Another new Halal burger restaurant for all your burger lovers! This one is close to Camden and far superior to its nearest competitor in the area in every way.
Band Of Burgers has been open for around a week or so. I normally have a self enforced rule that I stick by where I don’t visit a newly opened restaurant within its first month of operation. This allows the establishment to iron out any bugs and work on their internal systems and logistics. But i wanted to check this place out before the band wagon rolls in, so to speak.
The interior is unique, vibrate and trendy, you kind of have to be to fit in hipster Camden.
I ordered the Voodoo Chill burger. I normally stick to the classic beef burger when it’s my first visit, this is so i can create a level playing field and compare fairly to other halal gourmet restaurants. But today I really felt like something different and the Voodoo burger looked appealing.
The burger itself was presented very well, it stood tall and had layers of ingredients making up the tower of epicness. The beef patty was cooked to a “English” medium as requested, this would be rare on the brown scale of cooking red meat, so if you don’t like pink inside ask for well done. It was flavoursome and juicy. The burgers are cooked on a charcoal grill, despite this, I liked the fact that the charcoal taste wasn’t overpowering the natural flavours of the meat and that the party retained its natural juices.
What was slightly disappointing was there was no chilli taste. I think now people expect chill when ordering chill off the menu. Of course, everyone has a different definition and scale of what makes something hot, but this burger did lack heat and there was no option of adding any sauce off the table condiments. I also ordered some caramelised onions as well, but these for some reason came separately on the side.
The bun, was a soft brioche that did a good job of housing the contents of this mighty burger. My preference is for my burger bun to be lightly toasted so to keep the burger warm. Some of the fresh ingredients like large tomato and lettuce brought the temperature of the burger down fast.
Where I was impressed with band of burgers was the personal and friendliness of the staff and management. They went out of their way to accommodate every request, from arrangements to single bill payments to making sure we were happy with the food. A big thank you goes to one of the bosses Zeeshan who really looked after us and also gave me and my party of 5 a complimentary slice of Amazing cheese cake.
I also ordered a classic mojito. Mixology is not easy, and I don’t think they have quiet mastered the art of Mocktails making.
Burger cost £7.50, sweet potatoes fires £3.00 and Mocktails £4. You can also create your own burger for £7.50.
And at these prices it represents great value. It definitely felt like it was worth more. So another good point.