Having launched his first solo venture, the eponymous Heaneys in Cardiff last autumn, chef Tommy Heaney is delighted to announce a further opening. Located right next door to Heaneys, this second site will ensure Tommy can literally be in two places at once, meaning his full care and attention can be across both venues.
Open for breakfast and lunch in the day and wine and charcuterie at night, this new coffee/wine bar will offer welcoming dishes ensuring freshness, seasonality and quality is central to its offering.
The first meal of the day will be centred on a cracking cooked breakfast, with stars of the show including Tommy’s homemade sausages, the very best black pudding from Ireland and of course Heaney’s famous sourdough. Healthier options will feature luscious yoghurts, seasonal fruit, homemade granola and honeycomb.
For lunch, expect to see home cooked stews, house salads as well as sandwiches and soups available in daily changing combos as an ideal eat in or take out option. Available all day will be Tommy’s freshly cooked crumpets and bagels complete with a variety of house fillings; cooked meats will be cured, cooked and smoked in house. From mid-afternoon you can indulge in light bites, charcuterie, cheese and world wines.
Drinks wise, Tommy has teamed up with a local coffee producer to create a home blend which will be roasted on site and fresh juices will be juiced to order. A high quality but not highly priced wine list will contain some wonderful old world wines produced from forgotten grapes. And in even better news, this regularly changing wine list will all be offered by the glass with Tommy on hand to encourage you to talk about the wines with the team to ensure you make the best choice possible.
In keeping with the ongoing Gin trend a well curated selection of gin serves will be available alongside house cocktails which will be expertly shaken and stirred. From the tap will be Tommy’s house craft beer and all beers will be available in a decidedly manageable ¾ pint, meaning you can keep pace with your wine drinking pal.
To add to the experience, plans for monthly wine tastings, either with guest winemakers or specialists to talk about a region are afoot and live music from local artists are also scheduled.
Interior wise, the restaurant will be simple yet chic. Mixed level seating in the form of high and low bar stools will surround refectory style tables and create an informal and convivial atmosphere. Window lined seating will benefit solo diners just wanting to watch the world go by whilst bar seating will allow for a more energetic experience and a true taste of the action.