Burger & Beyond, Camden Assembly: ‘the finest patty in NW1’ – review


In which we sample the juicy meat, beers and choons at the Camden music pub


Juicy burger at Burger & Beyond

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ollowing the departure of Lucky Chip and the closure of Camden’s Daughter, these (really good we promise) burger giants have taken up a new residency at Camden Assembly offering their delish hamburgers, fries and tater tots as sides.

We popped in the other evening for a pint and a quick bite: supping on a fruity Goose Island IPA, music pumping from a lively gig upstairs, we were impressed with the speedy delivery of the food (note there’s a vegetarian halloumi but no vegan option).

In fact, the only downside – greedy old us – was that everything we ordered arrived at once. A side of spherical nuggets packed with salt beef and small chunks of potato were spot on dunked in the accompanying pot of tangy mustard dip, pickled cucumber and dill adding balance.

Devouring these swiftly to avoid the main going cold, next up we bit into the monster double cheeseburger and jalapeño-filled Hot Mess respectively – the latter just the right side of fiery.

In both cases the lightly toasted buns held their shape impressively, encasing perfectly pink and flavoursome 45-day aged patties. I recommend sharing a generous and well-seasoned portion of crinkle cut chips – a reminder of childhood – served with smoky secret sauce.

Oh, and keep an eye out for their very own bricks-and-mortar restaurant heading to Shoreditch: the offerings will be more extensive, including the likes of bread with bone marrow butter, line-caught cod with kaffir lime mayo and mushroom raclette.

In the meantime, the finest patty you can eat in the postcode is right here on the corner of Chalk Farm Road and Ferdinand Street.

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Burger & Beyond is at Camden Assembly daily, Mon-Fri 5-10pm, Sat 12-10pm & Sun 12-9pm at 49 Chalk Farm Road NW1. Burgers from £7, more info here.

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