I’ve been to Handmade Burger Co once before, however this is when I ate meat. I wanted to go back to try out their vegan and veggie options. I was surprised that they had six different options for a non-meat eater. This made it hard to decide what to select.
We went on a Thursday evening and therefore it wasn’t busy which made the space have a more relaxed atmosphere. It was however rather dark in the restaurant, but I do admit this added to the industrial decor.
The non-meat choice was between a Cajun Vegetable and Bean burger, Veg-mex, Falafel, Sweet potato and bean, Thai vegetable and goat’s cheese veggie stack. I was deciding between the falafel and sweet potato one for quite some time, but I ended up picking the falafel patty with relish, lettuce, tomato and red onion.
The burger didn’t disappoint, however the relish was slightly spicy and had what I can only assume were raisins in. It added a good flavour, but it was just unexpected. Mine got a little messy towards the end, but it looked pretty rustic when they arrived anyway.
You can customise your burgers with a variety of different options and the staff are really accommodating. One thing I didn’t like was the fact that you have to pay an extra £3 or £4 for fries on the side. This makes the meal more expensive that you probably initially think. However, there was a 3 for £10 deal on the sides, so the four of us shared. We went for cheesy, plain and sweet potato fries – the sweet potato ones being my choice. The fries were delicious but debatably not worth the price.
Having said that, the service was quick meaning we didn’t have to wait very long and I would go back again and try out some of the other veggie burgers; the milkshakes are also supposed to be divine.