When visiting London as an Aussie/Kiwi, you will pick up that there is wave of us starting to take over with our food and coffee. Coffee is downright horrible in the UK, that there’s even an app to navigate your way through the toilet water taking you to Aussie/Kiwi coffee Mecca. Try London’s Best Coffee Guide (£1.99) or London Coffee Guide (free). Otherwise if you spot a decent looking cafe and it sounds like you’ve walked into a shop back home, you’re good as gold.
Gourmet Kitchen Burger is no exception. It reminds me of our beloved Chur Burger in Sydney.
Owned and operated by Kiwis, they promise great burgers with quality ingredients all cooked to order. GKB has expanded into franchising and are now located across the UK. So if you’re stuck for a lunch option and stroll past, give it a go.
We begin with the onion rings (£3.35). Gloriously crispy, you could hear that emphatic crunch with each bite. I had these with bacon aioli (£1.25) and garlic mayo (£1.25) – I couldn’t decide. Hmmm bacon… The dips were delicious and these were easily the best onion rings I’ve ever had.
The home made slaw (£3.00) is fresh and clean. Happy days. I personally hate haloumi, so I am pretty impressed that I fall in love with these halmoui bites (£3.75). They are void of that chewy rubber feel I dislike so much and that kiwi fruit and habernero sauce is a show stopper, packing quite the kick.
I take on the cheese burger with aged cheddar (£7.95) while my counter part takes on the avocado and bacon burger (£8.95). We both seem pretty happy with ourselves as we’re both face deep in our beef and buns. Love it! It’s one of those good clean wholesome burgers minus the guilt. I could not fault anything here!