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.
Two years ago, this vision became a reality with the birth of The Greedy Cow in the heart of the East End. Born to a pair of hands-on owners, we are able to maintain high quality service and offer a menu tailored to the customer's tastes; probably why our regulars keep coming back time and time again!
Since day one, very little has changed. Whilst assembling the old classics with their usual adornments, our menu continues to tickle the gastronomic taste buds of our customers through the inclusion of exotic meats. The arrival of wagyu, kangaroo, bison and crocodile to E3 has...
So come along and let us take you on a journey of the meats and burgers of the world. Rest assured that alongside the house favourites, there will always be something new to whet your appetite and keep you coming back.