I love a good ol burger. In fact I have a whole folder dedicated to the various burgers that I have cooked or ordered out on my Facebook page and am always pencilling numerous burger recipes to try. When some of my friends suggested that we should have a get together at http://www.thebeargrill.co.uk/ in Stafford, I did not hesitate and looked forward to viewing the various burger choices. Located in the prime location of Stafford high street and at a former pub, the Bear Grill offers a pretty exterior, a light warm and welcoming interior and an extensive selection of gourmet burgers that will satisfy the carnivore. The Bear Grill also uses fresh Staffordshire beef so you are also supporting the local farming economy.
There are a wide range of starters and sharing platters that will tantalise your appetite and set you up nicely for the main event. Examples of the starters and sharing platters were Potato Skins (£4.95) and Loaded Nachos (£6.95) which I felt was reasonably priced. To the main event there is a wide range of beef burgers all served in a bun with salad leaves and chunky chips such as cranberry and brie (£7.95), Mexican (£8.25) and, if up for the challenge try the Big Bear (£10.95) which is whopping 2 x 6oz burgers topped with mature cheddar cheese, bacon and onion rings. As I visited this fabulous restaurant in January, whilst trying to embark on another healthy regime, I ordered the cod burger (£8.25) grilled cod topped with tartar sauce and a squeeze of lemon juice and certainly felt virtuous.
My cod burger was moist, succulent, lightly seasoned, cooked well and was of a large size. My friends thoroughly enjoyed the combination of cranberry and brie (especially to remind us of the winter season). I also added a side salad (£2.75) as I always like to have something a little extra with my meal.
There were other options for those that do not eat meat or want to eat a burger, hot dogs, foods from the grill and salads are all good alternatives but I would advise to stick to the burger purely for the gourmet taste and to sample the best that this restaurant has to offer. The staff were polite and friendly and the service was quick, we were not kept waiting long before these gourmet burgers arrived.
|The Bear Grill.|
|Cod burger close up.|
|Cranberry and Brie with sweet potato fries.|
|Me at the Bear Grill.|
Positives: Friendly staff, located in the heart of Stafford, quick service, hearty portions, delicious food.
Negatives: None identified!
Overall: I will definitely be visiting here again!