Food: Ketchup

November 3, 2009

In the ongoing tour of restaurants starting with a different letter of the alphabet we have reached ‘k’ and so Ketchup, in Ashton Lane.

Ketchup is a burger bar, but with an exceptional menu.  Not only are the burgers very good, but you can also choose venison, lamb, ostrich and pork.  They also have Kobe Beef, which is the legendary Japanese cows that are fed on beer and massaged…. sounded good, but I didn’t go for it.

I had “The Goodfella – Think you’re a wise guy? We pile on pepperoni slices, mozzarella cheese and balsamic-marinated tomatoes, then add red onions, romaine lettuce and an olive-herb mayonnaise”  (obviously without the cheese – because cheese is evil).

The food was fantastic, absolutely fabulous – fries to die for, salad perfectly dressed and delicious.  The atmosphere is nice, informal and a sort of 50s kitsch brought up to date.  On the down side the service was a little patchy as there seemed to be not enough people on even though it wasn’t that busy at 5:30 on a Tuesday evening.  We had to wait at the door with no staff anywhere in sight for two or three minutes then it took a long time to get served at each stage and they always opened with ‘has anyone… yet’ like no one knew who was supposed to look after our table.

That said the staff were friendly and helpful, the food arrived very quickly and no one was trying to push us out the door at the end of our meal so over all this really wasn’t a problem at all.

I would totally recommend Ketchup as the best burger ever!