i finally got to sink my teeth into some of david sweeny's food. matilda and i met some of my best friends for an impromptu lunch at the bakery at cakes and ale where david is currently serving up some of the best lunch in the city. after hearing a steady flow of rave reviews of dynamic dish (sweeny's former home which i sadly didn't get a chance to visit before it closed), i couldn't wait to try his food. i ended up getting the corn chowder and one of the best salads i've ever had. seriously. there was also a gluten-free grain bowl on the menu which was spicy and delicious. the atmosphere of the bakery is polished but laid-back and i love a menu with only a few items. makes it much easier on my indecisive brain. the pastry case was also inviting. i must say. a truly lovely spot to meet friends or a loved one for lunch.