Where's the best burger you've ever had?
Had a great one at the Diner in Covent Garden on Saturday. A California burger, with added bacon.
Proudly proclaimed it to taste like *God's cunt in a bun*
by god they taste lovely.
Utterly incredible in almost every way. Then we drank beer on the roof and got locked up there.
Seriously, those things breed faster than rabbits
if there are a few Pret's thrown into the mix.
The triple cheese thing that's on limited edition for xmas. I only ate about half of it, but it was good. Not the best burger ever though.
Prefer Byron to the Hawksmoor burger, MeatLiquor (too small) and GBK (bit meh).
Best burgers I've ever had were in the States though. Good Stuff Eatery in DC lived up to its name.
just off the strand i think? is that right? well there is a fucking BABE works in there i swear to god i
I feel bad for GBK seeing how empty and lonely it is in there now
burgers are pretty tasty
is that you can get a voucher for it.
Chicken satay burgers are pretty good but wouldn't have a beef burger there anymore.
I've had poncey burgers and trendy burgers but the gods conspired that day and made my burger the best of all.
If you're me. Or jacques.
http://distilleryimage10.s3.amazonaws.com/8ab06bded4fe11e1aee522000a1e8a5f_7.jpg Yeah it's a picture of food, wannafightaboudit?
the chips are gonna be stone cold by the time they're ready
The chips had just been fried. Then I pop them into the oven for 15 mins to crispen further while the burgers are doing their thing.
no-one does this
there is not a chef in the world who would recommend oven cooking pre-fried chips. this is the weird bit, just to clarify
Also they don't really cook further when they're in the oven. Just stay warm and get less oily.
Dollop some raw egg on top et voila.
totes going back there again.
I haven't tried any of the much-lauded London burger places but that one was seriously fucking tasty.
I need an excuse to go back.
or the burgers that they sell in the trailer outside Celtic Park. OMG. Probably only about 7% actual meat, but so so tasty.
I've heard great things about Lucky Chip at the Seabright.
Burger and lobster were good, probably marignally better than Meat Liquor.
I'm hoping to try Burger & Shake tonight if i can escape work in time.
i even found the same van outside ibrox once, and they gave me a discount for working at rocksteady. so i bought two. fucking laldi.
but sadly I don't think I'll be able to try until the new year :(
the burgers in Kiosko in Barcelona are heavenly
Burgermeester in Amsterdam.
I'm never entirely satisfied when I go to Meat Market. everything's too... sloppy. however their chilli cheese fries really are something else.
You get a tasty burger and you earn dick head points at the same time.
But I really like the veggie burger. It's so good. With stilton on, *drool*
The fucking chips are cooked in beef dripping or some such bollocks though.
And if you're near a Shake Shack you're probably near a Five Guys too.
five guys is fucking good
That was buff.
just a mountain of grey tasteless meat
Beautiful in every way.
I've got some cheap bread, ham and cucumber in the fridge, a holiday to save for, and I am NOT going to cycle to Tottenham Court Road just to have a delicious, meaty, Byron burger with salty gherkins and melted cheese dripping down the side OK?
The jazzier places seem to serve them a bit pink in the middle which I'm never sure about. Eat them anyway sure but I'd like it to looked cooked all the way through.
if you don't like it pink in the middle send it back
one of the girls was being interviewed by Paddy about what she liked to do in her spare time. she said, 'cooking...i like sum strange things thuu. [she was from Hull] the uther day riiight, i was eating sum burgurs, but riiight, i had a little bit of cheese with um...'
top marks for their beer menus now as well.
the first time i had GBK. Nowadays it's a bit of a dissappointment.
Since been replaced by Carnaby Burger Co (Carnaby St) - real tasty, and brioche bun is much better for holding in burger mess without falling apart.
Went to Hache in Camden - good, but a bit disappointing, and the place itself is weird - trying to be too upmarket.
Abroad, I went to a place featurd on Man vs Food in Ohio for a burger, it was pretty awesome.
the strand is a long street. im on it as we speak
THERE IS A BABE WORKS THERE. an absolute 10 on 10
will glance through the window, just for you
My gf said that a babe there was flirting with me once, she was just being a waitress though as far as I could tell.
i just stared at her and dribbled a bit. what a babe
no word of a lie, she leaned over me, made a fist and started banging on the side of it until it all just came out like she had wanked ketchup all over my plate
Talking of babes though, I think the The Diner has a similar hiring policy.
I took him to Byron Burger for lunch and there was a girl there who was hot and he was BLATANTLY looking at her and i remember being really really pissed off because she was hot and i wasn't and he was looking at her more than me :(
it has no bearing on your relationship. just both enjoy looking at people
Its fine to look at other people but its just the girls are too attractive in there and make me feel inadequate when I am shoving a burger into my face hole.
