Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The Grazing Shed, Cardiff

The Best Burgers in Town!

A new burger bar has opened in Cardiff and you shouldn't consider yourself a burger fan if you don't give it a visit! The grazing shed has only been open for a few weeks but from what I gathered during my visit it's already created a steady group of loyal fans. And why not?! If the sign 'Proper tidy burgers' doesn't pull you in then the smell of good quality beef and bacon definitely will, just as it pulled me and James in on a chilly Wednesday afternoon...

Located in Cardiff city centre, next to Bellini's Express just outside of St David's 2, it's a small restaurant with a quirky interior- one wall is covered in shed doors which I didn't associate with the name until halfway through the meal (it had been a long day!). The service was brilliant and the owner (also our server) was happy to tell us about the locally sourced ingredients and the 'Lovely Drinks' range that were also available. He even threw a free pot of 'Avocado Mash' and a 'Malaysian Salsa'- but I'll talk more about those in a bit!

Our meals cost £10.95 each and consisted of a burger of our choice, chips and a refillable drink. So it's already a good choice in terms of price if you're after a decent burger!

James ordered the (amazingly named) 'Spicy Uncle Pedro' burger meal:
'Avocado mash, chunky malaysian salsa, jalapeƱo infused sour cream, chorizo and lettuce'

This was described as really well seasoned, the meat was good and the chorizo complimented the burger well. The sauces gave the burger a nice all around flavour. The chips were also enjoyed! We ended up sharing the pots of malaysian salsa and the avocado mash between us. The salsa was okay, a bit watery for my taste but still good but the winner of the night was the avocado mash! If you're a fan of guacamole then you have to give this a try- it was divine!

The burger I went for had an even better name, the 'Bunga Bunga' burger meal:
'Gorgonzola fondue, smokey bacon, cajun mayo, red onion confit, ketchup and lettuce'

This was my first experience of gorgonzola cheese so I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered a burger with the fondue in it but it worked really well. This was honestly one of the best burgers I have ever eaten, it had a bit of a kick without being too spicy, the smokiness of the bacon came through and there was a sweetness from the sauces that also worked well. The chips were again enjoyed, they were nice thick cut chips instead of the skinny fries you get with most burgers.

The Grazing Shed doesn't serve traditional drinks like cola, instead it's brought in a range from a company called 'Lovely Drinks' who specialise in making drinks from 'hand picked English flowers, fruit and fresh lemon juice.' I went for the Elderflower flavour and was glad for it. It was just a nice change from my usual cola more than anything else really.

All in all I can thoroughly recommend The Grazing Shed if you're in Cardiff and you're looking for something that isn't 'chain-y' and is really good quality. I will definitely be returning, I can guarantee that!

Want to know more about The Grazing Shed?


1 Barrack Lane
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07720 430272


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