Another Guest Review from my brother Sherwin - please check him out on @SherwinSacki.
My bro has been to all the burger places and reviewed them already. So when I came across a new burger place, I went for it! I claimed the rights to eat their first and to post this review.
To start, this place isn’t new – the Pub it actually resides in has been around for eons. You know the pub I’m talking about…you don’t? The Green Man pub on Edgware Road, right next to Edgware Road tube station.
I have been crying for a place to sell burgers near my workplace and aside for the one-off burger pop up stalls that turn up, there is no guaranteed fixture.
I knew of the Green Man pub from a while back. Been there several times for a drink, but only recently did a colleague inform me that they now sell/do burgers. The Burgers are done by the guys over at Burger Craft. Burger Craft are in a couple of other locations in London too. What made them choose a pub near a station who knows and frankly who cares.
Anyway, to the Burgers. There are quite a few on their list and I chickened out of the Bastard Burger as it was only lunch time and I had already had a few snacks beforehand. The Bastard Burger is two patties and so I went for the BLT – Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato for those that didn’t know. The burger came with a side of Hand-Cut fries and as you can see from the pic (ignore the blob of mayo on the side) – DAS IST SER GUT!
The size of the burger was manageable, just too many chips. First, second and third bites went in quickly. I was hungry and lunch time is limited. What came through straight away was the crisp of the bacon with the crunch of the lettuce. Haven’t had lettuce in a burger like that since, well the whopper but you know what I mean. A lot of these new burger places don’t come with lettuce. The patty itself was very juicy and the bun complimented and supported the juices. Not too dry and not ruined either, the bun held all contents in and I wasn’t making a mess of my £xxx shirt. The cheese was American and that too was very nice. Not overcomplicated or extra fancy to take away or confuse the taste buds.
I would compare this burger to something from Byron rather than Dirty Burger. But tick tick tick as good meat, good flavours and good location (for me).
I will be going back again and trying the other variations.
Thank Brother for another great review. I'm jealous and upset that you had a burger without me.