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NEW SUMMER SPECIAL AT GBK
The new summer special at GBK is the ever so tasty NOLA Rolla.
Available at GBK Mermaid Quay from 22 July for 8 weeks until 15 September, the NOLA Rolla is inspired by the Deep South flavours of New Orleans and Louisiana. It's a slow sunset combination of 6oz beef, Cajun relish, crispy bacon, gorgonzola, chive & truffle mayo, onion jam and dill pickle in a brioche bun.
Available on its own or bundled up with fries and a shake.
WIN A DAY IN THE BAY WITH FGW'S ESCAPE MAGAZINE
Enter Mermaid Quay's competition in this season's edition of First Great Western's Escape magazine for your chance to win a fabulous day out for 2 at Mermaid Quay!
This amazing prize package lets you and a friend or partner experience just some of what’s on offer:
- A fabulous trip around Cardiff Bay on the Aquabus with unique views of Cardiff and Cardiff Bay from the water.
- A bottle of champagne at Mermaid Quay’s sumptuous, glitzy champagne bar, the VIP Piano Lounge.
- Eat out in style at San Martino, one of Mermaid Quay’s fantastic Italian restaurants, with authentic dining and picturesque waterfront views over the Bay.
- Laugh the night away at Wales’ premier comedy venue, The Glee Club.
- Unwind with a one-night stay at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay.
To enter just pick up a copy of Escape magazine on any First Great Western train.
Terms & Conditions Apply:
Competition closes 9 October 2015. Winner and guest must be over 18. Prize must be taken by 31 March 2016. Prize not valid during December 2015. No cash alternative. Prize subject to availability and individual terms & conditions. Please check with each supplier.
Aquabus: To be used before 31 March 2016.
VIP Piano Lounge: To be used before 31 March 2016.
San Martino: Meal for 2 to value of £50; A La Carte menu only; food and drinks included; cannot be used on key calender dates (bank holidays etc., or during the month of December); To be used before 31 March 2016.
The Glee Club: Valid for any "Best In Live Stand Up Comedy" shows on Friday or Saturday nights or "Comedy Carousel" shows on Thursday nights; not valid during month of December; To be used before 31 March 2016.
Holiday Inn: Subject to availability; Not valid during times when major events are on in Cardiff; To be used before 31 March 2016.
COOL OFF AT COFFEE MANIA
Feeling the heat?
Don't worry, Coffee Mania have a range of refreshing new iced teas, ice blended frappes and fruit coolers to enjoy in the sun.
With tempting flavours such as Treat yourself to a watermelon iced green tea, jasmine and lime or cucumber and mint, you won't be able to stay away!
KEN PICTON CELEBRATES IN STYLE
Multi-award winner Ken Picton, celebrated 25 years of his Cardiff salon this week with a lavish Champagne soiree and award event.
The salon team was joined by VIP guests from the likes of L'Oreal Professionnel, ghd, Kerastase, as well as press, friends and family.
Ken paid tribute to his team for their help and sopport in building the business and maintaining ther reputation as Wales' leasding destination salon.
Congratulations Ken, and we hope the next 25 years is just as successful.
wagamama launches a fresh new menu
wagamama at Mermaid Quay is excited to reveal a new menu offering shoppers something delicious to enjoy. With fresh juices for those on the go, steamed buns and gyozas for the peckish and innovative new mains to satisfy hungry shoppers after a day of retail therapy.
The chefs at wagamama have worked together to create unique flavour combinations. The newly designed menu brings the recipes’ fresh ingredients to life with tasting notes and images to guide you as you choose your perfect dish. Especially helpful if you are new to Asian cuisine and fancy giving it a whirl!
An exciting addition is the new omakase section, meaning ‘to entrust the chef’ and includes a selection of innovative dishes specially chosen by wagamama’s expert chefs. Warm coconut seafood broth, marinated beef in a fragrant massaman curry sauce and tasty yakitori duck with zesty flavours are just some of the dishes to be enjoyed.
What’s more, there is now the option to customise your dish, so for those who like it hot why not add an extra chili or two? wagamama fans need not fear, classic favourites such as katsu curry and prawn firecracker will remain firmly on the menu alongside other much-loved dishes. And if you fancy something to drink, wagamama are delighted to welcome a new range of Asian beers to the restaurant; Lucky Buddha, Hitachino Nest Beer and Singha.
View the new menu here.
Great offers at Salt
New Spring Set Menu at Strada
GBK launches new Spring/Summer menu
Summer is in the air (and on your plate) with the new Spring/Summer menu from Gourmet Burger Kitchen at Mermaid Quay.
Marvel at the tastiness of the Bacon Pesterella. Go east with the exotic Lamb Ma Goa. And get the beers in with a cooler than cool new selection of brews. Available now at GBK, Mermaid Quay.
