When I visited GBK I was with someone else which meant try two burgers instead of only one. So after I we tried Moroccan burger an obvious quirky choice was the Greek Lamb. Although similar in concept the burgers were very different
How tasty is the Motherf*#$&r? – 8.5/10
First I ate from the Moroccan burger and since I wasn’t overwhelmed I was honestly sceptical about the Greek but boy was I surprised. This burger was really good.
The burger had:
- Lamb Patty
- Jalapeno hummus
- Garlic mayo
- ourgette fritti
- Rocket salad
- Pickled Onions
- White Bun
The lamb was great. Good quality, it felt fresh and was very tasty. You don’t need a lot of spices to underline lamb’s specific flavour so I really like it when used well in a burger. That was a good example. The problem with lamb is how do you balance the taste
The courgettes fritti had the same problem as in the previous burger. You could feel the taste of the veggie if you ate the courgette on its own however within a bite the only distinct part was the crunchiness and the taste of the batter.
I think the success of the burger came to a large extend by the fatty feta they had put in. It was salty and had that typical fresh feta taste which can be pretty powerful and it was. That balanced really well with the strong lamb and it was felt in every bite.
Rocket is amazing and it goes well with the feta much better combination than the cheddar.
Similar to the Moroccan burger the pickled onions were helping binding everything together. For every strong flavour there was another one pulling it in a different direction and in this case it was a great triangle between the feta, lamb and the onions. To that experience you could feel (sadly only in few bites) the jalapenos from the hummus. It was that hummus with the bread that was acting as the base for everything and it worked.
Burger joint venue and overall experience? – 7/10
The fries at GBK are always great and you do have a nice selection of sides for any foodie so I do recommend it
Beer of choice: Brewdog Punk IPA
IPAs in my humble opinion are the best drink for a burger since they help clear your pallet and are a great refreshments. Brewdog’s Punk is certainly a light staple that will help with that.
Quirkiness level of the experience? – 6/10
The burger recipe was very interesting especially with that turmeric bun. The burger would of been great with slightly better execution.