Tommi’s Burger Joint has finally opened In London. The renowned burger joint which started up in Iceland around eight years ago decided it was time to set up in the UK and sink its teeth into a city going through a food boom. One, which in ten years time is bound to make us all obese. Tomas Tomasson, the founder of Tommi’s has apparently eaten a burger every day for eight years, impressive, and he does not have an ounce of fat on him.
The restaurant, which squeezes in 25 covers with a large volume of customers opting for take-away is great news as there is no long hour wait for your food, no service charge and there is also an array of free condiments/pickles on offer to bulk out your burger, not that you would need to though. They even offer free coffee, which I wouldn’t want with my burger but is a great idea for take-away customers to sip on while they wait. But drink fast; there is no messing around here.
Unfortunately the premises has yet to receive their alcohol license, but do offer soft drinks and deliciously thick milkshakes. The menu is short and simple, ranging from the humble beef burger to a steak burger with cheese and béarnaise sauce. All the burgers come with lettuce, tomato, red onion, mayo, ketchup and mustard as standard but can be customised with the addition of bacon, pickles and oddly, cocktail sauce. With the menu being so small it means less mistakes, attention to detail and making sure those burgers come out medium rare, every time.
The best way to describe the chips would be ‘McDonald’s chips but with less salt’, a nice filler but lacking in flavour. The burger itself is again similar to a McDonald’s quarter pounder, but an improved version. Using a softer, fluffier bun, fresher salad (which hasn’t been heated in the microwave) and a ‘real’ burger. Tommi’s source their meat from the UK and is excellent quality, well put together and very juicy, the burger does lack slightly in the in seasoning department, pepper to be precise.
I don’t think we will be seeing queues which we are all so used to seeing at the likes of Meat Liquor round the corner, but I’m sure this place will have a constant trade and large following. If you’re reading this and partial to a McDonald’s, Gorilla Burger or GBK then head down to Tommi’s for a much better version and don’t bother with those chains that serve you overcooked nosh EVER again. This place is going to be an all too familiar lunch haunt for me.