Saturday, 15 June 2013

Chucks Chicken & Burger, Pontcanna review

A pop up bar and restaurant in a disused dairy.

Checked shirts, wide-rimmed glasses, high tops and trucker caps everywhere.

We’re in East London right?

Nah, Pontcanna.

Street Feast Cardiff is popping up during weekends in June in the Dairy in Pontcanna. After then, the the building’s future is the subject of much debate.

With communal tables, a giant disco ball and a DJ playing an eclectic music selection, Street Feast is the kind of place where it’s easy to while away a whole evening.

Beer is supplied by Tiny Rebel & the fantastic Pipes, a Pontcanna based microbrewery. I was a particular fan of the easy drinking Pipes Bavarian wheat beer (£3.50).

Cocktails, meanwhile, are provided by Milgi’s. Mrs G tucked away a clutch of excellent spiced strawberry margaritas (£6.50).

Food is provided by Chuck’s Chicken & Burger. Understandably, the menu is dominated by chicken & burgers.

Chicken wings served a variety of ways were superb across the board. Buffalo wings (£6.50) were hyper crisp, super juicy and slathered in fiery hot sauce.

Honey & pistachio wings (£6.50) were equally brilliant. More of the excellent wings this time drizzled in sticky honey and crunchy pistachios. A side of delicious slaw (£2) was light and benefitted from the addition of mixed seeds which added complexity of flavour.

Burgers were average in comparison. A royale with cheese (£8) was tasty yet unremarkable.

The tightly packed, well done patty was the biggest let down. Other elements included a run-of-the-mill white bun, melted cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup and mayonnaise. French fries were excellent.

Street Feast is a cracking night out and I’ll hopefully be able to return for some beer and wings before the building is repurposed. It’s just a shame the burgers let the side down.  

The details:
Address – 200 Kings Road, Pontcanna, Cardiff

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