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!