Burger Shop, Worcester – Review by HungryOwlOn July 28, 2019 by HungryOwl
There was an article this week on Facebook run by the Worcester Evening News asking readers “Where is the best burger place in Worcester?” The list was divided between a few random comments and then the rest of the comments were about Hickory’s or Burger Shop. We know that Hickory’s is good as we have been a few times, but we hadn’t even heard of Burger Shop. Our interest had been spiked.
A quick check on Google showed that the eatery was in one of the railway arches behind the Odeon cinema where we going on Saturday morning – seemed like lunch was sorted.
We arrived shortly after 12 noon and were greeted by a friendly waitress and we took our pick of tables. (Saturday opening hours 12 noon – 10 pm)
Drinks first – FattyCat ordered a Wild Beer Shika – a golden beer which is light and fresh. Considering normally I taste beer and pull a funny face – this beer was enjoyable and definitely a perfect beer for a muggy summer’s day. FattyCat enjoyed the beer too and said he would like to take some home. I wasn’t in the mood for alcohol and chose the Heartsease Farm Elderflower Presse The presse was a lightly floral and fresh, a definite adult soft drink. Which I would happily buy and enjoy again.
We both ordered the Farmer Tom’s burger and added bacon, then order one portion of fries to share. The burgers were cooked medium, so were perfectly tender and juicy, served with baby gem lettuce, smoked mustard mayo, ketchup and dill pickles on a challah bun. No idea about the bun, but it was holding my contents and not interfering with the lovely flavours, which is what I find with the sweet Brioche buns that everywhere seems to prefer these days.
The skinny skin on fries with rosemary salt were a delight and would have loved more salt – there were served in a tub that had printed on it ‘Made from vegetables’ – hence kinder to the environment.
There were vegetarian and children options – but I can’t wait to go back to try the ButterMilk chicken burger (but I will be asking for no celeriac and cucumber slaw, both of these veg are on my dislike list) and FattyCat said next time he would try the Spiced Lamb burger.
I can’t end without mentioning the beautiful building. The arches are in Cherry Tree Walk and each one is a shaped with a rounded roof, giving the restaurant a sense of space. The bare bricks and rustic wooden furniture adds to the ambience. I also loved the open kitchen and serving areas.
Overall a fabulous lunch both food wise and service wise.
Wild Beer & Heartseases Presse
Farm Tom burgers with bacon
Beautiful open kitchen & servery