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London Eats: Honest Burgers, Borough

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So apparently it’s National Burger Day tomorrow – hands up who knew? It seems like there’s a ‘national day’ for pretty much everything nowadays, so I guess I shouldn’t be that surprised that there’s one for the mighty burger too. I’m not quite sure what it means in practice, but I imagine it’s just a nifty marketing trick to get people to buy more burgers and spend a bit more money. Well, kids, it works.

 

I headed to one of my favourite burger joints, Honest Burgers, on Sunday in preparation for this great holiday. I chose Honest Burgers because a) it’s very affordable and my payday is approaching a bit too slowly, and b) because their veggie burger is very, very good and their fries are probably the best I’ve ever tasted. The last reason especially is enough to make me want to shout out about this place to the whole world – they are seriously that good. Not that Honest Burgers need a lot of help from me – they currently have 22 branches and are rapidly growing. Pretty good for a firm that started (very) small in a little space in Brixton Market only six years ago.

 

 

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Honest Burgers only have one vegetarian option (no burgers for vegans, unfortunately, although their chips are vegan) and although it’s definitely a very good option, I think this is the one aspect they could get better at. I know it’s not a veggie restaurant, but it’s so easy to make tasty and meatless burgers these day so it’s a bit sad that here only 1 out of 7 is meat free. This is my one complaint and the rest of my experience is (and always has been in previous visits too) very positive.

 

The burger I had was a vegetable fritter which consists of cauliflower, tomato, sweetcorn, shallots and spices and is topped with a tasty and cooling coriander and cucumber yogurt sauce. I’ve always had this with the chilli mayo (£1 extra) which just takes it to extra heights, but I learned last time that the mayo is actually not vegetarian (it’s made with chicken stock) which is a big shame as I really loved it. In fact, according to their website, neither the hot sauce or the curry sauce are vegetarian either.

 

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The veggie fritter burger costs a total of £7.95, including the rosemary fries. And guys, I know I’m supposed to be speaking of burger here (which is very tasty too, FYI), but these fries are SO. GOOD. They are perfectly salted and amazingly crispy, and yet still lovely and soft inside. I sometimes just think about them when I’m really hungry (which is most of the time) and they always meet my expectations when I finally have them again (this is probably starting to sound more like a long lost love affair rather than a food review, but oh well…). These chips are my desert island food.

 

As mentioned above, Honest Burgers have 22 locations across London, with the Brixton and Soho restaurants being the oldest ones. I visited the Borough location which is one of their bigger restaurants, and loved the decor and the service a lot. We were first going to be seated downstairs, but after I asked to get a table upstairs (with natural light, of course) they managed to secure that for us within minutes too. I was very impressed with the efficient and very lovely service we got, and would definitely return here on another occasion too. It doesn’t hurt that it’s only about 25 minutes door to door from our flat too!

 

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Other places to celebrate official burger day on Thursday 24th:

 

Vegan burgers in Mooshies, Shoreditch

Amazing halloumi burger @ The Rum Kitchen, Brixton

 

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10 comments so far.
  • Ah, this looks sooo good! Every time someone asked me what my favorite meal is, I always include burgers haha. So I’m always down to try burger joints!

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    • Laura Emilia

      Hahaha burgers are definitely up there with my favourite meals too! xx

  • This looks so delicious!

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    • Laura Emilia

      It was so yummy – would recommend! xx

  • oh i love a good burger and those look just incredible.
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    • Laura Emilia

      They were so yummy too 🙂

  • I love Honest burgers, I’ve never had the veggie option, but I might have to give it a go as it sounds really good!

    • Laura Emilia

      The veggie burger is so good! I just wish there were even more of them haha 😀 xx

  • I love Honest, there was one round the corner from the office when I worked in London and we went there quite frequently! I still dream about those chips haha, they’re so good 🙂 xx

    Toasty

    • Laura Emilia

      Ahh I know, I dream of those chips most days haha! I wish I could have some now… xx