Thursday 9 April 2015
Handmade Burger Co Peterborough
Last night I went a pre-opening for the new Handmade Burger Co in Peterborough. It opens this Friday and I was very lucky to be invited along with five friends who were more than happy to help me road test the amazing menu.
The re-furbished venue was originally an old still at the end of Westgate Arcade. This particular Handmade Burger Co is the only one of it's kind as all the other restaurants are new but I think the building adds a lot of great character and rustic charm. There's a great outdoor area where they plan to have live bands play in the summer which is just perfect. Food, drink, sunshine and music- what more could you want?
Anyway onto that delicious food... The menu was full of choice, there were so many varieties of burger! Each one is made using fresh 100% prime scotch beef mince (which as you can imagine is incredible), cushioned in a freshly baked sour dough or brioche bun- heaven! There's also a wide selection of chicken dishes and gluten free options too but it seemed a crime not to order a burger. I went for the blue cheese and bacon burger "handmade blue cheese mayonnaise, smoked bacon, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato & red onion". It was cooked to perfection, the blue cheese was just incredible and the bun was wonderfully soft. I was in love. I topped off with a side of sweet potato fries which are just the tits! My friends ordered some other incredible burgers, all happily chowing down with little communication happening due to the sheer food heaven we were all experiencing.
Of course we decided to go the whole hog and order dessert. How could we not? I always say if you're going to do it, do it properly! We all chose sundaes which I must admit I'm not usually a huge lover of but they were amazing. I opted for the brownie and waffle. Perfect bite size chunks of warm brownie and waffle covered in vanilla ice cream, toffee and chocolate sauce, topped with cream. It was lush, I don't even care about the calories, I'm just glad I wore a baggy dress! There are milkshakes on the menu too which sound divine but unfortunately they weren't available due to the equipment not being sent in time. Something to try next time!
On a whole I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience of Handmade Burger Co. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable of the food, providing excellent service. The venue is a cosy relaxed one and the burgers are some of the best I have ever tasted. I would highly recommend you get yourself down to the new venue, appetite at the ready and enjoy a feast of mouth watering food. Just writing about it has made me crave their burgers again so I'll certainly be going back in the very near future!
Have you tried Handmade Burger Co?