POP’S PLACE – SILVERTON BURGER

 – Cankarjevo nabrežje 3, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Slovenia, Ljubljana is as charming as a city can be. The surroundings, the people, the man made river that runs right through the heart of the city and the faultless weather, you can’t ask for anything more. 

With a few days of exciting activities ready to begin, It was lunch time on the first day and a burger sprung to mind. Pop’s Place was situated on the river on a busy side street with large awnings to save you from the hot weather. 

A quick scan over the menu and the Silverton Burger caught my attention. The Silverton Burger– 

((Custom beef blend, crispy onions, cheddar cheese, home-made BBQ sauce, signature brioche bun)) 

I am the first person to give recognition to a restaurant who has clearly crafted each individual burger to provide the best possible product to their customers. This is what I feel Pop’s Place has done here, or attempted at least. 

This burger sounded like it should of blown me away, but it didn’t quite get there. The bread was weak, the meat was undercooked (for me) and there was too much sauce. But, the bacon was shredded into small chunks which sunk into the melted cheese and not forgetting the onion ring, possibly the nicest I’ve had to date. 

I’ve come to the point in my blogging career that I feel it a necessity that I consider all aspects. Service, surroundings and effort in the production have been taken into consideration, giving this of burger a rating of 7.4 out of 10.

FigRman 

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POP’S PLACE – SILVERTON BURGER

SUBMARINE BURGER – ORIGINAL

– Frankopanska 11, Croatia 

Croatia, another new country that I’m able to tick off my list and another new exciting burger. Eating burgers all around the world gives you the sense that they’re one of the few things that we all have in common. 

A very bold branded burger bar stood proud on one of the busy retail streets and with an enticing menu, we sat down anticipating good things. Welcome to Submarine Burger (Formerly; Yellow Submarine)

Original;

((Brioche bun, patty, submarine sauce, lettuce and onion)) 

As you can see from the above stated ingredients it’s a very simple burger. With calculated intentions, I chose this as I feel a burger restaurant is only as good as its simplest burger, so I was excited to see what can be done. 

A suspiciously quick turn around time, from ordering and receiving our food meant we were stunned before anything was even eaten. 

The burgers golden exterior was aesthetically pleasing but it’s internal structure did present a few issues. The amount of submarine sauce did overwhelm other important ingredients and made the burger quite slippery. Considering the deliciousness of the submarine sauce this wasn’t such a terrible thing. 

The bread and meat were beautiful, and knowing everything is 100% organic, you feel that little bit better about indulging on such a guilty pleasure. 

Coming to a comprehensive rating of this burger, I considered the service and also the wholesome attributes that submarine burger promote. A solid burger rating of 8 out of 10. 

– figrman 

SUBMARINE BURGER – ORIGINAL

ZING BURGER & CO – BBQ BURGER

– somewhere in Budapest, Hungary. 

After being in Budapest for a long 5 hours, an introductory burger felt almost mandatory, which brought us to an area of street food named Karaván

There was a lot of abstract and unorthodox foods within the confines of Karaván, which gave you a good sense of what type of foods the Hungarians like to dine on. But tonight I only have eyes on the promising looking burgers from Zing Burger & Co. 

The BBQ Burger was the unsuspecting choice; 

((Chilli mayo, caramelised onion, patty, cheddar, bacon, BBQ sauce, pickles))

Quite simply all I’m going to do here is sing this burgers praises, all the ingredients were extremely flavoursome with beautiful textures. The patty was cooked well done, which sat well with both sauces making the burger pleasant from all areas and the bread was second to none, which we all know is important. 

Apart from the wait time, which was around 15 – 20 minutes and considering the price 1390HUF (£3.90) this burger was a game changer in Budapest. 

Burger rating: 9.2 out of 10

-figrman 

ZING BURGER & CO – BBQ BURGER

FIVE GUYS – BACON BURGER w/ pickles & grilled onions

– 5 Coliseum Way, Chester 

I could write line after line about how Britain perceive Five Guys as a higher class fast food restaurant, with the idea they are experiencing a slice of America. But with all respect, it doesn’t fill expectations. 

Five Guys hold a unique & creative experience where you can add as many selected ingredients to any burger you choose at no extra cost. This part of Five Guys can either be a success or a failure. 

((regular two-patty burger, layered with four pieces of crispy, sweet apple-wood smoked bacon extra: pickles, grilled onions, mayonnaise)) 

Five Guys don’t help themselves from the offset with moist and greasy bread. The bread is an imperative part of a burger, its the backbone, its the glue that figuratively and literally holds the burger together. So i suggest getting it perfected. 

Considering everything, the bacon/beef/pickles and onions weren’t all that bad, it’s just hard to justify £11.50 for a burger and a drink and that’s without chips too. Quite simply overpriced. Burger rating: 4 out of 10.

figrman 

FIVE GUYS – BACON BURGER w/ pickles & grilled onions

HICKORY’s – SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN BURGER 

– 9 Llandudno Road, Rhos-on-Sea, North Wales. LL28 4TR

Hickory’s Smokehouse don’t bare the largest choice of burgers, so on this visit I’m left with only one burger I haven’t tried. Of course I chose that burger to dine on. 

With a very welcoming and busy atmosphere, my girlfriend and I sipped on our delicious sugary drinks awaiting our food. Chicken burgers aren’t my normal choice, but a burgers is a burger and I was excited nevertheless.


((Double stack fried chicken with melted cheese, creole mayo, lettuce and tomato)) 

The size, mass and filling of the burger  were gargantuan something Hickory’s feel a necessity in each meal, but quality over quantity, right? 

The Southern Fried Chicken Burger was very simple, so simple it was silently requesting other absorbing and alluring ingredients but forgetting what could of been, I’ll assess the positives. 

The two chicken breasts were flavoursome, juicy and of ample size. The cheese was false advertised and not melted but still blended well with the burger as a whole. Everything else fell by the way side being close to bang average but I don’t feel it’s necessary to delve into the intrecates as they’re minor.

Hickory’s will continue to produce reasonably priced above average, imitation American style burgers, served in a welcoming atmosphere. Hickory’s can be defined as try- hards, I think that’s quite appropriate, but I like try-hards. Burger rating: 6 out of 10. 

-Figrman

HICKORY’s – SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN BURGER 

NANDO’S – BUTTERFLY BURGER 

– Bretton Road, Chester, Flintshire CH4 0DE

As hunger was drawing closer and closer upon my girlfriend and I, with three high chain restaurants sitting in the corner of our eyes, Nando’s was the majority vote. With the menu placed infront of me, my eyes obviously veered to the selection of burgers. 

Understandably there wasn’t a wide selection to choose from, what else are they meant to do with chicken? So deciding and paying was the painless part, waiting in anticipation was the difficulty, as usual. 

 

The burger arrived with two sides, chips with Peri Peri spice and coleslaw, which was planned to be shared between my girlfriend and I, also the presentation of the meal was not in anyway underwhelming, beautiful. The big double breast of chicken came packed in a Portuguese roll, which I wasn’t hugely fond of due to its rough & hard consistancy also it’s lack of capability to keep all of the counterparts together while eating it. 

 
All together the burger was delicious, very filling but they warn you of this on the menu, considering all of the above I’d give the butterfly burger a 6 out of 10. 

Not too shabby for a fast food restaurant in disguise. 

– Figrman

NANDO’S – BUTTERFLY BURGER