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Grey at The Hilton Cardiff


Hotel restaurants often lack personality and quite frankly good food but to say we were pleasantly surprised with Grey at The Hilton is a major understatement. It's manager Pasquale Manganiello has achieved something quite unique with Grey, it has all the loveliness of a family run Bistro with friendly staff and food that can only be described as amazing.

The menu is varied and there is something for everyone. It covers all tastes including great vegetarian options. There's a fantastic selection of seafood dishes too and the portion sizes will please those with a big appetite. When food is this good size does matter.


The daily 'Specials' included lamb Cawl, always a dodgy option because nobody makes Cawl like your mum right? Well this Cawl was the best I've ever had (don't tell my mum). I recommend anyone visiting Wales to visit Grey to try this famous Welsh dish, you won't be disappointed.


For main courses we ordered Sausages and Mash and Lamb Shank. As soon as the fork touched the lamb it fell away from the bone, cooked to perfection. The sausage and mash didn't disappoint either, the sausages were full of flavour and the mash and gravy made this a truly hearty meal.


We finished off with a selection of Welsh cheeses and crackers  and was left with content full tummys. Every course was a pleasure and we thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful. We were already deciding what to order next time.


Credit has to be given to the staff, they took a genuine interest in serving you the best they had to offer. The menu was explained to us with enthusiasm and even their personal recommendations. Our waiter Daniela was exceptional and couldn't do enough for us. This kind of service is sometimes hard to find in city centre restaurants but the friendliness of the staff add to the whole experience.

Oh... and I must mention the Gin menu! Well I could go on and on about it but I recommend you go find out for yourself.

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