The first was at CAU in Guildford with some friends from work. I haven’t been to CAU in about three years – not for any reason other than I don’t go out in Guildford that much – but I definitely need to put it back on the roster. I love the decor and love the food, so it’s a shame I haven’t visited more. Plus, the chairs are swivel chairs. What’s not to love!
I didn’t have to have the burger of course, but it’s a bit crazy to go to an Argentinian beef restaurant and not have beef. The chips were triple cooked, and I was very sad there there were only a few of them as they were delicious too. I followed dinner with some gorgeous churros and dulce de leche. The only regret I have is driving there, so I couldn’t try one of their amazing sounding cocktails.
When we got there, the restaurant was completely empty, but it soon filled up – we stayed for 2 and a half hours in the end. So long, that we were gently nudged out by the staff. It was super nice though, as we had a good solid 2.5 hours of chittle chattle. We then got inadvertently shamed by the waiter who asked us what our plans were for the evening. Uh, this was our plan for the evening! We’re old women!
My second burger had a very different view. As much as I loved CAU, the traffic on the A3100 outside just isn’t as inspiring as Fleet Pond. On Saturday, Husband and I took a walk to what we call our local – the Heron on the Lake. We’ve been regular visitors ever since we moved to Fleet and loved it even more when they improved their decking area a couple of years ago. We took advantage of the sunny skies and sat outside for the first time this year.
For the first time, I noticed that sweet potato fries were an option and my god, they were good. I have tried so hard to replicate restaurant cooked sweet potato fries at home but everyone must just use magic because mine are awful. The Heron burger has a mystery ‘burger sauce’ which is crazy addictive. I wish I knew what it was.
Just looking at that photo is making me feel sad and hungry for sweet potatoes.