The super A5 cafe that lives up to its name

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A popular roadside cafe has proved it’s not your average greasy spoon, having been given a gong by TripAdvisor after being ranked as one of the best restaurants around.

The Super Sausage, on the A5 at Potterspury, is currently ranked the best restaurant in Northamptonshire out of 613.

Super Sausage owner Chris Murray, outside his restaurant in Potterspury..

Super Sausage owner Chris Murray, outside his restaurant in Potterspury..

This has not gone unnoticed by TripAdvisor, which has given the cafe a 2013 Certificate of Excellence, awarded to the top 10 per cent of businesses who consistently receive good ratings from customers.

The cafe has been owned by Chris and Gail Murray for four years, and Mr Murray describes it as “a greasy spoon without the grease”.

He has been in the catering business for many years and once sold a kitchen to top chef, Michel Roux, in a previous job.

Mr Murray said: “It was a bolt out of the blue. It is fantastic.

Super Sausage owner Chris Murray, outside his restaurant in Potterspury. The restaurant has been top ranked on Trip Advisor.

Super Sausage owner Chris Murray, outside his restaurant in Potterspury. The restaurant has been top ranked on Trip Advisor.

“We serve good honest food at a reasonable price and source it locally where we can.

“It is all down to having a good team around us. We have a great team, right from the porter to the chefs. They all work together and are very professional.”

Martin Downes, aged 41, of Potterspury, often visits with his wife and two children.

He said: “The ingredients are cooked well and the chef knows what he is doing. They treat the customers very well, that’s for sure. It is very child-friendly as well.

“We eat out as a family three or four times a week, and if this was open at night we’d come here, because we’ve not found anywhere else that’s up to scratch. If we’re eating out at the weekend, there’s no contest.”

The citation from TripAdvisor said: “We are delighted to recognise Super Sausage Cafe with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence.

“This prestigious award, which places you in the top-performing 10 per cent of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.”

For more information visit www.supersausagecafe.co.uk

> The Super Sausage at Potterspury attracts a wide range of customers, from motorcyclists to police, fire brigades and car clubs.

One of the most popular items on the menu is the Awesome Burger, a 10oz ground beef patty served with crispy bacon, dill pickle, lettuce, mayonnaise and chips.

But the cafe is probably best known for its range of all-day breakfasts, which include the belt-busting Full Monty, a plate filled with two eggs, three rashers of bacon, two Lincolnshire sausages, black pudding, baked beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, fried slice, two hash browns and two slices of toast, washed down with a tea or coffee.

There is also a range of specials, including ham carved off the bone and home-made steak and kidney pie, and even a low-carb breakfast with eggs, bacon and mushrooms.