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has a lot to live up to. In 2009 it was voted best burger in London by Timeout and since winning, the burgers have received a mixed set of reviews. I visited the Camden branch to see just what their burgers were made of.

The restaurant looks small and basic from the outside and we opted for a window seat at the front. However upon visiting the ladies I found the back room was actually a lot nicer than the front section with leather benches, twinkle lights and crystal chandeliers. Much to the boy’s annoyance I asked to move tables and we did.

Finally seated we looked through the enormous selection of burgers. Steak, chicken, lamb, duck, venison, fish and veggie. Each served with a host of toppings and if none of them take your fancy you can even make your own.

I ordered the Chicken Fajita burger but changed my order to the Mexican once the waiter asked the boy how he would like his Steak Louisiana burger cooking. It seemed it was all about the beef! For sides we ordered onion rings, potato wedges and gherkins washed down with a coke and a glass of Rose wine. Worth a mention is just how cheap the wine actually is, no glass more than £4.25 definitely a plus in my books.

The food arrived fast. Unlike most burgers which are made with minced meat, Hache burgers are made from chopped steak so they have quite a unique texture. Served in a ciabatta bun with garnish, the burgers were cooked just as we had ordered them, medium rare and although a little on the thin side for the amount of bread they tasted great. The Mexican was topped with Jalapeño Peppers and served with guacamole, sour cream and salsa in separate dishes, a great touch as it meant you could add the sauces to your liking. The Steak Louisiana was the clear winner topped with peanut butter and cheddar cheese, a combination I will imitate at home, it tasted that good!

The sides in the boy’s words “Kicked ass” and I couldn’t have put it better. The potato wedges were fresh and crispy, and looked so good I dived in too fast and ended up burning the roof of my mouth. A burn so bad I had too slurp my coffee through one side of my mouth the next day. The onion rings were the best I have tasted in a restaurant, freshly made and battered, the were the size of a small necklace and more than enough for two. The Gherkins were a little expensive as it was actually just one gherkin cut into four pieces but it did the trick.

For desert we opted for the Hache ice cream to share. One scoop of chocolate chip and one scoop of rhubarb and custard. The ice cream was nice, the rhubarb and custard reminded me of the hard boiled sweets I used to eat as I child.

Hache does exactly what it says on the tin, it is a gourmet burger restaurant and that is exactly what it serves. I personally prefer a dirtier, greasier burger but I appreciate the fact that Hache burgers are different, healthier and posher.

Burgers £8.95

Onion Rings £2.95

Potato Wedges £3.50

Gherkins £1.50

Hache Burgers

24 Inverness Street
Camden Town