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Big ol' Burger Comparison Thread

Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by Youstolemyname, May 5, 2014.

  1. bsoltan

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    Location: Milton Keynes

    PercysBBQ Triple Pattie BBQ Moink. Burger was cooked really well, as usuall with just meat, cheese, bacon it gets a little dry around half way through (and after driving it home) but it was really good. It is their special burger this month.

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  2. ElliorR

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    Location: Not where I'd like to be

    After work last night some of us went down to the nearest Hungry Horse pub and had the Quadzilla Burger Challenge. Cheap and cheerful, the chicken part was a bit naff but the burgers were not too bad. With buy one get one free night we paid £5.75 each. Never again though.

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  3. malolo

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  4. mr.bond

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    Location: Surrey

    Visited Pattie and Bun in Soho Friday night. One of the best burgers I've had, maybe even the best. Tried the monthly special, then shared a normal cheese burger with a mate straight after demolishing it :)
     
  5. bliss

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    Location: Stoke

    Had a couple of burgers while on holiday in HK. I don't tend to eat western food while on holiday when I can help it but these two were recommended by a local friend.

    Shake Shack - Double Shackburger. It was alright, came across as a slightly better Burger King burger. The fries however were incredible. Chick'n Shack pictured along with Milk Tea Shake and Iced Tea.

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    Burgeroom - Mega Cheeseburger. 80g of various cheese, I had to have it simply for that. The patty was large, moist and cooked to perfection. Probably the best burger I've had. Curly fries weren't half bad either. :D

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  6. bjorkiii

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    That bottom pic how do you go about eating it ? Looks huge but tasty.
     
  7. bliss

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    Very, very messily. :p The cheese was practically going everywhere and I was glad that it showed up pre-cut.

    A guy on the table next to us had the double burger and his 'burger to mouth' issues were even worse. :D:p
     
  8. marc2003

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    Location: England

    Yesterday, I had a chili burger at Honest (Bank) and it was awesome.

    I also tried Five Guys for the first time the other week. It's now a box that has been ticked and nothing more. :p
     
  9. b0rn2sk8

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    I don’t get the love for five guys either, the foods ok but the prices are just crazy for what amounts to a posh McDonald’s. £5 each for some simple fries is outrageous, as is £5 for a milkshake that comes from a soft serve machine. McDonald’s make a mint of those machines charging half that, it’s a licence to print money for five guys.

    Places like Honest are a very similar price point, tastes better and is served to you on a plate.

    Though anacdotally I don’t think they are doing that well in a lot of locations, most I walk past are not anything like as busy they were 2 years ago.
     
  10. MissChief

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    I mean I love Five guys but I have way more McDonalds than I do Five Guys. It's an occasional treat more than anything at Five Guys.
     
  11. Shadowness

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    The fries and amazing at FG, the burgers are rubbish. Taste just like McDonalds. (at least what I remember they taste like. Not had a McD for almost 10 years now)
     
  12. chroniclard

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    Not saying they are amazing, far too expensive, but tastes nothing like Mcdonalds.
     
  13. Jamesyboyjim

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    For me, Five Guys is really tasty, but not worthy of the price seeing as I find it only a bit better than Burger King. I hadn't been for a long time, but I went the other week, looked at the menu, realised what i wanted would be about 20 quid and ended up going to Mission Burrito.

    I love Gourmet Burger though, with the app it seems me or the missus usually have a voucher for a freebie and now you can order from your table at pretty much any location its great for a quick convenient bite.
     
  14. bullyy2k90

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  15. robj20

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    I feel like I'm the only one that doesn't like Brioche buns. A few places now I have asked them to replace them with standard buns, and they look at me like I'm stupid.
    I find then far too sweet.
     
  16. bullyy2k90

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    Think you are mate. Brioche Buns are awesome. I think the sweet, buttery taste goes well with juiciness of the burger. But that's just my preference.
     
  17. Spuj

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    I'm a big fan of Brioche buns for the most part with burgers. I did have a burger from the work canteen the other day in a brioche bun and it was probably the sweetest one I've had with a burger which IMO was too much. On the flip side Patty and Bun burgers are in Brioche buns and they are my all time favourite. The level of sweet in the bun compliments the burger and toppings so well.

    When I do burgers at home we use Sainsburys taste the difference brioche buns and they have a nice balance as well I find. Paired with the a couple of smashed patties, cheese and streaky bacon with a burger sauce. Awesome :D
     
  18. robj20

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    Maybe its more that in general i don't eat sweet things, i don't put sugar in or on anything. So when you say you didn't like the overly sweet one from work, they all taste like that for me.

    Very very rare i have a burger at home, what we do have a fair bit is the actual meat as a kebab with salad. The bread adds nothing for me, but i love a good burger patty.
     
  19. da_mic_1530

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    Finally, a true believer! Me and the missus cannot stand this brioche buns. Many restaurants don't offer an alternative
     
  20. Spuj

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    Ah ok I see, well in that case I can understand if you aren't into sweet things in general.

    My favourite way to have a burger bun is toasted. If I've cooked bacon then toasting the bun in the fat from the bacon is a very tasty way of doing it. Otherwise a little coat of butter and a trip into the pan is a good alternative. I find that with the bun toasted it adds a nice crunch and also warms it up and softens it a bit as well. Cold, uncooked buns are a definite no no for me and can ruin an otherwise good burger.