The start of January, brought like most people a health kick. Don’t worry I won’t be changing the blog to feature 101 ways to use kale and quinoa, there will still be cupcakes and eating out. No, it started the group known at my work as ‘Guilt Club’, me and three other ladies swimming twice a week to get ourselves moving after a day of sitting at a desk.
Now, we’ve been good, other than one missed visit to the heavy snow holding us up, we’ve made it to every planned session. January was a tough month financially too, after not being paid until the end of the month, 6 weeks since being paid before Christmas, when payday finally rolled around when it was a Guilt Club session. While taking a quick breather, then the standard question was asked ‘What are you having for dinner tonight?’ Somehow we got on to burgers and empty fridges and my friend recommended The Burger Joint in Bristol.
After 2 hours of swimming and some more chat about toppings and burger sides, we made our way to Whiteladies Road to The Burger Joint.
With a cute tick list to design your burger just how you like it, such as whether you want a brioche bun or ciabatta bun, prime beef or wild boar burger, black pudding or crispy chorizo topping, the options are endless – actually there are 78,912,800 different combinations of burger, toppings, sauces and sides. I’ll willing to work all those combinations!
My friend went for the Piri Piri chicken burger with brie and blue cheese – cheese overload!
I went for the 6oz prime beef burger, brioche bun, crispy bacon, onion rings with a side of sweet potato fries and garlic mayo and bbq sauce to dunk them in. Wow, it was good. Juicy burger, full of flavour and seasoned perfectly. The sweet potato fries were the best I’ve ever had, crispy and soft and brilliant to plough through.
Now you’re thinking with such a big plate of food, that is such a high quality using ethical and local ingredients, that it will cost a fortune, wrong. It’s a crazy bargain for an amazing meal. Also, the staff is incredibly welcoming and helpful, making the eating experience a really pleasant one.
Even after the meat feast and mountain of sweet potato fries, we shared the Sticky Toffee Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream. Sweet but without being overly sweet, the moist sponge and syrup was the perfect end to a perfect meal. So perfect in fact that we returned again next week for a friends birthday.
I went for a slightly different combo this time. Went for the 6oz prime beef, crispy chorizo, cheddar cheese and onion rings and not forgetting my amazing sweet potato fries. And you know what it was brilliant again and everyone had clean plates. So go along and make up your own combination and let me know what you go for. Someone in our group went for fried egg, cheddar and guacamole – what will be your unusual combination?
The Burger Joint
83 Whiteladies Rd, Bristol BS8 2NT
Tel: 0117 329 0887
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