This was never going to be the longest blog post; there’s only so much I can say about tucking into a burger while sitting on a park bench in Old Spitalfields Market. What I can say however is that it was the best bloomin’ burger I think I’ve ever eaten.
Bleecker St. Burger started life as a food truck and it has had stints all over the place including a successful run on the Southbank. Now, however it has its very own mini shop-front in Spitalfields. I was hoping it would be a restaurant but no-such-luck; you have to perch on a picnic table, which in the freezing cold isn’t particularly enjoyable/glamorous.
I’ve eaten pretty much all the burgers London has to offer but the Bleecker Black (Â£10), which had a layer of black pudding sandwiched between two gloriously rare patties, was exquisite. I’m talking super exquisite. The slight let down was the seeded brioche bun which had been left slightly too long under the toaster, but it almost didn’t matter.
The double cheeseburger (Â£9) was equally noteworthy. The beef is dry aged for about forty to fifty days and it comes from The Butchery in Bermondsey; the flavour really is intensely meaty.
A side of angry fries (Â£4) which were drenched in a fiery hot sauce AND blue cheese sauce were as devilishly delicious as they sound. Washed down with a vanilla and chocolate, or ‘black and white’ shake (Â£4.70) (they stop serving alcohol after 7pm which is a shame) and I was in pure junk food heaven.
I’m a bit late to the Bleecker St. party and if you are too then it really is worth trying. I just wish they had opened a restaurant.