Time & Beef
169 Cowbridge Road, Cardiff, CF11 9AH
“We are not fast food, we are quality food!” Time & Beef isn’t here to cut corners, they’re here to deliver. Forget frozen, pre-cooked gristle with more air miles than a septuagenarian air hostess, they honour local suppliers and cook to order in a bid to succeed in their mission: to create the best burger you’ve ever had. It’s a bold claim, but if you didn’t have innovators and trailblazers shooting for the stars like these guys, society would grind to a flavourless halt.
589 Cowbridge Road, East Victoria Park, Cardiff, CF5 1BE
Winner of the ‘Best Street Food of Cardiff’ at the Food Awards Wales 2019, Bwydiful are leaving the competition in their wake as they continue to belt out the gourmet-style creations with impressive frequency. How do they do it? By pouring their heart and soul into their work (as well as some lavish burger sauces!) and producing time and time and time again. Flair, artistry and masterful cooking is their jam and they keep knocking it out the park.
Caws Caws – Welsh beef patty, lettuce red onion, homemade Welsh rarebit cheese, Bwydiful BBQ sauce in a ciabatta roll
The Smoke Haus Swansea
Wind Street, Swansea, SA1 1EE
Inspired by the music-enthused food haven that is New Orleans, the guys behind The Smoke Haus Swansea have brought a taste of the deep south back to Welsh shores and raised the bar for every other BBQ joint in the area. They slow-cook their meat over a real wood fire which smokes it to give it a rich and distinctive flavour. Tender, succulent, and sublimely smoky they are here to stay, which is great, because we couldn’t afford to keep paying to fly out to the US every time we wanted a badass burger.
The New Orleans – 170g burger, Swiss cheese, slow-cooked brisket, dirty sauce and pickles
Jamaican Jill’s Uplands
55 Walter Road, Swansea, SA1 5PY
Reggae music, Jamaican food and exotic cocktails, the award-winning Jamaican Jill’s Uplands is the go-to place for Caribbean cuisine and an unrivalled atmosphere in Swansea. Winners of the ‘Best Caribbean Restaurant 2019 – Wales’ at the UK Enterprise Awards, they’ve been deservedly recognised for all their hard work and their palate-tantalising talents. If you haven’t checked them out yet, fire on down there and see what the buzz is about.
Jill’s Reggae Burger – 8oz jerked beef burger, jerked spices, cheese, pineapple, salad and jerk mayo
Big ‘N’ Beefy
34 West Parade, Rhyl, LL18 1HF
These guys don’t mince their words, their burgers are so Big ‘N’ Beefy their grill operators need dumbbells for biceps to turn these bad boys over. And while some places try to make up for quality with quantity, at this epic American style diner you get both! They source all their ingredients locally and even deliver to your door. When you thought it couldn’t get any better, it does!
The SkyScraper Burger – 24oz burger, cheese, mushrooms, bacon, onion rings, lettuce and tomato