Take a day trip to Cardiff, and you may spy some locations from BBC’s Dr Who, as much of the series is filmed in the Welsh capital. Restaurants in Cardiff cover an impressive range of world cuisines, from Thai, to European, to Mexican.
Cardiff restaurants tend towards the relaxed and informal, while remaining stylish and welcoming. Coming highly recommended is the Potted Pig, atmospherically housed in a subterranean bank vault. Menus here change with the seasons to offer the best in locally sourced ingredients. Choose from treats like Madgetts farm duck breast with confit potatoes, carrot puree & confit duck leg fritter and chocolate brownie with cherry brandy cream. Sunday lunchtimes see a selection of roasts followed by traditional desserts like rice puddings and sundaes.
For haute cuisine in an Italian style, the place to be is Valentino’s, which is located in central Cardiff. An affordable pre-theatre menu accompanies an a la carte range of traditional Italian recipes. Look out for menu options like medallions of veal in wine, topped with ham & cheese in a tomato sauce, and pancakes stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese, topped with mushrooms and a cream sauce.