Honest Burgers has announced the details of its Cardiff specials, which will be available exclusively at its Church Street restaurant which opens today, Monday 02 September.
Collaborating with local beer heroes Tiny Rebel, the Cardiff burger special sees a combination of Honest beef (from its own butchery), candied bacon, Hafod organic cheddar, Cwtch leeks, mustard mayo, lamb’s lettuce and pickles.
Using just British chuck steak and rib cap, Honest chops the meat rather than mincing it (which keeps the flavour in and the texture more natural and tender) and serves it medium-pink as standard (or however it’s preferred) with homemade rosemary-salted chips. Described by food critic Jay Rayner as ‘edible crystal meth’, Honest don’t consider their chips an extra, they’re an essential.
The Cardiff special is one of nine burgers available on the menu, alongside the Beef (£9 with chips) the Honest burger, the Tribute burger and the vegan Plant burger.
Honest and Tiny Rebel have also collaborated on a new beer just for the Cardiff restaurant. Church St Pale is a sunny yellow 4.3% session pale ale with a citrus aroma and satsuma, lime and grapefruit hop flavours.
Tom Barton, co-founder of Honest Burgers, said: “We’ve wanted to work with Tiny Rebel for ages. They make great beers and they’ve been great people to work with too. They’ve got a cracking business in Newport and continue to invest in their community. For our Cardiff special we braise leeks in their Cwtch red ale – the bitter hops work well with the sweet candied bacon and rich Hafod Welsh organic cheddar.”
Brad Cummings, co-founder of Tiny Rebel, said: “It’s been fun making a beer for Honest Burgers, and Church St pale is the perfect beer to accompany any of the burgers on the menu. We made sure the flavours and hop profile worked with both meat and meat-free burgers so nobody misses out.”
If beer’s not your thing, there’s the Honest G&T made with small batch Honest Gin (using botanicals found in Honest’s kitchens, including cucumber and dill), or the Church Street exclusive Cardiff Pink G&T, made with Benjamin Hall Strawberry Gin, Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic and fresh strawberries. Benjamin Hall Strawberry Gin is made nearby at the Hensol Castle Distillery, getting its flavour and pink hue from fresh Monmouthshire strawberries.
Restaurant playlists have been provided by Cardiff Market legends Kellys Records – the oldest second-hand record store in the UK – who have specially selected hundreds of tracks spanning five decades of hits from 1969 to today.
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Located opposite St John’s church (a few doors up from the new Mowgli Street Food), Honest Burgers will open on 10 Church Street at 11:30 on Monday 02 September.