The famous products of Whitchurch Village extend far beyond Gareth Bale, Sam Warburton, Rhodri Morgan, Mrs G and Geraint Thomas.
Well, a little bit beyond.
Last weekend I visited Whitchurch to eat some high-profile beef.
Firstly I lunched at Deli a Go Go, where I ordered their signature salt beef sandwich (£6.50).
Packed with yielding, flavour-packed meat and a good smear of mustard, the salt beef was unquestionably the star of the show. In comparison, the white sliced, Mrs Elswood-alike gherkin and overly-mayonnaised coleslaw were just fine; rye bread & some superior pickles would have elevated it from very good to outstanding.
Having eaten half a cow’s worth of beef for lunch, I then visited Martin Player Butchers to purchase the second half for my dinner.
Martin Player’s beef burgers (95p) recently claimed the accolade of “best burger in the UK” at the Q Guild National BBQ awards 2013 - Q Guild is a collective of 120 Independent British Butchers.
They’re made using 21-day aged Welsh beef and this contributes to a seriously tasty burger.
Cooked a juicy medium, I served them in authentic Golden Arches style with an oozing layer of processed cheese, ketchup, American mustard, pickles, caramelised diced onions and a toasted pappy roll.
Deli a GoGo
Address - 3 Penlline Road, Whitchurch Village, Cardiff, CF14 2AA
Web - http://www.deliagogo.com
Telephone - 029 2061 0956
Martin Player High Class Butcher
Address - 10 Park Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 7BQ
Telephone - 029 2061 6094