Bravo for no corkage charge at Cafe Brava, Cardiff, but.. – Restaurant Review

this is the latest restaurant review straight from the blog Soliciting Flavours, Mr SF’s knowledge of wines and beers is extensive. In this post he tells of the extremely high mark up on the price of wine when purchased in a UK restaurant.

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On the basis that Summer (mighty fine as it has been) seemed to have ended come August therefore limiting my chances of firing up the BBQ, Mrs. SF and I decided (before Big Bad Bertha – the storm rather than a or person- arrived) to go out to dinner last weekend.

The spot chosen was Café Brava, which is a much loved “Yummy Mummy” frequented café in the heart of Pontcanna (an uber trendy part of Cardiff ), which of an evening transforms into a compact and bijou bistro.


The rather stellar feature that Café Brava has is a policy of no corkage charge on BYO wine and fizz after 6pm each evening. For a wine lover like me this is, in marketing terms, a killer USP.

One of the down sides of liking a drop of wine is that I am aware of the retail price of most…

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