What I Ordered
- Le Bartholome - raclette cheese, smoked streaky bacon, caramelised onions, chives, barbecue sauce, homemade cocktail sauce.
- French Fries - Homemade French chips with homemade seasoning
- Glass of house red wine
In Short: I went for one of their house burgers, although you can create your own. I did add an extra beef patty as I was extra hungry!
It was only right that I went to a burger place for my birthday right? I went for the extra va-va #voom and tried out @BigFernand_UK. A very French venue with very friendly, French staff who don’t take themselves too seriously. I went for their Le Bartholomé; Raclette cheese, Smoked streaky bacon, caramelised onions, chives, bbq sauce and homemade cocktail sauce. I was looking forward to this so bad.
The meat; let’s get one thing clear, it isn’t the best looking burger you’ll find on my feed but there’s a reason for this – it is hiding some of the best meat this side of the Channel! The aged beef is nutty but soft on flavour, it is juicy with a flavour that builds with every bite, the combination of their special sauce, cheese and some of the best caramelised onions I have ever had were some of the best things to touch my tongue. I was really spoilt for my birthday with this bad boy. The bacon is smoked and crispy to just the right level, so that it takes away from the delicate, but fantastic flavours of the dry aged beef. Never a big fan of French cuisine, but this burger was doing wonders at converting me.
The bun; although it looks like it is a dress two sizes too big for the body inside it; do not be fooled. This bun is light, soft, and toasted just so the thin crust is crispy enough to taste like a baguette – these guys know what they’re doing. It works tremendously well with all the meat inside it, and is layered on both sides with the BF special sauce. Tres bien.
The mess; not too much mess with this burger, the bun does well to soak up the juices, and is big enough to catch most of the dripping sauce. What more would you expect from an almost clinically performing French player!
I couldn’t believe what I was eating, the flavour impact made me savour every single bite. A new favourite burger in London. 9/10.