Honest Burgers – just arrived on Southampton Street, Covent Garden, London!

We were excited to be starting the week checking out the newest addition to the Honest burger group of restaurants located in the lovely surroundings of Covent Garden.

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I could not believe how quickly the queue built up in just 20mins – mountains of Honest Burger fans!

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Whilst chatting to Stuart, I learnt that they had a very successful Honest Box day charity fundraising at their Peckham branch the day before. Well done guys for raising over £2,000, and keep up the good work!

Wonderfully designed bar area and bright space upstairs which maximises the space that they have without feeling overcrowded; and other tables are close enough by enabling you to chat to your neighbours if you wish.

Rel, I spotted some Red Leg spiced rum that I have my sights on for next time!

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Rel in action:

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We loved the red onion relish and pickled cucumber additions in the ‘Honest’ burger (£10.50) – one of our favourites besides trying out the specials.

They also do gluten free buns if required (£1 supplement).

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Don’t forget to check out their regularly changing specials – the most recent one was Tribute to Bacon, with smoked bacon and bacon ketchup, (£10.50) but now they have a new one called the Ribman Special, with Ribman rib-meat, special sauce and pickles, (£12.50) which is available until the 15th February, 2016.

Tribute to Bacon:

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The Ribman Special:

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Finally, to celebrate National Breakfast Week, check out their new brunch dishes such as  this inviting double pork rib-eye dish which includes bacon gravy!

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(The above three photographs are courtesy of Tom, Stuart and Nikki at Honest Burgers.)

Overall, great burgers, friendly service and a warm, welcoming environment at the new Covent Garden location. What better way to warm up on a cold winter’s day!

To see what other delights you have instore when you visit an Honest Burger restaurant, please check out our previous posts at other locations:

https://goantolondon.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/honest-burgers-old-street/

https://goantolondon.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/honest-burgers-now-open-on-portobello-road/

Don’t forget that you get their fluffy, rosemary chips with any burger. You will not be disappointed, and we  recommend you check out the new Covent Garden branch or your nearest location. Forget the January diet!

Twitter: @ # #@londoneating #Special @theribman # #HonestBox #Peckham @RedLegRum

Covent Garden Honest Burgers branch location:

Honest Burgers

33 , Southampton Street

London

WC2E 7HE

 

Thank you to Tom (Owner), Stuart (Group New Restaurants General Manager), Nikki (Honest Burgers HQ – PR), Rel (Group Bar Manager), Simon (Covent Garden Branch Manager) and Eve (our waitress) for their hospitality. See you all again soon!

 

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International food and travel blog by London based British Goan duo: Jason and Chiara Pinto. Twitter: @goantolondon @jasonpinto100 @chiarapinto About Goa: Goa is a small state on the western coast of India. Though the smallest Indian state, Goa has played an influential role in Indian history. Goa was one of the major trade centers in India, thus it had always been attracting the influential dynasties, seafarers, merchants, traders, monks and missionaries since its earliest known history. Throughout its history Goa has undergone continual transformation, leaving an indelible impression on various aspects of its cultural and socio-economic development. History of Goa: The East-West symbiosis of Goa makes it different from other parts of India, more than the historical and social niche. The history of Goa is a sweet and sour story of colonial heritage, oppressive rulers, a glorious culture, and uneventful immediate past. As a land with the identity of its own, Goa was brought into focus when it was liberated of Portugal from its oppressive rule of around 450 hundred years in 1961. Goa was captured and annexed to the Portuguese in 1510 following the urges of trade and demand of spices and also cottons and indigo. But, Goa has a history that starts much before Portugal even thought of Goa being where it is. Goa was coveted and ruled by a great number of Indian kingdoms and dynasties from the 4th century onwards. The first kingdom to rule Goa and Konkan were Bhojas, who were the feudatories of Ashoka in 4th and 5th centuries AD. The city of Chandrapur (present Chandor) was founded by Prince Chandraditya, son of Chalukya King Pulakesin from 566 to 597 A.D. after this, Goa was ruled consecutively by Silahara Dynasty, Kadamba Danasty, and finally Hoysalas from 1022 to 1342 A.D. From the 14th century onwards, Goa became a great trading center on the west coast, especially in the vast trade of horses imported from the Middle East. This was the time for bigger empires to move in and Vijayanagar Empire conquered it in 1344. But there empire was not going to last too long and in 1347, Bahmani Sultans defeated Vijayanagara forces in 1347 and controlled Goa. Afterwards, it was a time of great prosperity and peace for Gpa, especially during the rules of Yusuf Adil Shah and Ismail Adil Shah. They created beautiful houses, fortified Goa, and encouraged local craftsmen. Their liberal and progressive rule was not going to last too long and situation changed in 1510 A.D. Goa for all purposes was not on the Portuguese Radar even after a long time of their presence in India. When the Portuguese nobleman Alfonso de Albuquerque and his cousin Francisco de Albuquerque were sent with a powerful fleet in 1503 on the orders of King Dom Manuel I, the purpose was to defend the cargoes of spices, mostly pepper, against Arab Muslim raiders. The center of spice trade was Calicut at that time and Portuguese had built forts in Cochin and Cannanore. It was in 1506-08 that an opportunistic pirate, Timoja, persuaded Albuquerque to attack Goa and acquire a better land base. This made Goa, Portugal's first real territorial acquisition in Asia. After a brief period of recapturing by the Muslims, Goa Albuquerque finally captured Goa in 1510. The inquisition of Goa in 1540 reversed the previous liberal policy of Albuquerque and imposed strict censorship of literature and new laws to forbade non-Christians from professions. Forced conversions took place continuously, censorship was established on literature, the temples were destroyed, and non-Christian priests, holy men, and teachers were evicted. This led to continuous fleeing of Hindus from Goa to other parts of India. It is not that the relationship with Portugal brought only destruction for the Goans. Portuguese also built great churches like the church of St. Cajetan and Bom Jesus basilica in Old Goa, which is a pilgrimage site for the Christians from around the world. But it is also true that pre-1961; Goa was a highly impoverished region very backward and primitive. It is after the liberation that Goa of today has emerged and it has surprised even the locals many of whom had left their homeland before its liberation. Portugal and India are today friends and Goa continues to be a fascinating blend of Latin and Oriental. Information sourced from: http://www.royalorienttrain.com/goa/goa-history.html
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