4:04 PM 17th September 2019
They say the burgers at Bite are the tastiest in Bradford. I suppose the only way to prove that is to try every burger restaurant in the city and end up the size of Yorkshire!
Other burger restaurants have failed in Bradford because they did not offer Halal meat, but as Bite do it should ensure that they are kept busy. In fact the restaurant is opposite the Leisure Exchange so I would suspect that they will get a lot of custom from the nearby cinema, hotel and bowling alley.
You order at the counter then given a buzzer which lights up when your order is ready to collect from the counter, as every order is cooked fresh in the open kitchen.
The burgers are black Angus beef, grass fed, free range, dry aged, fresh and smashed to order, which means the burger is more like a patty served in a toasted potato bun.
They only do beef, no chicken, which I think would bring them more trade.
I tried the Triple Bite: three smashed prime beef patties, smoked Halal bacon, crispy hand battered fried onions, American cheese, lettuce, tomato and Bite Sauce. If it sounds a mouthful it certainly was. Tasty and dare I say a little greasy. It did remind me of Five Guys which closed down in Bradford earlier this year, priced at £7.95. If you choose fries and a soft drink expect to pay £2 more.
Bite burger and Triple burger
My partner chose the Original Bite: two smashed prime beef patties, American cheese, lettuce, tomato and Bite sauce. Priced at £5.75 with £2 on top if you want fries and a soft drink. For someone who is not keen on burgers the verdict was that it tasted like a proper burger that you used to get before all this processed meat came in.
The sweet Bites only extend to whippy ice cream and milkshakes, but after eating one of their burgers you probably would not have space for a dessert as the burgers are very filling.
The place has only been open a few weeks but they seem to have found a following already. Was I bitten with Bite? Certainly.
Bite, 1 Ebenezer Street, Bradford BD1 5AY