Last week I was very excitingly invited along to the newly opened Honest Burgers on Bold Street. Making their mark on the city and creeping up the country, following success of multiple restaurants down in London and The South, I was invited to meet the two owners of Honest and to find out all about the basis of the restaurants – meat and potatoes.
Honest Burgers begun life down in Brighton, inside a super small location, before moving into London and then following rave reviews, queue’s along the street to get a table and nailing the combo of rosemary chips and great tasting meat – the chain expanded.
Let’s get back to my second trip to Honest Burgers on Bold Street. I was lucky enough to meet the two owners, Tom and Phil. Two regular guys who had a combined love of food and a desire to want to strip back the growing burger craze to simply – a simple, yet delicious meal of hand cut, homemade chips and a classic meat burger.
Honest Burgers pride themselves on offering homemade chips, every day, in every restaurant. Whilst some of the competitor well known burger chains may rely on frozen chips to meet demand and keep customers fed, Honest decided to do it differently early on. With their own ‘Potato Scientist’ and Butchery – every kitchen hand cuts their own spuds and the test kitchen, located down South and Butchery, specialises in making those utterly delicious rosemary chips.
Proving why they have nailed a winning formula, the guys chopped up and cooked, on the night, a potato purchased from Tesco, in comparison to the spuds sourced by the ‘Scientist’ and I could really taste the difference. Add in the winning formula of the rosemary salt and those chips are undeniably amazing!
After a super interesting talk & taste session, it was time to eat! Having visited when they opened and already got my chops around the Liverpool burger, (and had a bite of Darren’s Hafla Hafla burger when that was on offer), I went for the Tribute.
Meat patty, oozing American cheese, burger sauce, pickles and mustard – a gooey, delicious, mouth-watering burger yet easy to pick up and bite into. I don’t think I have enough words to describe just how f i t that burger was – add in the obligatory rosemary chips and h u g e onion rings to share and you’ve got a winning meal in front of you!
Whilst Honest may be a chain, it’s not a word they’re afraid to use, as each restaurant invests in the local area, stocking local gins and beers, such as the Three Graces gin.
It was such a lovely evening and I can confidently say, Honest Burgers is my new favourite restaurant for burgers in Liverpool and I’m excited to continue working through the menu!