Typical English pub hosting a microbrewery ale tasting session; we got the last table but the place wasn't crammed, just a relatively young crowd chilling on a saturday afternoon. The burgers came out of the kitchen in a batch of 10; we were the second batch after placing our orders; roughly a 20-min wait.
aged beef patty, oak smoked bacon, beetroot flavoured onion ring, pineapple, cheddar & bbq sauce
And this was a 10/10 burger; juicy beef, thick cut bacon, smoky fragrance and mature cheese. Meaty flavours were concentrated and powerful but not overpowering. The genius of the onion ring batter soaking up all the beef and pineapple juices, keeping each bite dripping wet and fruity sweet. The combination has been well-thought out, no sloppy lettuce or tomatoes to dilute the intense meatiness and turning it into a soggy mess, no excessive bbq sauce to render the burger a deadly sugar bomb. Everything was perfectly balanced. Invincible.
aged beef patty, caramelised onion, philadelphia, applewood smoked bacon, cheddar & aioli
Fries with Wasabi Mayo & Sweet Chilli
Still super fluffy in the middle and superb flavours, like curly fries. The wasabi mayo was very good, strong with that pungent, nose-itching punch.
How good was Lucky Chip then? Fucking brilliant. I was stuffed by the time we licked the paper plates clean, yet the only thing I could think of was trying out another burger next time. I might even splash £16 for that John Belushi of duck, veal and marrow patty with foie gras & truffle oil. Meatliquor who?
The Sebright Arms
31-35 Coate Street
Tel: 07795 816 355
Worth checking on their FB page before setting off