Earlier this week, I posted a review of Deliveroo’s premium restaurant food delivery service featuring The Hellenic Eatery, an authentic Greek restaurant based in Cathays, Cardiff.
Set up in 2001 by three Kiwi guys, Gourmet Burger Kitchen has 60 branches throughout the UK, with two of these in Cardiff – one in the city centre near the new library and one in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay.
As the restaurant’s name suggests, the main focus of the menu is gourmet burgers. I love the sound of the Persian lamb with pan-fried halloumi, harissa mayo, rocket, pickled onions and garlic and the restaurant’s trademark Kiwiburger, served with beetroot, fried egg, pineapple, mature cheddar, house mayo, relisha and salad.
Most of the burgers cost just over £10, with the exception of some of the Salvador and Buffalo specialty burgers which cost £11.55 and £11.95 respectively, and the classic burgers the cost of which ranges from £7.85 to £9.25.
I ordered from Gourmet Burger Kitchen through Deliveroo on a weekday evening at around 8.40pm and my takeaway was delivered at 9.30pm. I don’t usually have to wait this long when I order from Deliveroo (The Hellenic Eatery only took 25 minutes!) but I didn’t mind because my food was still hot and fresh by the time it got to me.
I had a craving for a traditional, meaty cheeseburger and so I ordered the American cheeseburger (£8.95) from the classics range. It didn’t disappoint. A 6oz handmade beef patty was topped with layered slices of creamy American cheese, a slice of beef tomato, fresh green lettuce and a chunky tomato and onion relish.
To accompany my burger, I ordered a portion of chunky skin-on fries (£3.25). A delicious golden brown in colour, these were double-cooked and had a light, crispy skin and a soft, fluffy center. They were somewhat bigger than french fries (more like chips, really), but this wasn’t a bad thing.
When it came to choosing a dip for my fries, I was immediately drawn to the baconnaise (£1.25). I mean, bacon mixed with mayonnaise – what’s not to like? A creamy beige in colour, this sauce contained tiny pieces of crispy bacon and plenty of seasoning. It was the perfect match for the fries, although I wished the portion was bigger as it was very more-ish and £1.25 was fairly expensive for a single dip.
I really enjoyed my takeaway from Gourmet Burger Kitchen and I can definitely see myself tucking into one of their burgers again in future, whether in person at one of their restaurants or via Deliveroo.
Have you tried out Deliveroo’s premium restaurant food delivery service? What did you think of it? Leave me a comment in the box below – I love hearing your thoughts!