This is why Island Street’s burgers are so awesome

Posted by thewinkingprawn on April 22, 2016

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Island Street Bar & Grill is getting a little bit of a reputation for really good burgers, even if we do say so ourselves, but in addition to good local ingredients it’s all thanks to our team in the kitchen Toby, Jamie and Hayden - chef Toby explains...

 

What’s your favourite thing on the menu?

 

To eat, it would have to be one of the steaks because they are just really good quality, but to cook it’s the fish because it’s always an interesting challenge to get it right.  I like cooking the grilled hake which comes with a warm Spanish salad of chorizo onions, peppers and herbs – it’s simple but everyone loves it.

 

What’s so special about the burgers?

 

We put a lot of effort into our burgers to give them wow factor.  The meat’s locally sourced and there’s a lot of selection including halloumi burgers which are nice whether you’re vegetarian or not.  We have nine different burgers in fact, including a crab burger.  My personal favourite would be the Cajun chicken – I like a bit of spice! It also comes with a chive mayo which cools it down.

 

What can we look forward to on the menu this summer?

 

We have a new jerk chicken on the menu at the moment which is half a chicken cooked on the bone with an oxtail jus and corn on the cob.  It’s a really good combination that I would definitely recommend for something a bit different and of course it’s good quality as well!

 

What’s your favourite thing about working at Island Street Bar and Grill?

 

I love working with the people there, they are a great bunch!  It’s also a really nice location; you walk outside and you can see the estuary – it’s a lovely place to work.

 

How do you spend your time in Salcombe when you’re not cooking up a storm?

 

Spending time with mates is always a laugh; fishing on the boats and playing rugby.  I also play quite a lot of golf – it’s always nice to go and chill out and hit a few balls.

 

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