National Geographic Traveller (UK)
WHEN IN CARDIFF
EAT A PERFECT PIZZA
At The Dough Thrower, the dough is made using flour from Naples, Himalayan salt, picual olive oil from Spain and honey. It’s one of several topnotch pizza spots in Cardiff, alongside the likes of Dusty Knuckle and Ffwrnes Pizza. thedoughthrower.com
TAKE A FOOD TOUR
Cardiff Tasting Tour, run by Loving Welsh Food, combines sightseeing and history with stops for cheese, cawl, cider and more. lovingwelshfood.co.uk
TRY A CLARKIE
Officially known as the
Clark’s pie, this beef-andpotato pie is famous for its sturdy shortcrust pastry. Available city-wide, but worth trying at the solesurviving Clarke’s pie shop, in Grangetown. clarkspies.co.uk
Cardiff’s stand-out Spanish bars and restaurants include tapas joints Bar 44 Cardiff, Santiago’s Tapas and Curado Bar, plus Vermut (a stylish vermouth and sherry bar).
SHAKE THINGS UP Speakeasy-style bars are big in Cardiff. The Dead Canary, in the centre, serves potent concoctions in quirky surrounds, while at The Alchemist, try its augmented reality experience — sure to trick your eyes and taste buds.