Burger Breakout at the Old Crown





© Guy Dimond

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Venue details

  • Address:

    Burger Breakout at the Old Crown 33 New Oxford St
    WC1A 1BH

  • Venue phone:

    020 7836 9121

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  • Opening hours:

    Open noon-midnight Mon-Wed, Sat; noon-3am Thur-Sat

  • Transport:

    Tube: Tottenham Court Road or Holborn tube

  • Price:

    Meal for two with drinks:around £40.

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    1. Burger Breakout at the Old Crown

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I like a good burger...Meat Easy, Wenlock and Essex, Hawksmoor and now Burger Breakout... The burgers here easily live up to any of the top London establishments in whcih you can find a proper burger. And let's just establish that a proper burger is made of proper beef, and therefore you can cook it rare, or you can ask for it to be cooked as you prefer. Anyway...great burgers with unusual toppings; good, robust bun and something a little different. A couple of my party had the Whisky Beast, which had some seriously powerful mustard flavour to it; but if you're looking for a different take on a seriously decent burger, you can't go wrong. Service was good, and I recomend trying the alcoholic milkshakes if you haven't stuffed yourself...actually, just have one, live fast, die of delicious milkshake overdose. And a final note, the atmoshere in the pub is cracking, and makes this a proper night out.


I don't normally bother submitting reviews but feel compelled to after eating here last night. I like many others at the moment am a huge burger fan. I love the dirtier burgers from MeatLiquor and Lucky Chip as well as the more gourmet offerings from Hawksmoor, Burger and Lobster etc... The Burger Breakout menu feels as though it simply copying every other popular place that has opened this year. Deep fried pickles - tick, Pulled pork - tick, Chicken wings - tick etc etc.... It lacks the true originality of say MeatLiquor or Slider bar. Anyway on to the burgers. I had an OC. It was definitely the worst burger I've had this year. It was bland, not seasoned, and none of the promised toppings or garnishes were evident. The burger came to the table cold. The cooking was uneven, at one edge it was pretty raw (I like a medium rare) but cold jelly like meat with no flavour isn't great at all. The bun wasn't steamed which I think added to the overall underwhelming experience. Avoid and spend your money elsewhere at a place that makes its burgers with love.


3 words - WORSE SERVICE EVER. i initially booked a table of 9 but eventually only 5 of my friends can make the dinner which I booked for. As me and my girlfriend showed up, the scottish manager threw us a fit for not ringing prior to arrival that we have shrunk the table size. He constantly guilt-tripped us about how he sent people away because of our booking etc, and gave me evils. After we sat down, he warned us that the food will take longer than usual before a big party with more people (more important??) are to be served too. While we were waiting to be fed, my girlfriends ordered some crisps from the bar to cure their hunger. However, the same manager came up to us and told us that we should not be 'so rude to the bartender when ordering crisps', and it was our fault for shrinking the table size etc which eventually led to the delayed service. I explained that we weren't being rude at all, all we asked for was the flavours of the crisps. He walked off still blaming us for coming with less people. Although the food arrived (burgers were below average but chips were ok) 30 mins later, I would pay the same price and go somewhere else. Why bother dealing with a rude manager who made me and my friends feel bad from the moment I entered the pub?