Elegance in a bun, but the bun wasn’t fresh. 3.3/5The Posh Burger – £7.50
We ventured up to Old Street to strike it out at Posh Burger, yet another burger joint located in close proximity to the Burgerati lair. This particular Posh Burger joint is very small, there are no tables, just 2 counter tops to sit on. Overall the experience felt like sitting in an up-market kebab shop, deliveroos kept coming and going, and no one else came in. This didn’t deter us, we went straight for the flagship, The Posh Burger.
First thing we noticed was the absence of a burger cloche on the grill (see pic above)…we’ll get to that in a second. Given the company’s slogan is “elegance in a bun”, hopes were high for this one.
Unfortunately the bun was not fresh – it is noticeably hard to the touch and not as absorbent as fresh brioche…note how it cracks as the burger is eaten. A stale bun is a bad start to any burger experience, in this case the bun let the rest of the burger down, which wasn’t bad at all. Quality of the meat, cheese, lettuce, gherkins, red onion and posh sauce were all good. The meat could have been juicier however we think we know why… the absence of a burger cloche during the fry means all the moisture left the meat before it even touched the bun. Construction was overall good with a favourable meat-to-bun ratio. Overall, this burger would have been a fine example had the meat been cooked right and the bun been fresh. Great name for a burger, shame it doesn’t live up to it.