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Re: Cardiff restaurants and cafes

PostFri Oct 19, 2018 10:49 am

There is an application in for Old Havana at 6 High Street (which was the short lived and rarely visited Hashery until recently and before that Bella Italia).

All I can glean is that Old Havana currently operate one outlet in Wind Street so I will assume they will be specialising in rum heavy cocktails. This would make High Street the epicentre of a cocktail 'scene' what with the Libertine, Gin and Juice, Nest, Pennyroyals, the Alchemist and an outlet that is called Fly by Night but hasn't opened yet despite various individuals pottering around inside for the last 6 months or so. Also Barkers are turning the front part of the coffee shop fronting High Street into an outlet called Rum and Fizz. I'm no expert but I'm guessing rum and prosecco may feature heavily on the drinks menu.


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Re: Cardiff restaurants and cafes

PostSat Nov 24, 2018 11:09 pm

Very little detail here but seems to be something on the way here


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Re: Cardiff restaurants and cafes

PostSun Nov 25, 2018 10:29 am

elgdav wrote:Very little detail here but seems to be something on the way here

Here's a quote from the company last month:

"We are continuing to expand successfully, having just opened Swampy Johns in Lincoln and are soon to open new Original Bierkellers in Guildford, Cardiff and Swansea."


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Re: Cardiff restaurants and cafes

PostSun Nov 25, 2018 11:17 am

I'd like to think they will take over the old massive Bierkeller unit.


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Re: Cardiff restaurants and cafes

PostSun Nov 25, 2018 4:30 pm

The team behind some of Swansea's most popular venues is opening two sites in Cardiff.

The new businesses on Cardiff’s High St will replace what was once The Hashery, and will open as Old Havana Cardiff, while the former Seafood Shack next door, will become Juniper Place Cardiff.

David Bellis and Dai Wakely, of hospitality brand Refining Dining Co & Gin distillery, Cygnet Gin, are behind the two brand new Cardiff venues.

The two entrepreneurs own Juniper Place, Old Havana, Li’l London and The Meatery & Martini Co in Swansea as well as the live micro gin distillery at 1, York Street, Cygnet Gin.


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Re: Cardiff restaurants and cafes

PostWed Nov 28, 2018 9:33 am

Honest Burgers are opening a branch on Church Street in Cardiff (I assume taking one of the units being redeveloped now?). Having visited a few of their venues in London I'm a fan. Looks like peak burger hasn't quite been reached in Cardiff yet

From Wales Online:
One of London's best loved burger joints is to finally open a branch in Wales.
Honest Burgers, which has more than 20 restaurants across the English capital, has signed on the dotted line to open on Cardiff's Church Street next year, probably in early summer.

The company recently secured a £17m refinancing package and has plans to grow to 50 sites by 2020, with the latest additions popping up in Reading and Bristol.

It's first site outside of London was Cambridge in 2017.

Launched in 2011 by Philip Eeles and Tom Barton and boldly claiming to serve the best patties in the UK, Honest Burgers' mouthwatering menu includes the Tribute - made from 35-day dry-aged British chuck steak, with cheese, mustard, bacon and pickles - and the Chimichurri 2.0, with beef, chorizo, relish, red chimi, Taleggio cheese, Malbec onions and shallot mayo.

All burgers come with rosemary salted chips, while brunch items include a full English breakfast and Cheese Burger toastie - a mustard-fried beef patty with pickles and American cheese, sandwiched between Cheddar and Gruyere toasties and accompanied by beef and bacon gravy.

There are also veggie and vegan options, including a sweetcorn, cauliflower and shallot fritter in a bun and a plant-based burger served with vegan smoked Gouda, chipotle 'mayo', mustard, red onion, pickles and lettuce. ... t-15472634


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Re: Cardiff restaurants and cafes

PostWed Nov 28, 2018 10:06 am

They really are excellent burgers, although I still think Patty&Bun top them in the London burger scene.

Pleased they are opening a branch in Cardiff now that Byron looks no longer likely.

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Re: Cardiff restaurants and cafes

PostTue Dec 04, 2018 1:47 pm

Honest Burger is outstanding. That's a big win.


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Re: Cardiff restaurants and cafes

PostMon Apr 08, 2019 10:05 am

Nice article on Cardiff's burgeoning foodie scene from the Indie: ... 53301.html

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Re: Cardiff restaurants and cafes

PostMon May 06, 2019 6:40 am

Looks like The Ivy is back in the frame to move into the old Moss Bros unit on the Hayes

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