This year Claire and I decided that we wanted to try other places close by to us to eat as we seem to get stuck in a restaurant rut. As we were looking about the internet the Craft Burger Company in Chesterfield town centre popped up and we decided we wanted to try and review it.
We have been to other burger restaurants, Annies Burger Shack in Nottingham was a great place to visit and so we were looking forward to trying another place similar.
There is probably 16 tables altogether and it’s decorated in that modern rustic style (wood and metal). The bar looks great and it seems they are open later as they serve alcohol.
Thankfully they have free wifi, which everyone loves when they go to eat (because no one wants to talk to their partner anymore of course).
They also have cute little cacti on each table and house sauces in a metal holder which are full size rather than sachets.
The menu is already on the table and there is a lot of burger options, although it’s a shame they have 4 veggie options but don’t make the normal burgers available with a veggie burger too (I think that would go down a treat if they thought about doing that). The menu leads you to make a burger choice and choice of bun, a side order, an extra topping and a drink. This is slightly cheeky as the sides are an extra and actually having ordered a side they are HUGE so would be too much for one person to eat on their own so be mindful if you do end up eating there.
However, having said that, the sides ARE huge, which I think I like, I like to think if I am spending extra you get SO MUCH MORE than is necessary.
I would definitely recommend the skinny fries and share with a buddy. The only problem being if you were to eat on your own it would be too much. In fact you could share the fries with 3-4 people if it were a lunch time as the portion is rather big as is the burger and salad that comes with it.
So what did we chose?
Claire is scared of red meat being ‘bloody’ so she chose a chicken burger. She was going to choose the hunters chicken but decided to go with the Classic Chicken. It looked great when it came out and there was so much chicken which is grilled so it’s also not too unhealthy either.
I love a good home made beefburger and I also love sweet and savoury so I went for the Fools Gold burger, yes, it has maple bacon, peanut butter and chilli jam in. On paper this to me is heaven but unfortunately the bacon was slightly overdone and I’m having a little tooth trouble so couldn’t enjoy that. The chilli jam was also not enough but I would have really enjoyed it if that were increased. I had something similar at Annies Burger Shack so I was hoping it would be like that. However, the STAR of the show was the burger. It was rare but not juicy or fatty. It had flavour and it was gorgeous! I was gutted it didn’t go on forever. I felt there was too much bun for the burger (I NEVER think this, I love bread) but mainly as I just wanted more burger.
The onion rings were lovely and crispy but as there were so many they got cold and greasy by the time we got round to trying to finish them but that’s ok, sharing with four people would have eliminated this issue.
As for the price, I think it was quite reasonable, for two drinks, two burgers and two sides it came to under £30. That does seem a little extreme for a couple of burgers but you are not left hungry at all.
Our final thoughts are: