Well, the Glasgow Burgerthon has taken just a tad longer than we expected, because as always life just gets in the way. As a result of this, we've had to make a couple of last-minute changes, as restaurants have changed or moved or closed down altogether. Last week we had to make a quickfire decision to substitute our eighth burger restaurant and after visiting Steak, Cattle & Roll back in June with some of my favourite bloggers it was one of the first places that jumped to mind as a suitable alternative.
One of the things that really stands out to me about Steak, Cattle & Roll is their offerings for various dietary requirements including vegan, dairy free, gluten free and vegetarian. Not many people know this because I choose to blatantly ignore it, but I don't get on very well with dairy despite cheese being my favourite food. At Steak, Cattle & Roll their ability to adapt their menu to suit a number of dietary requirements means I can indulge in a burger smothered in cheese and a chocolate milkshake on the side without feeling run down and generally rather ill afterwards. Little things, really, because I definitely would have gone for the same thing even if they hadn't been able to substitute, but I think this will definitely be a great thing for many other people.
For the main event, I strayed a little (but not a lot) from my usual topping choice of cheese and onions, instead being lured in by The Godfather - a beef burger topped with chorizo, mozzarella, onions and sweet balsamic glaze. This was every bit as mouthwatering as it sounds, and although it was a little bit messy to eat, it went down a treat. Paddy opted for The New Yorker, which is a 9oz beef burger topped with pastrami, salami and cheddar cheese. The beef patty was cooked to perfection, far from dry and with the perfect blend of seasoning. Although I would have liked a little more flavour from the chorizo, I loved the combination of tastes from my burger and Paddy felt the same. At 9oz they're quite substantial burgers, which we both struggled to finish!
Having to pay over the odds for tiny portions of chips at a burger restaurant is one of my pet hates, but luckily this wasn't the case at Steak, Cattle & Roll. They have a few options when it comes to chips, but we decided to keep it plain and order some good ol' seasoned chips which arrived in a massive basket packed to the brim. For just £2, we weren't expecting such a big portion! As per usual, my eyes were bigger than my belly and I wasn't phased by the idea of a tower of onion rings, expecting that just to be a bit of an exaggeration. It wasn't. I soon regretted my decision to try and tackle the onion ring stack on my own as I barely managed half, but I know that in the future I'll be swapping my chips for just onion rings as I can honestly say they were some of the best I've had at a restaurant in a very long time! They do come in at £5, which is a little on the pricey side in comparison to the rest of the menu, but it really is a huge portion.
For a last minute decision, Steak, Cattle & Roll really did not disappoint. The service was fast & friendly, the menu has a fantastic range for the price bracket and most importantly the food was pretty damn good! Our meal cost us just under £30 for two, which considering how much food we had is a good deal in my eyes. You can read Paddy's full review over on his blog. Definitely a serious contender in terms of the Glasgow Burgerthon, and with just two stops left to go it won't be long till the end results are ready...
She thought: Quality of burger - 4, Variety available - 4, Atmosphere & service - 4, Value for money - 5
He thought: Quality of burger - 4, Variety available - 3, Atmosphere & service - 4, Value for money - 5