We made an amazing discovery behind Selfridges the other day. Can not believe we have missed it all these years, a treasure of restaurants to fill our tummies to fuel us to shop. James St is heaving with marvellous places to eat and that’s where we found this beauty otherwise known as Burgers and Cocktails.
Contemporary interior full of colour, not rustic like a lot of burger joints these days which is a tad refreshing to see as exposed brick work has died a death since everyone is sporting it. With a cool mosaic floor and neon features here and there, I think a new burger joint interior is starting.
We decided to go for some nostalgic drinks which can only described as slushies that tasted like hubba bubba. Being called Burgers and Cocktails I know we should have had some cocktails but it was too early in the day and it also gives us an excuse to return. Saying that, the soft drinks menu is extensive so they cater for everyone’s needs.
To start with we had the Korean BBQ Wings which were meaty and sticky. Not overly sweet with a kick of chilli as an end note. The skin was slightly crisp which gave a nice crunch as you bit into it. You get four meaty pieces for just over five pounds and it’s well worth it.
For mains we had to go for burgers naturally. Amazing as they are to us they were all served with brioche buns. You know how much I love a burger with a soft brioche bun 🙂
Of course, Elena went for the burger which had the highest pork content, the matador. The pulled pork really made the burger juicy. The chorizo added a nice kick to the burger which complemented the smokey cheese.
I had the sloppy joe burger, it came hot and wet, just how I like my food. The burger was oozing ingredients. Chilli beef dripping from one part, fondue cheese from another, it was all very exciting. Great combination of savoury and spicy flavours, it was like having a party in the mouth as with every lash of the tongue you tasted something new.
For a side we ordered a large portion of sweet potato fries. They were perfect. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Only so many places get it right.
Now oddly enough this place is the sister company of Giraffe. Now, you may remember our disapproval at the food Giraffe have to serve however, this place has made us eat our words. Burgers and Cocktails will be visited again soon.
Burgers & Cocktails
35 James St, London W1U 1EA