How to eat a burger the correct way.
I am happy to see a simple menu, a burger is a simple thing and doesn't need too much to be great. Also too much choice to me, can be a sign of lack of speciality and therefore quality. This menu gives you limited choice but therefore the promise of quality over quantity.
The vibe in the pub gives it a relaxed atmosphere. Strangely enough the night we went there was a Super Mario competition on the big screen. The game noises annoyed my fiance but it looked like fun.
I ordered the Le Royale with Cheese and Laura went for the Le Bourguigon and both came with 8hr beef short rib patty. This is one of the meatiest burgers I have ever had. Picture a chunky beef short rin stripped off all its meat and moulded into a nice rounded patty for. Lightly seasoned as it doesnt need much extra and you are onto a winner.
The rest of the accompaniments were great with it. These included truffled Dijon mayo, or as they called it Dijonnaise. The French and their words.A hickory beef jus and smoked tomatoes gave the burger the nice smokiness and grandeur flavour you would expect from something French. The St Maure de Touraine (French cheese) helped to glue everything together and added extra moistness to a dry short rib patty.
The sides which came with it, were equally fancy and adventurous. These were chips (poutine) and Mac 'n' Cheese. The truffle in both, creamy and cheesy flavours also were all very strong in both sides but definitely made me want to keep going. I felt that both dishes needed a bit more texture and bite to them as it was all very slippery and soft.
Do go along, i am not sure how long they will be residing at Three Compasses. I think £10.50 is a bit much for a burger, but with truffle and beef short rib i guess you have to pay that bit more.
One Liner: Fancy, filling, French Burger
Address: Three Compasses, Dalston, E8 1NH
Phone: 020 7923 4752