In case you haven’t heard, this week London burger aficionados Bleecker Street and Lucky Chip picked up where McDonalds and Burger King left off and combined forces to create their very own cheeseburger combo. Launched on World Peace Day and in the spirit of togetherness, they named it the World Peace Double Bacon Cheeseburger.
Essentially the World Peace Double Bacon Cheeseburger comprises of two burger patties, the top half coming from Bleecker Street and the bottom half from Lucky Chip, as below. Needless to say, I was very excited. This could well be the best burger ever served in London!
On Wednesday 30th September the two burger chains set any rivalry aside and launched their burger collaboration at The Old Queen’s Head in Islington. To prep for this event I went back to both Bleecker Street and Lucky Chip to review their standard bacon cheeseburgers to remind myself of what I was getting myself into. And of course, Methods Unsound were there on Wednesday to get a taste of the action.
The World Peace Double Bacon Cheeseburger (£9.95)
I’m just going to be honest. I thought it was excellent, I totally loved it. I didn’t speak a word for about 10 minutes after taking my first bite because I was concentrating so much on the incredible taste. I thought it was fucking delicious! It was basically all of my cheeseburger dreams come true. The World Peace Double Bacon Cheeseburger has all of the refinement and taste of a Bleecker Street burger, but with the heroic filth thrown in from Lucky Chip. And I say that with the upmost respect.
I still loved the sesame seed bun with the chargrill and the very rare patty, both courtesy of Bleecker Street. But then I also loved the Lucky Chip greasiness, and the oozy Lucky Chip cheese. The bacon, which I believe came from Bleecker Street this time, was particularly delicious. It wasn’t too dirty, only dripping a little bit of juice onto your plate (or lap) but it’s nothing you can’t manage. I also liked the fact that when you flip the burger around it definitely tastes like a Bleecker Street burger on one side and a Lucky Chip burger on the other.
One of my fellow Methods Unsound compadres who came with me said that it tasted how you had always hoped a Big Mac would taste, but never did because McDonald’s lied to you.
I wholeheartedly loved it. I would come back every day to eat one of these if they let me. I hope that Bleecker Street and Lucky Chip continue their romance and stay in love forever more, because I certainly am.
Notes and tips
- This is apparently a ticketed event, but tickets are free and you can get hold of them on Eventbrite. However, the need for tickets was seemingly pointless as we turned up obediently with tickets in hand and were not asked for them once. It’s pretty much a free for all.
- As anyone can walk into the pub and sit down to have a pint, be warned that it will be busy. Get there early if you want to a seat and eat at a decent time as you need to occupy a table before you can order food. We got there about 7pm and had to go to a different pub for a couple of hours to let the crowds die down. I think we ended up eating about 10pm.
- The dates on the Eventbrite link are confusing as it says the event is running until October 31st. I think this is a lie though and the collaboration is only running until October 6th.
- Get down there now or you will rue the day that you missed this delicious burger treat!
SCORES OUT OF 5
Cheese & extras: 5/5
Still hungry? Maybe you’ll find something equally finger-licking in our review of Meat Yard, Hammersmith.