Honest Burgers, Liverpool Street

There are very few chains in London which make the successful transition from one-off triumph to multi-branch brilliance. Honest Burgers however, now with fifteen branches across London, has spread from Brixton market to some of the city’s most prestigious postcodes.

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Liverpool Street is a full of suits during the week, but when Saturday dawns the hipsters come out to play. I love visiting this area on a Sunday morning for the colourful Columbia Road flower market, and afterwards I am often in need of sustenance. Honest Burgers Liverpool Street is a large venue, with a pretty white tiled exterior and lots of space for groups inside.

Choose from the short and simple menu… I always go for the classic Honest burger with Dry Aged Beef, onion relish, smoked bacon, mature cheddar, pickled cucumber and lettuce. There are often special varieties of burger to choose from, using extra indulgent ingredients or a different cut of meat. Every burger arrives with an irresistible pile of rosemary-salt dusted fries.

Honest cater for non-meat-eaters with Cauliflower Fritter burger and poultry fans should opt for the Chicken burger. On the drinks list there is a range of tin-cup cocktails and local craft beers, but my favourite is the homemade lemonade, which I find is sharp and citrusy enough to cut through the rich burger.

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For weekenders in the area Honest Burgers now serve brunch too, a lavish list of dishes to get you ready for the day ahead. I’m looking forward to going back to try the avocado with Brindisa chorizo, guacamole and fried egg on sourdough and the Bubble and Squeak.

Read more about Honest Burgers Liverpool Street here.

PREVIEW: Backyard Cinema, Camden








Popcorn, blankets, artisan burgers, craft beer & pop BBQ,

cupcakes, deckchairs, short films, special surprises and live DJ’s  


Gravity // Dallas Buyers Club // Silver Linings Playbook // The Lego Movie

  Cruel Intentions (15 year Anniversary) // From Dusk til Dawn

 Ghostbusters (30 years Anniversary) // Bridesmaids // SuperBad

The Matrix (15 year Anniversary) // Pulp Fiction (20 Year Anniversary)

The Goonies // Back to the Future // Blues Brothers – Sing & Dance-a-Long

Skyfall //Grease – Sing & Dance-a-long // This is Spinal Tap

The Amazing Spiderman 2 // Human Traffic

Ticket Options:

Standard – £15

 Movie & x2 Drinks – £20

Movies, x2 Drinks & Honest Burger – £29






An Interactive, atmospheric, outdoor cinema to conquer all others. 20 shows, over 8 weeks on the iconic cobbles of Camden Lock Market. 200 giant beanbag loungers and deck chairs to relax in while you watch a blockbuster film selection on huge 14ft screen with booming speakers.

Not just the films: With Brewdog as the official drink sponsors you know its set to be a party. 1950’s Usherettes serving ‘beer for punks’ right to your seat as well as frozen cocktails, summer special spirits, ice cold wine and soft drinks. Interaction encouraged with live twitter competitions, sing and dance-a-longs & Live DJ’s to get the evening going.

Peckish?: Honest Burgers as official food partners have created a dedicated Backyard Burger cooked and served with their world class chips from the huge popup BBQ within the cinema (veggie options available).

Extras: With popcorn, blankets, cupcakes, short films, special surprises and live DJ’s before the feature this is not your average outdoor cinema, this is Backyard Cinema. More than just the movies.

Dominic Davies, Founder and Creator says: “This year we wanted to go even bigger – more beanbags, bigger screen, more films and louder speakers. Brewdog and Honest Burgers are on side to finish the job and this year we really want crowd interaction. This is Backyard Cinema not the opera, lots of drinks, lots of food, a great movie in an iconic setting. One of the joys of going to the movies was that it was trashy and we should never lose that. This is the ultimate pop-up Cinema.”

FILM SCREENINGS & DATES – Bar & Food from 7pm – Movie 9pm

15th July – PRESS NIGHT – Film screening tbc

16th July – Gravity

17th July – Dallas Buyers Club

23rd July – Silver Linings Playbook

24th july – The Lego Movie

30th July – Cruel Intentions (15 year Anniversary)  

31st July – From Dusk til Dawn

6th August – Ghostbusters (30 years Anniversary)

7th August – Bridesmaids

13th August – SuperBad

14th August – The Matrix (15 year Anniversary)

15th August – Pulp Fiction (20 Year Anniversary)

20th August – The Goonies

21st August – Back to the Future

22nd August – Blues Brothers – Sing & Dance-a-Long

27th August – Skyfall

29th August – Grease – Sing & Dance-a-long

3rd September – This is Spinal Tap

4th September – The Amazing Spiderman 2

5th September – Human Traffic




Patty and Bun, James Street

Somewhere between Meat Liquor and Honest comes Patty and Bun. The burgers are messy and the queues are long… it’s another hit joint following the now familiar steps to success: sloppy tasty burger, grubby-chic venue, no reservations, cheap… and hey presto there are hordes outside begging for burgers. Will our cravings for dirty burgers ever end? Mine certainly don’t show signs of slowing down as new tempting eateries pop up all over town.

I have queued for enough burgers, I’ve done my time, and after hearing rumours of Patty and Bun’s fans’ patience, I didn’t take any chances with my visit. 3pm on a Thursday afternoon seemed like the ideal time for an  available table… I wasn’t very hungry, but never mind, it seemed like my only opportunity. My planning paid off, two tables available and one was mine. There is only enough space for about 30 in a makeshift type room with hanging red wire lights, wooden tables and stools and very plain walls. A blackboard outside is marked with witty burger puns.

Joe, the founder of Patty and Bun, developed his juicy burgers through various pop-up projects, all of which were staggeringly popular… so many were delighted to see the arrival of this permanent fixture in central London, moments away from Selfridges.

The burger was great, though difficult to eat with any decorum, I must have got through at least eight paper napkins as I mopped up the cheesy mess running down my hands and chin. There are six varieties on offer, I chose the simple ‘Ari Gold’ Cheeseburger – beef patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickled onions, smokey P&B mayo, brioche and optional bacon. A lovely combination of sweet onions and meat with the salty bacon and creamy American style cheese, it was a delicious creation. The meat is soft and juicy with a rich flavour complemented by the bacon and slapped together in a super soft brioche bun.

The chips (tossed in rosemary), though the perfect consistency and texture, were blindingly over-salted. I couldn’t even finish them, which is extremely rare for me. I later found out that food can be eaten in or taken out, so even if seats aren’t available you can try these magnificent burgers.

Choc Ices, for those who can manage one after a rich burger, are made bespoke by Ice Cream Union in the sophisticated flavours: Peanut Butter, White Chocolate and Coffee or Hazelnut.

£12 bought me a burger, fries and diet coke, next time I’m trying pudding too. A little less salt and this place would be perfection.

More information here.