‘Burgers… bloody hell’: Neville and Giggs’ restaurant picks up famous win

For two great sportsmen it is appropriate the restaurant is located on the edge of the Olympic Park at the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford.

Usually eating while watching the football involves cold chips and a soggy burger but not at Cafe Football.

From the glass display case of football boots by the front door to the signed pictures of Neville, Giggs, David Beckham and the rest of the famous class of 92′, the place is heaving with footballing memorabilia.

And the menu is no different with the appropriately named Welsh wizard burger and the half-time orange desert particular favourites.

I plump for the starting eleven platter after some good advice from Cafe Football’s general manager Liz Reece.

While our food is prepared we enjoy some specially brewed Cafe Football beers which are worth the trip to Stratford alone.

Soon enough the starters appear with the platter as star-studded as the famous sides in which the pair made their name.

Once we’re finished admiring the selection we tuck in and each item is better than the last although personally like many 20-somethings I have a soft spot for fish fingers.

After consuming the very messy chicken wings and ribs (which were superb) the main courses appeared.

Two of us went for burgers, the boss and the Ryan Giggs-inspired Welsh wizard.

The burgers certainly don’t disappoint and unlike Marouane Fellaini make an instant impact.

Needing to wash my hands after a very messy burger I head to the toilet where I am slightly disappointed to see there is no hairdryer anywhere to be seen.

What would Fergie say?

Feeling very stuffed we bravely power through to desert although we need an inspirational team talk from Liz to keep us going.

However we are glad that we do as a selection of ice creams, including vimto ripple as well as an amazing melting chocolate football hit the spot.

While United’s season looks like being one to forget the same can’t be said for Cafe Football which is heading straight to the top.

Who knows, a European adventure may be on the cards?

Fergie would be proud

Chicken wings, baby back ribs, fish fingers and a Fergie-esque treble of pies make up a selection Old Trafford would be proud of.

For football nuts the pies arriving in a cardboard box dugout with Sir Alex’s famous “Football…bloody hell” quote printed on it.


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