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Gassy’s Cardiff: Highlights of the Vegan Menu

Vegan breakfast

Located in the heart of Cardiff’s thriving student community on Salisbury Road in Cathays, Gassy’s (or Gassy Jacks as it was known until a couple of years ago) has been a staple part of the university nightlife scene for years. Unbeknownst to some, however, this lively local pub also serves a ravishing restaurant menu featuring […] Read more…

The Woodville, Cardiff – Contemporary Pub Grub

Freak shake at The Woodville pub, Cathays

As a former Cardiff University student, I hold fond memories of The Woodville pub in Cathays (of what I can remember, at least!); memories of drunken pub golf escapades, fancy dress parties and chilled out pub quiz nights. It was always somewhere I’d associate with having a good time, as opposed to somewhere I’d go […] Read more…

Cheese, please! Cafe review: Munchies – Crwys Road, Cardiff

Munchies Cardiff grilled cheese sandwich and crisps

Cheese lovers rejoice! A new café has opened on Crwys Road, Cardiff, serving grilled cheese sandwiches and baked treats. Munchies officially opened on Monday following a soft launch to press, bloggers, friends and family last week. However, it actually started out as a late-night sweet treat delivery service sweet running out of university student, Jordan […] Read more…

Sunday lunch at The Flora pub on Cathays Terrace, Cardiff

Sunday roast lamb dinner

Perched on the corner between Flora Street and Cathays Terrace, The Flora has been at the heart of Cardiff‘s student community, Cathays, for many years. It’s the kind of pub where I’d expect to find a mix of undergrads taking advantage of the cheap booze (possibly in fancy dress), and old men hunched over the bar, […] Read more…

Restaurant review: Zio Pin, Italian restaurant- Albany Road, Cardiff

Tagliatelle al salmone, Zio Pin, Cardiff

N.B. Unfortunately, Zio Pin has now closed down.   In keeping with the Italian theme of my most recent restaurant review, I’m writing about a meal I had a few weeks ago at Zio Pin Italian restaurant on Albany Road, Cardiff. An independent restaurant run by the Bertelli family who are originally from Ferrara in Emilia-Romagna, […] Read more…