View the menu and the new Junior menu here.
CARLUCCIO’S OPENS ITS DOORS IN MERMAID QUAY, CARDIFF BAY
Carluccio’s is now open in Mermaid Quay, after a very successful and fun launch night with Antonio Carluccio himself.
The second to launch in the capital of Wales, the new restaurant and foodshop brings the very best and true flavours of Italy to Cardiff Bay, just minutes from the city centre.
Serving freshly prepared Italian food and drink all day every day, Carluccio’s at Mermaid Quay has whatever you fancy, whenever you fancy it. From breakfast and brunches through to leisurely lunches, the new restaurant offers a modern approach to dining while staying true to its Mediterranean roots and recreating a busy, Milanese ambiance at Cardiff Bay.
THE CAFFÈ AND RESTAURANT
From communal tables creating a lively atmosphere to an outdoor seating area for waterfront views, this Carluccio’s has something for everyone. With minimum fuss and maximum flavour being the bread and butter of Antonio Carluccio’s recipes and seasonal menus, the dishes are classic Italian with a contemporary twist.
Starting with breakfast, from Carluccio’s Breakfast Magnifica (a choice of free range eggs with grilled smoky pancetta, sausage, sautéed mushrooms and toasted Italian bread, coffee or tea and a fresh juice) and Panettone (toasted slices of Italian fruit bread served with butter) to proper Italian coffees from one of Carluccio’s exclusive blends, Napoli or Milano, the genuine connections with Italy are shared seven days a week.
For sharing, there are a variety of small plates including Polpette (beef meatballs in tomato sauce) and Caprese Bites (skewers of Buffalo mozzarella and cherry tomatoes drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil), and for friends and families that like to graze in the sunshine there is the magnificent Grandioso, with everything from Milano and Ventricina salami and pancetta wrapped prawns to homemade focaccia and bruschettine. The Trio di Pasta offers a sharing selection of any three of the handmade pastas on the menu for only £22 – choices include the Lobster Spaghetti (lobster tossed in spaghetti with crab, fresh tomato, basil and chilli), Penne Giardiniera (Pugliese penne with courgette, chilli and fried spinach balls with Italian cheese balls) and Ravioli (homemade delicate ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta, served in the traditional way with butter and sage).
Other dishes include seasonal soups, fresh salads, fish and meat options, including the Tagliata di Manzo (sliced chargrilled rump steak, served with rocket leaves and shaved Parmesan, rosemary potatoes and tarragon mayonnaise) for two. A set menu is available and priced at only £10.99 for two courses with favourites such as Bruschetta and Milanese di Pollo (flattened chicken breast, bread-crumbed and fried with rocket and baby gem).
To finish, there is an extensive dessert menu that includes Tiramisù ai Frutti Di Bosco (homemade fruity tiramisu of mascarpone cream with light sponge, mixed berries and raspberry coulis), artisanal Italian gelato and refreshing sorbets.
Matching good food with good drink, enjoy craft beers, carefully selected Italian wines or an aperitivo, such as Peroni or Campari. The seasonal cocktail list is perfect for after-work drinks and escaping the hustle and bustle of city life, while the new brunch cocktails, including the Prosecco ‘Mimosa’ (a chilled bottle of Santa Sara Prosecco with sparkling orange on the side to individually mix), are the ideal pairings for a leisurely weekend brunch.
From lemon oils to chilli pesto, squid ink pasta to dried porcini mushrooms, honey cantucci to cappuccino truffles, as well as shelves of Italian wines, look no further than Carluccio’s foodshop. Jam-packed with specialist artisan products, packed to perfection and sourced from all over Italy, the store is not only great for gifts, but also a pit-stop for those heading home and searching for the perfect duo of pasta and sauce.
Last but not least, the homemade Carluccio’s picnic hampers are not to be overlooked, available to pre-order and collect in the restaurant. Keep an eye out in-store or on Carluccio’s website for more information about the events that take place at Mermaid Quay.
Mermaid Quay Music Fest 2015 - Made In Cardiff TV
Mermaid Quay Music Fest 2015 - Quay Note Competition - Made In Cardiff TV
Mermaid Quay Music Fest 2015 - Family - Made In Cardiff TV
Romantic Royals visit Mermaid Quay
Britain's most romantic royals visited Mermaid Quay on Saturday 14 February.
They arrived in spectacular style in a Rolls Royce and were joined by the comedy paparazzi!
It was a great day at Mermaid Quay and we hope that everyone there enjoyed themselves.
Mermaid Quay & Made in Cardiff with Cadwaladers
Around Mermaid Quay with Made in Cardiff
Mermaid Quay & Made in Cardiff with Fabulous Welshcakes
Christmas 2014 Mermaid Quay
Christmas is better by the Water!