There is this turkish restaurant near my church here in London that has an indoor and al fresco dining. It was a really nice day, and if you’ve lived in a city where they are rare (which they are in Hong Kong and London), you’ll learn to take advantage of them, so my friend and I decided to eat outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. When we were waiting to be seated, I saw someone eating a burger with a side of potatoes. I absolutely LOVE potatoes, and if I could, I would probably live off them, so of course, I scoured the menu looking for this dish. And I found it.
It was worth it. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of burgers. Or any royalty linked with it (if you get me). Okay, burgers are good, but I don’t like eating burgers which I have to take tiny bites out of because it won’t fit into my mouth. I don’t particularly enjoy having juices dribbling down my arms when I eat, but I guess thats part of the deal…
So anyways, I ordered the burger, waited for what felt like forever (I was hungry), and it finally came. The lamb burger smelt and tasted amazing. The potatoes to be honest were slightly disappointing. I thought they would be salty, and would taste more… roasted, but they didn’t. It tasted more of a range of different herbs and spices, which I enjoyed.
There wasn’t that much service from the servers. Partially because we were sitting outside, partially because they were so busy (it was lunch hour), so it was kind of expected.
The only thing I didn’t like (okay the second including the waiting time which was also kind of expected) was the pigeons. This had nothing to do with the restaurant, but oh my gosh the pigeons! They didn’t care about the people sitting there and eating. They flew at every chance they could at bits of food that anyone happened to spill onto the ground. They flew at me and pretty much gave me a heart attack, but I’m alive and well, so its all good.
All in all, it was a good meal. For £7-8, it was a little pricey, especially being a student. But coming from another city where you would’ve been able to buy 3 meals for the same amount, it was alright after considering the size, and type of meat the patty was made from.