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Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Note: This entry has been restored from old archives.

Just down the road from the office in Notting Hill on Westbourne Grove is a place called Gourmet Burger Kitchen (unfortunately the daft fools have their individual location maps only viewable by clicking a javascript link, it’s the Bayswater one), it’s the closest thing I’ve found to Global Burgers back in Sydney. But it isn’t as good. They get points for having a much larger menu than Global Burgers but they loose very important points by comparison on the actual burger engineering. Their burgers just don’t taste as good as Global Burgers burgers, and they’re less structurally sound as well (i.e. very sloppy to eat with your hands – and as far as I’m concerned that’s the only way to eat a burger. When I see some ponce eating their burger with a knife and fork I get a very nearly irresistible urge to grab their fork and stab them in an eyeball with it. This gbk place is full of ponces asking for forked eyeballs! All in all gbk is a pretty decent place for a quick meal and you can get a reasonable feed there for 10 quid (burger and chips).

This evening I had a chicken and camembert with cranberry sauce burger and some chips. Their chips are good, nice and crisp. But they seriously lack the tasty rosemary or Cajun salt that Global Burgers has, and no cholesterol packed aioli either! (actually that’s a lie, I just spotted Garlic Mayo on their menu.)

I recommend the Angus beef with blue cheese burger, very tasty.

Poncey busted eyeball with a tasty vitreous and blood sauce anyone?