April 15, 2010

Just a short list of places I’ve eaten at recently.

Mimosa(Cardiff) – Review here

TAS(London) – Really good Turkish Restaurant. Makes me embarrassed I’ve ever been to a kebab takeaway !

Galileos Locanda(London) – Fair Italian, The Carpaccio was tasteless but the swordfish linguine was excellent (as was the lasagna so I’m informed)

Mezzaluna(Bath) – fantastic Italian restaurant with delicious food, very friendly management and the best olives I’ve ever tasted !

Green Park Brasserie(Bath) – Slightly posh and more of a wine bar than a restaurant. Fantastic steaks. We ate a bit early as a cool jazz quartet turned up as we were finishing our desert and we had to leave to finish our pub crawl !

Brasserie Gerard(Bath) РA bit french in its approach (slightly arrogant !) but pleasant. We had the chateaubriand which was great for a huge fillet steak although the béarnaise sauce was a bit sour.

Springs Cafe(Bath) – This is the (very good) cafe at the thermae spa. The ceasar salad was excellent but as everyone is in cotton bathrobes and slippers it can feel like being in a cult !


Mimosa – Cardiff Bay

April 15, 2010

My Fiance and I popped into the bay for food before the TEDx Cardiff event and ended up eating in Mimosa.

Slightly Posh but pleasant venue. We had:

The Seafood Platter (Mackerel Pate, Anchovies, Cockles & Laverbread) – Very nice but a huge portion to start, three separate ramekins overflowing with food and a couple of huge slices of toasted granary bread. Lovely though !

Welsh Black Beef Burger – A huge fist-sized lump of herbed beef and onion with bacon and cheese in a home made bun with gigantic chips. I loved the burger but not the chips as I prefer american type fries.

Chicken, Perl wen and Cranberry Burger – A huge pile of succulent chicken breasts with creamy Perl Wen cheese and plenty of jammy cranberry sauce in a home made bun. with gigantic chips. Fantasic.

Washed down with a gin & tonic, pint of SA and a bottle of Prosecco.

The bill was about £60 (including the Tip)

Would recommend (but beware the size of the portions !)

New Category for the blog, My Good Food Guide.

As a lover of Good food and drink I thought I’d drop some notes on the food I cook or eat as it may be of interest.

I eat out fairly regularly and do enjoy good food.

See how this goes !