Don't ask how, but amidst all of our meetings, dinners and weddings, Louis and I managed to have THREE burgers in the two weeks we were back in the UK. I think we deserve a medal...or a Weight Watchers voucher. Whatevs.
Round 1 - Byron Burgers - O2 Centre, Finchley Road
We'd heard about Byron from some friends and Tripadvisor and so as soon as we stumbled on the one in the O2 Centre, our discussions of what to eat came to an end. I had the Smoky and a lemonade. Louis had the Byron and a soda float. We also ordered some chips and onion rings on the side.
|Yummy soda float.|
|Looks better in the photos in my opinion.|
Honestly, we weren't mind blown by their burgers. My burger wasn't medium as stated in the menu, and I found it to be a bit dry and didn't have the flavour I was waiting for. I'm almost tempted to say I make better burgers at home. As for the sides, the chips weren't anything special and the onion rings quite oily. Now that I recount the visit, I doubt I'll be back again. Just wasn't my thing.
Round 2 - Honest Burgers - Kings Cross
I had been eyeing up Five Guys all afternoon when a friend suggested that we go to Honest Burgers instead. So glad we did! The venue was relaxed and we were given a booth overlooking the kitchen, where you could see the chefs preparing the burgers (and I couldn't wait to have one in my tum!). It was a toss up for me between the Tribute and the Special and when I asked our waiter for his recommendation there was no hesitation before he said "The Special".
|That's the kitchen there.|
|Ice tea in a jar - sold.|
|Demolished this in record time.|
|I mean, look at that!|
Special.It.Was. I can't rave about these burgers enough. Mine was juicy, flavoursome and the tobacco onions really did have a tinge of tobacco which made them delicious (I know it sounds crazy). The chips were crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. I opted for my chips without the rosemary salt but I had a taste of Louis' rosemary chips and they were yummy. If you are anywhere near an Honest Burger, I would highly, highly recommend it. Pricing-wise, it was reasonable for a sit down restaurant. I think I paid about £12 for my meal excluding tip.
Round 3 - Five Guys - Covent Garden
You thought I wouldn't get there? Always space for a burger! This was a cheeky burger for us so we shared one burger. We got a basic burger with onions and peppers. Looking back, I enjoyed this burger more than I thought I did. I liked that the burger was quite sloppy, the onions were a nice addition and the bread was soft and spongy. Also, the chips were amaaaazing. It was on the pricey side though - we paid about £13 for the meal.
|Proof I was there.|
|Those chips. Those chips.|
|Sloppy burger = yummy.|
Writing this post and uploading these photos has made me want another burger. Apparently there are a couple of great burger joints here in Amman that I haven't tried yet so I'll just have to make my way down there!
What's your favourite burger place?