Welcome to aged patties, decadent toppings and crispy fries. Welcome to a burger legend, to Lucky Chip Burgers. These are decadent, unashamedly indulgent stacks, jazzed up with everything from ginger, sweet chilli to aioli. And the good news doesn't stop there, these guys also know a thing or two about some cracking wines. Burgers and wine: what more could you want?
More than burgers
As you might expect, the menu is mostly made up of the main attraction – burgers. But Lucky Chip are anything but a one trick pony. Aside from stocking top beers, wines and fizz there's also an impressive selection of Fries & Sides.
You'll find French Fries snapping to fluffy perfection, while Buffalo Hot Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing come together in a zingy, unforgettable union. But for something a bit more out of the burger box, treat yourself to a portion of Padron Peppers. These little Galician bundles have a fresh explosion of mild peppery delight that'll have you repeatedly diving back in for more. If you're not a fan of spice, it's the perfect time to add on an ice cold Paulaner too…
From market to high street
Lucky Chip's founder, Ben Denner, first set up the business as a burger stall back in 2011. It was on South Hackney's cool Netil Market, a place buzzing with arts, fashion and foodies, and it fit right in. The people loved it, and the rest was history. We think the fact that they now have four venues – in Dalston, Islington, Sebright Arms and Camden – speaks volumes about their burger-y magic.
And so to the burgers
To be honest, the sides and drinks sections are highlights in their own right, but we know you're waiting for those plump, juicy burger stacks. The wait is over.
Burgers range from classics like the Cheeseburger and saunter deliciously on through to the quirky Kevin Bacon, featuring their signature applewood smoked bacon. But for something that fires a little differently, give the El Chappo a run out. The aged beef patty has a real depth of flavour that works perfectly with smoked bacon, blue cheese and aioli. And if this impressive tower wasn't enough, they toss in a smattering of red hot jalapeños too.
This big, bold and beautiful creation deserves backing up with something like a fruity South American red. Push the takeaway boat out this evening and pair El Chappo up with a bottle of Finca Sopheria 'Es Vino', Malbec, Argentina, 2014 – you won't live to regret it.