Another year goes buy and still no Michelin star or Bib gourmand for Cardiff in the Michelin Red Guide.
The Crown at Whitebrook (near Monmouth) or The Walnut Tree (Abergavenny) nor is there anywhere that offers the quality yet value for money of The Hardwick (Abergavenny). The only place that springs to mind is Le gallois. Although I had a delicious meal there for my birthday in May, I felt that even though presentation-wise the food was of a starred standard, taste-wise was a bit hit and miss.
2012 gives me great hope for a Michelin Star in the name of Martin Blunos' new restaurant at the Thistle Hotel in Cardiff. PR people if you are out there I'd be very happy to review his new gaff when it opens.