After a beautiful walk along Whitesands and an interesting visit to St David’s Cathedral…we are ready for lunch. The Meadow is a cafe in St David’s which has an impressive policy on sustainability, the environment and using local food ingredients. The menu also looks interestingly different.
The owners are Em & Nick – who met on a surfing holiday. It is therefore only polite, when ordering a beer, to ask for the Surfin IPA from the Bragdy Conwy Brewery. It is an American style IPA with notes of fruit and hops and a decent amount of bitterness.
Rock likes the sound of the Taste of the Meadow – a homemade beetroot & feta burger with tomato relish, sweet pickled onion and rocket in a brioche bun. It comes with sweetcorn slaw and skin-on fries tossed in feta & oregano. The fries are fabulous, the slaw is very good indeed but the burger isn’t really a burger….it has the consistency of a thick paste.
I’m drawn to the homemade Welsh Cawl – ham hock & chunky vegetables in a clear broth served with fresh bread and Welsh cheddar. Decent bread, decent cheddar and the cawl includes good sized pieces of ham but the broth is rather bland and uninspiring.
Certainly the food is fresh, certainly the food is local and the fries, slaw and beer were all very good. But the burger needed some body and the cawl needed more flavour.