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Wales’ first Australasian restaurant to open in Cardiff

Wales’ first Australasian restaurant to open in Cardiff

Admiral St Davids

 

Cardiff’s five-star St David’s Hotel, respected as an innovative leader in the hotel industry, has launched a brand new restaurant concept, with its name - The Admiral St David - derived from the hotel’s nautical roots.  It draws inspiration from the eclectic food culture and bold flavours of Australasia.


The contemporary new restaurant and bar, which boasts unimpeded views of Cardiff Bay, introduces dishes influenced by countries within the Australasian and Asia-Pacific region including Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and Sri Lanka.


The all-day menu devised by the hotel’s executive chef Martyn Watkins, uses the very best of seasonal Welsh produce.

 

Dishes on the a la carte menu include Thai sweet potato curry, chicken laksa, lemongrass-marinated Welsh lamb, and crispy Malaysian sea bream. While small bites on the bar menu include chicken satay sliders, Korean beef bon bons, Wasabi rarebit, Adobo chicken wings and Padang-style potato fritters.

General manager Russell Durnell called on food lovers to visit the “fresh and unique dining experience which is unlike anything else in Wales and the south west of England.”

 

He said: “We are bringing the zest, spice and flavours of new Australasian dining to the heart of Cardiff Bay and taking our guests on a culinary journey.

 

“Diners at The Admiral St David will experience a melting pot of flavours and cultures in a mouthful. We have taken the very best dishes from Asia-Pacific and Australasia and added the best Welsh produce to offer something exciting and different.

 

“We look forward to seeing our guests enjoy the 'deliciousness' of our new restaurant concept which we are certain will fast become a firm favourite in the Cardiff dining scene.”

 

The Australasian-inspired food menu, is complemented by an extensive drinks menu with wine, spirits, beer and cocktail with a distinctly New World theme. As well as several rum based cocktails including Pearjito and honeysuckle daiquiri, it has used its local roots to put a twist on several classic cocktails with the Tiger Bay Punch, James’s Giant Peach Bellini, George’s Marvellous Medicine and the Welsh 75.

 

Mr Durnell continued: “Our bright, relaxed retreat overlooking Cardiff Bay is the ideal spot for couples and friends going out for drinks. Alongside some of Wales’ very best drinks producers such as Penderyn, we’ve got a big selection of world whiskies and wines allowing our guests to sample delights from around the globe. We’ve also had some real fun with our cocktail menu putting a twist on several classics with some surprising fresh flavours. I think our Kiwi and Lychee Cosmo and Honeysuckle Daiquiri will be big hits!”

 

The restaurant is open seven days a week with the bar open from 12 noon to late and restaurant serving lunch: 12.30-2pm, dinner: 5.30-10pm and afternoon tea: 2.30-4.30pm.

 

To make a booking at The Admiral St David, visit their website.

 

The next phase of St Davids Hotel and Spa makeover is the lobby and spa which is due to be completed by February 2018 and the bedroom refurbishment by spring 2018.

 

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Published 2 October 2017

 

 

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