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    Wednesday, 7 August 2013

    FIVE GUYS

    i didn't actually mean to go to five guys when i did, it's been on my list of places to go since it's opening but i was actually on my way to chipotle when i happened upon it in Leicester Square and seeing as there was no queue i thought i had to give it a go!


    Five Guys Burgers
    Five Guys Burgers

     first impressions were good, everything is decked out in classic american burger joint fare with red and white adoring everything plus a peanut barrel for the hungry hoards in the queues. the menu is fairly straightforward but one of Five Guys USPs is that all the toppings are free and you can order whatever combinations take your fancy. I opted for a cheeseburger 'all the way' which essentially means containing all of the top row (lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, mushrooms, ketchup,mustard and mayo) but i asked for no mustard and extra hot sauce and jalapenos.


    Five Guys Burgers
    Five Guys Burgers

    Once unwrapped, the burger is pretty impressive. I hadn't realised but two patties is standard and the cheese literally oozes out between the meat in the most tempting way imaginable! The burgers are real juicy as well, be warned you'll need about 3 napkins to get through one of these beasts! Sadly the actual eating part wasn't great, the meat is under seasoned, the hot sauce was fairly mild and watery for £10.50 i expected a lot better.

    I've come to expect a certain standard for burgers, and happily pay the same amount in Byron or Patty & Bun where i know i'll be getting a real burger. You also receive some kind of service in those restaurants. £10.50 for what is essentially a fast food burger and a coke seems pretty extortionate to me (chips would have bumped it up to £14.50).
    My burger arrived and looked a lot more impressive. It had two patties and the cheese was melting in the most delightful way down the side of the burger. It was one of those burgers that just makes you smile at how delicious it looks. This meal was a little more extra at £10.50 though this didn’t include fries. - See more at: http://morethantoast.org/2013/07/burger-fans-shake-shack-vs-five-guys-review-london/#sthash.b35nwRwF.dpuf


    My burger arrived and looked a lot more impressive. It had two patties and the cheese was melting in the most delightful way down the side of the burger. It was one of those burgers that just makes you smile at how delicious it looks. This meal was a little more extra at £10.50 though this didn’t include fries. - See more at: http://morethantoast.org/2013/07/burger-fans-shake-shack-vs-five-guys-review-london/#sthash.b35nwRwF.dpuf
    Five Guys seemed a great place in theory but sadly didn't quite live up to the hype....




    The brilliance of Five Guys is that you can add whichever toppings you like to your burger, completely free of charge. I plumped for mustard, ketchup, lettuce and pickles. I didn’t opt for fries this time because I’m not a monster and didn’t want to vomit on the street: I even picked a Coke Zero this time. Carlorie counting, innit (ahem). - See more at: http://morethantoast.org/2013/07/burger-fans-shake-shack-vs-five-guys-review-london/#sthash.b35nwRwF.dpuf

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