South of the canal, bang in the middle of student bedsit country, Jo'Burger has pulled off the impressive balancing act of looking cool but still managing to serve up a tasty, friendly and, above all, lively night out (and at a fraction of the price you'd pay in town). Long communal tables are surrounded by a hybrid decor of pop art murals, chintzy wallpaper and assorted retro lighting, while the menu (which arrives pasted into a 1970s annual - we got Scorcher and Whizzer & Chips) is devoted entirely to the burger in all its multifarious forms. It comes in a number of traditional styles, straight up or with any number of cheeses and relishes, or you can try Thai-flavoured or curried patties, with toppings as diverse as peanut chilli sauce and mango salsa. Like everywhere, there are one or two drawbacks to Jo'Burger - such as the nightly DJs who keep the kids at party pitch and the old fuddy-duddies moaning, or the fact that there is always a massive queue snaking up the street on a weekend evening. But these are not real complaints, and besides, if you fancy somewhere a bit quieter, you can always head up the way to Bóbó's.