honest burgers

24 March 2014

I'm more than a little late on the bandwagon, but it was well worth the wait to check out Honest Burgers.




Sundays have become a bit of a "treat day" for me and E, as we always do a run in the morning and are starving by brunch or lunch time. Also, there is that well known fact of calories not counting on Sundays. That works for me.

Anyway, I had felt for a while that our mission to find the best burger in London had been on hold for too long, so it was my request to finally try Honest Burgers.

We went to the one on Portobello Road, just before midday to ensure we didn't have to queue.

After a quick peruse of the menu, E went for the Brewburger (something involving beer and candied bacon. winner all round) and I went for the Honest, basically a classic burger with everything.










So far in my burger adventures around the city, Patty & Bun have kept the top spot (alongside Admiral Codrington, but that is a "higher end" goumet burger). But now... I have to say, Honest Burgers is right up there with them. They are different but equally good - I loved the true medium rare of the beef at HB, something a lot of burger places don't seem to do, and the chips with rosemary salt were some of the best I've had, albeit a little on the salty side. We both agreed that the quality of the meat was fantastic, and really couldn't fault either creation.

I'm so glad we tried HB at long last, I'm pretty sure this will be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. (And now I want to watch Casablanca again.)



24 comments:

  1. I really liked Honest Burgers too! It's probably third in my list behind Patty & Bun and Breddos Tacos in my burger ranking (:

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    1. ok, must do Beddos Tacos ASAP! x

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    1. wish I could have given you a bite ;) x

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  3. Love the glasses that your drinks came in! Your photos are stunning as always. I need to write a list of all these places in London.. I'm going for the weekend in a couple of weeks and i need to visit some amazing food places!
    N xo

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    1. oh that's exciting! you'll have plenty to choose from, London has really grown in the foodie department x

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  4. Mouthwatering photos as usual. The bowls they're served in are adorable also!

    B xx

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  5. Oh, hello! That looks sooo tasty. The fries caught my eye too. I love y'alls little Sunday tradition - Dan and I go to a non-wifi coffee shop down the street and read (like.. things on paper, it's nuts) and chat. I always look forward to it. :)

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  6. yum. i always love a good burger! and a milk shake. yum yum :)

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    1. ooh a milkshake would have rounded this off nicely! x

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  7. This looks soo good, and I agree with you about it being hard to find actual medium rare burgers! The drinks look really really good too! What are they? I love paper straws, they're just so aesthetically pleasing!

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    1. the drinks were lemonade and their house cocktail (for me, haha) - really refreshing, kind of a lemon/cucumber concoction. i loved the straws too! x

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  8. Ooooooh medium rare? I'm more of a medium well kind of burger eater but from your description and photos, these burgers look soooo scrumptious! I'm loving the glasses that your drinks came in as well :)

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    1. more often than not they are served medium-well which i don't mind, but i do prefer beef on the rarer side generally! probably being with E has encouraged this even more (the French believe it's a sin to eat well cooked beef steak or burger haha) x

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  9. Medium rare! Good choice :) I need to add Honest Burgers to my to-do list. Looks good. There are so many cool places for burgers in London. xx

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    1. i knew you'd appreciate the medium rare ;) London really is overflowing with good burger places x

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  10. Oooh, I'm all hungry after reading this! My favourite 'gourmet burger' place is Meat Liquor - I enjoyed Patty & Bun, but it wasn't 100% love because I felt it was just that bit too greasy for me (if that's not too much of a tautology regarding a burger joint! :P) I'll definitely try this place out on your recommendation :) x

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    1. I'm dying to try Meat Liquor! it's next on my list :) x

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  11. Ooh, yum, yum, yum, yum! I am so hungry now I have read this - I really could do with an awesome burger (lucky I am in the land of the burger - so it should not be hard to find one)!

    London does have some fantastic places to eat!

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    1. i'm pretty sure you'll find a good one very close to you ;) London has really improved over the last decade in terms of restaurants etc. x

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  12. Such beautiful pictures, it makes me long for Spring :)

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  13. Sounds so damn good! I recently tried a burger place here in singapore that I've been eyeing and because we don't have many burger places I rarely get the chance. It was amazing and like you I've jumped onto burgers! The fries sound amazing! I've never come across a place that makes their fries with herbs, I think more places must do that!

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