I should really be writing up my research project on thalidomide *cries*…but writing about burgers and steak is a lot more fun! You may remember that we reviewed Brioche Burger earlier this year, just after it had opened and I didn’t give it an amazing review. Well…things change, and so has Brioche Burger! The restaurant kindly invited me to a tasting session to try out their new menu – which consists of the first ever HMC Halal Aberdeen Angus beef in London, yaaaas! A lot of other bloggers attended the event, and it was a really fun evening!
Salted Caramel Milkshake (£3.50)
The last time I came, I was really disappointed with Brioche Burger’s milkshake, and so at first I was hesitant to get one, but I decided to give it another go. I quickly spotted the salted caramel milkshake, which I hadn’t seen before. This milkshake was nice, but not amazing. It needed to be creamier and of a thicker consistency. The milkshake has definitely improved, and the size of them is now bigger, but it really can’t compare to milkshakes that I’ve had at other burger joints like Five Guys.
Strawberry Limonata (£3.95)
This drink had a slushy like consistency and was really refreshing. Not the best mocktail I’ve had, but we both liked it.
HOT CHICK WINGS (x6 for£4.50 x12 for £6.99)
These were covered in sweet chilli, sticky, BBQ sauce. I really liked these! The sauce wasn’t too sweet either, which is something that can easily ruin BBQ wings.
DIRTY DOZEN (x6 for £4.50 x12 for £6.99)
Oriental-inspired chicken wings in spicy sauce topped with sesame seeds. These were less messy to eat than the BBQ wings. The chicken was fresh, and the flavours went really well together.
Cojack Burger (£9.99)
Aaaah time to try the Angus! Two 3oz patties, with two rashers of beef brisket (oh yeahh!), cheddar cheese, tomato, lettuce and their special sauce all wrapped up in their new and improved hybrid brioche potato bun. This was so delicious! The quality of the meat was amazing. The addition of non-greasy flavoursome rashers was unique and such a nice touch, and the juiciness and saltiness of the beef really made the taste of the burger a lot better than before. I was genuinely so impressed with how yummy this burger was compared to what I previously tasted.
Lone Ranger Burger (£9.99)
This burger was similar to the Cojack, without the rashers and with the addition of American cheese and crispy fried onions. I loved that the onions were crispy which added a nice texture to the burger.
Rib Eye (£21.99)
This chunk of 8oz, 21 day dry aged Aberdeen Angus was marbled with fat, cooked to a pinky medium, and was tender and moist – just how a steak should be! It doesn’t quite compare to the steak at places like The Meat Co., but considering it doesn’t come with a hefty price tag, I was impressed! The meat and the fat don’t feel rubbery or chewy and the texture is great. A thumbs up 😀
The steak came with peppercorn sauce, beef gravy and picante sauce.
Rustic Chips (£2.50) and Sweet Potato Fries (£3.50)
My favourite out of the two, was surprisingly the sweet potato fries! Maybe because it made me feel healthy… after all the fat I had just consumed.
So is Brioche Burger’s new menu worth trying? Definitely! Thanks to the manager Farhad, for inviting me and well done to the team for really improving the taste and quality of the food. The Cojack burger is definitely up there with those at top burger joints like Stax! And the steak was really yummy and definitely the best in East London!
Address: East shopping centre, 232 Green Street, London, E7 8LE
Nearest Station: Upton Park
Free parking on Sundays
Telephone: +44 (0) 203 816 0790
We were invited for this meal, and did not pay for it.