Burger joints are cropping up all across London these days. Sadly my waistline can’t keep up with them all, so I have been a little slow in tasting the Disco Bistro burger.
I was pleased to find out that Disco Bistro is located in the city. The area is known to attract the city boy type. Somehow, the usual broker restaurants seem to only exist around here, i.e. steakhouses and sushi restaurants. A very welcome addition to the city indeed!
The pub is set back from St Pauls, down a typical London alley called Carter Lane. It is your standard city boozer, with the usual lagers on tap. For lunch we both had the Disco Burger – “French dipped, pure Devon Ruby patty, bacon & cheese”.. with a side of Fried Buttermilk Spicy Chicken Wings.
All burgers are served with crinkle chips cooked in beef fat. This place isn’t for the faint hearted – come hungry, ready to wash down with a pint of San Miguel. Well, that’s what I did at least.
The burger was not over cooked, hurrah! Medium-rare to perfection. A round of applause please.
This burger is dripping with goodness. Dripping so much, I must have used about 14 napkins. That’s a good point – have about 20 napkins at the ready because this burger will get you coated in beef juice, fat and molten cheese.
A lot of people have raved about the wings, I don’t see what all the fuss is about. I thought the batter was too thick and not particularly spicy. The wings at Meat Liquor are WAY better. I wouldn’t order them again.
We ate our lunch downstairs at the “Trashy Bar”, which was great for your standard beer and burger. Of an evening there is the option to eat upstairs in the restaurant, the menu here has additional dishes which are more evening-y.
I’m glad Disco Bistro has graced the city with it’s presence. The city needs to see more places like this and hopefully Disco Bistro will encourage it. Next time I will try the upstairs restaurant on evening, to see what the other menu has to offer.
Obviously the burgers. The St Pauls scene is finally changing… About time.
The wings – more spice please!
What’s the damage?
£10 a burger
Who goes there?
Go to the Trashy Bar with your mates, they have big screens and show most football matches.
To all those burger lovers – you’ll fall head over heals with the Disco Burger. Remember to have your napkins at the ready.
Disco Bistro EC4 at The Rising Sun
61 Carter Lane