Meeting an old colleague for dinner in Derby on Friday night was stressful. Neither of us are au fait with the area so a quick jump onto trip advisor bought up Hide Burger Bar. Coming in 12th it seemed like a good shout, and as we headed there I realised I had eaten a really rushed meal here a few months ago (I was late for the Theatre), so was excited to go back at a more leisurely pace.
The menu is small but perfectly formed. All the beef is 100% freshly ground Derbyshire beef, using the fore quarter of animal, otherwise known as chuck steak. This part of the cow yields some of the most flavourful beef.
It was amazing. The chicken was so juicy, the mango and pineapple salsa was like a burst of summer in my mouth, the bacon was crispy and sweet and salty, and the coriander and lime Mayo gave a citrus kick that was really refreshing. Everything worked so well together. There was a little much maI scraped it off, but then used it for my chips which were hot, salty and perfectly cooked. For £10.50 it was so reasonably priced.
My friend went for the Smoky burger, a 6oz beef patty, smoky onions, smoked garlic cheddar, bourbon glazed streaky bacon, crispy onions, moo-stard, smoky moo Mayo, gem lettuce, pickles and a bun. He said he loved it, and it was gone in a flash, as was mine.
We were offered the dessert menu but the burgers were huge so we couldn’t fit any more in, although I was tempted with the Oreo brownie sundae and will definitely revisit for this!
The staff were smiley and lovely, squeezing us in when we hadn’t booked, and within 15 minutes of us arriving it was full of people straight from work. The atmosphere was lovely and vibrant and I would strongly urge you to book ahead and visit.
Hide Burger Bar have just been announced as one of the contenders for Restaurant Of The Year and Best Customer Service in the Derby Food and Drink Awards 2016 – watch this space!