BURGER. Newcastle | Foodie Review

I have good news for all my local readers and anyone travelling in the North-East direction! There’s a new burger joint in town and it’s pretty damn’ good. Newcastle really has had a major revamp over the past couple of years. The cities foodie scene has gone into overdrive as we’re now totally spoilt for choice with all of the amazing restaurants and eateries on offer. The Gate, in Newcastle City Centre, has always been a popular destination for a beer or bite to eat ever since it opened back in 2002 since it has a huge selection of restaurants and bars but now, it just got that little bit better. I introduce to you BURGER.

I’d never actually heard of BURGER. before an invitation to head to their launch evening pinged in my inbox. So, I went along with Laura, a few weeks ago to see what the fuss was about! We arrived at 6 to see the place buzzing, feel-good music in the background and the delightful smell of burgers in the air. Great start! We were welcomed in by the lovely manager, Evan and shown to our table, he explained about the business and we learned BURGER. actually originated in Scotland, they have restaurants in Edinburgh and St Andrews, who knew the Scots did good burgers?! He told us all of the ingredients were locally sourced and the beef was, of course, Scottish. The interior of the restaurant is very modern, almost a futuristic version of a 90’s American dinner.

The menu is great but has quite a small selection but there’s something for everyone! Evan explained to us the reason behind the specific selection on the menu and it’s because they simply want to do what they do best and know what’s best. We decided against appetizers since we wanted to demolish our burgers! I’m quite a plain gal when it comes to burgers, I do love a good cheeseburger. I went for the Bacon Cheese obviously, which is basically Scottish beef with Red Leicester, crispy maple bacon, pickled gherkin, beef tomato and BURGER. sauce on toasted brioche, coming in at £8.75. Laura went for The Capital B, which is jammed packed full of Scottish beef piled high with slow-cooked brisket, French Brie, pickled red onion, beef tomato and BURGER. sauce on toasted brioche, and it comes in at £11.65. One thing to mention is that you have order your sides separately, both Laura and I went for the cheese fries which are a modest £3.90 extra, which might seem a lot but you get a huge portion. I also went for a side of Chipotle ‘slaw which was an extra £2.75.

Our food arrived fairly quick and then it was time to tuck in. Hands down, it was amazing. The seasoning on the beef was spectacular, that secret ingredient they don’t reveal to you on the menu, is always the best bit isn’t it? Oh my! My mouths watering just thinking about it to be honest. The meat in both burgers was juicy, chunky and melt in the middle. The cheese fries were orgasmic, cheese is my favourite thing ever and this cheese melted on top of the perfectly cooked fries was unreal. My slaw was nice, a little too tangy for me but I still thorough enjoyed.

Overall, I’ll definitely be heading back to BURGER. I just know my other half will devour one of these burgers. The staff were very attentive and super friendly, they couldn’t do enough for us and the atmosphere is great. 10/10 for me!



  • Reply Rio November 5, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Ohhhh now I’m super hungry they look incredible!

    • Reply Alice November 6, 2017 at 9:41 am

      Sorry! Haha!

  • Reply Nicola November 5, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Oh wow I might arrange our next date night to go here, my other half would love it! We normally head to handmade burger company

    • Reply Alice November 6, 2017 at 9:42 am

      You should totally go!

  • Reply Poppy Mayy November 6, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Omg these burgers look amazing! I must admit I’m a sucker for food joints like this. If I’m ever in the area I’ll definitely be checking it out.

    • Reply Alice November 6, 2017 at 11:54 am

      They were amazing! x

  • Reply maria November 8, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Oh you can’t beat a good burger! I love that you called the fries orgasmic bahah, thats amazing. Another fab post that’s making me want to head to Newcastle for food!

    M x

    • Reply Alice November 8, 2017 at 10:38 am

      Haha, that was the only way to describe them! So amazing haha! x

  • Reply Kayleigh Zara November 8, 2017 at 11:30 am

    I’ve heard some really amazing things about burger before and the extra slaw you ordered looks so delicious! I agree that sides are steep especially for chips but if the portion size is good then that’s great! x

    Kayleigh Zara http://www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • Reply Alice November 8, 2017 at 11:37 am

      The burgers are divine! Yes steep but quality and quantity are up there x

  • Reply Julia November 22, 2017 at 6:48 am

    I had a bad burger experience a while ago and I haven’t eaten one since but that last photo with the close up of the burger ohmygod, it looks SO good. This place sounds great and the way you described the meat in the burger, you
    make it sound so tasty!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • Reply Alice November 22, 2017 at 11:46 am

      Oh no! That’s a shame! You should try this place, it’s amazing! xx

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