Written by Kay Panisales
It’s the first Payday Friday Lunch of 2017! New year, new start for Climb Associates welcoming 2 new awesome members of staff: that’s myself and our in-house charmer, Michael Jones.
Starting off this year’s tradition of trying out and promoting independent restaurants in Cardiff is the recently opened Kongs. Chris and Ian are already huge fans of great burgers so this choice seems like the perfect one.
Hailing from the other side of the bridge, Kongs was founded in Bristol in 2014 and due to its impressive success, decided to open their second venue in the heart of Cardiff.
Walking in to the restaurant, we are welcomed by cheerful staff and the nostalgic feel of the 80’s/90’s era. There was a ping pong table, foosball table, and a variety of classic arcade games like Mortal Kombat and Donkey Kong that takes us back to our teenage years.
After walking around and playing with the arcade games, we were all excited to choose which burger we were going to try out first (we already agreed this won’t be the last time we’ll be here!). Burger Theory had a selection of burgers you wouldn’t see at your typical run of the mill restaurant. The assortment of ingredients, sauces and cheese was enough to make us drool just reading them off the menu! After some deliberation, we decided on The Don, Down N’ Dirty, and The Hairy Beast, with a side of skin on fries.
The food arrived and the first thing that hits you is the smell. There was no hesitation from us to dig in to our individual slice of heaven. The first bite is a mixture of amazement and appreciation. It’s not at all surprising that his is the first time we all stopped talking since we got in. It seems to get better with every bite and we wanted to savour each one. The intensity of the flavour is beyond words. I’m still dreaming of The Don even now.
I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves…
So to summarise, get yourself down there and try their burgers! You won’t be disappointed.
Watch this space for February’s adventure…