BURGER CLUB: LUCKY CHIPAugust 22, 2012
Lucky Chip had been repeatedly recommended to us by several seasoned burger snobs. We’d heard mouth watering weekly tales of wasabi mayo, Kelly le Brock and Bill Murray burgers, so we said enough talking, more eating and went out to find it for ourselves.
The restaurant started life as a pop up burger van, but now has residency in East London pub, the Sebright Arms, so we set off in the right direction. For those of you who aren’t familiar with pub in question, it’s a semi-trendy pub-cum-diner tucked away on a backstreet in London’s coolest borough. Menus are pasted on the walls near the bar, where orders are made and paid for, tables are adorned with obligatory Ketchup and American mustard as well as the odd OAP or local.
Onto the food: we ordered Danny Trajo and Kevin Bacon burgers, along with a Snoop Dogg – a hot dog wrapped in bacon (amazing!), cheese fries and standard fries, along with a couple of dips – aioli and ginger and chilli. Yeah, we were hungry, alright? Food arrived on the bar in 10-minute rounds and was brought over promptly to be shoveled into our mouths. The chips tasted triple fried and were generously salted, the Kevin Bacon burger had a shiny brioche bun, smoked back bacon and chunky gherkins – the actual burger was so swimming in mouth watering beefy juice it required napkins tucked into tops. We weren’t even embarrassed, so engrossed were we in burger town. Too beef-beaten to try the James Brownie for dessert, we slumped off home to spend the rest of the evening in a meat coma, deciding what time we could go back the next day for round two.
Burger rating: 7/10