In fact, as Cardiff’s food scene keeps going from strength to strength, I thought I’d just share a whole new bunch of recommendations.
So, here they are in no particular order, a few more of Cardiff’s best restaurants, cafes and bakeries:
Caffe Citta – A tiny City Centre Italian resto with a huge reputation. Pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired oven and beers are served in iced glasses.
Mowlana – The best chicken shish in the ‘diff and fresh breads bigger than a frisbee are dished up at this Persian restaurant.
Nata & Co – Killer custard tarts are just some of the epic pastries at this Splott-based Portuguese bakery.
The Grazing Shed, Got Beef & BrewDog – This trio have collectively raised the game for Cardiff’s burger scene.
Restaurant James Sommerin – Ok, it’s not Cardiff but this Penarth restaurant is the area’s great hope for a Michelin star.
Bangkok Café – A stalwart of the Cardiff food scene, Bangkok Café’s Thai food is packed full of spice and fragrance.
Kimchi – Grill your own meats on tabletop hotplates at this Canton-based Korean restaurant. Make sure you also stuff your face with their Korean fried chicken and bibimbap.
Mezza House – Bargainous mezza and freshly baked breads are the highlight of this City Road Lebanese restaurant.
My Place - Hearty, rustic Polish food is served at My Place. It’s not exactly warm-weather food but I’ve dreamt about their smoky borscht, beer braised ham hock and sauerkraut on many a cold winter’s night.
Yakitori#1 – My pick of Cardiff’s Japanese restaurants. Super fresh sushi, groaning hand rolls, uber-crisp tempura and lush noodles all feature on the menu.