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Burgo (Closed)


The last time I tried a new restaurant on Ilford Lane without knowing anything about it, turned out to be one of my favourite places, I’m talking about Franzos.

So when a new Burger restaurant opened up I was hoping for good things. @burgobar is another in a line of new Muslim owned and run halal burger restaurants in the area that have recently opened up like; Fatboyz, rustic, all star, route 58 to name a few.

Main Menu

I ordered the classic beef burger and a Philly cheese steak. I’ll cut to it, this was one of the weakest burgers I’ve had. It was dead. Totally bland, no taste from the beef, there were meant to be caramelised onions but they were barely grilled. It was not an enjoyable food experience. The price was £7.95, it did come with chip but the chips were Yuk and for me it’s a burger that should cost no more than £2.50. The burger was using the wrong cut of beef, with absolutely no fat content.

The phillysteak was even worse. The slices of beef were dry, overcooked and tasteless. Again, there were meant to be caramelised onions which tend to normally provide a sweetness but there was none present. The peppers weren’t even grilled, so you get a strong taste of crunchy peppers.

I have to say really poor food and it’s food that is made by people who are totally clueless about food and in particular burgers. The understanding of using quality beef or how to construct is not present here. Oh and the sweet potato chips were not even cooked, some were raw inside.
I wouldn’t even bother. I’m angry that I parted with £22 pounds in total.

No complaints with service. I should have realised it wasn’t going to be good when I saw a lot of half eaten burgers left behind by people who just left.

Don’t waste your time going. The staff were not even interested in my feedback. So annoying when restaurants open up in highly populated Muslim areas thinking they can turn a quick buck by serving up attractive food in a themed environment. They seem to underestimate the standard of quality that the new generation of Muslim consumer demands.

I really don’t like giving a place such a bad review but if you read my blog, you know that I am always direct and to the point. I hope they improve on the quality of cooking as this place im sure has potential.

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  1. I had the Burgo Invention and I thought it was OK. Not great but edibly enjoyable. Although the VIP burger at Allstars Gourmet on Green Street just about edges it.

  2. went there last night, wasn’t busy for a friday night , enjoyed the mixed platter starter, and ordered the chicken cubes with salad and fried peppers , tasty, the kids ordered burgers but were dissapointed, overall 6 out of 10,
    overpriced for ilford lane, zubair the waitor was very helpful .

  3. Everything here is not right. From service to food as a whole. Complete novices. I had high hopes for it.

    One day I was hungry and ordering via uber eats, only place available was Burgo. I thought I’d give the steak a try as the burger was awful.

    To my surprise it was very nice. Big portions and perfectly cooked steak.

    It’s the most premium item on their menu and the only thing that’s right. I order now only t-bone steak.

    Worth a try.

  4. I bought 3 chicken burgers from this place. They are priced at approximately £8-9. For the price i was expecting better quality. The burger bun was stale as if they bought cheap burger buns. There was barely any sauce in the burger. Needless to say but all 3 of us weren’t happy with the purchase. Im sorry but if your pricing your burgers at this price then you need to live up to the price otherwise your better off eating at kfc for a quarter of the price.

  5. The most Delicious Beef Burger in the UK. My this line is on grounds of many many things

    1) Size of burger petty was huge, and if you double it if it is a giant burger.
    2) Quality of beef was fantastic, meaty (non fatty), tasty
    3) Brioche bun: Soft and tasty
    4) Use of fresh lettuce, tasty cheese , friend onion
    5) Free side (lightly dusted fries)
    *) Every thing served freshly made and piping hot.
    6) Meal deal for only £5.95. (plus £2 to double up the burger)
    7) Great Space for seating
    8) Best service (fast serving, friendly staff)

    Go and Enjoy these 😉


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