Another new Halal Gourmet burger joint! There seems to be a few popping up around London lately and The Gourmet Hut is one if the newest burger establishment.
Upon entering, you notice the size straight away, its small, maybe around 30 covers at most, the décor is simple and does its best to look like a hut. Service is friendly, personal and has a family run style and vibe.
I ordered some BBQ Chicken wings for starters – these were excellent, big in size and well cooked, soft and tender. The BBQ sauce was not over overpowering so i really enjoyed these wings and got my hands messy
For my burger main I ordered the Simpleton. I tend order the classic, straight forward beef burger as i acts as a benchmark and good comparison to other burger restaurants. I asked for added fired onions and chill sauce.
I found the burger to be average and i wasn’t that impressed. The issues – The bun was burnt on the edges, which meant the charred tasted of bread was rather overpowering. Also, the patty looked over cooked from the outside and was again charred, I could tell from the taste that the burgers were cooked on a char coal grill and against this is became the made identifiable flavour, not something that I enjoyed. Having said that, the inside of the burger was cooked to a medium-rare as requested. Also, there were hardly any fired onions in the burger, I love my fried onions, they really bring out a sweet taste and goes well with beef. The presentation was nice, i liked the wooded tray that the burger came in along i with the double cooked chips but hardly touched them as i was full, I really don’t like wasting food.
For drinks I ordered a mojito, there was a very poor choice of drinks to choose from, they did not have – root beer, ginger ale, or even lemonades. I was told that they were in the process of improving the drinks menu. However, it did take a little longer than expected for the drinks to arrive.
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Room for improvement
An early visit – will need to go back again to check if its improved