Move somewhere fresh. Have an irritating need to know everything about the new surroundings. Retain a love of eating out, and a hatred of paying good money for bad food. Sharpened by being skinter than in living memory. Probably not an uncommon set of circumstances.
These priorities in mind, surely the only sensible way forward is to map out the chosen city (in this case Cardiff) through places offering good food for £10 or less per head. Bare Grills will be tracking down these oases, and reporting back on the food, the establishment, the clientele, the area and anything else of interest or amusement. People of less adventurous natures, or even tighter wallets, your new risk-management tool is here. Thank you.