For a sunny summer Sunday afternoon in Liverpool, what could be better than sitting out in a garden enjoying the sun? For almost that exact reason (and food of course) we headed to Free State Kitchen. Their garden has a really chilled out atmosphere, perfect for soaking up some sun and cider. As an added bonus their Free State Market was also up and running this Sunday. If you’ve not had a chance to visit, I highly recommend that you do. There are a number of stalls selling all sorts of things from classic vinyl records to cross stitch cards to cupcakes, you get the picture. It almost has the feel of a village fete to it.
Now, onto the food. We can’t resist a good bit of Buffalo Hot Wings, and didn’t here either. It’s a good job we didn’t as they were properly tasty. The blue cheese sauce that accompanied them was great, strong enough to get the taste of blue cheese without being overpowering. Just as I like it.
Their Double Deluxe Burger consists of two beef patties, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, fresh onion and FSK’s secret sauce. In short it’s a double burger done classically. FSK usually serve their burgers rare, but I’m a bit uneasy about raw minced meat (and not a fan of the taste), so I asked for mine well done which wasn’t an issue. As far as burgers go this was perfect. The burger’s served with a side of rosemary salted fries (according to the menu), I’m pretty sure ours did not. They were anaemic and greasy, almost as if they hadn’t been cooked for long enough, without a hint of salt or rosemary near them! I must admit the chips were a bit of a let down.
We also had The Free State Dog. This is a ¼ lb beef dog that’s been griddled with a good layer of cheese, mustard, ketchup and caramelised onions. The sausage has a smoky taste to it and it all works well together, no complaints there. As mentioned the only let down was the chips.
Overall we had a fab afternoon, and will be visiting again to sample some more of their menu. Watch this space.