Tucked away on some of the hundreds of side streets in central London you will find Honest Burger. Currently with 32 locations across the UK we hit up there Piccadilly Circus branch.
Finding a parking space was a bloody nightmare, but expect nothing different for central London. Alas, we found a pay and display not 50m from the restaurant.
We had plenty of time to kill before seeing Wicked the Musical later that evening. Wondering if they were open we took a gamble. It appeared we were the first people in for what looked like the start of the evening sitting.
You’d never (obviously) know, but I am very partial to a good burger. The ones that are slightly pink in the middle. Yes, I know “what about the risk of food poisoning” blah, blah, blah. The chances of falling ill are slim, and for me it’s the best way to eat a burger. However, you will find at the bottom of the menu that all burgers are cooked rare unless otherwise stated. Then staying the potential health risks of eating raw burgers.
We had earmarked the chilli burger (purely to sample the jalapeño relish) and the good old fashioned honest burger for Tina. Both with rosemary fries and a extra side order of onion rings to share rounded off the meal.
You can certainly imagine how busy this place would get and the lower mood lighting would made for a great pre-theatre date night meal.
The only drawback at this point was the toilet that was at the top of the building. Needing to navigate 2 flights of stairs isn’t ideal in the best of times. However, with my back and legs seemingly going downhill fast made the trip impossible and needing to wait until we found one with level access.
Then the feast arrived. For central London the portions were incredible value for money. For just £11.50 you got an enormous burger, with no scrimping on the rosemary fries. Even the onion rings were a meal in itself. Staring at each other wondering how we were to battle and beat this behemoth. We dove in, sadly however the onion rings had no flavour in the batter. So all we could taste was the oil it was cooked in. The burgers however, well, they have to be some of the best burgers we have tasted. The bacon was crispy, cheese perfectly melted across the whole burger, soft brioche bun.
Completely stuffed, we had already decided on having a dessert from the Fortnum and Mason Department store about 10 minutes walk away. Where I would eventually get it go to the loo!
Have a browse across their website and see where the nearest honest burger is to you. I know were pleased to see one pop up in Brighton. Check back for our take on one if their newest locations soon.
Peace out carnivores!