So, in my humble opinion, this place does one of the best burgers in London.
I’m going to wait a moment for that to sink in…
I have travelled the length and breadth of the capital (ish) on a quest to find the perfect burger, and I’m telling you, this is it. A pub in Islington which has relatively recently changed hands (it used to be The Barnsbury). Forget your Byron or your GBK, your Red Dog Saloon, Five Guys or Bleeker Burger; I genuinely think this place is on a par with MeatLiquor for sheer hangover-busting, carb-and-fat-loading goodness. Look at that, just look at it…
Cooked medium rare (perfect) and with crispy bacon and cheese. We also had onion rings which were wonderfully greasy, lovely crispy chips and spicy chicken wings which came with a blue cheese dip. This was messy food – definitely not a first date choice unless you can rock the ‘blue cheese dip in your hair’ look – but it’s incredibly good and incredibly satisfying.
In fairness, they do a good range of small sharing (or not…) dishes which would probably be suitable for a more refined evening, and if the quality of the food is at all consistent they’ll be lovely as well! They also do roasts on a Sunday, and if they’re half as good as the burgers you will not be able to pay me to leave.
If you need me I’ll be at the gym… probably for the next two days.
What we ate:
Bacon & Cheese burgers
Spicy Chicken Wings
What we drank:
Malbec – they have a good wine selection here which all seems to be of decent quality
Would we go back?
Yes. Oh God, yes.