Exterior sign

Exterior sign

Katie’s Diner is a place I’d had on the list for a visit for a very long time, but for one reason or another I’d never made it there before I chanced upon it after a very long day at the office. I popped in, in search of simple and hearty fare to chase away the rumbling from my tummy.

The carpeted interior has a very homely feel. There’s a sense of the place having been trapped in a time bubble for some time. The menu echoes this, somewhat, with a rather limited selection of starters that didn’t really thrill me.

Burger

Burger

The real strength of the place lies in its steak and burger main courses. I chose one of the latter, opting for their classic cheeseburger. This came with chips, slaw and the usual cheese, pickle and salad topping.

Promptly brought by the very friendly owner/waiter, the burger was served open, so you could augment the cheese topped burger with the various toppings, or eat them separately. I opted for a little of both, so that I could create a pickle topped burger that looked achievable by the shove faceward method of eating.

Interior

Interior

The burger proved to be very good indeed, with abundant flavour and succulence making for really good eating. The skin-on chips were really good, too, and satisfyingly deep fried. I was very pleased with things.

So overall, Katie’s Diner is a little folksy around the edges and could use a major spruce of its starter selection, but is serving really good burgers at the heart of its menu. After the grim recent offerings from 56 North and Frontier, it was great to be served a heartily juicy burger packed with flavour. Give it a visit next time that is what you’re after.

Scores
Blythe scores Katie’s Diner
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 14/20

I ate: cheeseburger and chips

I drank: sparkly water

I wore: Stones of Scotland tie from www.tieclub.co.uk

Total bill: £11.50

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Written by BKR