Grim out there, innit?
This is not the kind of weather that inspires me to do very much. It’s the kind of weather for comfort food, movies and blankets, and today I’ve indulged in each of those. Best by far was the comfort food, which was from the new-ish Burger Club at the Sunshine Bakery, Chapel Allerton.
The Sunshine Bakery definitely isn’t new to me: I’ve been recommending their incredible cupcakes and brownies to people for a couple of years now, and Ant would cheerfully clamber over his gran for their last sausage roll. The Sunday Burger Club has been on our list to try for a while, and since neither of us fancied cooking tonight, we popped out for a couple of burgers.
You can eat these in the bakery itself, take them away or order them at Further North, the quirky bar up the road, to enjoy with one of their world beers. We took them away; I’d recommend giving them a call to order in advance as they are made to order so take about fifteen minutes.
The burgers, though. SO WORTH THE WAIT. They’re huge, juicy, perfectly cooked and so, so tasty. If you plump for the veggie option it’s made by the award winning Manjit’s Kitchen, and either way you’ll get the incredibly soft, light sesame seed roll made at the bakery. You can add mushrooms, bacon and two types of cheese, plus there’s generally a topping ’special’ each week. Today it was artichoke and truffle, which was delicious.
I’m not sure I would ever opt to eat these in public though. They’re slathered in sauce, so they’re sloppy and messy in the most beautiful way. At our dining table we pretty much just let go and went for it, getting mustard, ketchup and mayo on more or less everything. No regrets.
Get yourself out to Chapel A for burger club – you’ll be glad you did it!
Sundays, 12 til 8 at the Sunshine Bakery, £4.50 per burger plus extra for toppings.