Dip n Flip is burgers with an added twist. Here they provide you with the classics such as cheeseburgers and bacon cheeseburger but add the element of gravy with it too. The aim here is to dunk your burger into this gravy; it's almost akin to dipping your shortbread in your tea. A dream combo.
London isn't the biggest city and traveling around for food, can definitely be worth it. Meeting with friends we made our way to the table, a high table with stools all around. Although not the most comfortable you feel relaxed and not like you are in a rush. After a little nudge we ordered all our drinks and went to look at the menu. I did my research and knew what to expect. Basically meat with more meat. The option I went for was a beef cheeseburger with roast beef on top. This is called the Dip & Flip. Obvs.
So how good is it? A good gage is how upset I get with a few bites left. When you have a good burger you don't want it to finish. I was upset but not so upset at the end. The gravy is a great touch, not overly seasoned but juicy. Grabbing the burger, you dip it into the gravy and stuff it into your mouth. It's a bit messy, but manageable. The burger was good, but unfortunately it is not my favourite. I felt like a bit more seasoning was needed. The roast beef is a good idea, but part of me thinks that some smokey bacon would be better instead. The added salt and texture may make it a better meal.
An important note to add with Dip n Flip is their chips, aka their version of Poutine. Chips, cheese and drenched with gravy. This was a special amount of gravy, the chips were swimming in the juices and because of this they lost a lot of their crunch. These chips are a win and would be something I would be happy to see in more places. I think I prefer this style of cheesy chips rather than that at Shake Shack (just saying).
A good burger addition in London and I hope they open up a branch closer to central London and north London too. Thanks guys.
Burgers@N8 is a new venture aimed at giving the local Crouch Enders local produce in the form of burgers. Meat from Muddy Boots, buns from Dunns bakery and groceries from Haelens Organic store are a great sale for the locals. From here, 10% of sales will be donated to charities and community initiatives in the local area. Great selling points which appeal to many different people. And don't forget people ike me, BURGER LOVERS.
One thing I have to say from the off is that the chef, Max Aynsley-Ridgen was the star here. The food was good but his service was on point. Sherwin and I were sat by the bar by the staff and were then neglected for the majority of our stay. It took us over ten minutes to wait and put our order in, this was after serving people who were seated after and also after being prompted by Max.
There seems to be a new trend where waiters will pass on serving you because it is not their role. The lady said she didn't take orders and for the next eight minutes we watched her walk around the restaurant checking on other guests and that was it. Why could she not just take our order, what was the point of letting us wait? The worst came, when after we ordered we saw her taking other customer orders on her tablet. So Frustrating. Max, saw this frustration and finally got someone to take our order. Even then, the staff just did not seem to care one bit. Rule of thumb- if you are a new restaurant and you are experiencing teething problems or the food is not that great, make sure you ACE the service. Good service is a sure way to get repeat service. If not, you just get annoyed and pissed off twins. If it wasn't for Max, I would have left a lot earlier
The onion rings were okay, work is needed on the batter, in order to making it lighter and airy. This in turn will then give the onion and batter the opportunity to indulge your taste buds. On this occasion, thin rings, were slightly burnt and had a crisp which lacked much else.
The main event was the burger and due to the bad service, we needed a lot to make sure we would become regular customers. I would have to say that they did not deliver the top billing it needed. If it wasn't for the poor service I would happily come back. The burger was fresh, meaty and packed full with toppings, bacon and cheese. The burger with cheese was slightly overcooked in the sense that the patty itself was burnt. That burn which is a bit further down the line from the charred flavour which is there to add texture. When the carcinogenic flavour is dominant then you know it has gone to far. This was the case also with the melted cheese and the bun too, so the burger was not as good as it could be.
This is a rant and I will not apologise for it. The burger has potential and Crouch Enders I know welcome the venue as it is great for the community and the fact that they are giving back, even better. Just please make sure you work on your Service. Put the customers first and show them love and get people who look like they care too. Max leads by example so I am sure they will sort themselves out and for this reason I will be back.
I now have an association with burgers from most of my friends. I am no expert but I do like to eat as many as I can and try the latest and craziest burgers. This led me to the strange concoction by K West Hotel. At Easter they devised the Crème Egg burger, I didn’t get to try it but it sounds crazy enough. This time, they have gone I would say even crazier, a Bloody Mary Burger.
