Needs must sometimes and hunger drove our needs today.
After supporting the Crofton Library Craft Fair we headed into Wakefield for a bout of pre holiday shopping. Sadly the two independent cafés were closed so we headed into Handmade Burger Co.
We were greeted and seated swiftly by our smiley waitress and were offered a run down of how the ordering works, how you can tailor your burger as they are all made to order.
My choice was easy, I opted for the organic offering – Jimmy’s Beef Cheese Classic. I hope it lives up to my expectations. I was intrigued by the Yorkie burger but i resisted and played it safe (burger encased in two Yorkshire Puddings).
Drinks were priced as you’d expect at £4.95 for a Pinto Grigio Rose for 175ml and £2.85 for the bottomless soft drink..
The burger arrived..
First impressions were good and the escaped chunk of burger I tasted had good flavour just not juicy. My first bite was owned by the amount of onion relish /marmalade dolloped on the burger which was obscene. Once scrapped off, with the cheese revealed I could taste the burger and my first impressions remained decent flavour but quite dry.
I think the bun could have been better as it crumbled a bit as I tucked in or maybe they could toast the bun that stops the rot. Speaking of rot, not so fond of lettuce which is ready for its new life in the composting bin (see exhibit A). There was a need for better salad toppings; maybe big beefy tomatoe but this is not a deal breaker.
Overall despite some flaws this is better that GBK and as most chain restaurants the meal priced for two mains with drinks at £28.95 in a city centre is about average centre. I ewould revisit in a moment of hunger but it’s not going to be a regular haunt.
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