With a convenient location in The Hayes in Cardiff city centre, Amser Bar & Kitchen is inside Yr Hen Lyfrgell, the Welsh cultural centre which the Old Library has been transformed into. Their mission is to create a social space which is full of character, serving freshly cooked, tasty food that is made from Welsh ingredients but with flavours from around the world.
Amser is the Welsh word for time, and this modern space is the perfect place to spend yours whilst indulging in some glorious food, be that as a respite from shopping, getting some work done using the free wi-fi, or enjoying the game on the big screen. There are various happenings and events taking place in the venue every week, and being the Welsh cultural centre, the friendly staff and some visitors can speak Welsh, so it is the place to come if you prefer your communication in Cymraeg. There is even a Welsh-speaking crèche if the kids want to play instead of hanging around after the meal.
The menu is seasonal and changes often, but it always has something for everyone, day and night, including children and vegetarians. There are light options, such as refreshing salads served with exceptional artisan bread, a whole host of scrumptious sandwiches, and traditional Welsh lamb cawl (broth). If you are one of carnivores of Cymru, you will love the tender smoked belly pork, Welsh salt beef brisket, chicken souvlaki, lamb shoulder of the finest Welsh source, and supple poached salmon.
It doesn’t stop there however, as there are plenty of other dishes available that are sure to bring just as much delight, such as hot and tasty buttermilk chicken, a healthy vegan curry, the pork polpette, and fresh smoked haddock with rarebit. When it is time for pudding, you can choose from the unique creme brûlée bara brith, a chocolate mousse, or a delightful passion fruit posset with shortbread.
If you are in Cardiff, make time to visit Yr Hen Lyfrgell and you will be guaranteed to cael amser gwych (have an excellent time) with a 2 for 1 offer on the superb home cooked Welsh food at Amser Bar & Kitchen when booking to dine in as a tastecard member.