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Gourmet Burger Kitchen in General
Member Name: msarcher
Gourmet Burger Kitchen in General
Advantages: Filling, good quality
Disadvantages: Hundreds of calories, costs
Last week, I met up with a friend who had earlier suggested that we visit Gourmet Burger King (GBK), for something to eat. Whilst I had never been to GBK before, I soon discovered upon visiting its website that it was a burger restaurant founded by New Zealanders.
Whilst in a GBK located in Bayswater, I looked through the menu and was quite impressed by their large range of beef, chicken breast and vegetarian burgers. However the price was quite costly, ranging between £4.15 for their smaller burgers to £8.45 for their premium burgers. Fortunately, I had a discount voucher which entitled me to two burgers and a portion of chips to share for only £9.95. Also on the menu, was a selection of salads and sides as well as drinks and milkshakes.
Upon scanning the menu, I opted for the Habernero which is described as containing 'hot and spicy sauce, mozzarella, salad and mayonnaise' and contained 100% Aberdeen Angus beef. I also ordered a Diet coke, which at £2.05 was quite expensive for a drink. My friend ordered the Cajun burger which contained 'smoked chilli mayo, salad and cajun relish' and was also of the beef variety, in addition to a Banana milkshake. We were asked how we wanted the beef fillet cooked and both opted for medium to well done and also ordered a portion of chips to share between us, which was part of the deal.
The service was great, as we didn't have to wait too long for our food to arrive, although that may have been because the GBK was not that full when we arrived. As soon as we received our order, there appeared to be quite a rush of people and it became quite full. Having never been to GBK, I was quite sceptical as I was worried the burgers may not be that filling, however this idea was dispelled as soon as my burger arrived. It was rather big - slightly smaller than the size of my hand and held together by a large cocktail stick, which I removed. The sheer size of the burger meant that it was quite difficult to bite, however it was extremely filling and probably not the best option for those dieting!
The hot and spicy sauce, mozzarella cheese, salad and mayonnaise was encased in a lightly-toasted, soft white bun with sesame seeds. The sauce was rather spicy and did make my lips tingle, however as I love spicy food this was not a problem for me and complimented the beef well. The 100% Angus Aberdeen fillet was extremely tasty and was also very tender, making it the best beef I have ever had in burger before. The mayonnaise and the salad complimented the burger well and created a crispy texture. Although the burger was big, it was not impossible to finish as I only had a light lunch in anticipation of attending the burger restaurant. The chips were lovely and crisp on the outside but fluffy on the inside and were also quite thick, which complimented the burger well. It cost £1.60 for dipping sauces such as Garlic Mayo and BBQ, however there was ketchup at the table which you did not have to pay for. I was also assured by my friend that her Cajun burger was equally as nice although the fact the had a banana milkshake meant she felt extremely full quicker than I did.
Overall, I would definitely consider going back to GBK as the service was great although I do feel the prices are quite expensive for the burgers alone, especially as you have to pay more for the chips and the dipping sauces. However, the fact that I managed to find a voucher meant that it was an affordable meal and extremely filling.
Summary: Gourmet Burger King - burgers fit for a king!