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 12-2pm from Tuesday to Sunday.

If you want to dine with friends a discount voucher for James Sommerin for 4 dinners will cost £169. It’s a surcharge of £20 each per person to dine at dinner in the evening if you can’t make it for lunch.

They’ve even got an overnight package including bed and breakfast for two for £199 if you fancy making a weekend of it in Penarth.

To buy the discount voucher for James Sommerin then visit the Travelzoo website.

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Travelzoo currently have a mammoth deal at the moment with a Sosban discount voucher. Based in Llanelli in grade II listed building dating back to 1872 when it was originally a pumping engine. We tried popping in for Sunday lunch a few months back when we were near by but it was closing 10 minutes before we arrived sadly but the building looked so cool as I love the industrial look.

In the restaurant voucher discount at Sosban you get a 6 course tasting menu for 2 people for £49 at lunch time Wednesday – Saturday or for an extra £20 you can get the amazing offer for dinner Wednesday – Friday, which also comes with a glass of fizz each too.

The 2 AA Rosette restaurant is owned by ex Welsh Rugby and Scarlets legends Stephen and Dwayne Peel and has scooped many accolades since it first opened including The Good Food Guide Readers Restaurant of The Year.

If you fancy making a night of it with friends you can also purchase the Sosban restaurant voucher for 4 people priced at £95 for lunch or £135 for dinner with an added 20% off the paired wine flight.
The 6 course taster menu would normally cost £55 per person making it £110 per couple so you’re getting over 50% off. Dishes on the menu consist of the following:

  • Potato Bread, potato foam, chive butter and Exmoor caviar.
  • Cod Five Ways, cabbage puree, salt and vinegar chips
  • Hay Baked Celeriac, smoked celeriac tea and celeriac textures
  • Yorkshire Mangalitsa Pork, smoked beetroot and black pudding purée
  • Chocolate Orange, caramelised orange and chocolate sorbet
  • Apple Rice Pudding, hay ice cream and caramelised milk skin

If you fancy grabbing the Sosban discount voucher before they are all snapped up head over to Travelzoo quick!

James Sommerin became the first Penarth Michelin Star restaurant recently beating Cardiff with nil poise, having no restaurants with the highly respected accolade for outstanding culinary expertise themselves.

Situated along the Esplenade in Penarth it makes for outstanding views whilst chowing down on some of the best food in South Wales.

I’ve had my eyes set on the restaurant for a while especially and fancy sampling the 6 course tasted menu. Price being the main factor in me not trying it yet as it normally sets you back £70 each but Travelzoo Local are currently offering two diners a 6 course tasting menu for just £79.

I managed to catch the last few hours of Picnic Penarth last weekend where James Sommerin pitched up a stall selling a few gourmet nibbles but just my luck I left it too late and my fav dishes had all gone by then.

If you fancy purchasing a James Sommerin discount voucher for 2 for £79 or 4 diners for for just £149 then head over to Travelzoo quickly as this deal won’t last long.

The restaurant discount voucher is valid Tuesday to Sunday for lunch between 12-2.30pm up until 32st August 2017 so you’ll have plenty of time to use it this summer. Sat in window looking out over the Bristol Channel in the summer sun, working your way through 6 expertly crafted courses washed down with a lovely cold glass of Sauv Blanc.

Jols restaurant in Merthyr is churning out some of the best food in the north end of the valleys with head honcho Jamie o’Leary orchestrating things behind the kitchen.

Jamie who was taken under the wings of Stephen Terry at The Hardwick and learnt his trade as sous chef at the Abergavenny fine dinning restaurant.

I’ve been a fan of Jol’s for a few years now after sampling some of the smaller dishes they’ve mustered up at regular streetfood festivals in and around Cardiff such as the ever popular Streetfood Circus.

I’ve not had the chance to test out the regularly changing menu at Merthyr’s best restaurant yet even though it’s been over a year since opening the doors but i’ve kept a close eye on what they’ve been cooking up on social media.

Browsing Travelzoo today I stumbled on a discount voucher for Jols Food Restaurant offering a 3 course meal for two at £22.50 per head with £37 value each. That’s just £45 for up to £74 worth of food.

You can also get a 3 course discount voucher for 4 dinners for £85 saving an extra £5 for the group.

In the Jols Restaurant discount voucher you’re entitled to a starter up to £8, main up to £21 and dessert up to £8 with anything over this value having to be supplemented to the restaurant on the evening.

