Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Burgers 101 - Bukowski Grill

I ate this burger approximately two months ago but put off writing about it due to uncomfortable life circumstances. I will now close my eyes and take myself back to this particular pop-up burger restaurant though, making whatever I'm having for dinner pail miserably in comparison to a cheese covered beef patty.

After a day out in Shoreditch and falling ever more deeply in love with Jennifer Lawrence (watching American Hustle), I ticked off my first burger from my Burgers in 2014 list. Bukowski Grill. 

The pop-up shop lies within Box Park and boasts approximately three wooden booths. The food took a while to come, considering we were the only people in there, and the staff were almost too hipster. Like, angry hipster. It was a fairly pleasant eating environment though. 

I went for The Purist, but added cheese. So essentially a cheese burger. My usual. My companion went for The Mother, I think, although it was quite a while ago now, which consisted of two patties, cheese, bacon and copious other trimmings. The chips were fancy to a fault. They were "triple cooked in beef dripping", which turned out to mean greasy with a hint of cow. I've had much better. 

I remember us both being incredibly hungry, so the burgers were gone in mere seconds. That must be a good sign, or just a sign of gluttony. 

Official rating system:

Value: 7/10 Mine was pretty reasonable, at £5.95, his was a little steeper at £12.95. Chips must be bought separately.
Food: 7.5/10 Good flavour, a little dry, not overly impressed by the chips.

Staff: 6/10 Nothing special, but no one was verbally or physically abused.
Overall: 7/10 I'd go back if I was passing, but I wouldn't make a special trip.

Unit 61 Boxpark, 4-6 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6GY

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