Exterior

Exterior

With the continuing antics of my current burger obsession showing no signs of abating, I took a trip to the Edinburgh branch of Burger Meats Bun.

It was a considerable pleasure to be joined by two fellow food writers, Leila and Kevin, for today’s quest.

Chips and cheesy chips

Chips and cheesy chips

Much praise has been heaped upon both the Edinburgh and Glasgow branches of BMB since they opened. I like their schtick, but hadn’t been blown away on my visit to the Glasgow branch.

Veggie burger

Veggie burger

The menu is focussed and to the point, with the range of burgers you’d expect. This is augmented by daily and weekly specials alongside some starter-sides.

I stuck with my regular formula, opting for a cheeseburger and chips. Kevin kept things veggie, as usual, while Leila opted for the weekly special of blue cheese-topped short rib and bavette burger.

Cheeseburger

Cheeseburger

Items soon arrived looking entirely as expected, presented in their characteristically modish fashion. There were approving sounds and nods from my fellow diners, both of whom were returning visitors and avowed fans.

Much as with the Glasgow experience I’d had, the bun and chips were very good. However, where the burger in Glasgow had been rather overcooked, this burger was pink to the point of rawness. It had texture issues, consequently, and still didn’t really pack an overwhelming beefy hit for me.

So overall, while I continue to enjoy what Burger Meats Bun is aiming to achieve and how they’re going about it, the meat hasn’t yet won me over. I preferred the feel of the Edinburgh branch to that of the Glasgow outlet, and the service was very friendly, but I reckon the same scores as for Glasgow just about cover this experience, too.

Shortrib burger

Shortrib burger

Scores
Blythe scores Burger Meats Bun
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 14/20

Today’s questers were: Leila, Kevin, Blythe

We ate: magic mushroom burger, short rib special burger, big cheese burger

We drank: beer, diet cola, water

We wore: stripes, checks, stones

Total bill: £37.50

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Written by BKR