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.
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.
27 Westgate Street,
Cardiff CF10 1DD,