restaurant Anglesey

crispy cod skin curried banana and peanut appetiser at Sosban and the old butchers Menai Bridge

Being a frequent honorary islander on the Isle of Anglesey due to the other half being born and bred there, we’ve been slowly ticking off some of the best spots for food there over the past year and don’t ask me how many months (queue  red cheek syndrome). We’ve been to local favourite Lobster Pot […]

Korean Air Fried Chicken and Asian Slaw

korean air fried chicken and asian slaw recipe

Asian Slaw Ingredients ¼ red cabbage sliced thinly 2 red onions sliced thinly ¼ daikon julienned 1 carrot julienned ¼ cucumber cut into thin ribbons Juice of 2 limes I didn’t measure these but played around with little bits at a time till I was happy: Drizzle of rice wine vinegar Drizzle of rice wine […]

Bottomless Brunch Review at Revolucion de Cuba Cardiff

red snapper cocktail at revolution de cuba bottomless brunch cardiff

If you’re not familiar, Revolucion de Cuba is the older sibling of the student favourite Vodka Revolution and situated adjacent to The Hilton Hotel in Cardiff. Whereas Vodka revolution is themed around vodka, Revs de Cuba has a more latin affair with rum featuring heavily on the cocktail menu, live music early evenings and attracting […]

Fiesta de la Calcotada at Asador 44 on Friday 13th April 2018

Cava and romesco sauce ingredients

One of my fav Cardiff restaurants, Asador 44 are throwing the most Spanish cultural festival i’ve ever seen this April. The Catalans go nut’s for their Calcots during the seasonal window and chow down on bucketloads per capita during the months of January to April. I was invited over to have a sneak preview of […]