Worcester's Burger Shop is conveniently located in a railway arch just a fifteen minute detour from the M5. Fellow food blogger Soliciting Flavours was a big fan on his visit so it was added to my to do list next time we were in the area.
Owned by Hereford's acclaimed A Rule of Tum, who also run Burger Shop Hereford and The Book Shop, Burger Shop utilise grass-fed 30-day-aged Herefordshire beef. If you're not in the market for cow then they also serve other damn fine sounding burgers including merguez spiced Welsh lamb, momo tofu and kimchi buttermilk chicken.
As we'd both hammered the booze over the last 7 days, we passed on local brews from Wild Beer and Lost & Grounded in favour of caffeine. I had a Diet Coke whilst Mrs G was kindly allowed to bring in a lovely Americano from next door indie Method Coffee Roasters.
My Farmer Tom's Beef Burger (£8.50) was a huge winner. The well-flavoured, nicely crusted, loosely packed, juicy and slightly pink patty was nestled in a soft yet sturdy Alex Gooch challah bun and topped with a generous ooze of tangy mature cheddar, fragrant and cleansing dill pickles, and warming mustard mayo.
The Worcester Blue (£10) was also delicious. Topped with savoury Worcester blue cheese, roast garlic mayo and a mound of soft caramelised and intensely flavoured beer onions, my only slight criticism was that the killer onions dominated the other elements a little too much.
Sides were just as good as the burgers. Mini Yorkshire puddings (£5), a Sunday special, were crisp and squidgy and delightful dunked in a seriously beefy and oniony gravy.
Deep fried Westcombe cheese curds (£5.50) were a British take on mozzarella poppers. The creamy and super-stringy breadcrumbed cheese bites were lovely paired with a chilli-studded hot sauce.
Lunch at Burger Shop was a delicious detour from the M5. If you're ever in the area then put down the service station Ginster's pasty and head to Burger Shop.
Address - Burger Shop Worcester, Arch 46 Cherry Tree Walk, Worcester WR1 3BH
Telephone - 01905 613498