…to London’s best burger?
This weekend I was doing my blogger-self proud and went to two food blogger’s favourites: Spuntino in Soho and The Meatwagon (changing location). While I was absolutely enthralled by Spuntino (review to follow), The Meatwagon left me a bit disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, London’s best and probably most famous underground burger was by no means bad, but I kind of expected more…
For those of you who have never heard of The Meatwagon, let me fill you in. It calls itself ‘Guerilla Dining’ in London andÂ the concept is absolutely great. To find out where this burger making truck is headed you have to follow it on twitter. After having been sessile for 3 months in New Cross under the name of #Meateasy, The Meatwagon is on the road again and had its temporary location last weekend at Land of King”s Festival in Dalston. I was too broke to go to the festival but this did not keep me from travelling all the way through London to sample THE burger.
(by the way, if you want to know more about how Meatwagon burgers are made, look here)
When we finally got our Cheeseburger (6) people were stopping us, asking us if we knew WHAT kind of SPECIAL burger we were eating. Around us, not only us but several other people were taking pictures of their burger. That’s how famous AND special AND amazing they are.
Here it is! No doubt it was a nice burger. Mine was beautifully juicy with the meat perfectly medium rare (Uyen’s was well done to her dismay). The buns were tasty and soft but could have done with a bit of toasting on the inside. The cheese was oozing out at the sides and over our fingers and along our chins (we didn’t get napkins, you see, and it was all very messy but fun). I loved the consistence of the cheese but would have personally preferred it to taste more of cheese actually.
I could have done also with some more seasoning and spicing, next time I should probably go for the Chili Burger or Bacon Burger. One thing I really did not like were the hard bits in the meat, I think they are tendons or pieces of cartilage, I bit on a couple of those and nearly lost a tooth. (ok this was exaggerated, I have very good teeth)
I should mention that you have to bring your own drink and napkins and, if you fancy sitting down while eating, maybe also a blanket.
Would I travel through town again to enjoy a Meatwagon Burger? Actually no, in my opinion Byron Burgers are not much different, and these you much easier to come by. However, if The Meatwagon comes my way you will definitely find me there.
- Food: 6.5/10
- Service: 5/10 (there is no ‘service’ as such)
- Atmosphere: 3/10 (the street in front of MC Motors does not exactly invite to linger)
- Value for money: 7/10
- Chance of Returning: 20%
- Verdict: This is a nice burger, but is it really the best? Really? Is it?