FOOD REVIEW: THE BURGER JOINT, COTHAM, BRISTOL
I challenge you to find a better burger venue in Bristol than The Burger Joint on Cotham Hill. Dan Bekhradnia’s restaurant’s website promises “an outstanding dining experience for an outstanding price”, and the reality doesn’t disappoint.
Almost everything is made fresh on the premises – not just the burgers (beef, lamb and mint, grilled or peri chicken, venison and two veggie options) themselves, but also toppings, sauces, chips and salads. Ordering is simple: for £6.95 (unless stated) you can choose a burger, two free sauces and one side – I’d definitely recommend the hand cut thick chips, complete with skins! For 70p extra each, add toppings such as a variety of cheeses, chorizo, onion rings or sautéed mushrooms.
The burgers themselves are large, meaty and succulent, and served on delicious ciabatta buns sourced from an artisan baker. If the bread doesn’t appeal, you can order any burger as a burger salad. Considering the quality of the ingredients and the generosity of the portions, £6.95 is an absolute bargain…but if you’re still not convinced, sign up to their mailing list to be sent regular discount vouchers.
The smaller touches set this place apart too: chilled glasses for your drinks (the restaurant’s also licenced), great music ranging from The Doors to Oasis which is audible but not overly loud, and a great buzz in the restaurant that demonstrates how happy the customers are. And they also offer takeaway if you’re in a rush or feeling unsociable. What more can you ask for?
More info at www.theburgerjoint.co.uk
Words: Emily Knight
Photo: Laura Williams
by 247 Magazine