A good neighbourhood restaurant - the rather stark, modern interior, is 'smartened up' by clever discreet lighting and crisp white tablecloths.
Chef /proprietor Paul Lane ardently seeks out top-quality Welsh produce - the menu being divided into dishes from 'land, sea and earth'.
Begin with the likes of 'Laver balls with Ginger-pickled Vegetables'; 'Smoked Monmouthshire Chicken with Avocado and Carmarthen Ham Crisps' or 'Pembrokeshire Spider Crab Tart with Sewin Pancakes and Dill Yoghurt'.
Perhaps follow with ' Fillet or Sirloin of Welsh Black Beef with Mushrooms, Roast Tomatoes, Onions and Gratin Potatoes'; 'Leek Tartlet with a Welsh Rabbit topping, a Red Lentil Sauce and Parsnip Crisps' or 'Sea Bass with Razor Clams and Roasted Tomatoes'.
Desserts are equally Welsh - maybe including 'Bara Brith Bread & Butter Pudding' or 'Snowdon Pudding with Orange Sauce'.
No mobile phones.
- Food Style: Modern Welsh
- Lunch: Tues-Fri (plus Saturdays on home Rugby Internationals) 12.00-14.00; mains about £14 to £18
- Dinner: Tues-Sat, Tues-Thurs 7.00-21.00, 7.00-21.30; mains about £12 to £18
- Seats: 45
- Wine: A well-thought-out wine lists kicks off at about £13
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Cathays Rail or Cardiff Central
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Street Parking
- Closed: L Sat, all Sun & Mon, Bank Holidays, 1 week Easter, 1 week August