It is all about going back to the good old days. gbk was around before the burger craze and I hadn't been since it started.
I was excited about trying the burger again as it was brining back good memories.
You do what it says, when at gbk you get a burger. The menu did used to be a lot smaller, but times are a changing.
The options are quite plentiful and I think help with those who aren't the biggest burger fans (fools).
The burger had the good flavours of old. It was like seeing a friend after a few months or years. Straight away you click again and all the memories come flooding back. The flame grilled taste was most prominent from the patty and the bacon had that extra charred effect. This coupled with the patty felt like I had never been away.
Cooked medium rare as I asked and with nice cheese did make gbk a safe and good option when in need for a burger. I feel like since the start of this franchise as it has been over taken by many other establishments. Byron is the main franchise which can compare and I think the quality here puts it above gbk. I wouldn't go looking for gbk but am happy if it finds me.
The sides of onion rings and skinny Rosemary fries were decent. The crispyness on the onion rings were a bit much and tasted of an over sugary panko- crumbs. The skinny fries were covered with rosemary which was great but they were too skinny and you almost needed a spoon or fork to pick them up. The generous amount of Rosemary was welcomed however as a few other places do say they have Rosemary but you barley taste it. I won't mention any names, honest.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen has come back, not with a vengeance but as before. If it ain't broke, you don't need to fix it. Or just go to the better places instead.