*Read our most recent Brioche Burger review here*
It might just seem like a burger bun and a piece of meat, but the art of burger making is not quite as simple as one may think. As simple as it may seem it actually requires a lot of skill, heart, passion and technique. For example, making sure the meat is not too soft and not too firm, whether the meat is succulent and juicy without it falling apart, or whether the bun is buttery enough or too dry… these are just a few of the nuances that need to be just right!
Brioche burger is a new burger diner that opened straight after my exams, just last month! When I heard about it I was so excited I had to go before I went back to university. Lucky for me, my mother loves burgers just as much as I do so it didn’t take long to persuade her to accompany me on my latest burger crawl. Recently, numerous halal burger restaurants have been opening up so I wondered if this would be ‘just another burger place’ or would it be a gem in the heart of Asian central – Green Street!
The interior at Brioche Burger gives a laid back vibe and is somewhere you can come with friends. It was quite busy despite it being newly opened, but we were seated almost immediately. Brioche Burger mainly attracts a younger crowd however I did happen to see two cute old ladies walk in ready to devour some burgers! After reading the menu they walked out haha; I think they realised it wasn’t quite their scene! The menu is quite interesting as they offer burgers with a variety of fillings such as tandoori chicken or kofte. I however opted for a classic burger simply for comparison purposes.
Vanilla Milkshake – £3.50
Our drinks arrived first and I had to get a milkshake of course! I ordered vanilla and for the price of £3.50 I was expecting a relatively large glass but to my disappointment it was pretty small! This was not a proper milkshake either. To be blunt it tasted like melted ice cream from an ice cream van and it was not a very good start to my meal! The list of milkshakes at Brioche Burger was not very extensive either, with only 4 basic flavours available.
On to the burger…
Hand of the King – £6.95
The burger patty was loosely packed, but not too loose which made it nice and soft with crispy edges. It was not too loose that it fell apart either, which was great. A loosely packed burger means that the patties are not worked into perfect round balls, but where the meat is gathered carefully and gently pressed together. This allows the meat to be held in its original structure and is key to a tender burger where all the juices are free to ooze out!
It was a classic American burger filled with American cheese, sautéed onions, gherkin, a tomato slice and lettuce smothered in their very own secret sauce. The glossy brioche bun was soft but could have been more buttery to give the burger a richer taste. There was a lot of meat in the burger without it being overwhelming, which left me feeling fat and full. The meat was still succulent even though the burger was cooked well done, but needed more flavour to be amazing.
Chilli Chips – £3.50
The chilli chips were double cooked and smothered in their special chilli sauce. They were not soggy despite being in the sauce, which was impressive but, overall I didn’t think the flavour of the dish was spectacular.
Overall, I was pleased with my food! The milkshake definitely needs to change, however the burger did make up for it and that’s what I came for! It was a good burger but needs more flavour to be more enjoyable. Green street is also full of Asian restaurants, so it’s nice to have something new! This is not quite one of the best halal burgers in London. They need to perfect the flavour of the meat and also their brioche bun. Seeing as the restaurant is called “Brioche Burger”, I expected the bun to be of better quality, similar to what you can receive at restaurants like Stax Diner. Having paid around £25 for two people, the price of the food is similar to that of restaurants such as Stax, but I don’t think the food is of the same standard. Having said this, if I’m in the area it is somewhere I would possibly return to! As a newly opened restaurant I think they have a lot of potential too.
Address: Brioche Burger, East Shopping Centre, 232 Green Street, London, E7 8LE
Telephone: 020 3816 0790
Closest Station: Upton Park Station
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