Saturday, 1 August 2009
3 Churchill Way, Cardiff [map]
Always nice to see a logo that's inspired by the old Casualty title sequence.
There's a bit of confusion going on out here, though - picnic tables, a couple of potted plants, a 'wet floor' sign and a randomly placed queue barrier. What can it all mean?
It's all fairly standard fare inside and, to be honest, there's not much of an atmosphere during the day. We drown our sorrows with £2.60 pints of Foster's (the Heineken was off).
The TV screens advertise such nights as Fannyoke - karaoke hosted by someone called Fanny, obviously. Doesn't this sort of reductionism just reinforce gay stereotypes?
While pondering the socio-political implications of Fannyoke, we wander upstairs. It evokes all the ambience of the restaurant in BHS, albeit with slightly snazzier furniture. Similar food though.
Speaks for itself, really. The concept of a meal costing much the same as a pint is a slightly unnerving one.
And there it is. A £2.99 lasagne. Of which the best thing that can be said is that - despite what the bar's logo may suggest - no one died as a result of eating it.
A successful day, then.