Friday, 7 November 2014

Handmade Burger Co. Review

Whilst on a shopping trip to Southampton a few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I decided to try a new place for lunch, so we went to the Handmade Burger Company which has just opened in West Quay shopping centre. The Handmade Burger Co, boasts a huge menu and has many restaurants around the United Kingdom.

We were greeted by a lovely server, who was chatty and helpful, he explained the extensive menu (over 40 different burgers to be exact!) explaining how you can have anything you want, if you don't want it ask for it not to be included and if you fancy something different on your burger just ask to add it on.

First impressions were great, the decor was very hipster, with singular lightbulbs hanging above every table, along with a metal gate surrounding the whole restaurant, as well as music playing in the background. It was really nice that it felt so different from being in West Quay - it actually felt like we weren't in the shopping centre at all!

Looking through the menu, I really couldn't chose, it was so difficult to chose from all the different burgers - going for something regular or trying something new. I decided on staying to what I knew, because I was so hungry, I had to know I would actually eat it! However I was very tempted by the Avocado and Bacon burger!

Like I said the range was massive, from beef to chicken and of course veggie, along with sliders, lamb, smaller burgers, stuffed burgers and more!

My boyfriend ordered a Banana Milkshake, which took quite a while to arrive and when it did we were quite disappointed, well my boyfriend was. It could be that we were expecting too much, but it didn't taste as nice as we expected it to. It wasn't very thick and it tasted like banana flavouring not fresh banana.

In the end I ordered an American Cheese burger, which had onion rings, swiss cheese, lettuce, mayonnaise and red onion. We also ordered a side of chips to share as our server told us they were massive portions. 

To be honest I wasn't very impressed with the burger, it was alright. I felt like they cooked it too much for my liking, so it was actually quite dry and tasteless. So I was very disappointed if I'm honest. 

They had only been open for a week when we went so I will give them another chance, and go there again another time. Maybe in a few months time to see if they have improved, I may even try a chicken burger to see if it is better than the other one. 


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