Some of my favourite places to dine n wine…
http://canteenoncliftonstreet.com/– Almost all vegetarian/vegan eats, off the beaten track. Divine food and impeccable service in a lively setting. The chef sometimes comes to sit by you to have a chinwag.
http://www.milgilounge.com – A fully vegetarian urban gaff with the best cocktails in town, regular supper clubs and a monthly boutique market. Quirky surroundings and mega tasty world cuisine.
http://www.mintandmustard.com/ – Fine Indian eats and one of the best meals I’ve had in Cardiff. Vegetarian Taster menu is a revelation. Chocolate Samosa and paneer to die for. Nuff said.
http://www.theparsnipship.co.uk/ – These lovely folks have stalls at Riverside and Roath food markets and lots of food festivals, as well as cookery classes in Cardiff. Their pizzas that they did at Rheola Festival recently were out of this world and actually tasted healthy and wholesome – how can this be?
http://www.vegetarianfoodstudio.co.uk – A vegetarian and vegan heaven for lovers of Indian delights. It’s also BYO which is another BIG TICK!
Cafe Atma https://www.facebook.com/cafeatma – vegetarian food and yoga? Ok then.
Across the Borders…
http://www.demuths.co.uk/about/introduction/ – This has been taken over recently and is now called Acorn. I can confirm it is as good as ever. You might literally have to queue out of the door to get your ass on a seat in this place. World food and fusion is the name of the game. Rachel Demuth is now running her own excellent cookery school and I highly recommend it!
http://www.cafemaitreya.co.uk/ – In the middle of nowhere, this is a gem of a vegetarian and vegan organic eatery with a wonderfully bonkers menu full of kooky ingredients that most of us haven’t heard of.
http://www.cafe-kino.com/ – small but perfectly formed vegan and vegetarian cafe serving home-made, good cafe food.
http://www.davidbann.com/ – So exciting to see a really bloomin’ big vegetarian restaurant that’s packed all of the time. We had three courses here on a Sunday lunch time, which were all a delight. The menu is creative and has variety and the platter of deserts is really something to behold.
http://www.kalpnarestaurant.com/ – a heavenly Southern Indian eatery in the heart of Edinburgh. Mid-range price wise, but jam-packed full of flavours. The Thali and Dosa are my favourites and a nice way of tasting a few dishes. The lassis are also pretty spesh.
http://www.mildreds.co.uk/– My lovely boyfriend took me here a few years ago and it is now one of my favourite big smoke haunts. It was pretty darn special. The artichoke bruschetta with lemon aoili was delish.
http://www.carnevalerestaurant.co.uk/– I was rather tipsy the night I ate at this tiny, gorgeous eatery in the big smoke, but I do remember it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had.
http://www.greensdidsbury.co.uk/ – My favourite Vegetarian Restaurant. Nuff said.
http://www.terreaterre.co.uk/ – I really really really really really really really really really really want to go here in 2012.