We mean it when we say these are honestly good burgers from Honest Burgers!
Normally there’s a long queue at this Soho branch and they work on a “put your name down and we’ll call you when a table is ready” system. But maybe because it was a Monday night, we actually got a table straight away (a first for Kitty out of the many times that she’s been here!) Even if you do have to wait over an hour for able – it’ll be worth it!
The menu is pretty simple at Honest Burgers – there’s a choice of three burgers: Beef, Chicken or vegetable. Each burger also comes with rosemary salted chips. As you’ve guessed, it’s all about using the best British produce to produce quality food. So when your food is served up, you know it’s going to be good.
So here’s what we ordered:
Honest Burger (£10.50) – contains beef, red onion relish, smoked bacon, mature cheddar, pickled cucumber, lettuce. A truly simple burger with strong bold flavours. The beef patty itself had a crisp outer layer giving the whole burger a nice smokey flavour and the red onion relish had a sweet caramel taste. Unfortunately though, the beef patty was slightly overcooked, so it was a bit dry to eat. It was still a good burger nonetheless, and a good one to start off with if it’s your first time at Honest Burgers.
Tribute Burger (£10.50) – beef, bacon, American cheese, burger sauce, French mustard, pickles, onion and lettuce. Bit of a mouthful to describe this burger, but all the different flavours worked perfectly together! Not one was overpowering the other and all the different sauces and juices made the overall burger super juicy. This is definitely an upgrade to the classic Honest burger. Just have a napkin nearby when eating this!
Special Burger (£12.50) – so special it even has it’s own menu plaque! This consisted of Cajun beef, smoked bacon, fried onions, American cheese, smoked ketchup, pickles. Smokey is definitely a word to describe this awesome burger. The beef patty in this one was cooked perfectly, with just the right amount of pink inside. You pay the extra £2.50 for this burger for that extra kick from the spices – worth it if you like that!
Onion Rings (£3.50) – huge big onion rings, fried so perfectly it was super crispy and seasoned with what seemed like Indian spices. The simple description on the menu definitely deceived us! These were so good, we didn’t even need to dip them in any sauce. Even if you’re already full from the burger and the chips, you should still give these onion rings a try!
Botanic Garden (£6.00) – Ford’s Gin, apple, elderflower and lime. Sharp, sour and refreshing. What’s not to like? Definitely a good choice to wash down the burgers we had.
We had a really good time at Honest Burgers. Not only because the food was excellent, but because the service was friendly too. The staff were really welcoming and made us feel right at home. The casual atmosphere inside the restaurant also helped. Check out the inspiring story Honest Burgers too – it’ll make you fall in love with them even more.
Are Honest Burgers better than the other places we’ve reviewed so far? We’re undecided so far. But they’re definitely a must-go. So on this burger adventure, we’re going to give Honest Burgers 4.5 yums. There’s so many branches across London now (Thank God!) you’re bound to find one near you!
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 11:30–23:00, Sunday 11:30–22:00
Address: 4a Meard Street, London, W1F 0EF