Posted 3rd July 2013
Guerrilla burger opened earlier this year on Baldwin Street. An american-italian mash up offering burgers, sliders, cocktails and gelato. The restaurant is nicely decorated with an urban, industrial sort of feel and the prices are good, a burger or two sliders (mini burgers) with chips, a side and a drink for £7.95 on a lunch time – bargain.
Then, earlier in June I spotted a tweet about how they’d started doing wraps, it was approaching lunchtime so I decided to give it ago, and it was great! £3.95 for a warm wrap filled with tasty beef, relish and burger sides. I really enjoyed it.
A few weeks later and I returned, but this time with my workmates for a team meeting. We ordered burgers which were enjoyed by all of us, glowing reports all round.
A few niggles around wooden forks (they just feel gross in your mouth – shudder!) and paying for extra portions of sauce is a bit off in a gourmet burger place – they should be free (and preferably home made).
My burger (the royale with cheese) was a good portion and nicely cooked. Slightly pink in the middle, lots of flavour, nice relish and gherkins and a good burger-to-bun ratio. The mixed leaf salad I chose for my side was unexciting but also unoffesive (the ruby slaw that my workmate chose looked great though.) The chips were crispy and nicely seasoned, in short, a great lunch!
On the whole, my work colleagues agreed. I’ve included their reviews below:
Emma ordered a falafel burger…
“Agree with Vic’s paying for sauce point. That’s what you expect from a chain. Apart from that I thought it was great. Falafel is often quite dry but this one wasn’t at all. Lots of flavour, and a good bun to filling ratio.”
Katherine ordered a sweet potato burger…
“My potato rosti burger was really tasty. The rubyslaw was hot and spicy and you get a good amount. Nothing was too greasy and I liked that the burger buns were proper bread and looked good. Maybe if you have the potato rosti they should suggest swapping the chips for a different side? I didn’t think to do this so was a bit potato’d out. To be picky, I wasn’t a big fan of the wooden fork and eating off cardboard.”
A few days later, I went back again and tried the panko chicken wrap with sweet potato chips and wasabi mayo (which reminded me just how much I like wasabi mayo) Again, really tasty, nicely cooked and a great lunchtime bite.