In case you haven’t heard, this week London burger trendsetters, Lucky Chip and Bleecker Street will be picking up where McDonald’s and Burger King left off and combining forces to create a cheeseburger hybrid that just might be the ultimate in cheeseburger deliciousness!
On Wednesday 30 September, both burger chains will be at The Old Queen’s Head in Islington to present their newly created offspring to the world. As the announcement was made on World Peace Day the new arrival is neatly being dubbed, The World Peace Double Bacon Cheeseburger. If delicious cheeseburgers can’t spread peace and stop wars then, quite frankly, I don’t know what can.
The launch of the World Peace Double Bacon Cheeseburger is a ticketed event, but you can get hold of tickets for FREE on Eventbrite. Methods Unsound will be attending the event so you can be sure we’ll let you know how it goes down.
In honour of this very special occasion I went back to both Lucky Chip and Bleecker Street to remind myself of what I could expect from this royal collaboration and to see which one offers the best burger in London. To keep the comparison fair I only reviewed a bacon cheeseburger in both venues.
You can read my opinions on Lucky Chip’s effort here: Kevin Bacon Cheeseburger, but in the meantime here’s Bleecker Street…
Bacon Cheeseburger (£7)
Served in an old-school, regular sesame seed bun which was chargrilled and crunchy on the inside, Bleecker Street prove that sometimes it ain’t what you do but the way that you do it.
This bun made me lament all of the times the mighty sesame seed bun has been replaced with a brioche equivalent. Inside, the bacon cheeseburger comes with just one burger patty (you can get a double cheeseburger for £9) which was cooked to a very pink medium. It was really soft, really tender, really meaty, definitely one of the tastiest burger patties I have ever had, almost like eating a rare steak.
It was topped with some little lightly fried onions, which you don’t often get these days but it goes to show that some traditions are upheld for a reason. The cheese was good and melty and there was also a squidge of burger sauce which was more than enough. Nothing else was needed.
The whole thing was a lot softer than I expected, but in a good way. Really juicy, really moist. This is definitely a burger that will drip down your arm so get your napkins ready. It was extremely tasty and I can see why they’ve topped many Best Burger in London lists for a few years running. Back to basics and how burgers in sesame seed buns should always be. My only regret is that I didn’t order the double cheeseburger so then I could eat more of it.
Scores out of 5
Cheese & extras: 4/5
Be sure to check back at the end of the week for our thoughts on the World Peace Double Cheeseburger.