Browse By

Review: The Burger Joint

Certain food critics have reported that The Burger Joint has the best burgers in Bristol, and indeed in the whole of England. I was intrigued by these claims and decided to pay the restaurant a visit. The small chain has three sites in Bristol and I visited the Whiteladies branch, the other two being in Fishponds and Bedminster.

From the outside there is nothing special about the restaurant. The branch I visited was mainly situated underground and I was pleasantly surprised by the comfortable and characterful interior. It included walls sporting unusual posters that gave me something to examine whilst waiting for my food.

The menu system.
The menu system.

Upon sitting down I was greeted with my favourite aspect of The Burger Joint, the menu system. At each table a pad and pencil are presented to the customer with a series of tick boxes so that you can design your ideal burger. Although I was impressed and admittedly tempted by the presence of kangaroo and wild boar on the menu, I eventually opted for a traditional beef burger. I am not a huge fan of mayonnaise, an ingredient most restaurants believe is a prerequisite for a successful burger. The nature of the ordering system at The Burger Joint allowed me to avoid the dreaded condiment and instead pick from a selection of other sauces. When my burger arrived it was exactly as I had ordered it.

My burger and chips.
My burger and chips.

The burger itself was delicious, well cooked and complimented perfectly by the sides I had selected. Furthermore, I was excited to learn that the meat and bread had been sourced from local businesses, which assured me that I was doing my best to support Bristol.

The Burger Joint specialises in burgers, and does so to perfection. Whether you are looking for a traditional beef burger with tomato and lettuce, or one made from kangaroo with peanut butter, the innovative ordering system allows personal preferences to expertly be tailored to. The Burger Joint really does live up to its reputation and I will definitely be returning next time I decide to go out for a burger.

★★★★★