I work in Farringdon. Alas, it is not well-known for its burger joints.*
But in July 2013, bar and diner, Giant Robot, put the Rotary burger centre-stage on their menu.
In fact, they pinched it (with permission I’m sure), from the Rotary diner – a now-closed pop up diner near Old Street. And it’s easy to see why the did it: it’s delicious. So delicious in fact, we all had one.
Created and designed by Carl Clarke, the Rotary Burger consists of a 35-day aged beef and bone marrow patty, cheddar, cider vinegar pickled onions, lettuce and Carl’s ‘special bun sauce’, all in a demi-brioche bun.
The meat was a generous thick cut and incredibly tender. The cheddar was perfectly melted with the pickled onions placed on top. It was a good sized burger too – decent portions of everything and easily edible with two hands. The full extent of the ‘special bun sauce’ may have been lost on me, but I did like the stickiness that the sesame-seeded brioche bun had to it.
Full of the gooey goodness I like, I let the juicy drip onto my fries. The chips were good too: maybe a little soggy for some people, but I kinda like them that way.
It was incredibly moreish. I finished it and thought about ordering another one. So I did…
Nah, just kidding! 😉
Burger rating: 4/5
*If you disagree, please enlighten me firstname.lastname@example.org
45-47 Clerkenwell Rd
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