A restaurant in Willesden serving – guess what? – beer and burgers.
As with the name, the look at this burger joint cuts right to the point. With just a couple of blonde wood tables running along the side of the restaurant, the space is dominated by a 20-tap bar, and a simple griddle packed with plump, sizzling patties. You go up to the bar to order, and the food is served in takeaway packaging. It’s not cosy, but then again it’s not trying to be. Who needs cutlery for a burger, anyway?
The menu, too, is nice and straightforward. There are just six burgers on offer. Best of the lot was the bacon cheese. Here, they cure their quality, thick-cut bacon for 24 hours in maple syrup and the result is a burger that’s stacked, juicy and enticingly sweet – if a teeny bit tough. The veggie burger, too, had textural issues; though exceptionally full-flavoured, the patty was a little mushy. The highlight was a side of fiery little deep-fried jalapeños – the perfect match for Beer + Burger’s fresh, light Weird Beard larger.
Minor patty issues aside, Beer + Burger is a refreshingly stripped-back spot to grab a bite. And I’m still fantasising about those jalapeños.
|Venue name:||Beer & Burger|
88 Walm Lane
|Transport:||Tube: Willesden Green|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £50.|
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This is a hugely popular venue, especially for such a recent addition to Willesden Green.
The range of burgers and sides are limited, but this works well – the emphasis being on quality, which they hit bang-on. The real ‘jewel in the crown’ is the beer – over 300 different varieties of bottled craft beer and 20 on tap, which they change frequently. This is one of the largest collection of craft beers on sale anywhere in London – if you love craft beer, it is definitely worth checking out Beer + Burger. The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable, and there is always a decent atmosphere.
The venue also hosts beer-related events, such as inviting brewers (Sierra Nevada, Kernal, Beavertown) to discuss their beers and a ‘beer school’ for those who want to learn more about craft beers. The venue has even set up a monthly running club (BBRC), which has proven popular with locals.
With its handy location to the tube station, its amazing selection of beer and its delicious burgers on offer, this place will go from strength-to-strength.
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I've lived in Willesden Green for 10 years and have been waiting for something like this to open basically since i moved in. The burgers are great, they don't do too many but just go for the bacon cheese burger - its epic.
What its really about though is the beer, loads of bottles to take away, must be over 250 in the bottle shop and then 20 taps of rotating beer, I've been there about 5 times now and each time they have a different line up ranging from Kernel, Beavertown and Mikkeller. On my last trip they even had some warpigs on tap and I've only even seen that in Brewdog before. I think its great and good luck to them.
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