|One of the best lunches in Swansea|
If you're looking for a satisfying lunch in Swansea I'll always recommend Govindas, whether you're a vegetarian or not. I visited earlier in the week and thoroughly enjoyed the Super Special again. For £6.95 you get a huge plate of freshly prepared food - two delicious subji (veggie curries), a bowl of lentil dahl, a small wholemeal poori, a pakora, a mound of rice and some chutney. Talk about good value for money - I left feeling completely satisfied (if a little sick). Well done Govindas!
My very first Swansea On A Plate review was on The Kardomah - probably the longest standing cafe in central Swansea. I'd not been there for a while so I decided to pop in on a miserable Tuesday lunchtime to shelter from the rain. Sticking with what I know I had a very satisfying cheeseburger and chips (not as healthy as Govindas perhaps), in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The Kardomah remains a solid cafe, which rarely puts a foot wrong.
|A poor week for the usually decent Woodman|
I've always said I have a love/hate relationship with The Woodman and I'm sad to say that my most recent visit (Saturday night) was definitely a huge dislike. There was no problem with the bustling atmosphere or the drinks, and the service was fine (not spectacular, but nothing worth a complaint). The food however... Let's just say it was incredibly ordinary. The starters (in particular the Stilton mushrooms) were very meanly portioned for the price. The main courses were slightly better, but lacking the usual quality - especially the sweet potato fries, which were thin, limp and lukewarm. And finally I had to send the cheese board back to the kitchen as it was more of a 'cracker and grape board', with very little cheese for the £5.99 I was about to pay. I can't put my finger on why the food was so unsatisfactory this week, but it certainly wasn't worth the money. Come one Woodman, you're better than that.
Opium Den (Sketty)
As a Sketty resident I occasionally use the Opium Den for Cantonese takeaway and the food is usually very good - definitely the best of its kind in Sketty. However the service has been really abrupt lately, almost like I'm doing them a favour in ordering food from them. And for that reason alone, I won't be rushing back.