Hip utilitarianism reigns at this simple but satisfying burger shack at Kelvinbridge, also specialising in milkshakes, sides and cut-price beer.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
Out with the vowels at BRGR go a whole host of other things. No napkins – just a roll of kitchen paper. No cutlery, unless you count flimsy wooden forks. No ‘cole’ in coleslaw nor ‘milk’ in milkshake. Plates? Forget about it. Only the foil wrapping your burger comes in separates your meal from the table – that and a foldable cardboard ‘hawder’, a novel device for keeping your burger intact. This would all be highly problematic did BRGR’s hip utilitarianism not also mean good value for money (£4 burgers weekdays, and £2 beers every day), and did they not get the important stuff about right. Their burgers, served in mandatory brioche buns, are very satisfying – the blue cheese and bacon particularly recommended. Sides include hand-cut and sweet potato fries, onion rings and poutine. Their milkshakes – sorry, shakes – are made with Crolla’s ice-cream and come in soft and hard (alcoholic) varieties. The one trick BRGR misses is on beer – considering how otherwise on-trend the place is, it’s a wonder they don’t sell craft brews among all the mundane macro-brewery offerings.
- High point: It’d be rude not to say the burgers
- Low point: More effort with the beers please
- Notable dish: Blue cheese and bacon burger
- Delivery: Deliveroo
- Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: indie pop mix
- Capacity: 36
- Largest group: No booking
- Open since: 2014
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £10 per bottle