A newly opened Chargrilled Chicken and Burger restaurant situated on Torwood Street, which is in the old Hooks building.
We booked our place on a thursday evening and headed down.
As you walk in to this new restaurant the size is quite deceptive and it is a lot larger than it seems from the outside.
The main thing that greets you though, smack bang in the middle of the restaurant is the cooking area which is in full view of everyone in the restaurant and to us was a brilliant idea.
As we went through the menu we watched Chris and his team building the burgers with what seemed like precision rather than throwing them together and getting them out as quick as possible.
Sarah had already chosen 'The Italian Job at home and I decided to go for the 'Classic Shack' with Monterey Jack cheese and Spicy Chorizo.
Our waitress asked if we would like to try some coleslaw which neither of us had considered so I just went for the classic while Sarah decided on 'Shack Special' which is a white cabbage, pineapple, peach and mayo combo... interesting.
We also went with two differing types of fries to try too, not that we were hungry or anything..
(and before you ask, yes of course I doubled up my burger, what a silly question!!)
We waited with anticipation as we watched our plate of food being built then delivered to us.
The presentation is fantastic, laid out on a long rectangular plate, it looked very good indeed.
The top of the beautiful looking brioche bun is set to the side exposing the inner ingredients.
Under the slices of salami in Sarahs Italian Job burger was melting mozzarella with a neat dollop of pesto sitting nicely on top of both.
Under the burger itself was some nice looking rocket salad.
One good thing to note was the use of actual crockery, no slate, wooden boards, small buckets or Barbie doll washing baskets, just good crockery... Like It!!
Unfortunately there are no close up pics of these as we are obviously slackers but here goes..
The classic slaw is that, like most other classic slaws, and a very good one too.
The Shack Special was different, in a good way with the small pieces of peach being a tasty edition, with the smooth texture a winner too bit Sarah thought it may be lacking a little something but this didn't detract from the fact this is a good coleslaw.
The fries were next, with Sarahs skinny fries and my twisted fries. Both were good and not soggy which helps if you are going for good fries.
These to me were good fries, nothing different but as a side they went well with the meal.
Lets face it though, you really aren't here to hear about bits of potato are you?
Lets see the meat!!
We have taken a few of the ideas they have (no not video reviews) with one being cutting the burger in half.
This not only shows off the various layers within the burger but also makes life easier when handling the burger too.
As you can see, Sarahs Italian Job burger was oozing with moisture, the light brioche bun sitting proudly on top.
The burger done to a medium, just as it says on the menu.
The bun appears to have been buttered before lightly toasting which added to the flavour too.
As i said earlier i went for the Classic Shack burger but build it up a bit from the add on menu.
Chorizo and Monterey Jack topped mine along with the added burger for £3 extra.
This made a full 1lb burger for me to get my mouth around.As you can see, it comes nicely presented with 2 8oz patties and each covered in the melted monterey jack cheese.
In my opinion this is the way a 1lb burger should be served.
Sarah had already had a bite of hers and you could tell she was enjoying it.
WOW, what a first mouthful!
The flavours shot around my mouth as the juices from the meat started running down my arm. This was going to take a battle.
The burgers are made from locally sourced meat and they are definitely full of flavour and quite rich too.
The chorizo was there as well but not overwhelming and all topped off with the gooey joy that was the melted monterey.
You could also taste a slight charring mixed in with the flavour sensation going on in my mouth
The brioche bun was also a delight being extremely fresh with the butter and toasting making it extra special.
On thinking about it I don't think i should have gone for the added burger.
There are enough flavours going on in there that along with the fries and slaw, personally I think that one patty would have been enough.
This restaurant is about damn good food and no gimmicks.
Good decor with the chef and his team as the centre piece of the room.
The staff waiting on the tables were also extremely pleasant and friendly too and seemed to be loving their jobs.
I would certainly recommend this place for anyone that would be thinking of going without a doubt.