Side Street Style: Oddsocks Bar & Kitchen Lunch review

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15/03/2018

Oddsocks Bar & Kitchen Lunch review

Lunch date


Child-free lunch dates as a couple are few and far between so to have a few hours to ourself recently we certainly were not going to waste them so we headed off into the city for a lunch date at the recently opened Oddsocks Bar and Kitchen, a part of the Jurys Inn just off Queen street. It's always great seeing new eateries pop up in Cardiff and the first thing that stood out when walking in, besides the friendly welcome was the stylish and refreshed interior with wood panelling and variety of different seating areas and full of natural light making it the perfect spot to sit, relax and people watch through the large windows.


Wood panelling

Beards


I really like the unfussy and fairly simple menu that offers something for both vegetarians and meat-eaters and even though we didn't have the kids with us this time they also have a Little Socks menu for the younger diner. We decided to share a starter to get things going and went for some cheese Nachos with sour-cream, jalapeƱos and salsa and the portion was surprisingly big and perfect for sharing, you could also add Chilli to them and make it more of a meal than a snack. The presentation was really good too with separate dishes for the toppings and the Nachos being served on fun printed newspaper.


Oddsocks Cardiff


For the main I decided to try out the vegetarian Mezze salad topped with Avocado and it was delicious, really fresh and with the feta cheese and new potatoes added into the mix it was very filling, in fact I just couldn't finish it. John decided on the classic Pork and Leek sausage and mash with onion gravy and when it comes to these types of classic British dishes is can either go right or very wrong but it was two thumbs up and he ate every last piece.


Avocado topped salad

Sausages and mash


 Even though we were really full we decided to share one of the delicious desserts and went for the cheesecake with raspberry coulis, it was surprising light and and not overly rich which was perfect to finish the meal. The atmosphere during the lunch was really relaxing and is certainly somewhere we would re-visit. In fact I was really torn between the salad and artisan pizza and John was undecided wether their signature rotisserie chicken so when we get another chance we will try these out too. You don't have to be a guest at the hotel to enjoy Oddsocks, in fact it's very much its own entity. A lovely addition to the every growing foodie scene in Cardiff.


Oddsocks Cardiff

Thanks to Oddsocks for inviting us to try out their new Kitchen and Bar

16 comments:

  1. I have heard some good things about this new Restaurant and have walked past a few times, need to find a day to pop in, the food looks delicious

    Rosie x

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    1. It's a real haven and recommend it, even just for a cocktail

      Laura x

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  2. Fab pictures, your photography is always so on point!

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    1. Thanks so much Jane, than means a lot :)

      Laura x

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  3. That salad looks so delicious. I can't wait to visit Cardiff again, such a beautiful city x

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  4. It looks lovely here. We do not get out much as a couple but it is something I am hoping to do more of when the weather warms up more. Beautiful photos Laura, the food looks amazing :)

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    1. Thanks, was too good, just what we needed

      Laura x

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  6. Child free times are few and far between indeed. I would have grabbed this opportunity with both hands too. Food looks yum.

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  7. We have been enjoying child-free lunch dates and they are the way forward (saves on babysitter fees). The food looks scrummy

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    1. Yes we are all about the lunch dates - much more cost efficient and easy to arrange :)

      Laura x

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  8. Ooh this does look delicious! I love the rare occasion we get to go out without the kids!

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  9. Oh I love a cheeky lunch date! Thus good looks do nice and fresh too

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  10. Ive never heard of this restaurant. The food looks very good

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    1. You should check it out next time your in town Hannah x

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  11. Oh my goodness Laura! These are making me hungry. They all look so delicious!

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