We tried out and reviewed the new restaurant serving seasonal British dishes with a modern twist.
Kurò situated on Albany Road in Roath has seen visitors returning and becoming regulars, eager to try out their variety of menus, so we couldn’t wait to pay them a visit and get stuck in.
Upon entering the restaurant, we were greeted by co-owner restaurant manager Francesco at the host stand awaiting our arrival with a smile.
After a brief yet thorough description of the modern Italian restaurant, Francesco’s passion for the hospitality industry and British cuisine with an Italian twist was imminent.
The restaurant decor was relaxed and friendly, perfect for a family meal or a romantic evening for two, as the tables were wonderfully laid out with great spacing between each, granting diners privacy and comfort in the 40-seater restaurant.
At the front of the restaurant there’s a ‘drinks and nibbles’ area for those wanting to pop by for a quick drink, a great idea for the social city of drinkers.
Food, food, and MORE food…
The open kitchen allowed us to watch Francesco’s partner, co-owner and head chef Michele get to work in the kitchen.
At the table sat the incredible wine list full of beautiful Italian wines, (a wine-o’s dream). Francesco offered us a ‘chef’s choice’ special, a combination of dishes to try from the various menus dedicated to different days of the week and season, and we jumped at the chance!
Whilst we waited for Michele to work his magic in the kitchen, we glanced around the restaurant and embraced the cool, calm wooden aesthetic that broke up the teal walls perfectly.
Francesco said, “We are not necessarily looking to cater to the Italian community, we are looking for and aiming for locals; we want to cater to the masses around Cardiff.”
It was time for our first course, Francesco brought out a basket of warm fresh sourdough and focaccia that had been baked on site, along with marmite butter, that will pleasantly surprise any marmite hater.
Round two was beautifully presented arancini balls for the vegetarian option and black pudding balls on a separate dish for the meat-based option.
Dish three came swiftly afterwards, stacked roasted aubergine and celery topped with a layer of goat cheese and dressing. The meat-based option was tuna in a soy sauce with a fennel and orange salad.
Course three continued to level up and amaze us. Francesco brought out two dishes of creamy mushroom risotto that was incredibly seasoned with chopped mushrooms throughout.
Our last courses consisted of soft tender lamb cooked three separate ways, seasoned vegetables, and sweet potato purée. The vegetarian option was layered squash, topped with soft melted cheese and figs with a side of thick cut chips stacked into a tower.
Impressed, extremely full and ready for a nap; we urge you to pay these guys a visit and get stuck into a medley of dishes they have to offer.
You can find Kurò on Albany Road
Address: Unit 11 The Globe Centre, Albany Rd, Roath, Cardiff CF24 3PE
Website – www.kurorestaurant.co.uk