When your burger does arrive at your table, WAIT.
After several years of reviewing the burgers around London, fellow burger blogger ‘Burgerac’ has used his extensive knowledge to create a delicious range of burger recipes that are now available at the pop-up Burgershack at The Royal Oak Pub in Marylebone.
As one of the few pubs lucky enough to have escaped the architectural vandals of post-war London, this recently refurbed open-plan, dark-wood-pub venue is nicely complemented by friendly and attentive staff.
The signature “Burgershack” which is a 6oz patty of grass-fed, well-aged, native breed cow, topped with melted cheddar, two pancetta strips and chipotle burger sauce really brings back the taste of a good home-made burger. When it arrives it looks like it may fall apart in your hands but it won’t! Sitting under the patty is plenty of extra sauce – BBQ, Mayonnaise and hot sauce – as well as crisp strips of iceberg lettuce. Your burger (cooked medium-rare as standard) and sides will arrive on an Americana style plastic red tray covered by burger-graphic greaseproof paper; a really nice branded touch! The skin-on fries topped with slow braised chilli beef and cheddar cheese are also to die for!
Sides? Sides to die for. The Amazeballs (2 for £4) are balls of deep fried pulled pork, yes you read that correctly. Order them.
When your burger does arrive at your table, WAIT. Don’t dive straight in, sit there and let the smell of the burger hit you. Your patience will be rewarded and make that first bite even more enjoyable than you thought it would be.