Unless you’ve been hiding away at home for the past several months without any visitors, mobile phone or internet access, you’ve probably heard about Burger Meats Bun by now. The latest addition to Glasgow’s burger scene arrived with a bang back in July and had been the subject of much discussion over on our Facebook page and Twitter account since. We checked out Burger Meats Bun for an extensive review on opening day, which you can read HERE. What we hadn’t yet sampled; however, was Burger Meats Bun’s takeaway service. Since it’s now been a couple of months since our initial visit, we decided to check it out again – this time, for some takeaway food.
We won’t go into detail and talk about the venue itself – you can read about that in our previous review.
We called ahead to order the food and arranged a time to collect. When we arrived, everything was just being wrapped up and prepared to go. There were a few others in sitting in and placing orders for takeaway, but we were in and out very quickly with no long wait, which is good if you’re on a lunch break.
We got the food back to the James vs. Burger office so that we could get stuck in. We went for the weekly special, dubbed the ‘Moroccan Rolla’ which consisted of grilled chicken breast topped with beetroot & carrot salad, lettuce and a spicy Harissa dressing on a lightly toasted, glazed bun. We also ordered a side of Burger Meats Bun Sea Salt fries and asked for a tub of the house chipotle mayo to go with them, which the staff were happy to offer. We also ordered a plain burger for a colleague; which actually isn’t on the menu, but the staff were happy to make it up.
The chicken was well cooked and had a lovely chargrilled finish. Personally, I find chicken burgers very hit and miss as they can often end up being quite bland and dry. Thankfully, this was very juicy, tasted fresh and well cooked. The shaved beetroot & carrot salad provided a zesty burst of flavour and the Harissa dressing really brought the dish to life, without being overpowering in the slightest. At first glance, there’s a fair bit going on here which is often used to disguise dry, bland chicken; however, all of the flavours were subtle enough to allow the quality of the meat to shine through as the burger’s prime feature.
This wasn’t a messy burger, but the bun was very well toasted and held everything together nicely. It tasted fresh and was up to the same standard of quality that we experienced at Burger Meats Bun back in July during our first review.
The fries were crispy and together with the chipotle mayo, were tasty enough to make me wish I’d ordered two portions. They were a bit cold though; however, this may have had more to do with the walk back to the office more than anything else.
Did I mention that we loved the chipotle mayo? You should take our advice and request a side of it with every meal at Burger Meats Bun. Yes, it’s that good.
If you’re out on your lunch break and don’t have time to sit in, Burger Meats Bun’s takeaway service will be a welcome addition to Glasgow for nearby hungry office workers. Everything was freshly prepared and kept nice and warm on our walk back to the office in the rain. We’d recommend calling ahead just so your food is ready when you arrive, to make sure you’re not waiting around and eating into your lunch break. And don’t forget to get the chipotle mayo!
+ Juicy, well-cooked chicken.
+ Harissa spice complimented the meat rather than overpowered it.
+ The chipotle mayo.
+ Takeaway service was flawless.
+ The chipotle mayo.
+ The chipotle mayo.
– Fries were a bit cold, but this may just have been due to the walk back to our office more than anything else.
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Burger Meats Bun
48A West Regent Street
Phone: 0141 353 6712
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