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Burger Index: The Stafford

Look at those bunsForget about foie gras. Knowing your burger onions is the sign of a true gourmet. However, finding a good burger is quite like finding a good woman. So complex, so illusive and so many variables that can go wrong. But when you find a goody…oh boy! This is the story of one man’s search for the best bit of pattie in town.



Currency: £19

Platform: A great big hunk of prime juicy meat cooked to perfection

Spread: Soggy and bland – a disaster!

Commodities: Standard issue mustard, mayo and ketchup. Good homemade tomato relish

Derivatives: Frozen French fries. Slice of gruyere cheese

Analysis: The American bar burger has almost legendary status. If we were scoring for the meat alone this would be 10/10. But at £19 a poor, commercial bun and bought in fries just doesn’t cut the mustard!

Forcast: 6.5/10

The Stafford St James’s Place, London, SW1A 1NJ, UK Telephone: +44 (0)20 7493 0111

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