Charles Campion notes in his review that the words “gourmet” and “burger” are not well-suited. Still, this chain has staked its claim, and its claim is that it serves one of the best and most generous burgers in London, at comparably modest prices.
The concept itself is fairly straightforward – you either eat in or takeaway. If you eat in, you go up to the counter, order, pay, and your burger is delivered to your table; rather like any Burger King or McDonalds joint.
I’m a sucker for milkshakes, and I just have to order one when I see it on the menu. Unfortunately, the one I had at GBK is without a doubt one of the worst excuses for a milkshake I’ve ever had. There was no detectable chocolate in it, and was very milky. It should have been marketed as a chocolate milk milkshake, and even then that would have been generous.
Thankfully, the burger came to the rescue. I had the “classic”, which involves an 8 oz. patty of Angus beef, lettuce, tomato, onions and tomato relish. The whole burger is quite large, standing about 6 inches tall, although about half of that is due to the bun. Still, I must admit it was quite good – juicy, medium, and tasty, how all burgers should be.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (Casual)
107 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7
Tel: 020 7581 8942
Overall: Avoid the milkshake at all costs, but the burgers are good