Saturday, 12 April 2014

LDN: Honest Burgers in Notting Hill

"After all, I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."

Yesterday I went for a nice stroll around Portobello Market in Notting Hill since the weather has been so amazing in London lately. It's quite embarrassing that after 3-4 years of living here I had never been to Portobello market! The stalls and shops were what you'd expect from a West End market, full of quaint jewellery and vintage homeware. I walked away with a dainty silver and opal stone ring for £15 which extremely satisfying. When it came down for food, my friend and I decided to stop by Honest Burgers, another first for me. 

Evidently I went to the one in Notting Hill, but they have restaurants in various places in London. I had the Tribute burger, that's packed with American cheese, bacon, lettuce, onions and pickles - thinking about it makes me hungry again. 

I'm a sucker for a simple menu - I guess after watching hours of Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay has taught us that a simple menu is an effective menu. There were only about 5-6 burger options, and a handful of side dishes and specials of the day. It was concise yet had a good range of options. The drinks options were also quite small, with varied craft beers and some spirits.

The price was quite fair, ranging from £8-£10, which includes a generous portion of chips. Drinks weren't that bad, but slightly expensive seeing as my Anchor beer was £4.95. But overall its happily affordable. 

There are five locations scattered over London - Brixton, Soho, Camden, Kings Cross, and Portobello Road. It says on their website that they don't take reservations, and I can imagine that they get quite busy during lunch and dinner services so be prepared.

The one in Portobello was quite small, but was appropriately nested within the market with a charming indie atmosphere. 

4/5 I would definitely go back for a chill meal with friends on a lazy Saturday afternoon.


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