TOMMI’S BURGER JOINT
Support local! This seems to be the mantra I’ve been adhering to, having frequented Tommi’s Burger Joint on Marylebone Lane four times in three weeks and nearby 28-50 on the same street. Admittedly, I have not yet tried the likes of Lucky Chip and Honest Burgers, although He’s a huge burger fan and rated Tommi’s over Meat Liquor. What’s noticeable from my last sentence is that the wave of burger frenzy continues to proliferate in central London. Even more amazing, is that the day He and I decide to pay a visit, we actually see THE MAN himself, Tommi (Tomas Tomasson), king of burgers in Iceland in the flesh himself in London, being madly photographed by a professional looking couple. There’s a genuine down to earth feel about Tommi’s, with menu items scrawled on simple cardboard cutout & paper bag signage and chalk boards heralding inspirational pearls of wisdom… my personal favourite was on my second visit alone… “Dream big… but plan in small, achievable steps”.
The menu: A bit of a no brainer considering the name of this place… so will let the pictures do the talking!
The verdict: While the ‘Offer of the century’ may sound like a winner, the steak burger is an absolute MUST… it’s cooked a lovely medium rare served on a toasted brioche burger bun with tomato, cheese, onion and iceberg lettuce fillings. The Tommi guys also know that when it comes to burgers, each to their own, so they have a DIY condiments area where you can pile on the pickles and sauce to your liking! There’s a fine tuned burger consistency at Tommi’s, every time I return (sober or after a few drinks), the steak burger still oozes the smell and taste of deliciousness. We’ve already recommended friends and family to check this out and they echo the same words… “just had the steak burger, was amaze!”. Go try it for yourself… perfect for a quick bite before or after drinks in the Marylebone neighbourhood! Plus don’t expect to break the bank… dining here will only set you back £7.95 and for an extra pound you can feel a little bit gourmet and add some béarnaise sauce. Verði þér að góðu!! (Bon appetit in Tommi’s mother tongue!).