The menu has been announced for a new luxury restaurant located in the renovated mail sorting room of the former head Post Office for Cardiff.
The Sorting Room is based in the new Parkgate Hotel on Westgate Street, adjacent to the Principality Stadium, and is set to open on Monday, October 25 with reservations now open.
Headed up by Justin Llewelyn, previously executive chef at The Vale Resort and Park Plaza, the restaurant will serve a brasserie menu which makes the most of Welsh produce.
Main dishes will include braised Welsh beef and ale pie, rack of Brecon lamb with olive jus, Welsh beef wellington with perigourdine sauce, and spiced pumpkin risotto with Hafod cheese.
Starters will feature Severn and Wye Penderyn Welsh whisky cured salmon and Monmouthshire reared pork scotch egg with bloody Mary sauce as well as a cold counter which will showcase artisan cured meats from the award-winning Trealy Farm Charcuterie.
Rounding off the menu are desserts such as sticky toffee pudding with Welsh honey ice cream, apple and cider tarte tatin and Paris Brest with Welsh chantilly cream and gold leaf.
With its chandeliers and leather sofas, The Sorting Room will conjure an atmosphere of “bygone glamour”.
The Parkgate Hotel is a collaboration between the Welsh Rugby Union, property developer Rightacres, and The Celtic Collection, the group behind the Celtic Manor Resort.
Redeveloped from two historic grade II listed civic buildings dating from the turn of the 20th century, the former Head Post Office for Cardiff and the city’s old County Court on Westgate Street, the hotel will incorporate 170 guest bedrooms and suites, a restaurant and bar, tea lounge, and a rooftop spa overlooking the skyline of the Welsh capital.
The Parkgate will be open in time for Wales’ Autumn Nations Series 2021, which will see the national rugby side square up against New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji and Australia.