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25 Jun, 2009

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK)

Posted by: Wen Ching In: United Kingdom|Western Food

Since it was the last day before the voucher for GBK expires, we made a decision to visit this restaurant for lunch. Again, the voucher was printed out from Studentbeans and we are grateful to learn this from Christine, really saved us a great deal!

There are two GBK outlets located in Cardiff, one in Cardiff Bay and another in Cardiff Library. The newly opened central library is located in Mill Lane, near the Marriott Hotel. We have visited the library once. It was a quiet and tranquil place where one can study, borrow a variety of different books, CDs, DVDs, Welsh language items etc.

GBK is located in Cardiff Library, right beside Wagamama, a Japanese noodle bar.

The interior of the restaurant was rather modern and interesting, with sandals and surfboards attached to the wall.

A container containing ketchup which mimics a real tomato.

The view from the restaurant.

In GBK, customers have to order their food from the counter and pay before the foods are served. Our burgers were served shortly after we placed our order. Priced at £7.35, the chicken satay burger was delicious. Fresh breast of chicken, satay sauce, mayonnaise and relish formed a great combination. The satay sauce, though slightly different from the Malaysian version, was rich and creamy, with a loads of crunchy peanuts and a tinge of spiciness. The chicken breast was tender and juicy and we also enjoy the slightly burnt edge of the bread. However, we would prefer the cranberry relish to be less sweet.

The Greek lamb burger was just as good as the chicken satay burger. In fact, ys claimed that the Greek lamb was tastier. Priced at £7.75, the burger was made by fresh lamb, houmous, cucumber raita, fresh chilli sauce and salad. The burger was rather photogenic, as described by the Metro, GBK is “a Rolls Royce of a Burger”. The combination of houmous, cucumber raita and chilli sauce form a spicy, sweet and sour taste which boosted our appetites. If you’re one who worries about the gamy flavour of the lamb, fear not because the delicious sauce overpowered the lamb, leaving only the juiciness and tenderness of the lamb to be tasted.

With the voucher we only paid £7.75 in total, purchasing 2 burgers at the price of 1. It was not a heavy meal but if you would like to have something else, GBK also offers chips and a variety of salads. For beef lovers, this might be the right place for you as GBK is known for its burgers from Aberdeen-Angus Scotch beef. If you’re looking for something different, they also serve buffalo, organic wild boar and organic pork burgers. Check out more from their website here.

Restaurant Information
Unit 2, Library Building,
Mill Lane,
Cardiff, CF10 2EZ,
United Kingdom.
Te: 02920668379

16 Responses to "Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK)"

1 | Selba

June 26th, 2009 at 12:14 am


The Burgers are so huge and also so scrumptious! I think I can eat those burgers the whole day, hahaha..

2 | J2Kfm

June 26th, 2009 at 1:07 am


i'm salivating now, esp that Lamb Burger!!!

good stuff, if only we have more gourmet burgers here in Msia.

Daily Grind, and where else?

3 | SimpleGirl

June 26th, 2009 at 1:07 am


see how nicely the burger is decorated….don't feel like eating haha…so nice

4 | 追梦者

June 26th, 2009 at 1:32 am


Nice place..

5 | summer

June 26th, 2009 at 3:55 am



6 | Sean

June 26th, 2009 at 4:35 am


cool place! sounds like the daily grind and relish in kl, but even more choices! at least they got the satay sauce semi-correct! 😀

7 | cariso

June 26th, 2009 at 3:18 pm


I was not attracted to the burgers but the tomato-shape container! :)

8 | ws

June 26th, 2009 at 5:03 pm


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9 | 左撇子

June 27th, 2009 at 1:00 am


the 1st burger is looks so cool ya~

10 | ai wei

June 27th, 2009 at 9:43 am


hulalalala, the burgers are juicy! da bao this and air me as well, pls?!?!?! they are so juicy. and lamb burger??? i have never try that before!!! Yum~

11 | thenomadGourmand

June 27th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Avatar uv burgers..or anything tht come between 2 slices of bread ;p
Now u got me hankering for some burgers!! arhghghg..

12 | sock peng

June 27th, 2009 at 5:04 pm


nice environment

13 | 550ml jar of faith

June 29th, 2009 at 10:48 am


The burgers are just magnificent! I realise it's been too long since I've had a real burger – McDs don't count! This is deprivation at its worst!

14 | Sugar Bean

June 29th, 2009 at 7:13 pm


Selba, yeah, the burgers are large compared to those that we have in McDonald's. We're missing those burgers too! :)

J2Kfm, the burgers look really photogenic, I was drooling very badly when writing this post too. Haha! Sorry, we don't know about gourmet burgers in Malaysia. Read about Daily Grind, but haven't tried that either.

SimpleGirl, haha, would take a good look and take some photos before eating them. They're good looking and delicious too!

追梦者, yeah, The place is newly open. I guess that is why the environment is nice. Nice ambience!

summer, 对,这两个汉堡很上镜。不用担心,马来西亚也有很多很好吃的汉堡!:)

Sean, it's a good thing that GBK serves a wide range of burgers. We haven't try Daily Grind and Relish before, would definitely try them out when we're back in KL. I'm sure they're quite good too.

cariso, haha, yeah, we think that the tomato containers are really cute!

ws, thank you for your visit. We have replied to your e-mail.

左撇子, yeah, we were drooling when looking at the burgers too. They look so photogenic and scrumptious.

ai wei, haha, ok, I'll DHL it back to you. Or if they allow me to bring it on air, then I'll takeaway for you! Lamb burger is good, think they should have it in KL. Shall we go try it someday? ^^

thenomadGourmand, haha, guess these burgers really did attracted you since you love bread so much! Do indulge yourself with some good burgers in Malaysia! :)

sock peng, the place is quite new. Modern and nice, it was very lovely indeed.

550ml jar of faith, haha, McDonald's don't count? We think they're quite good too. Guess Daily Grind can satisfy your cravings then. Do have some soon! :)

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