This burger round up post has been a long time coming. We've all eaten a lot of burgers in London, some great, some not so great. Here are a few I've eaten over the last few months.
I met Art for an impromptu late Saturday lunch at
Grillshack. This was a while ago, probably November. I confess I was
surprised to read a mostly positive review from Jay Rayner in December.
I thought he'd hate the place. Anyway, the burger itself was sound.
Ticked all the boxes, nothing remarkable, but a solid enjoyable
offering. The online app ordering thing is a bit silly, but we ordered
at the counter and had no problems. Liked the corn with lime and
parmesan too, interesting amid the other more regular side dishes.
Lucky Chip @ The Sebright Arms
I finally went to the Sebright Arms at the end of last year with Nibs and Charlie, fortunately making it in time for the speacial Breaking Bad menu. It was awesome. I had the Mike Ehrmantraut (£7), poor Mike, the cheese and bacon burger. We got fries, tater tots and onion rings too. It was a feast, it was excellent. These burgers are up there with the best for me. Sorry about the shit photo.
Ate this one with AV (with whom I've spent a lot of time talking about burgers) and what I recall most about this lunch is that the bun was great and the truffle parmesan fries were amazing. The menu is slightly confusing, in that you pick a blend from the menu, such as
Hello my friend. What January detox?! I ate this beauty this week and it was excellent. Perhaps I shouldn't have kicked things off with truffle risotto because I felt so full after this. Great crispy bacon, nicely cooked meat (pink, obvs) and cracking pickles combining perfectly. For £15 it comes with fries and a dressed side salad, slightly odd but the burger is a winner.
This is the Kid's favourite burger ever, so we have to agree to disagree about Five Guys because I did not love it. I was totally confused by the ordering, who makes their diners have to specifically request lettuce and tomato in their burger? It's like they're catering for 5 year olds who won't eat anything green. So I neglected to add some. I was delighted to receive somebody else's order though, because there they are, along with double patties, I obviously forgot to ask for that too. What most upset me was the grey slices of beef. I don't think they're patties, they're too thin. I loved the cheese, and the ton of fries you get slung in a paper bag. I like the monkey nuts, I love that we didn't have to queue, but I found the whole thing a bit annoying. It is cheap though, less than £10. Sorry Kid.
I've also revisited Meatmarket, Meatliquor and Burger & Lobster, up there as my 1 and 2. Or 1, 2 and 3, I suppose. But then I need to include Meatmission. Urgh.
61-63 Beak St
Lucky Chip @ The Sebright arms
The Sebright Arms
31-35 Coate St
187 Wardour St
5 Pollen St
1-3 Long Acre