Round the back of Pizza East and upstairs from Chicken Shop, Dirty Burger is located in what looks like a corrugated-steel lean-to. ‘Queue up and sit down’ is the order of the day, and the brevity of the menu makes for speedy ordering: essentially it’s cheeseburgers (£5.50) with triple-cooked fries or onion rings in tempura batter (both £3), plus homemade milkshakes, beers and soft drinks to wash it all down. Dirty Burger’s patties aren’t the biggest around, but they are the real deal – made with prime beef supplied by the Ginger Pig butcher and slapped into a glazed brioche bun with pickles, salad and a mustardy mayonnaise. Early birds can also kick-start their day with thick-cut bacon or sausage in a patty with a fried egg. A sink for washing your sticky mitts in is a nice touch.
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