Readers of the blog will know I’m a bit of a fan of Got Beef’s burgers.
Following the success of their regular pop-ups, they opened their first bricks and mortar establishment on Whitchurch Road at the end of March.
The exposed brickwork, open kitchen and neon lights of the restaurant’s interior are a good fit for the casual style of food.
A menu of craft beers includes the session lager Pistonhead (£3) alongside other solid choices from Brewdog, Brewers & Union and Sam Adams.
Most importantly, the menu of burgers includes familiar favourites from the pop-up days including the Heisenburger, with blue drunken onions & blue cheese, and the Bombay, with curried bacon and coriander & lime mayo.
Sticking with the principle that simple is best, I ordered the Welsh Black (£6.95).
A soft toasted brioche bun, juicy Welsh Black beef patty, oozing American cheese, sliced iceberg and a Big Mac-esque secret sauce (minus the diced gherkins) all combined to form a super tasty burger.
A side of dirty fries (£3.50) was an epic guilty pleasure. Gooey cheese, spicy Cajun mayo, jalapeno slices and salty bacon bits all adorned a bowl of fries – what’s not to like?
One month after opening, it’s good to see that business is thriving at Got Beef and that the transition from pop-up to permanent restaurant has proved to be a winning formula.
It would still be nice to see the burgers cooked a medium pink – but Got Beef has unquestionably helped to raise the game for burgers in Cardiff.
Address - Got Beef, 83 Whitchurch Road, CF14 3JP Cardiff
Telephone - 029 2061 7534