K West Hotel as I learned during my visit was formerly the BBC Building Kensington House in the 60s. There was an endless list of Rock ‘N’ Roll royalty staying here, names included – Bob Marley and the Wailers, Bowie, The Kinks and Roxy Music to name a few. At my visit there was a group of girls waiting outside as supposedly Hozier was staying there. Oh, the company I keep.
So what is this crazy burger all about then? Mozzarella melted over a beef patty topped with celery & horseradish mayo, crunchy lettuce and vodka ketchup served in a brioche bun. Vodka ketchup did you say? Celery and Horseradish Mayo too? It all sounds really good and will definitely be one of a kind.
My friend came along with me and it was his birthday so an extra special treat for him. His view on the burger was: “A thoroughly enjoyable burger, with a great take on a classic drink for its sauce. I thought the patty should have been medium rare as it needed to be juicier. Mozzarella was a great choice (we both agree here) too. A good size burger which was very filling and the chips were good too”. Thanks Birthday boy.
Vodka KetchupI do agree with him to an extent. The burger was nice but I wouldn’t call it memorable. The Vodka Ketchup, which should make it stand out more but it doesn’t. Was I expecting it to be stronger, in terms of alcohol or spicier like a bloody Mary. I think so, I just wanted more. The build-up was there, even the horseradish mayo lends itself to higher expectancy levels but it didn’t deliver for me. The chips on the side complete a good dinner and stuff the belly. Nothing out of this world, but they are potato fries which are both crispy and fluffy at the same time.
The burger for sure was juicy, it was a mouthful and had quality and quantity, but I wanted just that bit more. That is the problem with expectancy. I mean, if a burger did ever meet such expectations then it would be out of this world. K West has the potential to reach the right demographics in West London, burgers are still the craze too and who doesn’t love a burger. I do hope that they keep on with their new designs and entice me again with an outlandish name and recipes to entice. That is what they do - they draw you in with the lights and the venue and give a good burger. Keep me posted K West.
Another burger review from Sherwin - this time on his holiday in Malta. He is starting to have more burgers than me.
So for my brother (mainly for myself) I tried a burger place on holiday in Malta. The burger craze is truly worldwide, or at the very least European. Every magazine and website had recommended Badass Burger as a place to try in St Julians, Malta. I had to find it. Oh there it is, a 1 minute walk from my hotel, how convenient.
I flew to Malta with my wife to celebrate our one year anniversary. Time flies but and what an amazing year with an amazing wife.
We went to Badass Burger on our last day and for lunch we walked in and were taken straight to the top. The restaurant and seating area we were taken to was on the roof of the building so it felt like we were outdoors but it was covered up. A bar was in the corner too.
My Top Burgers in London:
1- Dirty Burger
2 - Bleecker Street Burger
3 - MeatMarket
4 - Stokey Bears
5 - Patty & Bun
6 - Honest Burger
Trying my best to remember the different variation of burgers and sauces, I can recall – Badass Secret Sauce, Thai Green Curry, Sour cream (I think) and a Salsa sauce too. I forget one but 4 out of 5 isn’t bad. All the sliders were ¾ bites which you expect and the each oozed with juiciness on each bite. I was a big fan of the Secret sauce and Salsa Sauce variations. Those were the two that if I were to come again I would go for the big version. Add on some bacon and cheese and bingo.
Thanks brother- you are making me jealous.
This time i will let you off for not inviting me- but next time i will be waiting.
My bro has been to all the burger places and reviewed them already. So when I came across a new burger place, I went for it! I claimed the rights to eat their first and to post this review.
To start, this place isn’t new – the Pub it actually resides in has been around for eons. You know the pub I’m talking about…don't you? The Green Man pub on Edgware Road, right next to Edgware Road tube station.
I have been crying for a place to sell burgers near my workplace and aside for the one-off burger pop up stalls that turn up, there is no guaranteed fixture.
I knew of the Green Man pub from a while back. Been there several times for a drink, but only recently did a colleague inform me that they now sell/do burgers. The Burgers are done by the guys over at Burger Craft. Burger Craft are in a couple of other locations in London too. What made them choose a pub near a station who knows and frankly who cares.
