Run by a couple who learnt their craft in their Argentinean homeland, followed by the mainland of Europe, this is good little restaurant, describes itself as a Coffee Shop at lunchtime and Restaurant during the evening - when a more ambitious menu is on offer.
So lunch brings the likes of 'Porcini Mushroom Risotto'; 'Soup of the Day'; 'Duck Leg Confit with Polenta Cake, Vegetables and Duck Jus'; 'Home-made Fusilli with Goats' Cheese, Sun-blushed Tomatoes, Rocket and Olive Oil' and Fish of the Day.
The dinner menu might include 'Duck and Pistachio Terrine with Pear and Cardamom Purée, Salad Leaves and a Port Reduction'; 'Asparagus Tart with Parmesan Cream, Fresh Asparagus, Crème Fraiche and Chives'; 'Saddle of Rabbit with King Prawns' and 'Welsh Rump of Lamb'.
All the dishes are cooked to a high standard, and nicely presented.
Desserts might include rarely-found dishes, such as 'Dulce de Leche Tart with Chocolate Sauce' and 'Rose Pannacotta' and there are generally excellent Welsh farmhouse cheeses on offer.
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- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Sat 12.00-14.00; Mains £7.80 to £8.90
- Dinner: Mon-Fri 18.30-22.30, Sat 18.30-23.00; set D £18.90 (1 course), £23.90 (2 courses), £27.90 (3 courses), £31.90 (4 courses)
- Wine: a concise, but well-thought-out list kicks off at £15.00
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Cardiff Central
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: Sun; some Bank Holidays