Burger Shack, London
BURGER SHACK: LONDON
...WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT:
- Sitting by the bi-fold doors in the summer whilst drinking something cold and refreshing are the perfect combination
- The alcoholic milkshakes - yes, you read that correctly. Delicious!
- For those indulgent times - we recommend the Dirty Fries to assist you there
- To get a bit retro with the metal dinner trays and Falcon Enamelware dishes
Located in the quiet picturesque streets of Wimbledon, near the newly established Ivy Cafe, the American themed Burger Shack announced itself recently upon the neighbourhood with imitation bold neon signage. On a rare sunny summer evening, this was the perfect venue to enjoy some Authentic American cuisine whilst reclining in a large luxurious leather armchair net to bi-fold doors opening onto the quaint suburban streets beyond.
Burger Shack was launched by Young’s, winner of the Best Food Award in 2016, and represents their first stand alone restaurant in Wimbledon. The relaxed and colourful decor is reminiscent of East Coast American beach huts but with an urban twist. The main seating area, situated at the back of the restaurant, offers a more formal dining layout, while the low chairs and tables at the front provides a more relaxed experience.
Our evening began promisingly with a large Rhubarb Fizz cocktail, influenced by Anglo-American ingredients. The tasty and rather potent tipple was the perfect complement to the particularly beautiful English summer evening. For gin connoisseurs I recommend the Apple and Elderflower Collins, which was fresh and light.
Contrary to the name Burger Shack not only sells burgers, but also offers an extensive menu with dishes such as Buttermilk Fried Chicken Caesar Salad, Soft Shell Crab and a Lobster and Crayfish Roll with Avocado, Shredded Lettuce and Marie Rose Sauce. I had the pleasure of trying the latter, which was deliciously crispy on the outside, stuffed full of sweet shellfish meat and dressed in a tangy sauce. A side of Curly Fries was the perfect addition and, you’ll be pleased to know, are a staple on the menu.
It was difficult to resist the large selection of mouth-watering sides on the menu, which include Macaroni Cheese, Salt beef Croquettes and so-called Dirty Fries. For anyone that hasn’t tried Dirty Fries, they consist of curly fries smothered in spicy pulled pork, avocado and finished with a sprinkle of cheese. What more could you want?! The Macaroni Cheese was rich and indulgent, as it should be, and large enough to be enjoyed individually or as a side to share.
Although the desserts sounded very tempting, and included American classics such as Key Lime Pie and Caramel and Pecan Cobbler, I couldn’t resist sampling the Chocolate Brownie Milkshake. A choice I didn’t regret! Complete with large chunks of chocolate brownie, the milkshake was authentic of true American diners and can on request be made stronger by adding a shot of rum.
After a hard week at work, Burger Shack is the perfect place to relax and enjoy an indulgent, all-American meal with friends. If you prefer to listen to live music, go along on Friday nights when they host popular music nights. The friendly staff and quaint surroundings contributed to an enjoyable evening, and to what I’m sure, will be a successful venture for Young’s and a welcome new addition to Wimbledon.
Dotty Dishes was a guest of Burger Shack.
Burger Shack, 27-29 Church Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 5DQ