New Spring Menu – Benugo at John Lewis Cardiff

Harry and I went out for a lovely lunch last week.

We were invited to try the New Spring Menu at Benugo located on the first floor of John Lewis in Cardiff.

The first thing I notice is that Benugo is light and spacious. Instead of being surrounded by walls you have windows which give a great view of the high street below. I love that the cafe has plenty of room for prams.

You can choose from a range of speciality loose leaf teas or delicious coffees, made to order. Benugo have a large selection of scones, cakes and fruit, they serve wines and other alcoholic beverages.

I was to try the New Spring Menu.

First up was Spring couscous with celery, radish, tomato, peppers and fresh herbs.

The Spring couscous was lovely, it was light and flavoursome. Perfect for those watching the calories or those who want something light for lunch.

Next I was to try the new range of wraps, first up was the Basil chicken & nduja wrap.

The wrap was delicious, as soon as I sunk my teeth in I was greeted by the taste of chargrilled chicken with a hint of basil and feta. The wrap had a generous mix of chicken, nduja mayo, diced roquito peppers, yellow peppers, cucumber, slow roasted tomato, feta and spinach.

Up next was the vegetarian Middle Eastern wrap with spinach falafel.

 This was the first time I had tried falafal, it was superb…really really good! Inside the spinach wrap was spinach falafal, Tzatziki, houmous, cucumber, feta, roast peppers and rocket. My taste buds went crazy with the slight Middle Eastern spice mixed with the feta and coolness of cucumber. This wrap was my favourite.

We were then served some baguettes.

The first baguette I tried was the ham & cheese.

The warm sour dough baguette was just how I like it, with a  crusty outer and soft inside. The ham was lean and the Dijon mustard mayo went perfect with the Emmental cheese.

The chargrilled chicken and basil aioli baguette was the last I tried and it did not disappoint. Chargrilled chicken, basil aioli, grana padano, slow roasted tomato, pine nuts and rocket all served in a multi-grain baguette was bursting with flavor. The basil and slow roasted tomato complimented each other beautifully.

Before heading home Harry and I enjoyed a piece of cake and chat with other parent bloggers.

I know where I will be stopping for lunch next time I am in town.




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