Based on the main High Street in Merthyr it’s easy to get to by train from my hometown of Abercynon but only a little extra with direct line from Pontypridd, Cardiff or change at Abercynon from Aberdare or Mountain Ash. There’s also a car park just behind if someone fancies being Des for the evening.

The menu changes quite regularly but you can see a sample menu below

A la carte sample menu


  • Cauliflower soup with grated cheese
  • Cornish white crab on toast
  • Carpaccio of Welsh beef with parmesan, rosemary, anchovy and garlic dressing
  • Porcini mushroom arancini
  • Bread crumb shin of beef and mozzarella
  • Welsh rarebit on Alex Gooch sourdough with streaky bacon
  • Panzanella salad


  • Grass-fed sirloin steak with grilled baby gem lettuce, triple cooked chips and Chimichurri dressing
  • Chicken Holstein, breadcrumbed chicken breast, with creamed cabbage and bacon, anchovies, caper sauce and a fried egg
  • Roast duck and orange
  • Pan roast hake with cavolo nero, butter beans, tomato sauce, chorizo and black pudding
  • Roast gurnard with potato gnocchi


  • Vanilla crème brulée
  • JOL’s chocolate brownie with salted caramel sauce,
  • Macadamia nut praline and brownie ice cream
  • Vanilla rice pudding with plum jam and shortbread crumble
  • Apple and sultana bread and butter pudding with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream
  • Pineapple parfait with grilled pineapple and mint and chili syrup
  • Walnut and honey parfait with cherry compote

The Jols Restaurant discount voucher is valid for lunch between (12-3pm) Wed-Sat and dinner (7-10pm) Wed-Fri until 31 Aug.

This will no doubt be a popular deal on Travelzoo so don’t leave it to long to order your Jols Restaurant discount voucher for 2 or 4 dinners before it sells out.

Tiny Rebel have recently teamed up with independant daily deal app / website Wriggle offering a couple of different discounts at the Westgate Street venue.I snapped up the 3 bottles for £7 deal last week with the Wriggle Cardiff app giving you any 3 bottles under 6% abv but you can get another £2 off your first Wriggle deal using the discount code AUHPSS.

To add the discount code to your account, register on the Wriggle app, click the icon in the top left of the screen, click on Refer a friend then Redeem a code in the top right tab. Then enter the code AUHPSS and you get the 3 bottle discount at Tiny Rebel for even cheaper.

So how does Wriggle work? Log into the app or website, select your Town from Bristol, Brighton or Cardiff at present then choose which day you want to find a deal. When you find one for the day you are planning to visit, which unlike most other daily deals sites has to be within 4 days and you have to use it on the date and within the timeframe advertised on the deal for it to be valid.

If you’re feeling pekish or want to line the stomach before sinking a few crafty ones Tiny Rebel have also been offering any burger, skin on fries and a pint of cask beer, glass of wine, Tiny Rebel fav “Cwtch” or a soft drink for you sensible pub goers for just £5.99. 

Burgers aren’t as exotic looking as Burger Theory at Kongs on St Mary’s Street who also have a regular burger and fries Wriggle deal for around £7 but this does include a pint. They also happen to stock Tiny Rebel Cwtch on Tap at Kongs so that would cost you around £12 when you factor in the £5 for a pint.

Don’t forget though you can get the Tiny Rebel discount burger, fries and pint (wine or soft drink) for just £3.99 with the discount code AUHPSS on Wriggle

You really will struggle to get a pint for under £4 in Cardiff let alone a craft ale or glass of wine with a burger and fries! You couldn’t even get an unbiodegradable, plastic esque bag of mess from Maccy D’s for that price.

I didn’t go for the burger deal last week with my bottles as it wasn’t running the same night but I did sample a few of the small plates such as the poutine with gravy, fries and homemade cheese curds, the fries, sausage gravy and torn waffles along with the chilli roulette balls.

No complaints there really, decent price for around £3-5 for the small plates and were the perfect beer food snack. I hadn’t tried poutine previously and been dying to try it when I found out about them. The portions weren’t massive but then I wasn’t expecting them to be for around £4 and just fancied a graze with a beer. The little nuggets of creamy dairy melted in with the gravy and fries created a eutopia of stodge helped on it’s journey down my asopheogus with a couple of Wild Beer Co beers such as Breakfast of Champignions, which was my fav.

