A not so honorary mention for Perseverance, an independent pub in Bloomsbury, which served me the possibly worst burger I have ever eaten in the UK.
My meal didn’t start off well when I had to wait 25 minutes longer for the food than my 5 lunch companions. When my Cheeseburger (8.50) finally arrived, I wished it rather hadn’t. The meat managed it to be completely overcooked and at the same time have a weird mushy consistency. I think they must have put potatoes or bread in the burger mixture, whatever it was, it tasted foul.
The disaster did not stop there, the bread was dry, the fries not cooked enough and tasting of old frying oil and I won’t even start to describe the coleslaw.
The people I was eating with did rather enjoy their chicken pies, but I didn’t try it so I can judge the meal solely based on the burger. What a shame about this burger! Particularly as the pub itself is rather nice – bright, friendly and inviting. So perfectly fine for a couple of drinks but you might want to consider to move on afterward to eat elsewhere.
- Food: 2/10
- Service: 4/10
- Ambiance: 6/10
- Value for money: 3/10
- Chances of returning: 0%
- Verdict: only eat there when you had so many pints that it really doesn’t matter what you shove into your mouth