|The Greedy Bear|
Yesterday afternoon, with a burger on my mind, Becks and I walked over to Nunhead to try a Burger Bear who have taken over the kitchen at the Old Nuns Head pub on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Becks chose the classic Burger Bear (£6.50). I decided to try one of the bacon burgers. The single patty was £9 and for only a pound more it had to be the double patty Greedy Bear (£10), purely on value terms.
When the burger arrived it was obvious that I wasn't going to be able to eat it all in one go, so I flipped out the extra patty and some of the bacon and dived in.
It was a good burger. A really good burger.
The patty was cooked medium rare and just melted in the mouth, with the bacon / bacon jam packing lots of flavour. I didn't really notice the melted cheese or the soft white bun, but the overall package was great. I'd put it on a par, and perhaps even say it was a little bit better than my current benchmark, the Shake Shack burger.
It was a bit sloppy to eat and the top of the bun a bit greasy, but a great burger is meant to be a bit messy right?
I was surprised when the bill came to £30 for two burgers, two sides of fries and a couple of shandies. It felt expensive for a burger and a couple of drinks. I had a quick look at the Shake Shack London website and the burgers compare well on price (£1, but the patties are bigger). I standard fries and the drinks were the expensive bit.
Old Nuns Head
15 Nunhead Green