Rockin’ Chair Soul Food Bar and Grill has replaced a popular Indian alternative music club with Caribbean food, Jamaican beer and nonstop reggae music.
“We’ve just had Eek-A-Mouse here,” said Mark, a chef and co-owner at Rockin’ Chair, referring to the popular Jamaican musician who stopped by their quaint stage on 13 October.
On a typical afternoon, the restaurant leaves plenty of room to explore its lights and decorations. Taking over the space once held by famous underground club Rajah’s meant that Rockin’ Chair had big shoes to fill. But being in Riverside, a Cardiff neighbourhood home to many people of Caribbean descent, the power of its jerk-heavy menu, Red Stripe beer and reggae beats is not lost.