Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The Burger at Marks & Spencer

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
And cabbages—and kings—
And why the sea is boiling hot—
And whether pigs have wings."

Excerpt from The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll

And indeed pigs do have wings as far as the burger at Marks is concerned. This brief write-up could be a distraction or a stirring-of-the-proverbial consequence of the preceding post.

I first took heed of Marks’ offering here. Now before one jumps to conclusion, this post isn’t about how to construct a burger from scratch and from the raw ingredients purchased at M&S but more to do with the hot-food-to-go ‘pull’ at one of the in-store cafés with a kitchen attached (unfortunately, few and far between). It was at the Pantheon branch that I found a burger worthy of praise.

There’s only one word to describe Marks' own gourmet burger- tasty. Regardless of whether prime beef was used or the grilling over charcoal was omitted; the following combination of a ‘pain rustique’ type bun, well-seasoned patty (well done but thankfully not grilled to death!), lettuce, tomatoes, a cheddar cheese slice and two rashers of real back bacon provided the right recipe for a delicious burger at an affordable price!

The cheeseburger and bacon on its own costs £3.95. I suggest that you go for the Burger Meal Deal at £4.95 to include chips and a soft drink or milkshake.

The chunky chips, like the burger, were meritoriously delectable but the own brand cola was woeful.

Aside from everlasting underwear, frumpy women's clothing, XXXXXXL berets, the best Bombay Mix snack, brill Scotch Eggs made with Lincolnshire sausage meat and great plonk- Marks also offer a burger worthy of a swarm. Bravo!




Pantheon
173 Oxford Street
London W1D 2JR

Location

2 comments:

London Lady said...

My husband works in city and when we first moved here I stopped off at M and S, the only thing open on the weekend near his office, and got him this burger for lunch. He was just a surprised at the quality of the burger. Its not earth shattering good, but for the price, its pretty damn awesome.

bellaphon said...

Hey LL, I loved your review of Ffionas and I only live a couple of blocks away. Thank you.