State of the Union

I’m already unimpressed as PJ has told me Hamburger Union is “just OK.” Why I agree to go, I cannot say, but go I do.

Except for the flying pig posters, the joint is filled with rich yuppies who can afford £20 for a hamburger and chips. I don’t even want to talk about the shakes. Add cheese, and it will cost you an additional £1.45. A slice of red onion is something like 90p (or I think so…my head was screaming…”should have gone to Nando’s for this price.” But, sometimes you’re in the mood for a burger).

The tomato ketchup containers are cute…shaped like big tomatoes with a leafy green spout on top. The pepper is perfect (very coarse) if you like to mix a lot of it in the ketchup. But, fresh would have been better.

“This is better than I remembered,” says PJ. He must be in a better mood today than the last time he was here. I have the chicken burger because red meat makes me real ill. It’s nice…thyme and rosemary. The bun lacks imagination in everything but shape.

The locals have taken to the place. Well, the yuppie locals anyway, but you do get a few tourists, and they are amusing enough.

Location: Pushing ever so slightly on the edges of Covent Garden, and if someone will tell me how to google map it, I will.

5 Comments so far

  1. sean (unregistered) on March 25th, 2007 @ 4:25 pm

    GBK is still the best and set the model for so amny others to copy, try that one and you’ll love it.


  2. Josh (unregistered) on March 26th, 2007 @ 11:36 am

    Agreed to the comment above. The funny thing is. it sounds like this Hamburger Union place is ripping off the tomato-shaped ketchup bottle from GBK.


  3. Daneeta Loretta Saft (unregistered) on March 26th, 2007 @ 1:13 pm

    OMG! You’re right. Just had a look at GBK’s website , and Hamburger Union are using the same ketchup bottles. Will check this place out after my bank balance recovers from the last burger I had.


  4. till (unregistered) on March 27th, 2007 @ 9:57 pm

    20 LBS FOR A BURGER?


  5. RT (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 11:16 pm

    tell me about it.



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