I have been meaning to visit Hache for a long time… a burger restaurant recommended to me by several foodies. I had promised my burger-keen brother that he could accompany me on the trip months back and he was very excited to be finally trying out this joint. The chain has three London based branches, in Camden, Chelsea and Clapham and aims to provide the best burger bap around; Hache is often featured on ‘Top Ten London Burgers’ lists.
We went along early evening to the Chelsea branch, located very centrally on the Fulham Road. The service was super efficient, our drinks arrived within minutes and the food soon after. The homemade still lemonade had a lovely flavour but was tooth-achingly sweet… so much so that I had to top the glass up with my tap water. The selection of burgers on the menu will make you drool with familiar and more elaborate options to please all palates. I opted for the classic cheeseburger, a fan of the simpler combinations, but I did ask for extra avocado from the list of toppings. My brother chose the Canadian, topped with sweet-cure bacon and mature cheddar cheese. My favourite thing about the burgers at Hache? They offer the choice of either fresh ciabatta or brioche bread for your burger. We tried one of each, both were soft and delicious, though I liked the unusual use of sweet brioche, it complemented the meat beautifully.
The burger got high marks from both my brother and I. A well presented decent sized patty of well seasoned Scotch Beef… served with crunchy red onion, sweet slices of tomato and crisp lettuce. The melted cheese was very generous, oozing over the edges, and my avocado was perfectly ripe, fanned over the top of the meat. My brother devoured his burger, but when he did pause to speak he gave it a 9/10. No American meal is complete without fries and onion rings and these come in wire baskets at Hache. Thin crispy slightly salted frites and huge fat onion rings that my brother adored but I found a little sloppy.
Burgers cost between £7-12, sides will cost you extra. Hache serve great food, and for burger fans there is more choice that you could ever wish for with steaks, lamb, duck, chicken and vegetarian varieties in addition to the classic beef choices. With branches in three areas of London there is a succulent burger available whenever you get a craving.
Visit the Hache website here for more information.