I fell in love with Gourmet Burger Kitchen at an early age. I loved the fact that almost all burgers on the menu seemed totally excessive. I loved that they were all served with sticks in, lest they toppled over in a meaty mess. I loved that toppings included such madcap ideas as AVOCADO and PINEAPPLE. I just loved it.
But alas, many years ago I was struck by the cruelest of ailments. Gluten turned on me, and, with a tear in my eye, I was forced to turn my back on Gourmet Burger Kitchen.
There is a light at the end of this tunnel of junk food dreams, though. Because Gourmet Burger Kitchen now have a gluten free menu and I’m TOO excited to tell you about it.
You can get almost all burgers in a gluten free bun, and many of the sides are fine for gluten free diets, too. The chips are currently off the gluten free menu (fried along with gluten monsters) – but here’s hoping this will change in the future.
I tried the classic burger with bacon – a good burger, nice bacony stuff, loads of mayo. All good. Not quite pink enough in the middle, I prefer a more Honest Burgers shade of rose within, but that’s probably just me. The gluten free bun wasn’t as good as those of Honest Burgers, though (supplied by WAG Free). A little dry I thought – perhaps could do with being toasted?
Boy had ‘The Don’ a gluten-full feast masquerading as a burger, which includes American cheese, gorgonzola, bacon aioli, rocket, onion jam, pickled onion, house mayo AND a brioche bun. Ridiculous, isn’t it? He loved it though.
The Verdict: Good burgers, and it was great to see a gluten free menu at a chain as big as this – but not my favourite gluten free burgers in London.