Last weekend, freshly preened, thanks to my Glam squad, and with a rumbling tummy, my other half and I headed over to the newest restaurant to hit Mill Lane – Pitch. Cardiff’s first all-welsh eatery!
Pitch, which only opened it’s doors a couple of weeks ago, is already set to make a name for itself as one of Cardiff’s most popular restaurants, serving up locally sourced food to local people. Plus, have you seen their breakfast menu?!
Soz to keep bangin on about it, but I really do think it’s so important for us all to get behind our farmers and traders, not just to support the Welsh economy, but because we blates have the nicest meat and produce in the world. (biased obv) This passion is shared by restaurant owners Ben & James, and that love for local food is so evident in the all Welsh menu – and it sort of trickles down into the whole restaurant too. All the staff are young and cool and share that Welsh trait of being friendly and chatty. The interior, whilst being modern, has a cwtchy, quirky feel thanks to the addition of some traditional touches.
We had the pleasure of visiting on Valentines day & they’d put together a romantic themed set menu, which started with complimentary Prosecco and strawberry’s (They sure know the way to a Welsh girl’s heart) We took our seats in a comfy booth, and I was handed a red rose. It was bliss like.
I don’t normally share food, but as it was the day of love, I made an exception. We both tore into a meats and cheese platter which we picked at with our fingers. (I hope my manicurist isn’t reading this) – Not much cheese pictured here because I pretty much pounced on it. But there was the biggest piece of Black Bomber I’ve ever seen!
My cariad went for Welsh pork, which was served on a rosemary potato cake, with green beans and it looked, smelt and tasted lush. We were both temporarily silent (rare) as he tapped the crispiest crackling I’ve ever seen/heard
Being the type of woman who cannot turn down a carb if she tried, I went with the gnocchi, which was dense and potatoy and delicious. It was served in a creamy perl las sauce and had that tangy blue cheese kick I love.
In the name of romance, we shared a desert of home-made sweet, buttery Earl Grey biscuits, which were just as, if not better, than they sound. These little crumbly beauts were served with Chantilly cream and strawberry’s and perfectly defeated that intense sugary craving you have after a savory meal. Or if you’re like me. That sugary craving you have every second of the day.
We sat and happily nibbled while we sank the rest of our wine, and it was gorj.
When you’re in a long-term relationship, you sort of just forget to go on dates, and fall into a routine of Netflix and take-away’s (please say it’s not just us?!) So last weekend was just what we needed.
I’m heading back with the girls in a couple of weeks, because I’ve heard their cocktail menu is to die for!
Pitch Bar & Eatery
3 Mill Lane
Images 1 & 2, courtesy of Pitch Bar & Eatery