Chilli roulette cheese ball thingymagigs weren’t bad. I was expecting a bit more goeyness personally a la Burger King chilli cheese bites but they were quite sturdy inside. Taste was more than palatable and a good kick to them although they were advertised as being spicy with one crazy hot thrown in the mix for shits and giggles but they all tasted the same heat wise for me. Saying that I probably would order them again with a beer so no dramas.

I was gutted the poutine didn’t come with sausage gravy like the waffles but we ordered both just to compare. The waffles were slightly sweet, which played mind games paired with the savouryness of the fries and slather of meaty gravy. Having said that it was I did like the pairing and would recommend a bowl instead of your pork scratchings or dry roasted nuts next time you’re in Tiny Rebel.

The recently relaunched Grey’ s Restaurant at the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff are currently offering an afternoon tea discount for two guests for just £23 including a glass of bubbly.

With Cardiff Castle as the perfect backdrop to sample triple layered sandwiches, welsh cakes, scones with clotted cream and jam plus a selection of mini pastries such as macarons this afternoon tea discount voucher would make nice little Christmas gift for sisters, mums and grandmothers although not forgetting the male appreciators of sugary treats as I wouldn’t mind this one myself.

I bought one for my grandmother back last year when there was a similar discount on the afternoon tea at the Hilton but that was before the relaunch of the new Grey’s Restaurant and that didn’t include a glass of bubbly either so I’m sure it will be even better this time even though nanny Carole wasn’t complaining about hers anyway.

My mum decided to buy a separate voucher for her sister at the time but you can purchase an afternoon tea discount voucher for 4 too instead of messing around with multiple vouchers for just £45.

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New on the daily deal discount scene if you haven’t heard about it yet is Wriggle. It popped up on my Facebook a week or two ago so i thought i’d have a nosey around on the site and signed up and to be fair i’ve been pretty impressed with the deals on offer so far in Cardiff since I signed up.

Instead of the usual chains and garbage you have to rummage through on some other well known daily deals sites they’ve hand picked some really good local favourites of mine with discounts from Crafty Devils Brewing Company, Chez Francis, Spit and Sawdust, Pizza Pronto, Dusty Knuckle Pizza’s and Lab22 cocktail bar to name but a few.

The first few deals that came through on Wriggle Cardiff happened to be lunch time deals but as I don’t live or work in Cardiff at the moment I (with tear in my eye) had to wait a whole 24 hours to see what deal they were pushing.

I waited too long to take advantage of the discount at Chez Francis with a 3 course meal and wine for just £11.50 so i’ve made it my mission to check first thing in the morning since then and bagged myself a 3 course cocktail taster at Lab22 on Chippy Lane in Cardiff for just £12.50 instead of the usual £25 but using the wriggle discount code AUHPSS I got £3 off so had 3 expertly crafted cocktails with side nibbles for just £9.50!! Absolute bargain.

espresso martini with lab22 discount voucher from with wriggle cardiff

I was hooked already and was gutted with tonights offer of 5 x 1/3 pints at Crafty Devil Brewing Companies bar and bottle shop with bar snacks for just £5 as I was up nanny Carole’s for Tuesday night supper up the pub! Bearing in mind I had 4 x 1/3 and a pint in Brewdog for £20.50 on Saturday night this was a real steal if you ask me.

All was not lost though as I’ve booked in for a £3 pizza and drink at Pitch on Mill Lane tomorrow night. I would of even pushed the boat out for a double header with pizza again from Award winning Dusty Knucle Pizza for just £2 on Thursday night, which is just up the road from the Crafty Brewing Company in Canton but I’d I’ve been eagerly awaiting the Gin Fest that night down the bay. I’m hoping to sample some new botanically infused white liquor and hopefully stock up on some 1724 tonic water whilst i’m there too as I’m running low from my recent trip to get some in Harvey Nichs in Bristol.

So why is Wriggle different to other daily deals sites?

The difference between Wriggle and other daily deals like Groupon and Livingsocial is that when you buy from them you have roughly 3 months from purchase to use it but with Wriggle they advertise the deal for a specific day in the next coming week and between the window of opportunity like 5pm-9pm for example and you have to use the deal then and only then. They also don’t seem to have the somewhat infinite amount of vouchers available like some other sites but then that’s probably down to the size of the traders and because it’s only available for exchange between a few hours on a specific day but that’s what makes it better in my eyes.

