Gourmet Burger Kitchen
My eyes glaze over at the amount of choice. After an agonising ten minutes, I pick the Avocado Bacon Burger. Laura, on a semi-diet, goes for a kid-sized Junior Beef. With a side of fries costing a scorching £2.75, we decide to share. At the bar a cheeky sign reads “service charge not included”. Given that I’ve placed my order personally at the bar, it seems like I’ve done all the hard work so far. Perhaps I should give myself a tip.
First impressions are great. It’s not often you’re served a burger which really does look as good as the picture. The burger is well presented with a large hunk of Aberdeen Angus, tomatoes, bacon, guacamole and neatly folded lettuce. It’s held together with a lightly toasted sesame bun, and a wooden spear down the center. It’s mouthstretchingly large and I love it, although the garlic dip for the chips is enough to scare off all vampires in a 100-mile radius, and my girlfriend too…
So, on a rainy Friday night in a modern concrete shopping centre, is GBK really worth leaving the house for? Yes, if you really like burgers. They were faultless. No, if you like fine dining, comfy sofas, attentive staff and wallet-friendly prices – £11 is a lot for a burger and chips. Your best bet is to buy some burgers to take away, sidestepping the gruesome views and hard chairs and taking the best bit home with you.
We’ve been reliably informed that the GBK on Park St at least has a better view so that’s probably more fun.
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