I have delayed writing this review, because every time I remember my meal at Honest I get cravings for one of their burgers and have to stop myself running back to Soho for a second serving.
Originally located in Brixton, Honest recently opened its second branch in Soho where tables are already scarce… central London is definitely enjoying this new burger brand! Honest is inspired by great British produce, using the very best carefully sourced and super fresh ingredients to make unrivalled burgers, whipping them up for desperate diners night after night.
It is plain silly to try anything aside from the ‘Honest Burger’ which truly ticks every box, though chicken and vegetarian options are on offer for weirdos. The meat is supplied from Ginger Pig and can’t be faulted. 35-day dry-aged chuck beef steak is served between a super soft bun and is arranged with the usual salad garnishes. I wouldn’t usually approve but the sweet red onion relish and pickled cucumber (gherkin) really make the burger, served with smoked bacon and mature cheddar, it is a match made in heaven. Cooked perfectly, the burger is soft and sweet, your teeth sink in so fast it is difficult not to gobble it in one go.
A handful of chips accompany the burger in the basket. The chips are addictive, and I carried on eating them even when I knew I shouldn’t… handcut, thin and crispy (thrice-cooked) with a soft centre they are covered in incredible rosemary salt. Insanely good.
If that isn’t enough the burgers are reasonably priced too… £10 for a burger and drink makes a cheap but enjoyable date.
They don’t take bookings so go early or be prepared to queue… I promise it’s worth it.
Visit the website for more information here.