Cosy Club - The Review

Wed 10 Sep 2014 - posted by Jess

Anyone who knows me well, knows there is only one place in Cardiff I continually return to time and time again and that's the hidden gem that is Cosy Club.

A discreet hideaway, it's perfectly positioned in a central location with a great view across the main shopping street in the city.

Cosy Club is like a grown-ups' social playground...Whether you're grabbing brunch with a friend, booking one of their wine tasting sessions or curling up on the sofas for an intimate date it's the perfect setting.

I recently went there for dinner with my friend Jack and we might have spoilt ourselves just a little bit.

We opted for a starter each... I had the mushroom bruschetta & Jack went for the Goats cheese pearls with sun-blushed tomatoes and black olive tapenade... These were just so scrummy!

We decided that we simply couldn't choose which tapas dishes to go we went for all of them! The only 2 we didn't try were the ham hock and the herring as they had run out. 

Mini Cumberland sausages with a sticky, wholegrain mustard & cider sauce- 10/10 WE LOVED! If I had my own Last Supper, this is what I would serve.

Crispy potatoes with pesto mayonnaise-9/10 Lush flavours, crunchy texture, creamy mayo!

Honey glazed shredded 5- spice pork- 9/10 A party in your mouth with each soft, gooey piece

Watermelon & crumbled feta with black olives, mint & extra virgin olive oil- 9/10 The naughtiest salad you'll ever have... Going to make this at home!

Chorizo braised in cider- 8/10 Mouth watering texture, scrummy sauce, could've eaten a whole bowl of this

Mushroom rarebit made with their guest ale and mature cheddar- 8/10 Just like mumma makes it!

Home cured raspberry salmon with a raspberry vinegarette- 6/10 Lush salmon, bit too much fruit...

Grilled courgettes, red peppers & roasted vine tomatoes with a walnut & parsley pistou- 6/10 Superb flavours but this dish deserves to be served warm!

Mini fish fingers with tartare suace- 8/10 Always a winner for me... Gotta love anything mini.

Houmous topped with spiced sultanas and chickpeas- 10/10 Made us feel very festive, I want to smother this on top of everything I eat at home.

Sweet potato and basil falafels with cumin & coriander yoghurt- 6/10 We are not falafel people, but we tried them and loved the aromas that came from within.

Pulled chicken poached in buttermilk and ginger with fennel & apple coleslaw- 7/10 Bit too much slaw, not enough chicken but blimey the chicken was good!

Okay...we were so full by this point we contemplated stopping but then we remembered... there's always room for dessert...hehe!

I went for the Peach Melba Cheesecake which arrived in the cutest jar and tasted phenomenal... nom nom nom!!

Jack chose the Rhubarb, stem ginger and custard fool... It looked outstanding and the heavenly noises Jack made whilst eating it only made it seem even better.

After feeling suitably stuffed we made our way home, but not before saying goodbye to the evening's host Nathan who always gives you a warm welcome and makes sure you've had a great time.

The whole team at Cosy Club always make you feel like one in a million and it's for this reason that I will continue to keep going back!

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