So, if you didn’t already know, Burger Theory (‘The Creative Burger People’) are currently in residency at Kong’s Bar on St Marys Street. The burger crew, headed up by burger guru Rory Perriment and head chef Dewi Wyer have been causing a bit of a stir on the Cardiff burger scene. Many bloggers have stuck their neck on the line and said the words “Cardiff’s best burgers!” So what’s all the fuss about?
Burger Theory have been thinking up new burgers for 5 years now. They started out life on the street food scene in Bristol and have progressed to being one of the UK’s most popular festival food stalls attending the likes of Latitude, Secret Garden Party and Love Saves The Day. Since December they have been serving burgers in the new ping pong and old-school arcade gaming bar, Kongs on St Marys Street.
The menu is extensive with lots of variety. It’s clear that a lot of thought goes into these burgers. This is not a standard burger menu. Although you can get a bacon cheese burger, you will find that the ketchup is home made and the pickled cucumber too. There is influence from all over the world with crispy Korean fried chicken with sticky chilli sauce being featured and slow cooked beef short rib in chocolate mole sauce. Chef Rory says “we like to give people an experience that they won’t have had at a burger restaurant before.
We aim to challenge the perception of what can be in a burger and blow people away with amazing flavours”. As well as plenty of meat options, vegetarians are very well looked after with 4 different burgers to choose from including a southern fried Portobello mushroom with blue cheese dressing and fried haloumi which will leave any southern fried chicken fan questioning their beliefs.
Part of the Burger Theory is that providence of food matters. When Burger Theory moved to Cardiff they carefully selected Welsh suppliers and now only source Welsh meat products as well as integrating Welsh cheese and locally grown vegetables into the menu. Not to mention the locally sourced 2 rosette head chef Dewi who is in charge of bringing seasonal specials to the menu.
In summary it seems that Burger Theory have a lot to offer the Cardiff food scene and with burgers like these they are surely here to stay!
You can grab a burger 7 days a week but check out their Friday and Saturday lunchtime offer (£7.98 for a burger and fries) if you want a good deal. You can also find them on Deliveroo if you don’t feel like leaving the sofa.
Inside Kongs Bar, 114-116 St Mary’s Street, Cardiff, CF10 1DY
029 2064 4114
Meals served Monday to Thursday 5pm – 10pm,
Friday to Sunday 12pm – 10pm
Main courses £8.75 – £12.95