RestaurantsLondonSohoW1

survey result

Summary

£37
    £
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You get what it says on the tin” at this hugely popular, “no frills” (“no starters and no puds”) brand – the most commented-on burger multiple in our annual diners’ poll – which is “still consistently good, despite having turned into a massive chain”. The “top-quality meat and a good variety of specials” (“check out the latter for something a little different”) are “cooked to your liking from a basic menu” and “the wonderfully flavoured rosemary fries are a fab accompaniment”. Having flirted with an all-vegan sub-brand in Leicester Square (‘V Honest’), it was converted back to the core concept in June 2022.

Summary

£32
    £
2
Average
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Rosemary fries to die for” are still a mainstay of this “gourmet burger” chain: now with around 40 branches in the UK (and which raised money in early 2021 to allow it to take up opportunities as they present themselves post-pandemic). “Although they have been around for some time, the burgers are arguably among the best in London, and they have maintained standards despite expanding to become a sizable chain”. Well, that was our view till now anyway, and it remains the majority verdict. Is the brand finally becoming a victim of its success, though? Ratings were dragged into chain territory for the first time this year by a few reporters who felt “the old flair and fun were missing…”, or that it’s “sometimes interesting but overall so-so”. On the whole, though, it still gets a big thumbs-up: “had to eat and run but worth almost missing the last train for!”.

Summary

£29
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A chain that defies the image of chains!”“by far the tastiest of the ‘gourmet’ burger groups has yet to succumb to the typical slip-in-quality as it grows”, and is nowadays the most-mentioned burger multiple in the survey. It has “taken the mantle from Byron” in recent years, with both a “better, less formulaic approach” and also a “slower and steadier opening programme”: a combination that’s “maintained the basic fundamentals of a decent, un-mucked-up formula”. “Half restaurant/ half fast food in style, there are no starters and only ices for dessert, so you are in and out inside an hour. But, if you are looking for a good quality quick bite, this is the place for you”. “It knocks out great-value, no-nonsense burgers, still serves them medium rare in flagrant defiance of food hygiene fascism, does the best veggie burger around (more of a fritter), and now does the famous ’bleeding’ vegan burger, oozing beetroot juice for those requiring the illusion of meat with their veg”. Other winning features include “addictive rosemary chips”, “interesting specials (which vary by branch)” and “great beers on draught” from local breweries.

Summary

£29
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A chain that defies the image of chains!”“by far the tastiest of the ‘gourmet’ burger groups has yet to succumb to the typical slip-in-quality as it grows”, and is nowadays the most-mentioned burger multiple in the survey. It has “taken the mantle from Byron” in recent years, with both a “better, less formulaic approach” and also a “slower and steadier opening programme”: a combination that’s “maintained the basic fundamentals of a decent, un-mucked-up formula”. “Half restaurant/ half fast food in style, there are no starters and only ices for dessert, so you are in and out inside an hour. But, if you are looking for a good quality quick bite, this is the place for you”. “It knocks out great-value, no-nonsense burgers, still serves them medium rare in flagrant defiance of food hygiene fascism, does the best veggie burger around (more of a fritter), and now does the famous ’bleeding’ vegan burger, oozing beetroot juice for those requiring the illusion of meat with their veg”. Other winning features include “addictive rosemary chips”, “interesting specials (which vary by branch)” and “great beers on draught” from local breweries.

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Reviews of Honest Burgers Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Honest Burgers restaurant.
Mark H
Burgers always tasty here, vegetarian teriy...
Reviewed 29 days ago

"Burgers always tasty here, vegetarian teriyaki burger was a highlight. Service is decent, ambience depends on where you can be seated."

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