The Counter Custom Burgers

The Counter Custom Burgers
Springfield Quay, Paisley Road, Glasgow, G5 8NP
  • Telephone 0141 418 0873
  • Opening times Sun–Thu 11am–10pm; Fri/Sat 11am–11pm
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm
  • Email
  • Website www.thecounter.com/locations/…
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The Counter Custom Burgers

The first UK outlet for the US create-your-own burger specialists, boasting over a million combinations to dither over.

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This American chain specialises in create-your-own burgers. There are over 90 choices – from salmon patties, to English muffin buns, to truffle Gloucester cheese and quinoa toppings – leading to over 1 million possible combinations. You get a stubby little pencil and a tick box form to make your choices – a bit like at the bookies. The beef burgers are made from all natural, antibiotic-free Angus meat: the thin patties are charred and served pink, and you can taste the quality so it’s worth doubling up. Opt for a ‘sauce flight’ like horseradish aioli or spicy tomato jam because they’re unusual, delicious, and great for dipping your golden sweet potato fries in, or smearing on your already-overflowing burger. Signature burgers are also on offer, which sound fabulous but feel like far less fun than creating your own. However, be warned – don’t come here when you are really hungry, or else you could tick too many boxes and end up with a big freak of a burger and some strange flavour combos (note: alfalfa sprouts and salt and vinegar crisps go as badly together as expected). However, if that’s the case then you only have yourself to blame.

The List's rating
5.6

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Erica Goodey visited The Counter Custom Burgers on 20 February 2018
  • High point: Oreos, peanut butter and Kit Kats in a create-your-own milkshake. Boom!
  • Low point: Flat-pack style restaurant
  • Notable dish: Double beef burger with Gruyère, honey dijon, mixed greens, tomatoes and almonds
  • Average price: £20 (lunch); £20 (dinner)
  • Delivery: UberEats / Deliveroo
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Ed Sheeran and other pop
  • Capacity: 86
  • Largest group: 18
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £17 per bottle