All posts tagged: burger bar

Music, Poetry and British Grub at The Forge, Camden

Where The Forge, Camden What Camden culture vultures are being encouraged to dine at The Forge. Located just off Camden High Street is the beautifully designed concert venue offering lucky North London visitors top quality classical, jazz, folk and spoken word events – and first-rate British cuisine. Experience The menu is almost split in two. On the left is a choice of sophisticated modern British cuisine for those looking to have a relaxed meal and on the right is a selection of homemade burgers, for those wanting to grab a quick bite before the show. For starter, my friend ordered the cured gravlax seasoned with dill and pepper which was fresh, light and smoky. It was accompanied by a side of indulgent horseradish cream, capers, a lemon wedge and tonnes of lightly toasted doorstep granary bread. I opted for the roasted Portobello mushroom topped with goats cheese and stuffed with thyme, garlic, more mushrooms and served with salad leaves and caramelised onions. Each mouthful was a joy to eat and I even wiped my plate …

Hackney Advisory

A few months ago I told you about my friend’s cafe, the Hackney Bureau on Mare Street. Well now it’s time to tell you about her newest venture, Hackney Advisory, also on Mare Street next door to the infamous Dolphin pub. Hackney Advisory is a burger restaurant at heart but also serves dishes such as incredible (and rather spicy) chicken wings, their own version of the classic Canadian poutine and a few other tempting dishes. They are also open for brunch and serve a range of classic brunch options, including poached eggs and avocado on toast, pancakes with blueberries and maple syrup and peanut butter and jelly toasted muffin. I visited not one but three times within the space of a few days and I opted for the cheeseburger twice and a portion of poutine the other time. The burger is served just how I like it – medium rare on a brioche bun with a perfect amount of salad and fries. I had never tried poutine before but I’m already thinking about making it …