Review of Honest Burgers London and being dairy free

Last weekend I had a sudden change of plans and decided to meet my family in London. It was my nephews birthday and he requested a visit to Oxford Street to spend his birthday money and see the Christmas lights. We had a great time popping in and out of the shops and trying to keep dry. As everyone knows shopping can make you both hungry and thirsty. My nephew requested a trip to Honest Burgers as he loves their restaurants. I had seen great reviews on Twitter and Facebook from people who follow a dairy and or gluten free diet. So if I am honest was a tad excited by the dining experience to come.
We visited the Oxford Circus branch. It is a small restaurant and despite the rain people were waiting outside to be seated. My sister explained to the waitress that I was dairy free. The waitress was very knowledgable and explained what options I could have. She then explained that she would inform the chef and that if I had any concerns the chef could come and see me personally. I was suitably impressed. I choose the beef burger which came in a gluten free bun. My burger had been cooked separately and arrived last. The burger and side of fries looked and smelled lovely. I was surprised by the gluten free bun you would not have been able to tell that it was gluten free. It was like and old fashioned cob style roll. The roll itself was warm on biting into the roll it had two clear textures. It was slightly crunchy on the outside and light and fluffy inside. It did not separate or crumble which can sometimes happen with gluten free bread rolls. It was one of the nicest rolls I have eaten in a long time. Now onto the burger itself. This was a simple good quality beef patie which was cooked medium. It was nice and moist slightly bouncy in texture and I loved the simplicity of its flavour. Being dairy free meant that my burger came with pickles, onions and the house sultana relish. I am not a lover of relishes but this was simple and sweet and added a little extra to the burger. Now onto the fries. They had a rustic look and came with a sprinkling of salt and were topped with fresh rosemary. The fries were slightly crunchy to the outside and light and fluffy inside. I loved the addition of the fresh rosemary it just added that extra that I will try at home. My only criticism was the addition of salt to the fries. I’m not a lover of salt and I think it should on be added on request.
So a big thank you to Honest Burgers. I had a fantastic filling Late lunch. Your staffs were very aware of food allergies and intolerances. Not only that you went out of the way to get my little nephew another children’s burger quickly as one just wasn’t enough. You even moved us as soon as possible to a bigger table. Finally, for that little added extra you even tried to use the schazam app to find out one of the songs that was playing. It was one of the nicest eating out experiences I have had in a long time. I will definitely be back on one of my future trips to London.


    • June 30, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      Hi, thank you for taking the time to read my review. I’m glad I’m not the only one who found the fries a tad salty. I’ve not had time to pop into an Honest Burgers recently but look forward to visiting again soon, Chloe.

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