The Rare Welsh Bit

Bottomless Brunch in Cardiff: 7 Top Spots

Welsh rarebit at Grey Restaurant at the Hilton Hotel, Cardiff

What better way to spend the weekend than by munching on whole-souled comfort food at your favourite brunch spot? Well, by doing it with unlimited bubbles or cocktails thrown into the mix, of course! Originally started in Manhattan, the bottomless brunch trend has been gaining momentum in the UK over the past five years or […] Read more…

Tiny Rebel Cardiff, Westgate Street – Beer & Food

Tiny Rebel Cardiff posters

With a Newport-based brewery and two bars to its name, Tiny Rebel is at the forefront of South Wales’ thriving craft beer scene. However, as I discovered when I popped along to Tiny Rebel Cardiff on Westgate Street recently (formerly Urban Taphouse, but rebranded by the same owners last year), they also offer a satisfying selection […] Read more…

Coffee shop review: 200 Degrees – Queen St, Cardiff

Basil chicken flatbread with beetroot hummus, spinach and sundried tomatoes at 200 Degrees Coffee Shop Cardiff

A few months ago, Cardiff’s Queen Street gained a new coffee shop in the form of 200 Degrees, on the former site of Base and Barley restaurant. Owned by a Nottingham-based independent coffee roaster, the Cardiff branch is one of six of its kind, with shops located elsewhere in Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds and Leicester.  When I […] Read more…

Restaurant review: Seafood Shack – High Street, Cardiff

Mussels in white wine with ciabatta

*Seafood Shack is now closed. I’ve been looking forward to the launch of Seafood Shack in Cardiff for months. Le Monde (St. Mary Street) aside, I can’t think of any decent restaurants in Cardiff city centre specialising in seafood, so I was excited about the prospect of Seafood Shack opening. The restaurant officially opened last […] Read more…

Restaurant review: The Corner House – Caroline Street, Cardiff

Scallops with pancetta

There aren’t many pubs in Cardiff city centre dishing up food that could rival some of the city’s leading restaurants, and Caroline Street (known locally as Chippy Lane/Alley) is the last place you’d expect to find one of these hidden gems. However, on my recent visit to The Corner House, perched on the corner of Caroline […] Read more…