Monday, 26 February 2018

The Mulberry Bar at the Celtic Manor Resort

Have you heard about the fabulous new bar in the Celtic Manor?

The new Mulberry Bar opened recently and we were invited to go and check it out. Having visited Celtic Manor previously for afternoon tea and spa weekends we couldn't wait to see the new bar and see what it had to offer.

Image from the Celtic Manor


Thursday, 24 August 2017

The Celtic Manor Resort Summer Berry Afternoon Tea

Hey all!

Happy National Afternoon Tea Week! I mean, this week is only second best to Christmas in my opinion. A week dedicated to afternoon tea?? How British and how delightful!

We were super lucky and were invited back to the Celtic Manor Resort to try their new Summer Berry afternoon tea - we were obviously never going to say no but especially not when the treats looked this beautiful!


Sunday, 5 February 2017

Honey Bee Beautiful

Hello there!

Just before Christmas I was invited to an event in Miskin Manor for the relaunch of Honey Bee Beautiful, a local company in Wales who sustain their own bees and make beautiful artisan products from them.

HBB was founded by Catherine, who previously had a successful career in law which she gave up to pursue her love of beekeeping. If you didn't know, bees are EXTREMELY important. They have a massive job in the ecosystem for pollination and it is said that 1 in every 3 bites of food comes from pollinators like bees (I don't know the source of this but I've seen it many times!) so we really need to appreciate them and look after them more.


Monday, 13 June 2016

Burger and Lobster - Not Just Burger and Lobster??

Hey All

A few weeks ago we were invited to try out Burger and Lobsters new extended menu. We are both massive fans and have been a few times. You can read about our first visit here. After listening to feed back Burger and Lobster Cardiff have expanded they're menu to include a Lamb Burger, Children's Burger, Brisket Roll and different versions of their Lobster Roll as well as still doing the original options. They've also added a great new selection of sides and we couldn't wait to get stuck in. We were treated to try out the new meals!

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They've also added more drinks. We didn't taste the proper cocktails cocktails but L did order and undercurrent as she was driving. The bar staff really do know how to make a great cocktail!

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First up we shared a blooming onion. If we're honest we ordered it out of curiosty but we're glad we did as it was so tasty! It's an onion deep fried served with an amazing garlic dip!

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We also took L's brother with us and he tried the brisket roll. I'm a huge brisket fan but couldn't resist the lobster so he let us try some. The meat is soft and full of flavour like you'd expect from brisket and a great addition to the menu.

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For mains I ordered the California Lobster Roll. L and I shared our mains just because it's what we do. This was amazing, I love the lobster rolls as they come on the most amazing brioche roll. This also has avocado in. It's so light and fresh tasting!

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L went for the Lamb burger. This comes with amazing relish and like they're original burgers can be cooked how you like it. We went for medium rare and it was great. I love how the burgers are jam packed with flavour and salad and sauce that compliment it.

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For sides we opted for chucky cheesy chips, definitely add cheese if you try these as it's definitely worth it!

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The lobster mac and cheese which was perfect. I love mac and cheese and the lobster adds a great flavour to it.

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Lastly we had sweet potato fries as who can really resist them. These were great, crispy and not soggy as sweet potato fries can sometimes be.

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As if pigging out on all that food wasn't enough we sampled the new desserts too. Below is the bakewell tart. Something I would never pick but L's brother tried it and it was delicious. The fresh raspberries and mint add great flavour to it.

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I was the pig that ordered the Eton mess even though it's meant as a sharing dessert. I'm a huge Eton mess fan and this didn't disappoint, chewy meringue, ice cream, berry sauce and fresh mint and raspberries. It was amazing and I'd definitely order it again.

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L went for brownie that was also amazing, chocolatey and slightly gooey!!

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Me and my huge dessert!!

We loved trying out the new food and it's great to see the company listening to what customers want. The new additions are certainly tasty but definitely make the decisions of what to order harder as so far we love it all. The only thing I'd suggest would be the addition of a vegetarian option as I'd love to take my parents here!

Love L and M


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