Cardiff’s all-day dining hotspot is a must for foodies. Sleek, sexy and stylish with a menu bursting with Welsh regional produce and a drinks list that brings elegant martinis and classic G&Ts to the fore – welcome to Grey. This relatively new restaurant with its stylish floor to ceiling windows overlooking Cardiff Castle has caused quite a stir in Wales’ capital city.
Head Chef Mark Freeman (previously of Laguna Kitchen & Bar) has created a menu that covers breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and everything in-between. Contemporary interiors and stunning cocktails complete the Grey picture.
First things first…
How do you like your eggs in the morning? Grey’s Hatch Menu offers eight different ways to enjoy this breakfast staple: from Instagram-favourite crushed avocado and chilli on rye toast finished with a poached free-range hen’s egg, to a three-egg omelette with smoked haddock and Caerphilly cheese and the corned beef hash with HP sauce, watercress and a poached hen’s egg or fried duck egg. Homemade granola, wholesome porridge, and warm pastries fresh from the kitchen will keep you fuelled until lunch.
Lunch and dinner
Whether popping in for a business lunch or catching up with friends over dinner, there’s a dish to suit every taste. Keep things casual with the Grey Croque Monsieur wrapped in Carmarthen ham and oozing with Welsh rarebit; or choose the decadent ultimate lobster club sandwich. Other signature must-tries include the sesame seared tuna loin with oriental salad with wasabi and the Cefn Mawr steaks, all cooked and served on a Himalayan pink salt stone.
A special treat for tea
There’s an array of indulgent afternoon teas at Grey. Dainty finger sandwiches are filled with all the classics including Severn & Wye smoked salmon; Caerphilly cheese; and ham with grain mustard. Move onto iconic Welsh cakes and warm buttermilk scones topped with sticky strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream, before diving into a selection of miniature cakes, pastries and desserts. Make it a real celebration with a glass of Heidseck Monopole Rośe Champagne or a cocktail.
Something to sip
Indulge your inner Bond with a bespoke martini or classic G&T crafted by Grey’s expert mixologists. Using locally-sourced Eccentric Gin, based in the cellars of a building which has stood in Llantrisant for over 200 years, the gin is distilled with natural spring water that runs beneath the floors of the basement giving it a distinctive flavour. Choose from the Geneva with Madame Geneva Rouge, citrus and liquorice; the Cardiff Tea Party with Cardiff Dry Gin, rosemary and lemongrass; and the Oakccentric with Limbeck Gin. Grey’s extensive wine list features a beautiful selection of European, South American and New World sips alongside a selection of local craft beers.
Modern Welsh cuisine matched with elegant cocktails in the heart of Cardiff may seem like a tall order, but let Grey lead the way. We know the perfect place.
Grey Restaurant & Lounge
Hilton Cardiff, Kingsway
Cardiff CF10 3HH
029 2064 6400
Instagram & Twitter @GREYrestaurant
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