Photography by Chris Osburn
Despite the meh non-rec from one of our favourite and most trusted food bloggers, curiosity got the best of us, and we recently found ourselves ambling into the newly opened Guerilla Burgers. Perhaps not blown away, we were however very pleased with much that this cheerful Marylebone burger barn presented us.
Service was especially friendly (some Londoners might even think overly so, but we were glad to have a smiling waiter demonstrating seemingly genuine interest in our meal). The not quite blaring blues, classic rock and R&B were appreciated as well. In particular, the Rolling Stones' Tumbling Dice, which we reckon ranks prominently in any burger chomping soundtrack, set an appropriate tone. Onto the food!
For starters, we went with our effervescent server's suggestion and tried the “nice little chicken bites” (£4) with Russian tarragon dressing and house salsa. Just okay we thought but devoured the crispy lil nuggets nevertheless. After that, we carried on devouring a cheddar BLT burger (£6.50) with British beef patty. It was juicy, and we liked it as we did the small side of sweet potato fries (£3) with a bit of chipotle dressing (£1). A Diet Coke (£2) and um a frozen margarita (£6) to wash it all down and we were more than set. Not our cheapest repast, but one of GB's burgers (ranging in price from £4 to £6.50) would make a perfectly filling meal on its own.
The rest of Guerilla Burgers' lengthy menu offers a compelling read. For any non-ivores, there are plenty of options including turkey, chicken and veggie burgers. We're confident all their items fall between the so-so and the pretty damn good (with most landing squarely in the middle of that taste spectrum). Does the insurgent Guerilla Burgers bring a dining revolution to London? No. But it's a fine place to grab a burger.
Guerilla Burgers is located at 35 James St (W1U 1EA) and online at www.guerillaburgers.com.