I have a burger addiction.
This is my 3rd post for Meet Burger, honestly I should just move in full time. You can read my first post here and my recent post about their brunches here. The lovely chaps at Meet Burger invited me over (again) to try out their new burger menu. I love visiting new, up and coming restaurants, so if you're interested in working with me please don't hesitate to contact me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or shoot me an email.
Back to the burgers. They've really upped their game this time. The new menu consists of 12 different burgers - still printed on those wacky old school videos which tug on my 90s heartstrings. They also have old CDs for the drinks menu. Opting for some homemade lemonade and a Lazy Jack's cider as suggested by our wonderful waiter Kieran, we perused the menu fretting back and forth between burger. On previous occasions I've had the Meet Tina and Meet Sylvester which is not for the faint hearted, but this time I decided to venture out of my comfort zone and try something...different.
We ordered some sweet potato fries and a portion of dirty fries which are smothered in onions and burger sauce (not the kind you'd find down at Papa Simon's burger van). We decided on one Meet François - Hereford beef patty, brie, smokey bacon, lettuce and red onion relish and one Meet Igor. The Igor consists of a Hereford beef patty, fried banana and peanut butter.
I understand not everyone's a fan of peanut butter, but if you're a devotee like me then this burger is for you. I've been reading about peanut butter burgers for ages now but had never managed to try one. I kind of dismissed the idea as one of those food fads that pop up every now and again, like cashew butter or açaí. But have a go and try the Meet Igor, like it says on the menu, "if you dare".
The patty was juicy and slightly smokey but is cut through with a subtle sweetness of the fried banana. The smooth texture of the peanut butter balances out the rest of the burger. It's weird enough to work, you just gotta try it for yourself. Smother some of their homemade chilli jam on your burger for an extra kick, if it's a wee bit sweet for your liking. Or if weird and wonderful flavours aren't your thing - the Meet François burger is a good choice for someone who wants to venture outside of the 'burger norm'...but not too far. The brie and relish are perfect additions to this traditional burger. Did I mention all the burgers are served on frisbees?
The dirty fries were pretty good and definitely not shy on the burger sauce. The fries themselves are bog standard but it's only a minor criticism. The sweet potato fries were crispier than I remembered, which was a pleasant surprise as they can be tricky to make.
Yet again, a delightfully satisfied belly.
Queue: Two of us visited on a Monday evening, no queue but fairly busy.
Price: *The lovely guys at Meet Burger kindly fed me for free. However it's around £10-15 per person, for a drink, burger and side.
Ambience: Hopefully you've got the vibes from my previous posts, but it's fun and modern similar to other London burger joints I've visited. A hidden Midlands gem, on the cheaper side - perfect for students.
Have you ever tried a peanut butter burger? 🍔
Molly, 23, London.
A tiny food pornographer, with a minor addiction to burgers and sushi. Following a dairy-free diet not by choice, but forever choosing to eat cheese and chocolate.