I was appalled at how bad one girl's eyebrows were. Really chavvy looking.
making the trek to strand for the babe. you've made it easy now, cheers
I don't think I'm cut out for 21st century living sometimes
than SD ones
so they show them in slow motion or something
I think that looks really bad
Yup, no thanks.
were the best. really like Honest Burger at the moment. the meat's genuinely lovely. really like the burgers at Brewdog too, which have a sauce with brewdog IPA in it and are just lovely.
They've opened in Soho now though haven't they? AA Gill gave it a slightly stinking review.
What's that place opened by the Pizza East guy? Round the corner from his Chicken place? Possibly in Kentish Town? (This isn't very helpful).
pretty much open all week now
Honest Burgers is the king for me...they have opened one in Soho now aswell though unfortunately
perfectly decent, and when i went it was half price so very good value. slightly less at full price.
honest has been on meard street, just off dean street, for a while now. best i've had there is just burger with stilton
They steam the entire burger (rather than just the patty and cheese) under a cloche so the cheese acts like a glue binding the whole thing together. Not especially pink or juicy but the patties are thin, cheep and mustard fried like in and out, and the whole things damn tasty. Comparatively cheap too.
The meatliquor chilli cheese burger is my current favourite too, but the lucky chip specials are really very good. My biggest problem at the moment is the price creep with most of the really good stuff in london approaching/topping £9, which is clearly too much. For a quick sandwich Tommi's, off of oxford street is highly recommended - their cheeseburger is a much more friendly £5.
v much on the list, alongside burger and lobster.
did you have the life aquatic lukcy chip burger? whole deep fried softshell crab on top of the patty. as amazing as it sounds, it really wasnt all that. just greasy and i was off work ill for a week after (almost certainly coincidence)
because mine was just only just fleshy enough to be distinct amindst the salsa and guac, but it wasn't too greasy and enjoyed the crunch as much as anything. The most ridiculous they've done is still the duck, veal, foie gras and fig beast that they did last year. at £16 i wasn't going near it.
Their less flashy stuff is top notch though, especially the danny trejo, their take on a chilli cheese burger with chipotle mayo and tequila salsa.
falls apart too quickly, gets sodden and you end up eating it piece by piece. decent chips+dips though and i'd give their sliders a go
Heh.. bad times at lucky chip! Mine have all held together. In fact, I cant recall any of my burgers really beating their bun from any of the london places. Guess the messiest are probably the chilli burgers. I tried the Joses, Jose from patty and bun on saturday. really great patty (and bun), and the chorizo in the chilli sauce was great, but there was absolutely no heat in the sauce. lovely and sweet but not hot at all. I'd expect their other burgers to be very decent though.
The Kevin Bacon I had at the Sebright Arms was pretty banging. Bit weird they serve the stuff on paper plates, though.
Is it a van outside the Sebright?
Thought they were only there for a limited period earlier this year, but they were still selling them when I was there a couple of weeks back.
No THERE is a proper burger.
and they're still selling out of the van at Netil Market near broadaway. They're also in soho now at the player, serving sliders and some eccentric sides. The prices have jumped a bit from the pub but that's what you get in soho.
is cod served with fish skin crisps. One of their desserts is ice cream sculpted and flavoured to look like a burger. Apparently the fish skin's decent but it feels a bit like over kill.
fish skin crisps I'd torch the gaff.
I'm actually tmepted to go there tonight instead... (the player)
I'd also recommend the el chappo - bacon, blue cheese and jalapenos.
Best burgers ever. I want to go back to Berlin to eat that.
In London, the burgers at the Lord Nelson in Southwark are pretty great.
I forgot my debit card though and only have £10. Where should I go?
also one at a place called Port of Call in New Orleans. turns out in new orleans, asking for a burger with "everything on" not only means stuff piled so high you can't eat it in one mouthful, but you also get a baked potato with sour cream, bacon bits, cheese and all that ON THE SIDE. mind blown, waistline blown even more
made a change to have nice cheese and bacon in it rather than that non-descript plastic American cheese that wibblers try and insist is much better in a burger.
i had the led zeppelin. it was frankly too big and i wasnt super hungry and didnt enjoy it, but just in terms of food porn, it's worth a mention:
but I'm also pretty excited about this at Mishkins. Their classic slider is very good (though make sure to ask for it medium rare otherwise they'll over cook it) but this is monster:
is reliably brilliant every time.
The other one that springs to mind is a pub in Newbury, can't remember the name, but it blew my mind. I am fairly certain I was told that Theo Walcott's brother sold them the meat or something.
Sounds like nonsense now I have written it down.
