So what’s the deal? Two-for-one burgers, from a choice of five, including a vegan and vegetarian option, which works out as about £9 for both of you. You’ll need to add at least one portion of fries, from £3.50 upwards (£4.50 for sweet potato).
What’s the usual price? £9 each (so with fries £12.50). The fancier burgers – cumin-seasoned lamb with feta and harissa mayo, or the double patty with Roquefort – climb up to the heights of £10-13.
Talk us through things. The chicken ramen burger was an interesting one and, on our visit, the better of the two: tender buttermilk Suffolk breast had a coating of crispy ramen and cornflake – thereby upping the savoury hit – and a just-spicy enough sriracha mayo.
Meanwhile, the classic cheese burger comprised a sturdy bun with a 6oz chuck and rib cap beef patty, and while the chef was more than happy to cook it pink, ours – requested as rare as legally possible – veered sadly into well-done territory. Still, it had a good charred flavour, with creamy double Swiss cheese and an enigmatic ‘burger sauce.’
Any extras? Nope. Well, not for nada. But we did order sides and, to be honest, were glad we did: broccoli (£4) had bite and a lipsmacking miso butter dressing, while a hit of vinegar laced a light, loose slaw (£3) of red and white cabbage, pepper and green onion. Halloumi sticks were smothered in tahini, scattered with pomegranates (£5.50).
To drink? Free bottled tap water; or, as we did, Beavertown’s Gamma Ray in schooners – or “Kentish halves”, quipped the manager – from one of their half dozen new craft beer taps. Note to self: Neighbour has recently relaunched as pub on the left, burger restaurant on the right.
Busy? Yeah, not bad, considering it was a boiling hot week day. The terrace was busy and the doors flung wide open; it’s long been one of KT’s prime spots.
When is it? 2-for-1 is every Tuesday 5-9pm.
Other deals worth investigating? Lunch Mon-Fri is £10 for burger, fries and soft drink. Which seems like a pretty good deal to us.
Our rating: 7.5/10.