The two young owners of this enterprising joint behind the shiny St David’s complex in Cardiff city centre have registered their specialities as Super Tidy Burgers – a trademark that certainly suggests a degree of dedication. They use locally sourced Welsh beef, bake their own breads and buns, make sauces and chutneys, and ensure their commitment to sustainability and the environment is keeping pace with the latest developments.
The Barrack Lane location is one of four branches within the city, making it a popular spot for everyone from students to residents, local workers and visitors. The interiors are stripped-back, with industrial-style exposed brickwork and long, wooden tables with benches for communal dining. Ordering is quick and easy so whether you’re popping in for a takeaway or sitting down in a large group, you can be sure of fast service.
You can’t go wrong with the burgers here, so really it just comes down to whether you’re in the mood for beef, chicken, veggie or vegan. Carnivores should try the John Wayne, made with Cheddar fondue, smoky bacon, BBQ sauce and red onion confit or the spicy Uncle Pedro with avocado mash, Mayan salsa, jalapeño-infused sour cream and chorizo. Vegetarians can choose from six varieties, including a honey glazed goat’s cheese creation, and a sesame and ginger infused teriyaki burger with wasabi mayo. Vegans aren’t an afterthought either as they too have six varieties to choose from. For those with an appetite, there are two double beef options – the Truffle Shuffle and the Giant Haystacks.
Sides take the form of fries covered in cheese (vegan option available), hash browns, slaw and pickles, while sodas such as root beer and cloudy lemonade – which are made using local syrup – help to wash it all down. There are special deals for ‘juniors’ and students and The Grazing Shed delivers too.