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Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Bayswater

My lovely wife and I were feeling a bit peckish after our saturday morning training so we decided to pop down to GBK on Westbourne Grove for a burger. I had never tried a GBK before but had heard good reports about their patty action. The restaurant itself is quite bland, there is nothing memorable about the interior apart from the red tomato ketchup dispensers on each table. We were shown to a table that really could have done with a wipe clean but I remedied it myself. Service was pretty good though the mains are ordered at the till whereas your starter and drinks come from the waiter. It was confusing for the French tourists next to us but it seemed to work.

I had a cheese burger, my wife went foor the chicken satay burger and it has to be said both were very nice. Mine which was stacked high looked impressive and tasted good. I was able to taste the cheese which often gets lost in other burgers. It was very filling. We did have a round of onions rings to munch on whilst we waited for the burger and again these were good and cooked in fresh oil. I had a Mac's Gold to wash down the meal which is a very average Kiwi beer, Speights would have been better. My wife had a huge strawberry milkshake which she loved. The bill for two came to about £26 which was very reasonable

All in all a nice quick lunch, the room could do with brightening and tidying up but there was nothing wrong with the food. Easily better than the burgers in "Byron" but I still think "Bodeans" offers the best value fast food on Westbourne Grove.

Monday, October 19, 2009
Overall rating
Food 8 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 4 | Value for money 8

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