From American style dining to Tube stations, cocktails to brunches, here at London Living we’re really getting stuck into everything our city has to offer as we continue to countdown and chart the very best aspects of London life every week.
Today we’re getting our smackers around the invicible burger – that staple category of sustenance that has never seen such high demand in London as it does today…
Let us kick-off with a quirky hangout. Meat People inject a potent bit of fizz into the burger experience with their ambitiously alternative menu. Nestled onto Islington’s Essex Road, Meat People pride themselves on an unrivalled passion for all things meat, led by their Argentinian Head Chef Nicolas Buyo. In a bid to differentiate themselves from the masses, Meat People have devised an exotic selection of meats that include: Springbok, crocodile and the finest Iberico pork.
So, if you’re looking for your classic quarter pounder with cheese, this probably isn’t for you. However, if you’re keen for something a little different, but cooked to perfection, then definitely give Meat People a go. You won’t regret it.
This list wouldn’t be right without mentioning the burger wizards that are Hache Burgers. This is a fitting case study for the ultimate in ‘gourmet’. Unlike many other ventures that sell themselves as gourmet food maestros, these guys smash their claim into orbit. Steaks, burgers, burgers and more steaks…Hache’s menu is a mouth-watering concoction of global variants and sensational toppings.
Located in Clapham, Chelsea or Camden, Londoners have no excuses for not sampling the Hache experience due to geographical inconvenience!
We’re told that “ask any London foodie & Lucky Chip will come in their top 3 burgers of all time.”
Lucky Chip is the name behind the modest van you’ll see parked up at Netil Market come the weekend and the business owned by the two blokes who have a residence at The Sebright Arms in Hackney during the week. Recently charted at number one in the Evening Standard’s list of “Ten burgers to try before you die” and it seems the perfect recipe is all about being “simple and hellishly effective.”
We have a tip from the London Eater who was really quite complimentary about the Lucky Chip’s chips too; “when you do eventually make it to Lucky Chip, be sure to get the chips unsalted. The Asian influenced condiments – wasabi and sweet chilli – were an effective touch.” Note taken.
Our fourth choice takes us to South Kensington and into the cosy confines of Chelsea’s Admiral Codrington. The revered Burgerme blog gave this glowing appraisal:
“Every element in the Admiral Codrington burger has been carefully thought out, and tested to ensure the perfect combination of toppings with the patty.”
You just know these guys are a cut above the rest when it comes to the burger and if this image doesn’t get your juices flowing, we don’t know what will!
Expect the best Irish beef, matured to perfection, packed between the best brioche bun. An 8oz Admiral Codrington cheeseburger, pickles and hand cut chips will set you back a modest £15 though – not half bad, we don’t think.
By now, you’ve probably realised the secret to the perfect burger is simplicity. Goodman burgers are no different.
With a selection of the choicest cuts from all around the world (indeed ”when Goodman says the finest prime beef they mean it) the Goodman burger is the burger with which others can benchmark themselves.
We agree with the One Fine Stay‘s verdict that Goodman burgers are a ”medium rare treat not to be missed.” Hear hear. Will Eat For Money‘s prognosis was equally fetching, calling the Goodman ”probably the best example of the genre I’d ever consumed.”
Think we know what’s on the menu this evening.