You may have read Jennifer’s earler Honest review on her Life-Styled page. To say we were impressed was an understatement – seriosly good burgers. Keen to return, with hospitality on it’s way back to relative normality, we thought we’d head for Church Street again.
Jack, our son, loves Honest’s basic cheese burger so he knew exactly what he was going to order and, as before, was not disappointed. Perfectly cooked burger along with his usual cheese and “hold the rabbit food” as he calls it. Basically no salad or colourful stuff – other than ketchup. It’s just how he likes it. He did have fries though and he did tuck in to a few buffalo wings (as did we all). We also couldn’t resist the giant onion rings and the bacon/beef gravy – perfect for dipping and very, very moreish.
I could have gone for my usual ‘Cardiff’ but, on arrival, had discovered that Honest had teamed up with Brother Thai and were offering the Brother Thai Burger. This new creation combines a free-range buttermilk fried chicken thigh, mu ping glaze, sriracha mayo, lime leaves, Thai pickled cucumber, red chillies with Brother Thai’s signature slaw for, and I quote, “a punchy, sticky and spicy burger” only available at Honest Burgers Cardiff. Being a fan of Thai, and chicken, I had to try it. That being said, I’m not a big fan of “hot” in the spicy sense so found myself carefully removing some of the chilli slices before tucking in. It was quite delicious and I’d been warmed up by the aforementioned buffalo wings which are quite spicy.
This cheeky little far eastern number is served with Honest’s homemade rosemary salted chips as standard and comes in at an affordable £13.50 (£1 more if you oder with Deliveroo). The absolute star of the evening (other than the Brother Thai) is the gravy – it is just the best. When you’re just finishing off all those lovely crispy bits of rosemary fries with a dunk in the gravy, you’re basically in food heaven.
I’ll be honest (seems appropriate), I’m not a huge fan of chain restaurants constantly reinventing the wheel but I get that they need to keep things fresh so the Brother Thai is a hit for me. What also caught my eye was the Buffalo Blue (this month’s special) which will be on my list for the return visit.
Honest is nothing but consistent and that’s especially hard for hospitality businesses when we hear the industry is having huge issues recruiting. Hats off to Honest, they delivered very fine burgers yet again and it was great to see the restaurant busy, and staff clearly relishing in that fact. #Clapping
10 Church Street, Cardiff CF10 1BG
029 2130 3446
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Sunday 12 noon til 9pm
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