We walk in and it’s quiet with only two people sat in the area that seemed like the ‘takeaway’ section but it is only 12:15pm; and by the time the clock strikes 12:30pm the place has filled up.
As with most Burger joints in Edinburgh, the interior is stripped back so the food can do the talking and Burger is no exception. It’s very plain, with large windows but it is quite charming.
It’s not called Burger for nothing. The menu is all burgers and accompaniments to burgers ie sides and milkshakes. They also do vegan and vegetarian burgers! As for the sides expect to find sweet potato fries, chipotle slaw and brisket cheese fries; and lush milkshakes such as Hazelnut Mocha and the New York Cheesecake.
The most popular items on the menu according to the manager are the Capital B Burger and the Katsu Burger with the New York Cheesecake Milkshake. They all looked so tempting but we went for…
The Firecracker Burger. Marinated fried chicken thigh with Red Leicester or Stilton (we choose the red leicester) cheese, smoky chipotle slaw, Franks red hot pickled gherkin, beef tomato on a toasted brioche bun.
The chicken salt fries which are simply outstanding. Super salty and they have the ‘Pringles’ affect – once you pop you can’t stop.
Washed down with the Sticky Toffee Pudding milkshake.
The Firecracker Burger is juicy and messy and just rather delicious. The chicken was soft, succulent and seasoned well but with the added bonus of the crispy almost burnt ends adding the extra crunch. Their chicken is halal too.
The slaw is lovely and fresh and the smokiness definitely comes through. The brioche was soft and fresh and adds a wee note of sweetness to this burger.
As I’ve already said the fries are outstanding. These are point blank the BEST fries I’ve ever had! They are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They are covered in chicken salt and so more-ish. I was gutted when we finished them.
I had the Banana Split Milkshake made from their own vanilla and chocolate homemade ice cream blended with strawberry puree and banana.
Their ice cream is homemade, a frozen custard base made with heavy cream, eggs, no stabilisers and no preservatives. They also make their own sorbet and change the flavours regularly. You can order vegan milkshakes with sorbet and soy milk.
For my burger I went for the classic Capital B Burger with Scottish Beef and slow cooked Brisket, French Brie, pickled red onion on a brioche bun.
For my sides I ordered the onion rings.
My beef burger is made from five cuts of Scottish Beef creating super juicy flavours with great caramelised crust. The brie is cheesy and creamy and the pulled pork is quite smokey and cooked well. The onion rings are nice enough but next time they are getting swopped for more Chicken fries (sorry onion rings!).
They have vegan and veggie burgers too. Their veggie patties are homemade from organic tempeh, roast chickpeas, beetroot, sweet potato and brown rice among other veg and spices.
BURGER is my new favourite Burger Joint in Edinburgh. Everything on the menu is customisable so you can create your own burgers by swapping sauces, adding toppings, etc. The burgers are genuinely delicious and those fries. Go for the fries people!
Burger HQ, 94a Fountainbridge, Edinburgh
Tel : 0131 2285367 www.burgeruk.co.uk
My Spoon Award : Gold 9/10