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When my Dad came to visit recently I wanted to treat him to something you don’t get much of up in Norfolk.
Sure you get great Fish and Chips, but there’s a distinct lack of decent burger outlets, something we’re rather spoilt with in London.
Brixton village is my favourite place to head for dinner. Not only is Brixton village just two minute’s walk away from my flat, but it’s packed full of independent restaurants. It’s where Honest Burgers and Franco Manca originated and whereever you go you know you’re going to get a great, reasonably priced meal produced by people who really care about what they do.
Bukowski is in the ‘Market Row’ part of Brixton Village. It’s a smokehouse that has some of the biggest, juciest, smokiest burgers you’ll come across. Even the accompaniying gherkins are smoked, giving them a unique flavour that I’ve yet to come across elsewhere.
Between us we tried the Fat Gringo; a beef patty topped with Monteray Jack cheese, candied bacon, jalopeno mustard and salad, and The Smokey Beast; a patty topped with tobacco onions, smoked pulled pork, smokey honey & chipotle sauce, gherkins and scotch bonnet sauce. As the menu so rightly puts it, The Smokey Beast is basically made up of everything the chefs could possibly smoke in their kitchen.
When the burgers turned up there was a round of Oohs and Ahhs before hastily tucking in. Both looked impressive, both went down a treat.
I’d even go as far as saying they’re a lot tastier than both Byron and Honest Burgers. Byron does have the better milkshake though, I’ll give them that!
Feeling hungry? Get your burger with a side of chilli cheese fries. The chillie is pleasntly spiced; not too much, not too little and sometimes there’s something about a sloppy chip that’s just really appealing (even if I haven’t made it sound that great…).
These burgers are simply too good to miss.
- Bukowski, Brixton Village
- Cost for 2 with drinks: around £30