Having previously received Time Out’s Best Burger in London, the bar is set high for Hache. Having this burger joint on my doorstop in Shoreditch to facilitate my ongoing burger tour, was a touch and it was about time I took full advantage of it.
It was my birthday, so I booked a table for some burger fun before our comedy night nearby. There was a good selection of burgers with various variations, all with mostly “French” names. The family behind Hache have a love of France, but seeing as burgers is not a very French thing, they appear to embrace their love with French ingredients. That said, there are still some other areas of the world covered on the menu.
After receiving a crisp glass of dry white wine and a banana milkshake, we ordered our burgers. My companion had the Steak le Fume with caramalised onions, smoked bacon, guinness cheddar cheese and coleslaw. Now, this was served with a bowl covering it, as it is brought to the table in a cloud of smoke. Interesting choice. His opinion was that other than giving him a little bit of a coughing fit, it didn’t appear to make too much of a difference to the dish. He found the whole thing to be ok.
My burger was the Steak le Triomphe des Truffes. This was a burger topped with the Chef’s own truffled gruyere cheese, a sweet balsamic truffle glaze and picked onions. I enjoyed mine. There is not too much to say about this visit as it was not bad, but it was not mind blowing either. It is a decent place to grab a burger if you are in the area or in Camden, Chelsea, Clapham and Balham. Having recently done a pop-up burger at Patty & Bun, I am still convinced that P&B is the reigning burger haven in London. Nothing has changed my mind about that so far.
In terms of service, it flowed well. The only criticism was the waiters’ insistence that we discuss BREXIT. Politics has no place at my birthday dinner. We were not impressed, plus our political opinions are personal and certainly not to be dragged out of us as dining guests by a stranger.
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