With over 40 cafes and restaurants, it’s no secret that St David’s has something for every taste and budget. This summer, St David’s has launched EAT Club, an exclusive online newsletter packed with top foodie news, cooking inspiration, recipes, offers and interviews with top chefs delivered straight to your inbox every month. To sign up, head to http://www.stdavidscardiff.com/eat.
To celebrate the launch of this new club I was invited along to Wagamama* to sample their new Summer menu.
I’d never eaten at Wagamama before so wasn’t sure what to expect or what food to order. To my relief the menu is packed full of explanations, detailing every dish and offering suggestions on what to team them with. As well as the detailed menu the staff really know their stuff and are more than willing to help. Our waitress for the evening was lovely and so very helpful, I wish I had taken her name so that I could give her a shout out!
Our waitress explained that everything is cooked once the order is received and nothing is held to wait, therefore the meals come out as and when they are ready, we could order starters and mains separately if we wanted to as our mains would potentially arrive before our starters. We ordered it all together as we were more than happy to eat our starters as sides. The food arrived quickly, it was all hot, fresh and tasted amazing.
Wagamama lollipop prawn kushiyaki
Wagamama teriyaki lamb
Wagamama ebi katsu
Wagamama chicken steamed gyoza
Once we had finished our starters and mains we were asked if we would like a pudding. We really struggled to select a pudding, I wanted chocolate cake but felt that I should try something a little different, my sister wanted the white chocolate ginger cheesecake but was also intrigued by some of the unusual deserts. Our fantastic waitress suggested that we ordered three puddings to share, that way we got to try pretty much every pudding on offer, we weren’t going to say no to that!
All of the puddings that we tried were delicious, the mochi ice cream did hurt my sensitive teeth a little (this is why I rarely order ice cream) but they were worth it, particularly the one rolled in sesame seed. The onigiri reminded me of doughnuts, which meant that it was a winner and the cakes were beautiful, I would struggle to pick a favourite out of all the deserts but if I had to it would be the white chocolate and ginger cheesecake.
Wagamama mix it up mochi ice cream
Wagamama sweet onigiri
Wagamama mini cakes – chocolate fudge cake, white chocolate ginger cheesecake & passion fruit cheesecake
I cannot recommend Wagamama, Cardiff highly enough. The food was beautiful, the staff couldn’t do enough for us and the prices are reasonable. Our waitress told us that they have a lot of students in there who will order a meal that costs around £10 and keep topping up on the unlimited free green tea, it really can be a cheap meal!
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Wagamama and I will definitely return, I have the excuse that Spencer wasn’t able to come with me so he needs to try it!