The size of the burger was manageable, just too many chips. First, second and third bites went in quickly. I was hungry and lunch time is limited. What came through straight away was the crisp of the bacon with the crunch of the lettuce. Haven’t had lettuce in a burger like that since, well the whopper but you know what I mean. A lot of these new burger places don’t come with lettuce. The patty itself was very juicy and the bun complimented and supported the juices. Not too dry and not ruined either, the bun held all contents in and I wasn’t making a mess of my £xxx shirt. The cheese was American and that too was very nice. Not overcomplicated or extra fancy to take away or confuse the taste buds.
I will be going back again and trying the other variations.
Thank Brother for another great review. I'm jealous and upset that you had a burger without me.
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.
A work outing last night led us to BRGR.CO. Never heard of this place before but a good find I would say. Located on Dean Street in Soho we stumbled inside after a few drinks and I was starting to drool. The smell of the patty was intoxicating. Surprisingly the place was quite empty as we walked in, everywhere else in Soho was packed. Four grown men sat down, four grown men were hungry yet eager for more alcohol too.
Order of drinks were placed and onto the menu. Burgers were key but quite limited. I guess straight to the point then. The three of us went for the Butchers Cut. This was a 6oz patty which was served medium rare. Supposedly it is from all the best cuts the butcher usually keeps for himself. The extras you have to order separately. I just went for cheddar cheese and a side of crunchy fries.
Finally came the burger, after a starter of crispy onion rings. GET THE ONION RINGS. They were very good, or maybe we were just very hungry. The burger came on a tray, with the chips and some salad to place on/in your burger if you choose to. The Bun was big and stood out straight away and underneath I saw the juicy patty. It was full of great taste and I was trying to make it last by eating chips in between. The meat was definitely medium rare as the redness was clear to see and juices were oozing. The slight let down from the juicy meat was that it made the bun at the bottom very soggy. Otherwise WINNER WINNER.
Thanks brother. Great review and thanks for the invite (p.s im being sarcastic).
Le Bun at Three Compasses: Burger Review
How to eat a burger the correct way.
Step One: you read about it
Step Two: you find it and order it
Step Three: you devour in anyway possible savouring every bite
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.
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
Burger Bear and Bear Hug Brewing Co have teamed up to bring the "Stokey Bears" to Stoke Newington. I actually went looking for this last week but couldn't find. My phone died and i lost any human functionality and common sense, so just drove for about an hour. This time round my phone was ready, charged up and i memorized the route and i found it.
Going back to the burger i will say one thing. I did not want it to end. The beef was on the rare side which worked well and the bun seemed to be extra glazed. The shine it had rubbed of on my hands and left me licking my fingers. I could have gone for a double or event triple burger but i need to look after my waistline and my wallet.
One Liner: Lovely burger, with great beef and bacon.
Address: 129 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 0PH
Thank you Bleecker St Burger- I will see you soon. Burger review
This time I am going straight for it.
The burger I got was a 1/2 pound patty stacked with jack cheese and bacon. Also with this was lettuce, onions and a tomato. The bun had poppy seeds and it was all a big mouthful. That isn't a review that is just a description.
The burger as a package was huge and tasty. I liked it and am glad i went. To be picky I would say that the oversized tomato and onions are not needed. they didn't add too much and they were just too much. (Don't worry about my writing or grammar- I don't).
The patty itself was a monster and cooked medium rare which was good. The bacon ideally would have been crispier and the bun a bit more solid as it all got very messy towards the end. However, this made it juicier and I like juicy. All in all I would say it was a good burger at great value.
The sides of chips and sweet potato chips were not worth much else then - okay.
As a Hawaiian restaurant I feel that I should have tried something more authentic. So for this reason I will go back and try some mahi mahi or some tuna sandwiches. as always do go and try it and invite me along.
One Liner: A burger in Hawaii, not in London
Address: 26 Foubert's Pl, London, UK W1F 7PP
Phone: 020 7287 7474
Welcome Back: Tommi's Burger Joint
So a year in and speaking to many people about burgers I tried a new place out on a friends recommendation. The hype and buzz of it all is starting to take over my life. This website, checking out twitter, food blogs and the news. Nowadays I need to be the first to know. I have grown as a man though, and not in my waist size either. I have learned to appreciate food more, cook more and also be understanding of different tastes.
So Tommi's: it was okay. Sorry to say this but it wasn't anything special. I ordered the cheese burger and it was soft and delicate and had the very subtle flavour of good quality meat. However, a burger is a package and all in all, this burger was just a bit of alright. I bit into the burger and there was little hints of quality but not much. The softness of the patty made it feel like it wasn't even there. I think a bacon was needed for this burger just to add a little texture.
