A couple of months ago I was sat in Uno Momentos on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough when I spotted two new shops over the road, one called The Cow Shed and another called One 59. It looked like they were making the finishing touches to both of the venues as they weren’t quite open yet so I decided to do a bit of digging when I got home. I found out the One 59 is a bar and The Cow Shed is a gourmet burger shack and they’re actually attached to one another. As I’ve mentioned before, Adam and I have been on the hunt for the best burger so we were eager to give this one a try.
After looking at the menu online before making our booking for the opening weekend, we were pleasantly surprised at the variety they had to offer. Much like Bread Meats Bread, The Cow Shed has some crazy and exciting toppings to try such as cola onions, beer cheese sauce and bacon jam.
As the two venues are attached, it means that ordering from the extensive drinks menu at the Cow Shed could take a while, particularly on a weekend. I ordered the Bubble Candy cocktail whilst Adam asked the waitress for anything with gin.
Unfortunately our drinks came over at the same time as our food which was a shame but the waitress apologised for the wait and we didn’t mind so much as it was their opening weekend. My cocktail was a mix of mango vodka, Licor 43, raspberries, cranberry, bubble gum and candy floss, topped off with real sweets making it so sweet I had to wait until I’d finished my food until I could drink it! We had some water for the table to drink during our meal.
Onto the food, I was in the mood for chicken so I got the Texan burger (£8.50) made up of buttermilk chicken, applewood bacon and jack cheese. It was lovely! I ordered mine without the slaw so it was a little dry, next time I’d get a different sauce to do with it. The chicken was nice and thick and I really enjoyed the batter on it. The tomato and onion were too thickly sliced for my liking so I removed them. Adam ordered the Sticky Icky (£9.50) which was a combination of two 4oz burgers, camembert cheese, bacon, mustard and cola onions which he really enjoyed.
The burgers were incredibly messy to eat but that’s the sign of a good burger to me! The burgers are served with skinny fries with the option to upgrade, they have plenty of chip choices to chose from, I particularly liked the sound of the Chunky But Funky chips which were chunky chips topped with beef brisket and melted cheese.
The Cow Shed is definitely a place I would like to revisit, but I would avoid going on an evening during the weekend due to how busy it can get in the bar area. Despite that, they have a great menu that I would like to make my way through as well as trying some more of their tempting cocktails.
The Cow Shed | 157 Linthorpe Road | Middlesbrough | TS1 4AG