True “commitment to the burger” – excellent: 4.6 / 5Double Cheese – £9.50
Bleecker Burger is best summed up in the founder’s own words, “The idea was simple: produce the best burger we possibly could in an approachable, no-bullshit setting.” Bleecker was founded in 2012 by Zan Klaufman, when he decided to leave his life as a lawyer in New York and move to London to start a food truck serving delicious burgers. His success allowed Bleecker to grow into 4 locations around London. We’re not sure where the name came from, hazarding a guess it most likely refers to Bleecker Street, a west–east street in the New York City borough of Manhattan famous today as a Greenwich Village nightclub district. Like the street, these burgers are famous.
We’ll cut right to it – these burgers are so fantastic that we went back and tried the blue cheese burger within a couple days. The quality of ingredients is excellent – particularly the meat. Patties are quite thin, extremely juicy, cooked and seasoned to perfection. The grease drips from the bun as you eat this beauty. We went for a double cheese burger which hits the spot, although still leaves something wanting. You could easily skip the fries (despite them being fantastic) and just have another burger.
Construction is excellent, cheese was spread evenly across the meat and the meat to bun ratio is good – go for a double. Next time we venture over, we’ll try to ask for a double blue-cheese and see if they oblige (they probably will).