10 Post/s by Tag: Burgers

A journey to Brockley Market

10 Jun 2012

Anyone who has ever lived in London will know that no matter what you want to do, no matter where you want to go, sometimes London just really doesn’t seem to want to let you. One Saturday morning we decided we wanted to check out Brockley Market – a local south London market generating a lot of buzz recently for the quality of it’s traders.

Brockley Market

Brockley Market

London on the other hand did not really seem to want us to go. What followed was a frustrating 2 hour journey there consisting of getting on (and getting kicked out of) a variety of public transport options. We arrived grumpy, hungry, angry, “hangry” if you will. But soon our ailments were all forgotten as we went on a furious mission of purchasing delectable delights and stuffing our faces with them as quickly as we could possibly manage. (more…)

Friday night street food at Street Feast London

24 May 2012

Street Feast London is one of the latest street food initiatives – a culinary night market which is taking place every Friday night until 20 July at the Sclater Street Car Park just off Brick Lane. Featuring a number of street food superstars including the likes of Big Apple Hot Dogs, The Rib Man and Homeslice, it was definitely something that I wanted to check out since they kicked off a few weeks ago. So last Friday a group of my friends and I headed on down.

Street Feast London

In typical London fashion it rained. The main dining tent was packed out so we improvised and huddled together under our own makeshift tent of umbrellas to shelter from the drizzle, nice and cosy, only leaving our nest to run out and gather tasty morsels from the deliciously scented stalls surrounding us. (more…)

Burger & Lobster, for your crustacean gratification

10 May 2012

When one has a hankering for lobster in London where does one go? Ah that age old question. For the longest time the only establishments that served these delicious crustaceans as far as I was aware would be the odd Chinese restaurant in the form of lobster noodles, Belgo’s during their lobster festival or somewhere so ostentatious and out of my budget it wasn’t worth considering.

Now when one thinks of lobster in London, there’s just one place comes to mind… Burger & Lobster.

Grilled lobster

Grilled lobster

Brought to you from the folks behind Goodman, there is no menu, only one simple question “burger or lobster?” With both dishes priced at £20, it’s not difficult to guess who wins. In fact a quick glance at the plethora of bright red shells adorning the tables around the restaurant is all it takes to clearly see who the star of the show is. (more…)

MEATmarket – burgers in the fast lane

7 May 2012

Following on from the success of the MEATwagon and MEATliquor, the same team have opened up a new burger joint in town. Located in Jubilee Market, Covent Garden the place has been given the very appropriate name MEATmarket. I popped down on their opening day on Thursday to check it out.

MEATmarket

MEATmarket

If MEATliquor is a dark burger dungeon, then MEATmarket is it’s polar opposite – it’s brighter twin brother, bathed in fluorescent lighting and decorative signage and situated in the heavens that is the balcony overlooking the tat and crafts of Jubilee Market. Seemingly modelled on fast food chains, MEATmarket comes across much more accessible and family friendly version of it’s evil twin.  (more…)

The Life Aquatic with Lucky Chip

27 Nov 2011

Not that I mean to turn this into a Burger Blog but amazing burgers are something which I’ve definitely been pleased to notice are becoming quite an exciting trend in London. I’ve visited the Lucky Chip burger wagon a couple of times now – but the journey from my house in North London is always a little too far, the wait is always a little too long and someone always seems to be trying to jump ahead of me in queue. The hunger induced grumpiness certainly doesn’t help either!

However after one bite of today’s special burger with it’s crispy, deep fried, battered soft shell crab, all crabbiness instantly dissolved, along with the memory of every burger I’ve ever eaten. This was the Bill Murray Life Aquatic Surf ‘n Turf Burger.

Bill Murray Life Aquatic Surf 'n Turf Burger: Soft Shell Crab, Beef Patty, Guacamole, Spicy Mayo, Ginger Sweet Chili

Bill Murray Life Aquatic Surf 'n Turf Burger: Soft Shell Crab, Beef Patty, Guacamole, Spicy Mayo, Ginger Sweet Chili

It took me a couple of attempts to get the film, but there was no struggle getting the burger! There were so many amazing flavours going on; the crispiness of the fresh soft shell crab, the creaminess of the spicy mayo, the saccharine zing of the sweet chilli, the cool guacamole and spring onions and the trademark succulent beef patty blanketed in oozing cheese… it was love at first bite! (more…)