When I told my friends I visited the Strip Bar at Malmaison London the other day, it's fair to say it received a poor reaction. "That's exploitation", one said, "those poor girls". After pausing for effect, I explained that it's the newly refurbished restaurant in the Smithfield's luxury hotel, and not a new table dancing venue to rival other nearb
If you're looking to eat some of the best steak and burgers in London, then look no further than two restaurant chains that take a pride in sourcing and serving the best beef the UK has to offer. Often spoken about in hushed, reverent tones Hawksmoor and Goodman are destination restaurants for meat lovers in the know, and while predominantly focuse
Fusion food is defined by the combination of cuisines from different countries or cultures into a single dish, and London is packed to the seams with some of the best fusion restaurants in the world.Luckily for you, burger fans, London is also home to some of the best fusion burgers, too!The Kimchi Burger from HawksmoorI've written a lot about the
East London’s popular burger joint Lucky Chip (www.lucky-chip.co.uk) is the equivalent of celebrated surfer Kelly Slater, 11-time ASP World Tour Champion. Like Kelly, when Lucky Chip hit the scene (that’s London’s burger scene) in 2011 with a boombox pumping burger van in Netil Market the burgers were hyped, supercharged creations that wowed and ca
Upmarket American burger chain Shake Shack launched its first restaurant in London back in the summer of 2013, taking a prime location in the corner of Covent Garden’s Jubilee Market. Heralding from humble roots as a hot dog cart in New York, it became so popular that Danny Meyer, the restaurateur behind it replace the cart with a permanent restaurant in Madison Sq. Gardens and Shake Shack was born.
Burgers and Cocktails in Salvatore’s Bar at The Playboy Club, MayfairMeta description – a canter through the burger and cocktails at Salvatore’s Bar at the Playboy Club in Mayfair.Meta keywords – playboy club mayfair, playboy club burger, salvatores bar cocktailsAt the bottom of Park Lane, in the heart of Mayfair lies The Playboy Club. For the most
"In London", they say, "there's a restaurant for everyone." In this case it doesn't really matter who 'they' are because as a statement it's absolutely true. There are a phenomenal number of restaurants in London, catering to a huge number of cuisines. For instance there are a swathe of restaurants selling East African food, such as Jambo (Uganda), Mosob (Eritrea), and Queen of Sheba (Ethiopian). But going from the country cuisine to the quirky restaurant, the range becomes even more interesting.
If you’re on the dating scene in London, you’ll be fully aware that it’s filled with myriad pitfalls, particularly when you’re trying to set up a first date. Where will you meet them? What will you wear? What’s your escape plan if it goes badly? What’s your follow on plan if it goes well?…the list is almost endless. Another thing to think about is
With all the excesses over Christmas, something has to give, and so for this month I’ve undertaken to last the whole month with any meat (or alcohol, but that’s another story). With this in mind, and given that I am MASSIVELY craving burgers, I’ve decided to test out a recipe that can sate (to some extent) my meat cravings and give you something that you can serve up for a veggie treat, or to pacify any vegetarians you may be dining with while you take down a bacon cheeseburger.
It goes a little something like this. Pre-drink drinks, drinks, food, drinks, tequila, dancing, crying, night bus, Thursday morning work. We’ve all been there and experienced it – you manage a morning at your desk without dashing to the bogs to throw up, and all the meetings you attend you find yourself a pariah in the corner because you smell like
London’s Christmas burger round-up – December 2014Meta description: A round-up of London’s best Christmas burgers in December 2014Meta key words: Christmas burger London, London burgers December 2014Every December, as a sort of tonic to the usual motley collection of uninspired Christmas turkey dinners rolled out for big group lunches, London’s res
This Christmas, with all the turkey, smoked salmon, and champagne being thrown around, not to mention ham, mince pies and roast spuds, I thought I’d pull together something for burger lovers to get their chops around as a counterpoint to the usual festive fayre. My Christmas venison burger pulls together the gamey flavours of venison and pairs them with mincemeat, sausage and bacon, and rocket – I hope you enjoy!
