26 Nov Christmas Burger
Christmas Burger. Yes that’s Christmas and Burgers Combined…
What is better than combining the magic that is Christmas and the culinary delight / number one comfort food; burgers! We have taken on the not so terrible task of informing you which are the best in this wonderful city…
1) Byron’s Father Cheesemas
As tasty as Byron burgers generally are, this burger is about as Christmassy as a satsuma: it has those vague connotations that you don’t really understand but blithely accept anyway. Two six-ounce burgers, bacon Freddar cheese, crispy bacon, pickles, shredded iceberg, chipotle ketchup and honey-mustard sauce all go into their signature squishy bun. Sounds delish – you can’t really go wrong with bacon and cheese – but festive, it isn’t. On the upside, it is available now, so we suppose you could sample it now in order to make room for more Christmassy creations.
2) Hawksmoor’s Christmas Burger
Back by popular demand, Hawksmoor’s Christmas burger is truly the epitome of a good Christmas dinner in a bun. It’s like an iPhone. It has everything you want in a compact format you can hold. Two burgers (one turkey and one Ginger Pig pork patty) are topped with crispy bacon, sprouts, spiced cranberry ketchup and a slice of cheddar cheese. Sound good? It doesn’t stop there. Round it off with a pot of turkey gravy for a Christmas hit that’s bigger than Wizzard. Get it from the November 23 at Hawksmoor Knightsbridge and Hawksmoor Spitalfields bar.
3) All Star Lanes’ Christmas Burger
Part of its two- or three-course Christmas menu, the All Star Lanes Christmas Burger is the perfect warmup for festive fun – the set menu includes a game of bowling as standard. Comprising a breaded, fried turkey burger, homemade stuffing, Monterey Jack cheese, treacle-cured bacon, cranberry and mayonnaise, it’s topped with a skewered pig-in-blanket that keeps the whole thing together. The only anomaly in the Christmas dinner theme is the sweet potato fries, which makes the dish a little more Thanksgiving than Xmas.
4) BOBO Social Christmas Burger
BOBO Social prides itself on its fresh, British ingredients and are flavourful and quirky when it comes to toppings. Its Christmas burger is no different, however in this instance the flavours are slightly too quirky and don’t seem to have any relation to the festive season, apart from maybe a distant cousin in the roasted chestnuts. Six ounces of rare-breed beef stuffed with Colston Basset stilton and the aforementioned chestnuts, the whole thing is topped off with poached pear. We think we find the idea of pear and beef vaguely disturbing, but let us know if you’re brave enough to try it as it’s available from November 27.