bleecker st. burger

It's been a while since a burger has had the spotlight around here, but it's back with a bang.

Every foodie on & off line has been telling me to try Bleecker St. Burger, and it finally happened. People had told me that it tops Patty & Bun and most other London burger joints, so we both went with high expectations - and already knowing that what we wanted, which was their infamous Bleecker Black - a double patty with black pudding in the middle. Not for the faint-hearted!

Please can we take a moment to appreciate the Instagram-perfect cross-section view that they give you by cutting the burger before serving? All burger places should do this! #weirdbloggerrequests

They were as good as we'd hoped - fantastic flavour and perfectly executed. I loved the American cheese and the black pudding is a genius addition, although it does make the burger heavier than most... but as the Americans say (which is apt, since Bleeker St. Burger hails from NYC), go big or go home, right?

Alongside our beasts, we tried their Angry Fries (topped with chilli sauce & blue cheese) and their sweet potato fries. I wasn't particularly impressed by either, but they were nice enough. I definitely prefer the rosemary fries at Honest Burgers

They have a permanent unit in Spitalfields Market now, which is where we went, but they do have a truck that sets up shop in various locations. You can see more details on their website

Would I go back? Definitely - I'd love to try their bacon & cheese burger. Do I think it's the best burger I've ever tried? I'm not sure I'd go that far, but it's hovering near the top and it probably won't move any time soon.

Bleecker St. Burger
Old Spitalfields Market
Unit B SP 4
London
E1 6EA
{covered outdoor seating only}