Tricia de Courcy Ling / Time Out
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Time Out says
Thu Jul 26 2012
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While Honest Burgers might not be the most exciting restaurant in Brixton Village, it certainly feels like the one most likely to branch out into London-wide success. That’s a tribute to a simple concept, strong branding and sensational food, making this tiny space consistently busy and doing for Brixton’s burgers what Franco Manca did for its pizzas.
You’ll struggle to find a more memorable burger anywhere in London – the meat is 35-day dry-aged British chuck steak from Ginger Pig and packs more bang between the buns than seems possible. You can top it with stilton or bacon (or both) if you choose, but just make sure you get a load of the chips: thrice-cooked, stunningly crispy and covered in rosemary salt. There’s a chicken sandwich and vegetarian fritter – plus occasional specials – but the basic burger is done so well, it seems foolish to try anything else.
Decor is simple wood and stone with an open kitchen taking up most of the space, and there are thoughtful touches like the cute box the bill comes in. It is, like the restaurant as a whole, a superb package.
Honest Burgers Unit 12
- Cross Street:
Brixton Village Market
020 7733 7963
- Opening hours:
Lunch served noon-4pm Mon-Fri, Sun; noon-5pm Sat. Dinner served 6-10.30pm Thur-Sat
Tube: Brixton tube/rail
Main courses £6.50-£8.50
- Unit 12
- 020 7733 7963
- Unit 12
- Honest Burgers
Food and drink
Restaurant and bar facilities. Take away. Bookings not accepted