“It happens to be a fact that nearly every writer of fiction in the world drinks more whisky than is good for him.”
That is according to Roald Dahl, one of Cardiff’s most famous and beloved sons. But we like to think that, were he visiting restaurants in Cardiff today, the celebrated author would pop into Zerodegrees and mellow out with one of our delicious craft beers, made on site, and maybe even treat himself to a pizza fresh from our wood-burning ovens. Much better than wallowing in whisky!
Of course, Cardiff has had a vibrant eating and drinking scene since long before Roald Dahl brought joy to readers of all ages all over the world. With more pubs per square foot than anywhere else in the UK, the Welsh capital has always been the place to be merry. And as one of the country’s major port cities, restaurants in Cardiff have long been sustained on a supply of some of the freshest and most flavoursome seafood available in the British Isles.
Restaurants In Cardiff – Zerodegrees
Restaurants in Cardiff have also benefited from its status as a trading post with the rest of the world and a wide-range of different cultures and cuisines have found a home in the heart of the city. For example, in the late 19th Century when the coal industry saw many Italians come into Cardiff, they brought with them such favourites as ice-cream and pizza which developed a following in Wales before they reached the rest of the country. And obviously that’s a tradition that’s continued to this day, with Zerodegrees offering the latest tempting take on classic Italian pizza for hungry residents and visitors to the city alike.
However, the other speciality on offer at Zerodegrees did not need anyone from overseas to bring it into Cardiff. Indeed, as early as the 6th Century, the Druids are thought to have brewed a very similar tipple to what we now know as beer. For, uh, medicinal purposes of course, with the potion said to have brought “science, inspiration and immortality” to the drinker. Welsh beer was still being hailed for having a distinctive style as late as 1854, with a recipe book of the time noting its being made from the very finest malt and hops. This is a tradition that also been carried on at Zerodegrees and we hope you’ll raise a glass to that.
With its long history of the very finest food and drink, a trip to Cardiff is just the tonic… In fact, you could call it a marvellous medicine!