Silures is a stylish all-day restaurant in Cardiff that has Welsh heritage at the heart of its concept. Silures is named after an ancient South Eastern Welsh tribe which was incited by King Caratacus in AD 48 to protect the town from the Romans. Now, this chic dining experience proudly serves the people of Cardiff with a menu inspired by a breadth of European influences in homage to the past.
As mentioned, the menu offers relaxed all-day dining, and there are special dishes on at weekends. The chefs are committed to being part of the local community and love working with nearby suppliers, as well as farms and growers across the UK whenever possible, championing sustainability and ethical practices.
You’ll see an example of this on the starters list with a plate of Severn & Wye smoked salmon, crème fraîche, caper berries and sourdough crisp, as well as Dorset crab and seatrout with watercress and sourdough toast. For mains, stand-out dishes include a whole thermidor lobster with gem heart, tomato and avocado salad; as well as garden pea and asparagus risotto with Gorgonzola and toasted pine nuts; and herb-salted lamb shoulder, spring vegetables, wild garlic potato and thyme jus.
Desserts offer a varied range of treats, from a zingy lemon tart with raspberry compote and crème fraiche, to smooth crème brûlée with honeycomb and mixed berries. We also like the sound of the selection of Welsh cheeses, chutney and oat crackers.
The bar is an important part of the space, buzzing with people all day enjoying the unique cocktails, draft beers and bar snacks. Some of the bartender's favourites include the Hemmingway Daiquiri with Chairman's Reserve Rum Original, maraschino liqueur, grapefruit juice and lime, as well as the Naked and Famous with Illegal Joven Mezcal, Aperol, yellow chartreuse and lime.