If you live in London and pay attention to the food scene, or just happen to walk around Covent Garden/Leicester Square you would have caught the arrival of 5 Guys. Supposedly President Obama's favourite burger, just saying. And if it is good enough for the President, it's good enough for me. This is a new burger joint to add to the amazing selection we already have in London. But while many of the places to get a good burger are trying to be young and trendy, 5 Guys is just all about the burgers and less about appearances. Walking in to the restaurant (can you really call it a restaurant) it feels like walking into a fancy version of a fast food burger joint. Not that the food is anything like those fast food joints, except that they serve burgers and fries, but 5 Guys feels cleaner, well made and with ingredients that are properly sourced. Did I mention that you basically build your own burger and all toppings are free? Which means that there are no pre-made burgers waiting to be bought, all meals are built from scratch by a rather large team in an open spaced kitchen. Not bad at all. I had a small burger and small fries, but there was nothing small about either. I finished not even half of the fries and managed to force the whole burger down, american sized portions indeed. And while it's not the BEST burger I have ever had (they forgot to add my BBQ sauce which made the burger a bit dry and plain), I am all up for going back next time we are in the area. Just have a look below, doesn't it look fresh and asking you to tuck in?
I'm Christine and I currently live in London with my husband where I do my best to go to as many restaurants as possible, bake, DIY and occasionally let my hair down and go to a museum. x