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Burger Theory (CLOSED)

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

It's all about the little things at this gourmet burger joint, where you can expect a range of sumptuous burgers and sides with exciting twists

Burger Theory, nestled at the back of the Golden Lion, is amassing a reputation for out-of-this-world fried goods and diner-style cuisine. This is theory very much in the scientific sense, with excellence repeatedly confirmed through observation and a lot of experimentation.

The standard menu has been recently revamped, and while it may look like your usual burger and diner fare, everything has a little twist that sets it apart. The Blue Cow (£8.48), for example, has a succulent beef and jalapeño patty lavished with blue cheese and lip-smacking tomato relish; the Sheriff (£8.48) has ground bacon in the beef, oak smoked cheddar, onion rings and bourbon BBQ sauce. Burger Theory is all about the nuance and touches – even the coleslaw is speckled with nostril-flaring mustard and sweet apricot. It’s this attention to detail and flavour that has so many singing Burger Theory’s praises.

It isn’t just about burgers, though. Crispy spiced southern fried chicken strips are all crunch and sumptuousness, while a fine selection of veggie mains and sides gives the menu added depth. The specials are just that, too – recent addition Making Bacon has a pork and candied bacon cutlet, (Sandridge farm pancetta, honey mustard sauce and Monterey Jack cheese, all served alongside chunky chips and homemade bacon aioli (made with rendered bacon fat no less).

Written by Nick Watkins


The Golden Lion
244 Gloucester Road
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