The American / Honest Burgers / Soho, London


It's been a while since we visited their dinky market enclave in Brixton Market. Since then, those plucky chaps have started producing their Great British wares tucked away in a quaint Soho side street. There are even rumours they might be opening up in what seems to be becoming the next burger frontier, Brighton.

Truthfully we haven't really been back to Honest that much because it wasn't really our thing, so when we heard that they were bashing out a Yank-inspired special at the normally-houred central London branch we thought we'd mosey on down to their beef corral and give it a shot.

The staples of all their burgers are there: The soft and spongy, glazed brioche-style bun is the habitat to the loosely-packed juice-sodden Ginger pig beef patty. Only this time American cheese is comprehensively merged with the top. Crunch is provided by fresh red onions and pickles. Although a touch top heavy on the American mustard and the special sauce being a tad mild, lacking the flavour slap you'd expect, it's a solid, stand up American style burger.

We hope it stays on the menu, so there's a good reason for us to go back and chow on some more of their crack fries. But we've heard it's shelf-life is only until 20th May, when it is replaced by the Louisiana Burger, a promo-patty for some vampire show DVD box set. Shame.

  • Rob.

 

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