If Made in Chelsea can be described as “an eye-opening reality series that follows the lives and loves of the socially elite 20-somethings who live in some of London's most exclusive postcodes” then the preamble for this post should be “an eye-opening burger journey following the burgers loved by London’s pre-eminent burger connoisseur”. If, like m
With all the talk of burger restaurants around London, we often forget about the humble boozer. A place you can grab a pint, destroy some packs of pork scratchings and put the world to rights. You might even order hot food if you’re feeling brave, but as the fashion of pub pop-ups, residencies, and kitchen takeovers gathers even more pace, how do y
Advising on the best burger in London is a bit of a subjective thing. Everyone has their favourites and the argument about who serves the best can be heated. So I'm going to tell you about a chicken burger, not created by one of the usual suspects, which could lay claim to the best chicken burger in all of London town…Let me tell you a little bit a
When Dip and Flip http://www.dipandflip.co.uk opened its doors to the public back in September 2013 it was something of an unknown entity. Located on the corner of Northcote Road and Battersea Rise, it was hardly the burger hotspot of central/East London, and without any history of pop-ups or market testing, it opened to little fanfare. But I’m goi
This London street food institution evolved from a collective of street food traders called Eat.st who formed in 2009 to take their vans and street food on a rolling voyage of deli discovery. In 2012, this transformed into London’s Kerb when they set up semi-permanent home at King’s Cross that was still under development and construction. Kerb’s ma
The World's Most Expensive Burger is in LondonHonky Tonk, an American/London diner in Clapham and Mayfair, have created the most expensive burger in the world, certified by Record Setters on 2 October 2014. The burger, created in conjunction with Groupon to celebrate their five millionth food and drink voucher being sold, is made up of the followin
At London's Elliot's Café, the burger is seemingly a low key affair. It sits on the menu under the 'Large Plates' section, labelled simply as Cheeseburger & fried potatoes. Never has a menu description done as little justice to a dish as this does to the Elliot's burger.
London’s first Shake Shack opened its doors to the public in July 2013 in Covent Garden. It brings with it a cult status of photogenic burgers, high quality sourcing of ingredients, and an understated, stylised visual identity that helps you spot it a mile off, and this makes it one of the first American burger chains to successfully open in the UK
Gordon Ramsey’s Bread Street Kitchen launched in 2011 on the ground and first floors of Cheapside‘s One New Change. It’s a relaxed fine dining restaurant, with a small menu and a selective wine list. Initial reviews were mixed, but for me it very quickly established itself as one of London’s top burger restaurants for its rather good short rib burger.
Americana seems to be the order of the day wherever you dine across London at the moment - whether it’s American burger joints such as Shake Shack and Five Guys vying for fast food dominance, or gourmet fried chicken restaurants like Chicken Shop and Wishbone. American barbecue is no different and over the past year, London has seen an explosion of both restaurants and street food vendors purveying home-smoked meat, vineagar-y ‘slaws and bourbon with pickle chasers.
While London has been going stir crazy for hamburgers, there has been very little commentary on the ascension of a small group of great places producing some seriously good options for vegetarians to get their teeth into. The good news now, is that some of the restaurants producing London’s best burgers are also a dab hand at turning out a jolly good veggie burger.
One of my favourite side orders when I’m eating out in London is a portion of hot, crunchy, deep-fried onion rings. There’s very little that comes close to being as satisfying as biting through the savoury outer crust into a soft, sweet ring of onion, so here’s a roundup of five of the best onion rings to be found on London’s dining scene.
Sometimes you don’t just want a great burger, you want a great BIG burger, and what better way to get your fill of both, than with my guide to London’s biggest burgers. The Thirsty Bear: Goldiehops and the Three Grizzly Bears: The Thirsty Bear offers up a twist in the burger challenge stakes - not one but THREE burgers need to be taken down, along with two portions of chips, and two pints of Meantime Pale Ale.
With American comfort food expanding apace on London, we’ve seen a massively popular sub-trend of great quality wings popping up across the city. It’s still a nascent trend, but here are four wings to rule them all.
You might think street food in the UK consists of dodgy mobile sausage carts hanging around Charing Cross at 1am, or glazed almonds out of a kettle on Westminster Bridge. Well think again. Street food in London is at fever pitch with lunchtime markets and evening meet-ups taking place daily across the capital, attracting a wide selection of niche p
Burger & Lobster is widely regarded as being the first restaurant in London to take the concept of pairing luxury food with a perceivably junk food alternative and roll it out successfully across London. There have since been a raft of other restaurants that apply the luxury/junk combination including Bubbledogs - a restaurant that pairs champagne with a selection of hot dogs - and Duck & Waffle, but Burger & Lobster was the first.
If you’re on a budget and want to get stuck into some of London’s hottest burgers and STILL have enough to get the tube home, you’re in luck. This is your guide to London’s best burgers for £7.50 or less.
Honest Burgers is a beacon of excellence on the British burger scene. Launched in a 15-seater unit in Brixton Village Market in 2011, they have since opened three more restaurants in Soho, Camden, and Portobello. Honest Burgers serve from a simple menu, with a choice of a free range chicken burger, three Ginger Pig beef burgers and a vegetarian fritter burger.
A few years ago, if you asked me to recommend a good burger in London I’d have been hard pressed to give you more than a handful of places. Nowadays you’re spoilt for choice, with a host of great street food carts and seemingly every gastropub landlord and his dog offering a half-decent burger. Well, the great news is, there are also a number of burger chains that are serving some excellent burgers, and this means you can get your fix all over the capital.