In fact I've yet to find a burger in London that beats it. Start the Bus is also surprisingly good too for burgers too. Warren's Burgers were ok.
where is it?
bristol hasnt had a good burger place since burger star closed
bath has had schwartz & another one as well whose name escapes me
burger start were ace though, quarter with cheese & pineapple, all veg freshly sliced, cooked to order
nowhere near gourmet levels of burger, but pound for pound the best i have had
Seriously if you're in Bristol you have to try it.
a bit out of the usual areas i go to, but will defo do so at some point
have you tried atomic burger in bristol?
have heard good things but yet to sample it
Most things I've seen about it seem focus on the overall experience rather than the burgers which makes me think they might not be all that. They look tasty though.
who now lives in bristol raves about them
just had a look at the menu & am intruiged
in Oxford, they're decent, without being amazing.
Honest Burger in brixton was my best, but im sure there are better in london.
1) Rare as possible without being raw
2) Plenty of onion and cheese BUT NO BACON AND NO LETTUCE, too overpowering and wet respectively
3) The Heston burgers from Waitrose are as good as any i've had out, £5 for two
(I've not tried the heston burgers)
Though Halifax Burger in Copenhagen runs it a close 2nd.
It's too expensive but if you go there tonight/any Monday it's £10 for a fucking great burger, chips and a pint of decent beer (choice of five I think, incl. Camden Helles).
fuck that garlic mayo is mindblowing, i've tried making it from home with less than successful results
now i want to move to london just for burgers
tbh, i'm not even that bothered about beef itself; a good burger for me is more about the perfect combo of bun texture, good ratio of meat to toppings and condiments, really great chips (skinny fries for me but i accept this is subjective), a nice beer (or pint of coke if hungover) and - importantly - being able to eat it properly, with hands, LIKE A BURGER without everything falling out. not a fan of these towering concoctions that require cutlery or a detachable jaw, personally
on the above criteria, bruadar (RIP) in glasgow was probs my fav (same people as holyrood 9A and red squirrel in edinburgh)
Don't often go to burger places but went here after a Bath Rugby match and had the Blue Cheese Burger. Sweet mother of god it was good
the blue cheese burger is ridicugood.
It's in Watts. Perfectly safe to travel there after dark. Y'know, most nights.
bean burger from pub in Twickenham.
nut cutlets with spicy cheese and salad in a bun with carrot and parsnip chips (homemade).
Fucking hell, that. Would genuinely queue up for an hour for that again.
I found Dirty Burger too small for my liking. Disappointing chips though, heard the onion fries were a lot better.
I liked The Breakfast Club in Soho. The Cow vs Pig burger is gnarly and it's BYOB. It's not the cheapest option but being BYOB makes it well affordable.
I hear they got some tasty burgers!
I can't usually eat em cos my girlfriend's a vegetarian, which more or less makes me a vegetarian. But I sure love the taste of a good burger.
had an avocado one (Y)
Don't know if anyone tried Fred Smith's burgers when he was at the Admiral Codrington but his stuff probably came closest to justifying all the burger hype of the last year or so. His masterwork was a double stack that blended cheddar, american cheese and parmesan with cream infused with bacon, and his chilli burger was pretty special too.
Anyway, he appears to be organising something under @FredsBurgerClub. Nothing happening yet but there's a reasonable chance it will be excellent.
I just had another kati roll for pre-lunch. I think 2013 is going ot be all abot the kati roll.
moolis is great
Really like that place - the staff especially are lovely. gety's busy from about 7:30 till 10 but it's open late and noodle's are great at the end of the night.
I'm having one tonight
I struggled to eat even half of mien (and it didn't travel well, as I discovered when I tried to give it to number 2 aa a midngiht snack)-
Our new Christmas burger at Hawksmoor Seven Dials. Deep fried butter milk turkey, Hawksmoor sausage patty, spiced cranberry ketchup, caramelized onions, crispy smoked streaky bacon topped with Ogleshield cheese in a brioche bun. It made Santa cry.
(srsly, we should try to go for dinner before the hols). You can eat my leftovers as well as your own as I'm on a sparrowlike appetite at the moment for everything that's not crisps. STRESS.
I need ot get a new handset but I'm convinced the man in the phone shop can tell i'm a momo and is trying to rip me off.
Cutting it fine to get back home before the snow, but got a project to finish your the big man.
ALthough YOU ARE THE BIG MAN too :)
1) byron isn't the stuff of man vs food BUT THEN if it's that cheesey maybe it will be difficult to finish, my bad
2) hawksmoor have announced their christmas burger
http://pinterest.com/pin/223420831485675742/ for a picture, and the spiel above
I AM READY.
Bloody lovely. And my kind of size too. Perfectly happy to say it's one of the best burgers I've had in this country, maybe even the best- but then, the most recent one is always my favourite.
You can tell I'm not from there because I have absolutely no idea of the geographical area it's in, aside from 'London'.
I provided the meat, she provided the baps
OH MY LORD. So good.
some sort of mushroom/swiss cheese effort...not unlike the mushroom double-swiss that BK used to sell only far far far better.
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