Men's Fitness - - Uk's Best Burgers -

A rel­a­tive new­comer to the burger scene, Hon­est Burg­ers has opened nine restau­rants across Lon­don since launch­ing its flag­ship branch in Brix­ton in 2011. It’s cur­rently ex­plor­ing op­tions for ex­pand­ing na­tion­wide.

THE BEEF ‘All of our beef is Bri­tish, 28 days aged and grass-fed,’ says co-founder Tom Bar­ton. ‘We get it from the Gin­ger Pig farm in York­shire, which spe­cialises in tra­di­tional butch­ery tech­niques that help to en­sure the meat is of the high­est qual­ity. When we opened our first restau­rant in Brix­ton, the Gin­ger Pig guys wouldn’t de­liver be­cause the quan­ti­ties we needed weren’t large enough. So I’d cy­cle all the way to their butch­ers in Maryle­bone and bring back as much as I could carry in a ruck­sack. When I got to about 18kg – which was a hell of a work­out, I had bruises on my shoul­ders – they re­alised how much we cared about the qual­ity of our food, and agreed to de­liver it to us any­way.’

THE MENU ‘We use free-range chick­ens from an­other farm in York­shire, and all our veg­eta­bles are sourced from the UK – our pota­toes, for ex­am­ple, come from a farm in Kent,’ says Bar­ton. ‘We tend to get a lot of ac­tive guys com­ing to our restau­rants be­cause they know that the qual­ity of the food is high. And while I wouldn’t rec­om­mend eat­ing it ev­ery day, when you do want to in­dulge we’re the best place to go, be­cause you know that the in­gre­di­ents are high-qual­ity and the an­i­mals have been hu­manely treated.’

BEST FAT-LOSS OP­TION A free-range chicken burger, served with cab­bage, car­rot and kohlrabi coleslaw.

BEST MUS­CLE-BUILD­ING OP­TION The Fed­er­a­tion burger – con­tain­ing two beef pat­ties, smoked ba­con and ma­ture ched­dar – served with rose­mary salted chips and onion rings. hon­est­burg­ers.co.uk

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