I’ve lost count how many times i’ve bought a daily deals voucher with no idea when i’m going to use it in the next few months whereas with Wriggle there’s a sense of urgency and I like the knowledge in knowing I’m going to use it and sample some great local food and drink in a day or two and makes you move your ass to sort it out asap.

I’m not sure if the deals are going to feature some of the local favourite independent traders in the future as heavily as it has done in the launch and for such amazing prices but let’s hope they don’t take the easy option and poison the site with chain after chain like some other daily deal sites.

Sign up to Wriggle Cardiff and discount code

You can sign up for Wriggle Cardiff here but have also launched in other large cities in the UK too to take advantage of but make sure you use the Wriggle discount code AUHPSS to get money off your first deal.

As i’ve mentioned previously on the site, Park House is a well kept secret close to the city centre but off the beaten track of those scouring the streets of the Welsh capital following their the scents wafting around the bustling arcades and side streets that are the usual suspects for filling hungry bellies.

I’ve sampled the 7 course taster menu but yet to dine at Park House for the afternoon tea but after stumbling upon this great offer of afternoon tea for 2 for just £29 instead of the usual £50 so it’s nearly a half price discount.

They don’t just have Dave whose just done his level 1 BTEC in food behind the kitchen churning out plates of cheese and onion sandwiches and a wedge of stale Victoria Sponge here, oh no!

A little bit about the accolades of the hidden gem and the man behind the sorcery being concocted behind the flames in the kitchen.

The 2-AA-Rosette restaurant is “one of the most enjoyable places to eat in Cardiff”, according to The AA Restaurant Guide 2016.

Head chef Iain Inman, who has worked with the likes of Jean-Christophe Novelli, gained experience at the 2-Michelin-star The Square Restaurant, and was later appointed head chef at the 5-star Pennyhill Park under the mentorship of 2-Michelin-star chef Michael Wignall.

Park House has won multiple awards, including the South Wales Echo’s Restaurant of the Year 2013-2014, and the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence 2015.

So why have I never been to this contender for best restaurant of the year in Wales before? Well you’ve only got yourself to blame for that one but fear not if you jog on over to Travelzoo right now you can sample some of the magnificent creations that are being expertly crafted to meet the high expectations of Park Houses dinners for a fraction of the normal price of the afternoon tea.

This Park House afternoon tea discount is a time limited offer and are only usually available to buy for a couple of days and maybe a week on the Travelzoo website so be quick before they are all gone. You can get a discount voucher for the afternoon the for either 2 dinners for £29 or 4 dinners for just £50 getting it half price. Once you’ve purchased the vouchers from Travelzoo you can use them between 12-4pm Wed-Sat until 31 Oct.

If like me you’re struggling to get back into some sense of reality after gorging yourself on a weeks worth of calories in a single sitting after Christmas, then you will be glad to hear you can actually have a breakfast that will leave you feeling fulfilled without needing an immediate course of liposuction to suck the gallon of grease straight out of your hips!

Step forward Pure Kitchen in Cardiff Bay on the doorstep of the Wales Millennium Centre offering hearty, guilt free, flavour bombs for breakfast and lunch from 4 egg omelettes with grilled chicken, chorizo or steak breakfasts, full english breakfasts, toasted muffins or pancakes topped with fresh fruit.

Pure Kitchen offer breakfasts, fresh smoothies and juices, salads and freshly cooked lunches with the leanest of meats you could ever have adorning your plate to eat in or packed tightly into a takeaway box to eat at your leisure.

You’ve probably walked past one of Cardiff Bay’s most rated breakfast eateries, which managed to chart on Buzzfeed’s top 16 places to grab breakfast in the Capital recently as it’s parked in between the roads directly outside the Wales Millennium Centre and opposite your route from The Red Dragon Centre to the Bay.

If you fancy sampling some of the best breakfasts on offer in Cardiff then head over to Livingsocial and get a Pure Kitchen discount voucher offering you two breakfasts with a hot drink for just £9 up to the value of £21 or 4 dinners can get a paleo inspired breakfast fit for you Crossfit lovers on your next trip down the bay for just £18 up to the value of £42.

You can get this Pure Kitchen breakfast discount in Cardiff Bay for the next 5 days with the voucher then having to be used by February 26th 2016 between 9-11am.