Spa, relax, eat


I always like to celebrate birthdays with not just one present but with experiences and treats for the other half, I like making memories and having a fun filled day without blowing the bank too much. As a surprise and treat for John's birthday I thought we could do with alittle relaxtion and us time, so I booked us a mini spa day at Bannatynes in Llanishen in Cardiff, I managed to get a really great deal at Wahanda (check it out!) for £65 for the both of us which included a swedish back massaged and scalp massage and use of the facilities, it's only a mini spa day but a great introduction to spa treatments and a nice thing to do with your partner as I know John would not have that much interest in having a pedicure. The back and neck massage was just what we both needed as we had been up the night before with Arthur so it was great for the aching muscles and the oils they used smelled so good. After the massaged we spent a few moments in the relaxation room and then donned our robes and had some chill out time in the jacuzzi before taking a dip in the pool and finishing off with the steam room. We only spent the morning at Bannatynes but felt refreshed afterwards and ready for the rest of the day.

Bannatyne Spa Cardiff
John enjoying the jacuzzi
Spa robes
Comfy robes
After our relaxing spa morning we headed into Cardiff City Centre for lunch at The Potted Pig - a restaurant we have been meaning to try for the past few months and simply hadn't had the time until now. It's located in a former bank vault underneath the city with exposed brick and a simply and chic interior. The staff where friendly, welcoming and very professional and the menu had just the right amount of choices without being overwheaming. For starters I had the pulled ham hock salad which was so tasty and John went for the Courgette soup and Dome Bar Ale, while I had a wine spritzer.
Since it was John's Birthday he decided to tackle the 16oz Porterhouse steak, and even though I am not a steak fan (former veggie) it was very tasty and tender. I chose the complete opposite with the vegetarian option that was Red pepper, onion and potato tortilla with a well seasoned salad. This amazing meal was finished off with a nice italian espresso and two very full and happy customers.

restaurant cardiff

The potted pig
A very yummy red pepper tortilla


  1. Crazyly inzichtelijke bericht. Was het maar zo makkelijk om een ​​aantal van de oplossingen te implementeren coals het was ohm tee lessen en mien hoofed kinked op elk van us punted

  2. I've been meaning to go to the Potted Pig for ages, going to try and book a table for my birthday. The lunch menu is good value I think so I might try that.


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