Situated in the heart of Cardiff, a mere stone’s throw from Cardiff Castle and the surrounding parks and gardens, is the contemporary haven known as Barley & Rye.
tastecard members can kick back in the bar area of this stylish beer bar and restaurant in the enjoyment of some tantalising bites at an excellent price when they call in advance with their card.
Championing locally sourced ingredients, Barley & Rye serves up delicious dishes that take inspiration from within the Welsh borders, as well as offering internationally inspired delights. These come in the form of bar bites and sharing platters and are perfect partners to a drink or two, though if guests are seeking a more substantial meal, then they can dine in the restaurant area, which also accepts the tastecard.
The individual light bites come in a cornucopia of different forms, all equally exquisite, yet a few exemplary choices feature the likes of the rich panko breaded goat’s cheese, partnered with a creamed beetroot puree and a mulled wine poached pear, the irresistible venison faggot, complete with crushed butternut, venison gravy and a pea puree, and the heavenly Brixham crab, lemon and coriander double baked soufflé, adorned with a chive crème fraiche.
The more sociable parties will adore the sharing boards though, as they offer an eclectic range of delicious bites. Particularly noteworthy examples include the titular Barley & Rye Picnic Board, consisting of pork pies, pate, home pickled onions and much more, as well as the veggie friendly Veggie Mezze Board, which presents a variety of cheeses with olives, croutes and chutney.
The ideal spot for a quick, yet delicious, bite or two to go with one of the myriad beers and whiskeys, the Bar at the Barley & Rye offers a sanctuary to informal foodies everywhere.
Please Note: The tastecard discount is not available throughout December.