A Newquay burger bar is relishing putting their burgers to the taste test after being named finalists in a national competition.

Herd in Fore Street is one of 16 food outlets from around the country who have been selected to compete in the finals of this year’s National Burger Awards.

They are joined by the likes of London-based burger chain and 2020 champion Bleecker, Black Bear Burger, Loungers, as well as Mollie’s Motel & Diner.

Several well-known and up-and-coming indies have also made the cut, including Bristol’s Fattso and Bun & Sum from London who are new entrants alongside Newquay’s Herd Burger.

The winner will be crowned following a live cook-off at Big Penny Social in London on February 20.

The competition will see chefs go head-to-head in a showdown to see whose signature burger creation will be named best in the UK.

The chefs will also take part in a technical challenge that will see them create a burger from a specific selection of ingredients supplied by event sponsors in a bid to be crowned Burger Chef of the Year.

They will also take part in a meat-free burger round sponsored by Redefine Meat.

Winners of every round will be chosen by a hand-picked panel of esteemed industry judges, including former victors of the competition.

Herd owner and director Peter Davis and Tom O'Brien, business manager and co-founder, are champing at the bit to put their burgers up against the best the country has to offer.

(l to r) business manager and co-founder Tom O’Brien with owner and director Peter Davis (Submitted)

Tom said: “We entered the competition with a detailed recipe and method for our signature Herd burger.

“We always prioritise simplicity over gimmicks and always use the very best quality ingredients to create a daringly simple, flavourful, bold, and visually pleasing product.

“The competition has decided that we are worthy of the final 16 after whittling down hundreds of entries so we’re off to London to compete against a handful of the nation’s hottest burger talents in a live cook off to have a crack at winning the title of the nation’s best burger.”

One of Herd's tasty burgers (Submitted)

Genna Ash-Brown, editor of Dine Out Magazine, which organises and runs the awards, said: “A decade into this respected event and we are beyond proud to reveal our most exciting line-up yet.

“What better way to mark 10 years in the game than with our biggest competition to date?

"It’s always a joy to offer such a platform to some of the UK’s finest culinary talent – all that’s left now is to find out who comes out on top."