Burger Index: Hawksmoor (Seven Dials)
Forget 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.
Platform: Well-loved Longhorn, including small nuggets of bone marrow
Spread: Home-made sweet brioche bun
Commodities: Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Pickle & Ogleshield Cheese or Colston Bassett Stilton
Derivatives: Triple cooked beef dripping chips
Analysis: Hawksmoor now has three steak restaurants in the City and West End and is famous for its well hung meat supplied by the Ginger Pig. The burger used to be off-menu and available at lunch only, but now a fixture on the bar menu. The bun (now brioche) is vastly improved since my visit to the original Spitalfields and holds together like a dream. The chips which I once rated as some of the best in London (Quo Vadis still holds that honour) weren’t up to the usual high standard – more like roast potatoes. The pattie is moist (the bone marrow doing its job) and flavourful, but not sure if burger meat shoulds be well-hung? A very good burger, but the search for perfection continues…..
11 Langley St.
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020 7856 2154