I won't be coming back in any hurry. I will reiterate that this burger isn't bad. It's just not that great. This combined with the almost identical McDonalds chips served here just doesn't lead me to say "hey guys, guys, you have to go to tommis".
Each to their own I guess.
Now for a salad at lunch.
Shake Shack Time: A Burger review
Like five guys yesterday I got down there early and again a huge queue. I needed patience so I waited ......
Was it worth the wait? Hell yeah!
After 45 minutes of waiting in the queue we sat down and the buzzer rang and I got up to get my burger ... And hot dog And frozen custard ice cream. Mmmmmmmmm!
The burger I ordered was the shack stack. This was a cheeseburger topped with a fried portobello mushroom filled with melted cheese. This is a definite winner. The crunch of the battered fried mushroom, coupled with its juicy core was lovely. Add to this the gooey cheese oozing out made it a delicious burger. One word: Amazing.
The burgers are quite small so you are able to try two in one sitting and I also went for a hot dog. All the products are locally sourced (not covent garden but England) so the Cumberland sausage came with gherkins, tomato, onions, relish and cucumber. It was really nice and had a cool flavour to it.
With these meaty treats, we went for the shake part of the experience, so ordered the frozen custard with chocolate brownie and hazelnut crunch. This sweet touch at the end was really good and on a sunny day in London it is awesome. I could definitively have one of these by itself in the afternoons. These are a real treat and I am so glad it is only five minutes away.
After this experience McDonald's and Burger King will soon become a distant memory. I am looking forward to more shake shack and five guys in the coming weeks.
Five Guys- Welcome to the UK
I have been looking forward to this for weeks and have told many people about it and even dedicated a Facebook post to it. So The day finally arrived when five guys opened at 11am. It was too early for lunch but I had to try it. So I ran there at 11:15 and surprise surprise there was a queue.
Not to worry as I was going to go in the evening any way. So as the excitement continued to build I waited until 7pm.
After some to-ing and for-ing I got to five guys and there was an even bigger queue. Long story short I got seated at 22:20 and went into devouring my first five guys burger.
This place is known as being President Obama's favourite burger place; the standards were set. I ordered a bacon burger with regular fries and a coke, all for an expensive £14. I will get onto the price later but the burger I got was a regular with 'all the way in' . This was two patties stuffed with grilled mushrooms, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, ketchup and then some. Check out http://www.fiveguys.co.uk/ for the full run down.
The burger as a package was really nice and filling. The sauce of ketchup and mustard along with the patties, cheese and bacon were just what I had been waiting for, especially after 30 minutes in the queue. The chips too were nice but I still believe the crinkle cut chips in dirty burger and even honest burger are a lot better. It seems like here they chucked on too much in terms of extra herbs or spice on the chips, when simple salt would suffice. I did like this place a lot but at £14 for a burger, chips and Coke it is very overpriced. For the first night I was happy to pay this but moving forward I would order differently . First off; the menu states little hamburger/ cheeseburger: all this means is that it is just one patty, go with this- cheaper and more satisfying. Also one portion of chips is more than enough for two. They are very generous here and between the four of us we barely managed to finish off one and a half portions.
Welcome to the five guys chain and with many more scheduled to open up in London I'm sure it will soon become a fan favourite. Go and enjoy it and invite me along too. It's in between Covent garden and Leicester square and I am nearby. See you soon!
It has been a while since I had a burger. The original plan was to go to Red Dog Saloon in Hoxton and try and complete the Devastator Challenge. It was fully booked and thankfully this didn't happen, Therefore instead we went to the Diner in Covent Garden. Another Burger place, another American themed joint and another blog piece by me; it is all getting quite tedious but the fact is - PEOPLE STILL LOVE IT.
This place has had some good reviews from friends and colleagues, so I was immediately looking forward to it, but also a bit apprehensive as I've had some good burgers which youve read about and doubted that this would be any better. After a few drinks I looked at the menu and went for the Diablo burger with chips and onion rings. The holy trinity of a good order was just what I needed, I didn't look for chicken wings but maybe next time.
I went for this burger as I did some research and most of the other burger blogs recommended it too.I think this was due to the description of the Burger which says that the cuts of meat are rib, sirloin, fillet and chuck (all USDA). This came with Jalapeño, cheese, mayo and bacon and once it landed on my table I tucked into it straight away.
