August Bank Holiday Sunday

There will be no Herbivore at the Embassy on Sunday 26th August – it’s that Notting Hill Carnival time of year again. However we’re keeping it super seasonal and super local on Saturday 25th when we’re open as usual 11 – 5. We’ve got samphire from Merthyr Mawr for pakoras, golden tomatoes from Field Days Organic for risotto, green beans and blackberries from Pontypridd and much more. Full menu here.

Summer Sunday Lunch

Having just posted about Herbivore not opening at the Embassy on Sundays in August, I’m happy to a one-off Summer Sunday Lunch Supper Club on the 20th August. £17.50 gets you four courses of creative, vegan, seasonal cuisine and you can bring your own alcohol and book a table at the time of your choosing form 1pm. Full menu here.

August Opening

Seeing as Cathays becomes a bit of a ghost town in the summer months we’ve decided to close on Sundays throughout August. This Saturday’s menu see the first picking of wild blackberries, a new noodle dish, brought to you by the letter “C”, and a return of last week’s masala bubble and squeak cakes with spiced aubergines – one of my favourite recipes cribbed from a battered old Madhur Jaffrey book. Full menu here.

Summer time

…and the cooking gets easier. So much good produce to choose from. The last of the gooseberries and blackcurrants from my garden. Padron peppers from Blaencamel. Courgette flowers, rainbow chard and green tomatoes from Field Days Organic. Full menu for the Embassy Cafe this weekend here.

Also, we’re now listed on the Happy Cow website: the go-to listings for vegetarian and vegan eateries around the world. Not that I’m saying you should leave a review…

Carnival Time

Herbivore taking the usual Saturday spot at the Embassy Cafe followed by a quick getaway to the Notting Hill Carnival.  In anticipation this week’s menu features Plantain & Corn Cakes with Rice & Beans and a Sweet Potato, Sultana & Rum Cake. Also new on the menu is a Feta, Pistachio & Blackberry Cheesecake inspired by one I had a the marvellous Darsham Nurseries Cafe earlier in the year. My menu here.

Herbivore009: Picnic


We’re not actually heading outside for the next Herbivore supper club, we’re going to stay under the friendly roof of Kemi’s for the evening. But we promise to bring the best of the summer crops from Blaencamel, Riverside Market Garden and Amelia Trust Farm plus whatever little goodies that can be found growing in the fields and woods of South Wales.

Expect glorious, ripe tomatoes, new potatoes, verdant greens & beans, lashings of local beers and glasses of fruity fizz. Full menu details to follow soon.