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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>3</span>/5
<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>4</span>/5
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Dec 15 2009
This relatively new addition to Mile End limited range of eateries is proving popular with students. On our Sunday afternoon visit, the half-dozen couples – who nestled next to the fairy lights, bare brick walls and imposing black-and-white wallpaper – didn’t look much beyond 20 years of age. Burgers form a large part of an international menu, which otherwise offers such choices as ‘eastern spice’-marinated lamb chops, and salmon with spicy lime and soy dressing. The focus is on building your own burger by adding a range of toppings and sauces to a fish, chicken, beef, lamb or veg patty. From the standard options, a mexican burger came piled high with jalapeño peppers, guacamole and salsa. Jerk chicken burger contained a disappointingly thin fillet that looked like it had been malleted into an escalope, but the pineapple salsa garnish was pleasingly tangy. Both dishes came artfully presented next to a construction of chicory, tomato and rocket splashed with dijon dressing, but chips and potato wedges tasted as if they’d come out of a plastic bag. Overall, the Greedy Cow could do with paying as much attention to ingredient quality as it does to presentation.