Saturday, 26 February 2011

Sneak Preview of Crown Social Menu - Cardiff Thistle Hotel

Ok. So I was emailed the wrong menu (other one was the menu at the current restaurant). Here's the correct one. No prices confirmed as of yet but its very extensive and more exciting looking. The menu is divided up into nibbles, starters, mains and desserts. The menu is a small plate style concept with lots of flexibility so you can mix things up.

Crisp, pulled, lamb breast
Welsh pork boudin, shallot piccalilli
Welsh egg and mustard
Sticky beef rib middles
Hard boiled Quails egg & celery salt
Beer battered Whiting, tartare sauce
Onion Madeleine, taramasalata
Ruan’s spicy nuts
Marinated olives
Caramel Doughnut


Flat mushrooms, onion marmalade, toasted light rye bread
Warm chicken oysters, crispy skin, watercress
Poached duck egg, savoury choux bun, béarnaise
Swiss Pasta, welsh streaky, morel cream
Leek & Potato terrine, roast garlic, toasted hazelnuts
Welsh pork boudin, shallot piccalilli
Seared lambs liver, cauliflower, hot caper butter
Grilled mackerel, Russian salad
White onion soup
Cheese fondue, onion madelaines
Welsh cheeses, pickles, breads & biscuit


Buttered tiger prawn, Crisp pancetta, duck egg, gem lettuce.
European wagyu beef, milk bap, tomato relish.


Creamed Pearl barley & artichoke.
Cockle chowder, lava ‘bread’
Fish stew, rouille, croutes
Pendryn glazed plaice fillets
Wagyu meat balls & pasta (5 or 3)
Slow cooked lamb shoulder, thyme sauce
Roast quail, satay, straw potatoes
Beef skirt steak, pickled chopped onions
Welsh pork belly, apples, Gwynty Ddraig cider
Crab tortellini, crab cream sauce (5, 3 or1)
Baby green leaf salad: French, Italian or lemon Dressing  
Tomato & Basil salad
Dripping cooked Wedges
Buttered Potatoes
Mash potato
Seasonal vegetables
Beer battered onion rings

Cheeses & Desserts

Welsh cheese, pickles, breads & biscuit
Cheese fondue, onion madelaines
Bitter Chocolate tart & orange
New York style apple cheese cake
Warm doughnuts, vanilla milkshake
(Take on a banana split)
Chocolate & lava bread fondant
Blood orange, thyme soufflé
Chilled Rhubarb crumble
Salted caramel, chocolate slice
Pistachio nut bakewell
White chocolate & raspberry Burnt cream 2 share
A selection of 5 desserts to share
Selection of Ice creams & sherbets
Per scoop


Selection of tea or coffee & Macaroons

Macaroons to take away
Selection of 3


  1. look like Jason Atherton (ex Maze head chef) should be behind this place!!! I suspect the Maze consept will feature at the Crown Social. Without the Maze prices?!!!! I hope so. Good luck

  2. Thanks. I'm getting pretty excited. So many things on the menu I want to eat. I'll let you know how much the final bill costs!

  3. Have a reservation this weekend and would love to know your thoughts!