Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Blacks Burgers

This post is wayyyy overdue and I have probably eaten about 57 burgers since, BUT a couple of months back, M and I had some celebrating to do. It had finally been a good day at the hospital after countless disappointments in the weeks before so when we got off the train home from London, we followed our noses to the enticing smell that was Blacks Burgers.

Naughty handfuls of yum.

I must say our burger choices were probably the best we could have made. I had cheese and bacon because that is the ultimate combination and both those ingredients make anything better. Especially days when you've been using an old school calculator for an entire afternoon and have numbers-induced fury. M had a chorizo combination.

Chorizo is a superior sort of meat, isn't it? I feel like if it had a facial expression it'd be a sort of smug one with gleaming eyes and thoughts of how it has perfected the succulent/chewy balance.

Anyway, the flavours worked but I wasn't entirely persuaded by the burgers themselves.

I haven't had a reallllyyyyyy good burger in such a long time. Some friends and I tried Burgers and Cocktails (a Giraffe restaurant spin-off, I believe) which is a short walk from Bond Street station, and they were okkkkk (cheese and bacon again so yes we're doing a like for like comparison) and we all know how disastrous my Meat Liquor venture was, so I'm itching to try a Patty & Bun creation. Does anybody know what the best time of day to go is so that you don't have to queue much/at all?

But yes, back to Blacks. The chips were nice, the onion rings could have been crispier but the pièce de résistance was the chocolate milkshake. Holy moley, it was deeeelicious and beautifully presented as you can see.

So yes, the staff are kind and helpful, the choice of burgers is pretty extensive and I at least recommend you pop in for a catch up with friends over milkshakes. They also do some good lunchtime and student deals if that suits. 

Where do you recommend for an excellent burger? And more importantly, when shall we go and try them out?

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  1. Ahh I love a good burger! I recommend red iron burger for brilliant burgers.

  2. Anonymous10:18 pm

    Oh that looks amazing.

  3. Have you tried Byron Burgers? We have one in Oxford & it is AMAZING!!!!

  4. Oooh this burger looks pretty good! I'm really starting to get into burgers now. Have you tried Honest Burger? They're doing a lovely festive burger there at the moment with a huge lump of camembert and cranberry sauce. Beyond yum!

    Cocktails and Caroline

  5. I'd like my bacon a bit crispier, and some more interesting lettuce than iceberg, but I'd still wolf that burger down!

    I'd say that the best time to visit Patty & Bun would probably be around 3 or 4pm. We queued for 30 minutes after arriving there just after opening on a Saturday. It is insanely popular but for a good reason, as the burgers are insanely good. The brioche bun really sets it apart from other places and I don't know what they put in the house mayo, but it's amazing. I'd go back in a heartbeat.