Toc cyn ymweld â bwyty Sosban, Llanelli ym mis Gorffennaf, nes i dderbyn gwahoddiad arall i adolygu bwyty ar gyfer cylchgrawn Red Handed Magazine.
Mae’r Maldron, ar waelod Heol Eglwys Fair, yn un o nifer o westai canolog sydd wedi agor dros y blynyddoedd diwethaf, sy’n cynnig swper o safon yn ogystal â gwely a brecwast yng nghanol y ddinas.
Er nad yw bwyty Stir Bar and Restaurant yn honni’r un gallu gastronomaidd â bwytai gwestai eraill fel Tempus at Tides yn St David’s Hotel & Spa, The Social yn The Parc Hotel neu Laguna Bar & Kitchen y Park Plaza, mae’n sicr yn werth ei ystyried os am bryd bwyd blasus a chyfleus cyn mynd allan am noson ddifyr yn y ddinas.
Review: Stir Bar and Restaurant, Maldron Hotel Cardiff, Red Handed Magazine, Summer 2012
A stone’s throw from Cardiff Central Station stands the striking Maldron Hotel and on the first floor you’ll find a restaurant to tempt hotel guests and locals alike. With its unrivalled views of St Mary Street and Mill Lane, the window tables at Stir Bar and Restaurant are in high demand on weekends, but a midwek evening in July offered an oasis of calm.
The varied menu offers an array of dishes inspired by Mediterranean and Asian cuisines along with a selection of more traditional bar meals and after selecting a refreshing Cosmopolitan and Long Island Iced Tea from the classic cocktail menu, my dining partner and I enjoyed a hearty three course meal.
The Oriental Sharing Platter was a tasty, if familiar, platter of vegetable spring rolls, chicken satay skewers and hoisin sauce.
But the succulent Pan Seared Scallops served with stir fried vegetables and artichoke puree proved that the chef Vasnathan Navamani and his team have a flair for cooking dishes that are a cut above the usual city-centre hotel fare.
The beautifully presented Oriental Style Crispy Pork Belly, accompanied with crushed baby potatoes, garlic tossed spinach and a rich red wine sauce was a big hit as a main, and along with the scallops is among the restaurant’s most popular meals.
The Herb Marinated Cod Fillet, served with slow-cooked puy lentils and grilled asparagus from the specials menu was a successful composition of subtle flavours, and the seasonal berry crumble was a great way of finishing a top-notch meal.
Stir Bar and Restaurant
St Mary Street
Cardiff CF10 1GD
Tel: 029 2066 8866