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Cardiff Park : Wales

So, last weekend myself and BF spent a whirlwind weekend in Cardiff.  We did however manage to get in as much good food and sunshine we could physically fit into it.

Considering the forecast was pretty horrific we managed a decent amount of lounging around Cardiff park.  Before heading out for food and (more) cocktails that evening, we strolled back to the hotel via Cwtch Mwar – a little bar tucked inside one of Cardiff’s boutique hotel’s.  The service was great, however sorry guys, you may have cocktails on the menu, but you can’t make them!  If I’d have opted for a decent glass of chilled white, I’d more than happily recommend this place.  The location is pretty random surrounded by (what looks like) council offices and petrol stations, but the bar and hotel look inviting and has an air of unpretentious swank about it.

However, back to the delectable food…  When we were planning this weekend we specifically wanted Cardiff as I had wanted to return to my favourite restaurant, Bully’s.  (You can just tell there’s a ‘but’ coming with the past tense of that sentence).  So (non refundable) hotel all booked, I go to reserve a table at THE best restaurant.  What I hand’t planned for was it being closed the week we were visiting.  Yes I sobbed, literally, and instantly text BF all in capitals my utter panic and distress that he must find somewhere, like NOW, that’s going to reduce my pain.  The restaurant is run by a family of four.  That’s it.  Four family members.  So, I can’t deny anyone a holiday, and they close their restaurant 4 weeks a year so they can do just that.  It does’t stop my selfish ‘but why, WHY the weekend I want to eat in your delectable, stomach bulging, amazingly serviced restaurant, do you have to go on holiday then? WHHHHYYYYY??’

So, a few rapid text’s to friend’s from the BF and we have new places to eat.  Both utterly lovely, despite not being THE restaurant.  If you’re visiting Cardiff, Bully’s should 100% be on your speed dial if you want great food, and possibly even better service.  Failing reservations, another 2 to check out would be The Potted Pig and The Meating Place.  (Both I’ve since found out part of the same family of restaurants).  Both medium priced, will fill your tummy’s well, and very enjoyable.  If you want slightly more theatre, I’d go for The Meating Place however, as if you decide to order one of their meat skewers (and they’re delicious so why would you not) they hang them from the ceiling over your table so you can pull the meat off and add it to your platter of roasted vegetables, cous cous, flat breads and tempting sauces.   Yum.


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