24 Inverness Street – Camden
Wow, now that’s a burger. Its my birthday today, so I decided to treat myself to a lunch. I had heard that HachÃ© in Camden is meant to be the best gourmet burger restaurant in London, so there was really no competition to where I was going to go today.
The place is an excellent little restaurant (in the true sense of the word, not the McVersion), very cosy and comfortable yet still remaining functional (in a naughties eclectic, Japanese/Conran fusion sort of a way). Service was excellent and the choices wide, although for me it wasn’t difficult, always in these situations I plan to go for the exotic, only to come back to the down right traditional (The Canadian – steak, cheese and dry cure).
The food was quite excellent. Although a traditional construct, the taste was anything but, the addition of rocket really balanced the taste (as in many burgers the meat can sometimes be a little overpowering). All in all it was quite incredible. I had to take a break from time to time just to allow the two opposing forces inside me to decide on whether to devour the burger or simply marvel at it.
Of course the devouring won.