I've always been recommended Tucker by friends but it's not really in my 'go to' area anymore. However, in a bid to put some space between revision and ourselves, Helen and me decided to go for a bite to eat in the heart of Cardiff studentville.
Tucker is hands down one of my favourite places in terms of decor, whoever was in charge of decor has impeccable taste in my eyes. It's all very casual and shabby chic but I didn't feel like I was sitting in a Pinterest mood board. I especially loved the quirky wall paper. Vintage books and cushions added a nice homely touch. This place is a calm and unique haven from all the chippys and chains on Salisbury road. It's tough competition with Gassy Jack's and Noddle Box just down the road but you should all be hanging out here instead.
For drinks I decided to go for a bounty milkshake which was just heaven. Not too sickly and not too sweet but just right. For food I just had to sink my teeth into the half rack of ribs that came fully loaded with onion rings, chips, crunchy coleslaw and a nicely dressed salad all for... wait for it... £4.95! Who can say no to that? The onion rings and coleslaw were crunchy and I loved that the salad came with a vinaigrette. I hate being given plain cursory salad so the attention to detail here for this price was very impressive. Helen went for a cheese and tomato pizza which I was told was very tasty. We rounded things off with a gossip about Marvel Films (Captain America yes please) and a cup of tea before revision called us back. I had to roll out of the door but I say that's value for money and meant I saved money on dinner that evening!
Tucker also specialise in cocktails and live music on Wednesdays. I might have to force myself out of my hermit ways and make an effort to go out in the evening to check it out. 1st year Nina wouldn't have said no to 2 vodka redbulls for £5 but 23 year old Nina craves good music and gin. I will most certainly come back here during the day time, they have an extensive menu I need to work my way through.
I've been told by some of you that my 'Nina Eats' series is your favourite so if you're a Cardiff local or come here a lot and have been to any of the places I've talked about let me know! I love promoting local independent Cardiff businesses and food places. If we just support chains out of convenience all these lovely unique places won't exist.