Honest Burgers, Kings Cross

This cow did not die for you to not season it.

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May I suggest a disclaimer to this description that if you prefer anything over medium well, don’t waste your money – go home and chew on cardboard instead.
SO. After my friends and I enjoyed our annual Swingers visit (the mini golf place, mind you) and all parted ways, I decided to make a quick pit stop to somewhere I could review for this blog. One thing about me is; I really, really love discovering places…by myself. I think it’s perfectly fine to take yourself out on little dates sometimes, whether it be to the cinema, to eat, for coffee etc. So I didn’t mind at all the fact that I would be eating by myself.

I stopped off at Kings Cross St. Pancras station, played a game I like to call ‘Google Maps Eatery Roulette,’ and decided on Honest Burgers. The google reviews were promising and after a quick perusing of the website I thought ‘why not’ – I was getting authentically British, indie, my-burgers-are-different-to-your-burgers vibes and that was good enough for me.

First impression: I stepped in and my first thought was “I totally am not cool enough to eat here.” It felt like the ultimate millennial hang out, and I could tell that the staff didn’t know whether to be confused or impressed by my #edgy self when they asked if I needed a table for two and I said “no, it’s just me…” And if you think I’m overreacting about how #indie, #different it was, if me telling you that you could host your own burger making birthday party in the basement doesn’t convince you then I’m not sure what will.

The menu: http://www.honestburgers.co.uk/menus/#food

^ that’s a link to the menu for you to have a look. If you’re an avid meat lover like me you will fall in love with it like I did. I must say, I was impressed with the homeliness of the menu – British beef / chicken complimented with simple ingredients, I didn’t even mind that it was on the pricey side – you can’t skimp on quality right?

Turns out here, you should.

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Whenever I see a ‘double up’ option I always take it as a personal challenge, so of course I did!
As the google reviews promised, my food came quickly, and then it all went wrong.

Now. Before I get “Tifé, what did you expect when you butcher good beef by asking for it medium well?” Look. If you are going to charge £17, yes £17 for a burger and chips, surely you can accommodate my apparently strange beef preference and still do your meat justice! Unfortunately, this was not the case: I got double the burger and triple the disappointment – my meat was not seasoned. With no salt / pepper options on the table I was resigned to eat my burger without, and it was a truly harrowing experience.

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At least the chips were nice
Overall impression: Maybe I am being harsh, or it just wasn’t seasoned to my (in my opinion) reasonable standards. Maybe in the future I will attempt their various specials at different locations, to ascertain whether or not all Honest Burgers are serially dishonest to my tastebuds.

Until then, we have beef.*

Interior: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Menu: 🙂 🙂

Service: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Student friendly: 🙂

N.B – To rub salt into the wound (instead of on my burger) it was only when I looked at the menu online to put on this blog that I realised they have a student deal!  This was nowhere to be found on the menu, and the staff didn’t mention it either! Not only was I robbed of a pleasurable meaty experience but I was actually… robbed. 😦

N.B 2 – *For my international readers, I Urban Dictionaried what ‘beef’ means, in the event of confusion – http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Beef

Also, my hashtag use is sarcastic and not to be taken seriously. 


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