We walked through a bustling Portobello Road market, and soon arrived at the first day launch of Honest Burgers newest addition to their burger family – in the lovely climbs of Portobello Road.
I was impressed to learn from the friendly Phil that all the items on the menu were gluten-free, except the black pudding special, and that we just needed to mention to our waitress that gluten-free buns would be required.
After an 1.5 hr waiting in a queue, we were seated at their window table – an ideal spot to people watch and see the queue steadily growing down the middle of the market as the time ticked by. As there was so many choices on the menu, we decided to take our lovely waitress Mia’s recommendation of getting Tribute and Honest burgers, so we could try their original burger and their new American Tribute burger.
We were worried that the kitchen would not be able to cope with constant orders and being able to produce 400 burgers to order to satisfy hungry diners. Our fears were unfounded as after waiting for 30mins, we were served perfectly cooked beef patties in toasted gluten-free buns accompanied by their wonderful lightly-salted rosemary chips. Fabulous Ginger Pig Dry Aged beef patties, they had a wonderful depth of flavour, which was complemented particularly by the dill pickles.
It was a close competition between the Honest and Tribute burgers, but the Honest won as we loved the red onion relish which complemented the grassy, irony flavours of the dry aged beef. We think that some people may enjoy the Tribute with the American cheese – it has a distinct flavour which you will appreciate if you have grown up with it.
Great value as you can get a burger and chips for £8-£10, and they have a veg option of a Fritter burger for £6.50; which we heard from our Australian neighbours were amazing with a crunchy batter exterior.
Thank you to Phil, Tom and Mark for a great lunch, and for making our first visit to an Honest Burgers restaurant an enjoyable and pleasant experience. Good friendly service, especially from the lovely Mia.
We are already planning our next visit to try your beef and black pudding special, and the whopping Federation burger. See you guys soon!
They have 50% off their menu on Sunday 6th October, 2013 from 12pm – 10pm. Go check them out now!
Address: 189 Portobello Road, London W11 2ED
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