Dirty filthy food that'll do you no good




Jerk Burgers | Ladbroke Gr. | £

I hate being one of those dicks that says “Oh, it’s not as good as it used to be” but that’s the truth. However, the jerk burger stuffed with plantain is still pretty damn tasty and worth a look in. The staff are way chill and the is vibe always on point at this no frills, Jamaican inspired, TINY burger spot in Portobello. No reservations. 


Spanish Burgers | London Bridge | £

EDū describes itself as a ‘contemporary Spanish food concept with influences from other world cuisines where most of the core ingredients originate from Spain’ – I had the ‘Spanglish Burger’ – aged Galician & angus beef, piquillo mayo, cheddar, tomato, lettuce and pickle, served in a brioche bun – the beef flavour is full and intense and just pretty delicious. We obviously had to order the ‘Sweet Potato Patatas Bravas Fries’ AND the ‘Tempura Padron Peppers’  too –  both v. good indeed. No reservations.


Burgers | Various Locations | £

Decent burger chain. I went recently to the one in Old Street and had the beef burger with red onion, relish and stilton which really hit the spot. Not a huge fan of their rosemary salted chips (too salty) but when they come as part of the burger price, in this case £9, I ain’t gonna turn ’em away. No reservations. 


French Burgers | Pop-Up | £

The pulled confit duck burger is melt in your mouth delicious. You’d think the combination of béarnaise sauce, duck sauce and champagne slaw would be a bit too rich but it’s perfectly balanced and the crispiness of the straw frites against the soft yet taut bun is great. Follow them on social media for updates. No reservations. 


Burgers | Various Locations | £

Sloppy but damn tasty chicken burgers can be found at this group of ‘Meat’ restaurants which are spread across town. I’ve only ever been to the Marylebone one which has a very dark setting, probs for the best considering all the mess you’ll be making. Reservations for groups of 6+ people only.


Burgers | Various Locations | £

Good chain serving up noiccceeee chicken and beef burgers. I only fully recommend the one in Bond Street though but there’s always a queue; the one in Liverpool street is TINY, fine if you don’t mind a quick pit stop but not great if you want to linger a bit longer. I haven’t been to the others, so can’t really comment. No reservations. 


Sliders | Shoreditch | £

Oh my days the beef jalapeños sliders are bare tasty – perfectly cooked and just brimming with flavour. They do full size burgers too if teeny weeny burgers ain’t your thing – their fried chicken burger is mad delicious. Love Love Love. Can be found at Dinerama in Shoreditch (part of the Street Feast collective). No reservations. 


Caribbean | Pop-Up | £

Caribbean inspired street food – their jerk chicken burger with a whole scotch bonnet really is off the chain. Currently they are located at The Magic Roundabout in Old Street Wed-Sat and Street Feast London Fri & Sat but follow them on Twitter to keep posted on their whereabouts. No reservations. 


Burgers | Pop-Up | £

Oh my days, the cheeseburger I had at Yeah Burgers (aged beef patty, gherkins, american cheese, ketchup, mustard) was OFF DA CHAIN. Like really truly. I went to Star of Hackney down for a friend’s birthday and was being snooty about the food offering and I hadn’t heard about Yeah Burger before, so didn’t want to take a gamble with this food residency at the pub. Calories, after all, ya know. Hunger got the better of me, so I bit the bullet and ordered one and boy I am glad I did. Succulent tasty beef in between a lovely brioche bun – I dug it. I really dug it.






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[£££££] £56 AND OVER


To find the closest ‘dirty food’ to you on my map whilst you are out and about:
+ Simply click the extend button on the top right hand corner of the map
+ This will take you into Google Maps where your location will be pinpointed
+ Click on a pin that is close to you, the name of the eatery will appear in the bottom band
+ Then, click on the walking man icon
+ This will then show you the route to get there and approx travel time
NOTE: Even though, I have included all the branches of chains I’ve profiled, I obviously haven’t been to all, so can’t verify if standards vary radically – let’s hope not, eh?