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Barney Says

Alium is unmissable- how many restaurants boast a 42 metre chimney column that makes even Barney feel slightly inadequate?- because it’s shot through with the DNA of sister restaurant The Humble Onion. Order the whole wild prawns slick with sriracha butter, or the caramelised cauliflower cheese croquettes and you’ll understand: double down with cod loin with cabbage and cockles, or confit pork belly or ox cheek lasagne and beef fat crumb. For Tom Parker Bowles, Alium is ‘one of those lunches that simply cannot put a foot wrong’. Barney nods sagely.


The Pumphouse, Hood Rd, Barry CF62 5BE