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11 Dec, 2009

Zero Degrees

Posted by: Wen Ching In: United Kingdom|Western Food

This post is dated back to last September when I came back from KL to the UK. We wanted to have a nice meal to start off another new academic year. Since we’ve heard a lot of positive reviews about this restaurant, we decided to give this place a try.

Zero Degrees is strategically located near the Cardiff Central Station and also the Millennium Stadium, which makes the restaurant an ideal venue to go to before or after any events at the stadium.

The interior of the restaurant is nice and interesting. The restaurant is aimed at providing customers with fresh, handcrafted beers brewed by microbreweries.

The busy kitchen, working brewery and traditional wood fire pizza oven are open to view.

Since the restaurant has a high reputation for its freshly brewed beer, we decided to give their beer a try. We ordered one pint of fruit beer priced at £2.90. The fruit beer was good, very refreshing and suitable for those who prefer lighter taste in beer.

Beside the seasonal fruit beer, we also had a Zero Degrees pale ale priced at £2.80. The copper ale is somewhat similar to an English bitter. The beer was slightly bitter in taste than the fruit beer but it also has fruity flavours combined with rich malt taste. Quite a good drink we would say.

The first thing which caught our attention when reading the menu is their mussels. Instinctively we knew this is something that we must order. Priced at £12.50, we decided to go for their marinière where mussels were steamed in garlic, onions, white wine and cream. The kilo pot of mussels was served with fries and mayo. It was superb, the mussels were undeniably fresh and the sauce was nice and creamy but not too overpowering at the same time. Definitely something that we would recommend you to try if when you visit this restaurant. But do note that on days where there are events held in the Millennium Stadium, the restaurant will have a special event menu where they will not be serving mussels. To avoid disappointment, do call in to ask beforehand.

We also had a smoky Mexican pizza priced at £8.35. The pizza was generously topped with spicy Mexican sausage, roasted mixed peppers, red onions, sweet corns, jalapeños, smoked cheese, coriander, chili oil and tomato sauce. The pizza was tasty and flavourful, nice and cheesy complemented with rich tomato sauce.

For our dessert, we had a chocolate orange torte for £4.75. The cake was served with a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice-cream and decorative strawberry. The torte was heavenly delicious. It was very rich in flavour. I love the contrasting taste between the bitter sweet chocolate and the slightly sour orange taste.

Service was quite good but the restaurant might be very crowded on days where there are events in the stadium. Be sure to book your table before visiting the restaurant. Suffice for us to say that this would be a restaurant that we will certainly revisit in the future. For more information, please visit their website here.

Restaurant Information
27 Westgate Street,
Cardiff CF10 1DD,
United Kingdom.
Tel: 02920229494

5 Responses to "Zero Degrees"

1 | J2Kfm

December 11th, 2009 at 10:04 am

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The mussels with fries instantly reminded me of Pommes Frittes in Sunway Pyramid. Is it still there I wonder?

2 | ai wei

December 12th, 2009 at 4:03 am

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oooo?! it looks like a beer factory. haha. btw the food are looking really good. hope i have a chance to visit u in UK larrr… then can enjoy all these western food :)

3 | mimid3vils

December 12th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

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fruit beer….hmm… what fruit used to produce this beer?

4 | tracieMoo

December 15th, 2009 at 6:27 am

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The mussels itself is making me drool.. Amazing blog here :) I'm glad I stumbled in!

5 | Eat Only Lar! » Blog Archive » Giovannis Restaurant

July 2nd, 2011 at 9:16 pm

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[…] restaurant was nice and cozy. During summer, you have a choice to dine outdoors too. Similar to Zero Degrees, Giovannis also has a special event menu when there are special events going on in town, which is […]

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