The burger was very tasty, succulent and was seasoned well. The jalapeño gave it a welcome kick and along with the bacon and mayo made the burger as a whole something that I enjoyed. The major let down was the bun. The two buns were polar opposites, the bottom bun was soggy and led to a messy burger whilst the top bun was too hard and thick. At the end I was eating the burger upside down with a patty and a rock hard bun. This altered the burger enjoyment as I was then tackling too much of the bun and no longer eating anything but bread.
Many of the top burgers places have all gone for the brioche and glazed bun approach and this is a winner. Very rarely now do you see a bun unlike it and unfortunately it does change your perception when you now see an old fashioned seeded bun. It makes the burger seem old fashioned straight away and you question it too. The chips and onion rings wont get too much of a mention as they were no good and felt like something out of a pub. the qualitynwas very much lackign here and the less said, the better. I would go to the diner again and the patty itself was good. I know no one from the company will read this but if they do, please improve the bun and then you are onto a winner.
MY RATING: 7/10
Another Burger- Yes, but this time it's Dirty
So last night i ventured to Dirty Burger which is in Kentish Town. I got there early as my brother was playing football and had a few pints. As i will discuss later, i think this has an impact on whether the food i eat will be deemed as impressive or not. I have been wanting to go here for a while, especially as my friend has suggested that this place is better than Patty & Bun. And as you all know, i am a great fan of Patty & Bun.
The Burger here was a simple cheeseburger and that is all you can get on the menu. Simple and to the point, you knwo what you are going to get, because that is all that is available. The burger alongside, Chips or Onion Fries (or both) are the options and the only options and at £5.50 for the burger and £2.50 for either sides, it is decently priced too.
The burger had cheese, tomato, bacon and a bit pf lettuce, with a lovely mustard dressing too. The taste was really really good and the smokey bacon too added to it. You order at the bar and then your order gets called out so very simplistic in this aspect too as are the surroundings ( a shack around the back of Highgate road). The burger is definitely recommended and with the onion fries which were lightly coated with pepper were delicious. This is now joint up there for me with Patty & Bun and Honest Burger.
As mentioned earlier, deciding whether a place is good or not depends on many, many factors. These include the hype, the atmosphere, the ambiance (if with friends or not) and the expectancy too. Obviously the food is the most important factor but the others take it from a 7/10 to a 9/10. For example. last night, the hype, being with family and friends and having consumed 3 pints all made it a 9/10 in terms of my top burgers. Whereas, after Fridays second experience at Patty & Bun, i wasn't overly impressed as first time round. Maybe the hype wasn't there or maybe I had expected too much. Either way, i need to go back to Dirty Burger to see if it is still great.
One place which constantly survives Second Time Syndrome is Burger Lobster and that is where i want to go again.
RATING for Dirty Burger = 9.5/10
Lucky me, Lucky Chip review
So the next step was a bar called The Player in Soho. This was recommended by a friend as it had sliders, which nowadays sounds really cool. I am a bit sceptical about sliders as i feel like I would rather have a proper burger rather than canapes. We sat down ready to order when I found out that the venue had the 'Lucky Chip' burger. I have seen this burger on numerous sites rated as the best burger in town so i had to have it. Unfortunately the menu stated that in the evenings only sliders were available. I had to have the 'best burger in town' so my friend kindly spoke to the waitress and we all ordered the 'Royale wit Cheese' (no spelling mistakes - that is the name).
The burger came out and looked like a beast. My initial thought was that it was too much and i could hardly see the patty itself. I went to tackle the beast and won. The flavours were really nice with the mayo and dressing. I think there was a bit too much in terms of salad but with the patty itself it was cooked really well, nice and medium rare. I really did enjoy this burger and I would recommend it, however I do think that Patty & Bun and Honest Burger are better places to go for burger.
After this I could tell my friend wasn’t overly impressed so he ordered each of us a slider. This slider had jalapeno and blue cheese; this was really good and really juicy. With hindsight I would have just stuck to the sliders but it was good to experience the burgers (large and small) and I would like to go back as they had a good selection of sliders including pulled pork too.
MY RATING: 8/10
Disco Burger Review - I had to have it!
