Bedford Street, Middlesbrough; The place to be if you want good food, good drinks and a nice catch up with some good company. Located in the new independent quarter of town, the area which is almost too trendy for you to believe it's in good old Boro!

A few weeks ago myself and Ray found ourselves wandering looking for something to eat and came across The Chairman bar and kitchen; a modern style micro pub serving real ale, craft ale and specialist spirits plus a really unique and delicious sounding food menu.

The interior is simple but completely Instagram-worthy, with exposed brick, corrugated metal and industrial style lighting. The bar is also pretty spectacular with endless types of drinks on display and the open plan kitchen beside it adds some real atmosphere to the place.

I walked in with all intentions of trying something a little different and was going to pick something from the specials board, that was until I saw the table next to us tucking into the most amazing looking burgers and I knew I would be ordering the same!
You can build your own burger with a choice of beef, chicken, spicy bean or chilli and chickpea burger in a brioche bun served with fat or thin chips, lettuce, tomato and chairslaw plus the choice of  tomato sauce, burger relish, Chairman BBQ or mustard mayo on the side.
You can also add cheddar, stilton, mushroom or smoked bacon for an extra pound.

I went for beef, thin chips, mustard mayo and the added smoked bacon. It also came with a gherkin on top and was served on a little tray with the chips in a wire basket - ten out of ten for presentation.
The beef burgers were thick and juicy, the bacon slightly crispy and salty, it was delicious and cooked perfectly. I would even go as far as saying it was the best burger I have had in Middlesbrough ever and I would recommend them to everyone.
The only choice I slightly regretted was the mustard mayo... Don't get me wrong, it was nice, but after tasting Ray's Chairman BBQ sauce I instantly regretted not ordering that. I'm not sure what it is that makes it so special, there must be a secret ingredient, but they should definitely be selling this by the bottle!

All in all I love this place, the staff are wonderful, the whole place is really realxed and the food is top notch! Next time you're in the Boro, make sure you give The Chairman a try.
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