Burgers, Food, Uncategorized

Burger: Five Guys made it One Guy ate it…..



This afternoon I finally managed to get hold of a Five Guys burger after quite a while since seeing one of their places in London. Well I can certainly say it was worth the wait…

As you can tell from the picture I kept things pretty standard by ordering a plain old cheeseburger; the platform on which I like to compare burgers. However, a plain old cheeseburger was not what was delivered and instead what was delivered was something else.

In order to break it down for you:

The Burger Itself:

It was awesome, juicy but not messy and reminiscent of the patties served in the US (duh, they are from the US!) with a great beefy flavor. The cheese is amazing as well and the two become one in the bun. There are plenty of topping choices on offer which no doubt add to the meal and i will no doubt choose one next time.

The Bun (Trust me this is an important part..)

The bun done its job well holding it all together without making a mess and without falling apart even to the end. It perfectly complimented the burger in keeping it about the meat and cheese by moulding into the burger with every bite.

The Fries

The fries were good and plentiful for a regular size, even much so that i couldn’t finish them. The skin being left on is a nice touch and Cajun spiced fries are also available.

The Milkshake (Vanilla)

Went down a treat whilst waiting for meal and after to finish off with a sweet touch.

The Price

A bit steep at £30 for the two of us but hey, you get what you pay for and I certainly have not been waiting for dinner to come along.

Overall conclusion

A decent, solid american style burger right here in the UK that doesn’t try too hard to impress as it doesn’t need to. Keeping it simple and delicious is certainly the recipe for success for Five Guys..Well done. You will definitely being seeing me again in the future.

Burgers, Food, Uncategorized

My best burgers of 2016

A slight break from the norm to have a look at a few of my favourite burgers of 2016. 

Travelling was low in the agenda this year but I still managed to sneak a few visits to varying burger joints to sample the merchandise. Going to New York again helped significantly being that it opens up a whole new ball game for the burger lover. Anyway here it goes in no order of preference…

1. The Fire Station, Waterloo, London. UK.

What a perfect end to a day at the races this was. 

Image from Eating London

2. Chalk Valley Farm and Kitchen, Southampton, UK.

Image from Tripadvisor

My Southampton staple never disappoints and has an amazing range burgers and meats. 

3. Schnippers Quality Kitchen, New York, USA.

Image from Yelp

I dare say if you live in NYC you’ll probably say there are many more places out there then this chain restaurant but hey if it works it works! Stunning burger after a huge trek up Broadway. 

4. Shake Shack, New York, USA.

Image from Serious Eats

The world famous, well worth the wait as the first time we sought it out in 2014 it was closed. 

5. Handmade Burger Kitchen, Southampton, UK.

Image from Tripadvisor

Well thought out burgers with all the right ingredients. 

6. Heartland Brewery, New York, USA.

Image from Serious Eats

Yes another chain! Loved the burger at the 8th Ave address. Easy going and tasty. 

Well that’s that and here’s to the future of sampling more burgers out there. I just need to remember to take a photo before I demolish it!