The Flat Rock Bistro

30.01.2012
The Flat Rock Bistro

Breathtaking views are the perfect accompaniment to tasty food at
Cardigan bistro

THE Flat Rock Bistro is situated just outside Cardigan in the quiet
hamlet of Gwbert- on-Sea and boasts stunning views overlooking the
ever changing Teifi Estuary.

Part of The Gwbert Hotel, its contemporary decor certainly makes the
most of this breathtaking view.

After being warmly greeted by the bar staff who promptly took our
drinks order and supplied menus we moved into the large and
comfortable lounge area away from the restaurant with leather sofas
positioned in front of large windows.

I’d recommend booking a window seat in the restaurant too and there is
an outside terrace for sunny days.

A good selection of locally sourced produce was available with a list
of specials on offer as well as the usual favourites such as lasagne
and scampi.

After leaving the airy bar, the restaurant seemed somewhat compact,
again contemporary in design and neatly laid out, maximising the space
on offer, with wooden tables with comfortable high backed chairs.
Crisp white linen napkins with heavy cutlery on slate place mats
etched with the Flat Rock logo, offered a nice touch.

To start I chose the prawn salad in a sweet chilli and coriander
sauce, £4.80. It was served with a warm crusty roll and a generous
fresh salad. A little more sweet chilli and less coriander perhaps if
I’m being picky but overall delicious.

My partner chose a bowl of piping hot creamy garlic mushrooms, £4.50,
which were rich, but not overpowering, the sauce complimenting the
firm and tasty mushrooms.

For mains I went for the baked fillet of cod with a herb crust, £8.95,
whilst my partner chose cod in beer batter, £8.95. We were given the
choice of new potatoes, chips or jacket potatoes with seasonal
vegetables or salad. Both were plentiful in size, beautifully cooked
and well filleted so no fiddly picking of bones. The batter on the cod
was light and crisp and the herb crust on my cod tasty but not
overpowering. I ordered a glass of crisp sauvignon blanc £4.20 to
accompany this course.

For pudding, feeling by now somewhat full, we decided to share a warm
apple and toffee crumble £4.55 served with custard, plentiful for the
both of us and again delicious.

A very enjoyable evening and well worth travelling a little out of
town, not only for the food but also the view over the bay.

Sam Moon

Gwbert Hotel Cardigan Ceredigion,
SA43 1PP. 01239 612638 or 1239 621241.
mail@gwberthotel.com

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