8th February 2016 6pm
Bread Meats Bread is yet another in a long line of burger joints opening up in Scotland’s capital. This burger place has already been doing a good trade over in Glasgow. I had seen plenty of photos and positive things on social media but would it live up to the hype? You cannot reserve a table in advance but we got a table easily. However, within 20 mins the place was pretty much full, so be prepared to wait but they have crammed in as many tables as possible and the service is quick so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.
The menu offers a good array of burgers along with some sandwiches and grilled cheese options. I went for my standard choice when trying a burger in a new restaurant; the cheeseburger. My dining companion for the evening opted for the Black ‘N’ Blue, which included blue cheese, crispy bacon, sautéed mushrooms and blue cheese mayo. We spotted that you can add extra patties to your burger but not knowing what to expect, we decided to hold off. I topped mine up with bacon chips and my friend went with standard chips that came with the skin on. We didn’t go for poutine but I have heard it is good here. Our drinks order arrived and whilst it was just a diet Coke and a Sprite, they were draft and not very well mixed at that, which was a bit of a shame.
The food, however, came in quick time and we got stuck right in. The burger was beautifully juicy and the cheese was delicious (I like American cheese but it can be upgraded to Monterrey if preferred). The slow cooked onions were a sensation and the sweetest and tastiest I think I’ve ever had. The bacon chips were good but the portion was perhaps on the large side, at least for me. The spicy beef mayo and bacon on top of the chips was a nice change. I still would have preferred skinny fries but that is personal preference. On the other side of the table the blue cheese was not too subtle or over powering the burger. The bacon was nice and crispy and a smile was beaming across the table. Again the chips were good but she, like I, struggled to finish them.
Overall Bread Meats Bread offers a good experience and I’m looking forward to trying other burgers on the menu.
Food – 8/10
Service – 9/10
Atmosphere – 7/10
Value – 8/10
Overall – 32/40
Would I go here again? Yes!
Cost £26 for two burgers, sides and soft drinks