Ahhh… good old Honest Burgers. When I came to London three years ago (time flies, I know), it was all over the news (at least the kind of news I read) that Honest Burgers had just opened their second branch in the middle of Soho. “This is madness”, some people thought. “They’re going to ruin this!”, others shouted.
Truth to be told, and having never tried the original, Brixton Village location one, I can safely say that Honest, having expanded to so many locations in the UK that it almost rivals Nando’s, still maintains its charm, its simple menu, and its deliciously juicy burgers.
What makes Honest great is their focus on the burger. There’s only three or four burgers on the menu at each time, and that’s about it. And they all come with a sizable (read: huge) amount of chips. The one I always go for is the Honest itself, which is a very simple combination of onion, bacon, lettuce, cucumber and cheddar.
With a beefy, juicy and perfectly cooked patty, no matter how crazy quick their expansion has been, their still part of the London Burger Elite (the LBE is not a real organization… yet). And with no signs of slowing down, I just wish there was one closer to where I live. I guess it’s only a matter of time until I can walk to my closest burger pleasure haven.
Slimy? Of course. The good slimy. The “I want to marry this burger” kind.
Satisfying? It’s flavour can only be matched by a selected few other burger joints in London. So don’t be fooled by the fact that it’s everywhere nowadays. Honest means business.
251-255 Pentonville Rd, London, N1 9NG (this is the one I tried, but there’s loads of locations)