Burgers are one my favourite foods to eat when I'm out for dinner. I think it's because it's one of the things that's possibly a bit more expensive to make yourself at home (you need a good bit of steak mince, if you want a slice of bacon on top then you're generally going to have to buy a whole pack of the stuff, a block of some nice cheese...). When you eat burgers in a restaurant though sometimes there are so many options it makes it hard to decide what you want!
This was absolutely the case at Burgers & Beers. If you don't know about this restaurant in Edinburgh, it's on the Royal Mile, and does pretty much what it says on the tin, well... above the door at least! The majority of the menu is made up of burgers and beer but if burgers are not your thang (what is wrong with you?!) there are other options on the menu.
It seriously took me a while to decide which burger I wanted, plus Mark and I had to discuss to make sure we weren't getting the same one (we like to have a taste of each other's food). In the end I settled on the Frying Scotsman, haggis, onion rings and Scottish cheddar cheese, don't mind if I do! Mark went for the Mac Attack, and yes that does mean mac n cheese on top of a burger! When you order a burger all you're getting is the burger so you need to order fries on the side. There's a lot of eating in the burgers so one portion of fries is definitely enough for two people.
So onto the food. I had to take the onion rings out the burger before I started eating it, I don't have the ability to unhinge my jaw, but even at that I still had to use a knife and fork for some of the eating process! The burger was tasty, had just the right amount of cheese and the haggis fritter was a great add on. The haggis comes in batter but it's not too heavy so you're not completely stuffed half through your food. They've even nailed it with the bun. There is nothing worse than eating a burger while the bread is turning to mush during the process, not an issue with the glazed bun.
Mark's burger was also ridiculously tasty. The mac n cheese comes in fritter form too and also has bacon on it, I'm pretty sure this one was calorie free...ha! There was also a bit of greenery on this burger and beer mustard. Yum! The side order of sweet potato fries went down a treat, but even with us sharing a side I still couldn't finish all my food!
I haven't even covered the beer menu. You won't be short of choice, you can find a great selection of Scottish beers along with some imported beers. For those of you who don't like beer though, check out the cocktail menu!
Burgers & Beers is now one of my firm favourites in Edinburgh, it's safe to say we'll be back.
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