Published on October 30th, 2015 | by Gavin0
Conquering the BRGRCO Scrum Burger
Summary: Come for the burgers, stay for the truffle fries, milkshakes, and bronuts!
I have often walked passed BrgrCo in Soho and admired from the street much in the same way I would Hamley’s as a child. However, this passing interest never turned into an actual trip until last week when I was invited to try their latest special, the mighty Scrum Burger.
It’s no surprise that BrgrCo’s main draw (despite the poor spelling) is the burgers, of which there are ten to choose. But as I learned from my visit, by dismissing it as any ordinary burger joint is a terrible injustice.
Upon arrival on Saturday afternoon, the cosy venue is filling fast with tourists, shoppers, and even a few families. Despite its diminutive size, it doesn’t feel cramped and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. Luckily, there’s no need to come dressed in your Sunday best which is music to my ears because I’m about to get down and dirty with this epic burger *flexes muscles*.
I’ve arrived on Rugby World Cup semi-final day to restore some national pride after England’s failings; today the Scrum burger will not defeat me. The challenge in front of me won’t be an easy one though; two beef patties, double Monterrey Jack cheese, bacon, onion rings, and a dollop of maple syrup for good measure. If that wasn’t enough, the parmesan truffle fries sound too good to turn down, so I get a side of those too.
My food arrives and the burger is as intimidating as I initially thought, so I wimp out and start on the fries first. Every professional speed eater will tell you to leave the carbs till last, but I’m glad I didn’t because these are amazing and want to savour as much as I can before the meat sweats start. Cheesy chips are one of the world’s greatest food combinations (alongside Nutella pizza and bacon jam of course) but the addition of subtle truffle oil make it mind-blowing. And then onto the burger…
Tackling it (see what I did there?) was the first problem. It’s too big to bite whole, so I decide on cutting into quarters, which leaves a pool of juice on my plate- the first sign of a quality burger. The patty is just how I like it, limited seasoning and medium rare, so the quality comes through. They haven’t been stingy with the extra thick cut bacon either, and I’m sure this is more than ‘double cheese’. However the maple syrup seems to have been lost amongst all the other flavours which is the fundamental flaw with these gigantic burgers.
Although satisfying, I think I would have enjoyed a simple cheese burger more. Saying that though, I finished ever last morsel, washed down with an Oreo milkshake…Oh, I nearly forgot about the doughnut brownie known as a Bronut– which was as inspired as the name.
My fitted jeans aren’t thanking me for it, but I actually did it, I conquered BrgrCo and I regret not coming in sooner. I must admit that my answer to a reasonably priced pre party fast food fix in Soho has ALWAYS been Pizza Pilgrims, but BrgrCo has now made that decision all the more difficult.
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