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The two guys behind this wittily named joint met while working at the prestigious Peat Inn in Fife, but decided to
forego Michelin-starred pomp in favour of honest street food when they opened their own gaff. Red banquettes, a multi-coloured blackboard menu and photos of the grub on bare brick walls create a
funky diner vibe that suits the short line-up of juicy burgers (made from Scottish beef), plus ‘clucking’ BLTs and ’magic mushroom’ patties (‘nae meat’). Three kinds of wings are also on offer
(Chinese, Seoul and buffalo), chips come with cheese or chilli (or both), and there are doughnuts with dipping sauce to finish. Beers from Boston USA, Jamaica and ‘just down the road’ share the
billing with boozy shakes, a fistful of wines and house cocktails such as treacle (rum, bitters, apple juice and sugar syrup).
It seems the burger trend isn’t limited to just London and I’d heard about some good burger places up in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Since I happened to be up there for the Games the other week, I thought I’d check a couple out. I ended up at Burger Meats Bun for a pre-flight meal on my way out of Glasgow as it had pretty solid reviews and was conveniently close to the airport shuttle. BMB is a cosy below ground joint with a spartan wood panelled décor, friendly staff, and pretty reasonable prices. I ended up having a chat with my waiter about assault courses as I was bundled up in a Rat Race hoodie – not something that happens too often down in London where speed is of the essence...
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