– The Trafford Centre, Manchester England
I had my anticipation when thinking of collecting a burger from Five Guys as it has its negative connotations with it being an ‘another American burger take away’ but even with this resting at the back of my mind I was still intrigued.
Only available for the burger alone, I went for the ‘Little Bacon Burger’ with lettuce and mayonnaise to accompany. Something that was a new experience was picking what toppings you had on the burger, not sure I enjoyed it truthfully. The burger arrived after a quick 2 minutes and I was excited.
It’s exterior was dreadful, with it looking squashed and not very appetising but I definitely wasn’t fooled. The first bite was the most satisfying, with the thin crispy bacon, beef, mayonnaise and lettuce already giving me reasons to return. The burger was so delicious and it wasn’t even one of their finest or extravagant burgers which excites me. The burger looked about a 3 but held flavours which were a 7.5. Five Guys – pricey but succulent.
Rhuddlan Road, Abergele LL22 7HZ, Wales
I won’t beat around the bush when reviewing the BigMac burger that McDonald’s have gloriously mothered for so many years. But when you take into account every aspect of the burger, there really isn’t much praise to give.
What you have is 2 slivers of tasteless beef, minimum salad, and awful amount of BigMac sauce, sitting between 3 pieces of moderate bread. I’ve eaten BigMac’s for around 11 years now, having my first when I was 9 years old and for the price you pay and the convenience it gives you, you can’t seem to stay away.
That said, the BigMac will always be McDonald’s signature burger and more than likely their most sold burger, but there are many more other options on the menu that would satisfy you in more ways than the BigMac can. The BigMac has always been an occasional choice for me and it will stay that way.
– 7-9 New Wakefield Street, Manchester, M1 5NP
Today’s choice of restaurant was The Font, a very popular bar favourite amongst students, primarily down to their wide and diverse range of cheap cocktails. But on this visit I would just be dining.
Taking into account The Fonts quirky cocktails, their menu wasn’t much of a shock. Displaying a lot of interesting creations, not just with the burgers! But inadvertently my eyes drew to a burger named ‘Burgernator’ and the ingredients were, ‘6oz beef burger topped with smoked bacon, onion rings and our beer cheese sauce’. Sound delicious doesn’t it?
The burger arrived in an American style red basket, which I do enjoy as not many restaurants present their burgers in such a way and the burger was just as unique. All of the primary ingredients worked well together, except for the beer cheese sauce, which seemed to be doused throughout each layer, which then killed a lot of the other flavours off. Lastly, the onion rings which topped the burger were considerably chewy, I put this down to them being undercooked but this didn’t necessarily ruin the burger for myself.
Overall, a pleasurable burger but I’ll be deciding on another one of their creations on my next visit. I rate the ‘Burgernator’ at a 5 out of 10.