So we got to the venue at 6pm on Saturday, full of hype, excitement and alcohol. We already knew what we wanted and the rest of the menu sounded very appetising too. Chicken wings, cheesy chips with pulled pork and the burger itself was dipped in a French sauce, which made us wonder what it meant. Looking at the bun on the picture you can see the glaze there.
The burger itself was very meaty and comes with bacon, cheesy sauce, bbq rib (like pulled pork) and comes with chips in beef fat. The anticipation was too much and maybe this led to the burger being a bit over hyped in my opinion. My friend took the first bite and said it tasted nice, but didn't elaborate which then made it seem like it wasn't so great. We also ordered sticky chicken wings, so I tucked into these first and these were nice and crispy but not so tender as the ones at Patty & Bun. The problem with eating at so many similar places is comparisons take away from the enjoyment of eating right there and then.
I then got into the burger and it was a mouthful. The patty itself was big and meaty but it didn't seem so flavourful, a lack of seasoning made it a bit bland. The fillings altogether made it a good meal and I was absolutely stuffed at the end of it, the bacon and bbq rib were nice and added flavour, whereas the cheesy sauce was a bit too rich. I personally think a good burger doesn't need too much sauce and this sauce to me seemed a bit overpowering. The bun too, although nicely glazed was very soft and soggy and it became a challenge holding the whole thing in my hand. I don't mean to be too fussy, it's just that you can usually tell how much you will love a burger after a few bites. This burger just didn't do it for me, it was good but I think I prefer a few others .
The chips I would definitely recommend. Cooked in beef fat and lightly salted, these were very delicious and have great flavour. These chips are probably the best I have had at a burger place and reminded of the ones at Flat Iron. As mentioned earlier, eating many burgers leads to comparisons and if the initial few bites don't wow you then you immediately start to think back to the ones that did.
Good meaty burger, unfortunately the pop up has now finished but they should be back soon. These are the times you realise how tastes differ greatly. So if it does come back definitely try it.
Burgers were sooooo 2012..... and 2013 patty & bun review
It started off with Byron Burgers and via MEATliqour and Joe Allens has come to Patty & Bun.
This is the newest entrant to the Burger craze of 2012 and once Timeout magazine mentioned it, i was straight onto it. My friend has mentioned to me that once it reaches Timeout that it is already too commercial and therefore not really a new restaurant, but that didn't bother me one bit.
We got there at 12:30 on a Friday afternoon and there was a queue, i was scared as i was hungry and I wanted the burger. It may sound childish but i wanted a burger and i wanted it then. I quickly ran round the corner to see what the queue was like at MEATLiqour and by the time i got back was told it would be a 20 minute wait. Thankfully five minutes later we were seated and ready to dine.
The order was simple, Cheese Burger with added Bacon and Chips with Rosemary Salt (OOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooo) and a shared portion of Smokey BBQ Chicken Wings. The chicken wings were really nice and messy. Four napkins were used for 3 wings, which had a great BBQ sauce and the smokey flavour was nice and rich. The meat on the wings was cooked very well with the bones falling out so easily. If you want to have it less messy, maybe a knife and fork would be useful.
The burger was lovely and is now up there with my favourite of MEATliquor. Juicy and pink (I'm talking about the burger) and with the lovely smokey mayo and glazed brioche, it all came together as a complete package. I had bacon in my burger too and i would definitely recommend this and the crispyness of it added a new texture and dimensions.
This is a great new place to go to and the burgers are really good. Small venue but it's all about the burger..... and the wings.
MY RATING - 9/10
MEATMarket review- and the whole MEAT chain
(can taste be blurred?) well I hope you know what I mean.
One thing about MeatLiqour is that the atmosphere and the alcohol make the food seem a lot better than it is. I really enjoyed it at the time but today summed it up for me. I had the same burger I usually get at the MEAT franchises and went for the dead hippy, which is two patties, lettuce and a dead hippie sauce. What is in the sauce? I have no idea. the patties were cooked medium rare which was nice, but this wasn't a burger which made me say wow. I would actually after this experience put a Byron Burger ahead in my list. GO BYRON. Like with the Lucky Chip burger before the salad flavour was a bit much and I am all for the flavour of Beef and a juicy burger not lettuce and sauce.
I am not going to go too much into this but my favourite burger place so far is Patty & Bun, then Honest Burger and I will now put Byron Burger ahead of MEAT. Maybe I was too cold, or maybe I have had too many burgers recently but unfortunately this didn't get mey going crazy and for that I am slightly upset.