Lunchtime review: Fresh the Baguette Bar – Royal Arcade, Cardiff

Fed up of settling for the same old sandwich fillings, I’ve been hunting for somewhere more exciting to visit on my lunch break – somewhere that uses its imagination when it comes to making a…

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Restaurant review: Viva Brazil, Cardiff

I’ve never tried Brazilian food before, so when I hear that an authentic churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse) has opened in Cardiff, I just can’t wait to go there. Sitting beneath the Maldron Hotel on Cardiff’s St.…

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Restaurant review: PiPi’s Greek Cafe & Restaurant – Caroline Street, Cardiff

Standing on Cardiff’s Caroline Street, known locally as Chippy Lane because of the density of fast food shops which occupy it, Pipi’s Greek Café and Restaurant is a hidden gem lying undiscovered amongst the greasy takeaway outlets which make up its neighbours, like a diamond in…

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Lunchtime review: Taste – High Street, Cardiff city centre

Pale green, cream and brown. The colour palette at Taste makes for a refreshing break whilst popping out of the office for lunch. Sitting in a black wicker chair next to the window I admire the…

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Restaurant review: Crepeaffaire, Cardiff

I’ve been meaning to visit Crȇpeaffaire since it opened earlier this year in St David’s Centre, next to Hugo Boss. The café and bakery joins six of its kind throughout the UK, and with another due to open soon…

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Review: Brown’s Bar and Brasserie, Cardiff

    Arriving at Browns Bar and Brasserie in Cardiff, my friend Sian and I are greeted almost immediately by a friendly, smartly-dressed waiter. He politely escorts us to a table next to the full-length windows –…

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Restaurant review: Jamie’s Italian, Cardiff

  As my friend Dan and I approach Jamie’s Italian in Cardiff, the fire torches and entrance rope create an elaborate first impression. Stepping inside, we are greeted upon entry and escorted to a table at the back of the dining…

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