Thursday, November 23, 2006

Burger Shack - disappointing

Stuck in London last night, as promised I headed around to grab dinner in one of central London’s three Burger Shack franchises. Irving Street proved the most convenient—just south of Leicester Square’s Odeon cinema.

It turned out to be table service. The Chicken, Brie & Cranberry burger arrived about 60 seconds after ordering and was tasty, but not particularly special. The mango milkshake was the highlight (though it arrived about 5 minutes after the burger).

Overall, Burger Shack was low on atmosphere.

Not a patch on Gourmet Burger Kitchen (London), Ultimate Burger (London) or Gourmet Burger Bank (Belmont, East Belfast).

3 comments:

John Self said...

I feel partly responsible, for raising your expectations!

I'd agree that it's low on atmosphere: when we were at the Charing Cross Road outlet, the only other people in the place were an Eastern European family who were incredibly rude to the waiter, sending everything back and asking for ice cream for their badly behaved son's starter etc.

Dr. A. said...

Terror strikes at the seat of Northern Ireland Government It would be farcical if it wasn't such a serious situation.

Alan in Belfast said...

Yes. As I came out of the airport car park this afternoon, that was the lead story on the 3 o'clock Radio Ulster news. For a minute I thought I was listening to a Radio 4 Afternoon Play - and then I remembered that I was home in Belfast. The land of rain, politics and madness.