I have been to Honest Burgers in Reading twice now and I’ve had an exceptional experience. If you go on a Saturday night, you can indulge in a mouth-watering burger with your friends whilst listening to a DJ set- could a restaurant get any more fun?
Honest Burgers has sites across the UK and offers a brilliant student discount. With your student ID, you can get 30% off food every Monday to Thursday between 14:00 and 17:30. You can get the classic ‘HONEST’ burger with the signature rosemary chips for just £8.05! Alongside their local special burgers which are exclusive to each site, they have plenty of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options, from the ‘Fritter 2.0 Veggie Burger’ to the ‘Plant Burger’ with vegan chipotle mayo.
So, there is something for everyone at Honest Burgers. As you can see from the photo when I recently visited Honest Burgers, I ordered the ‘Jerk Chicken’ burger which was jam-packed with every chicken burger lover’s dream: jerk chicken, smoked bacon, double American cheese, Calypso Fusion jerk sauce, mango slaw, and lettuce. I also ordered a side of their ‘Buffalo wings’ which were bite-sized pieces of heaven. To go with my meal, I ordered the ‘Bermondsey Spritz’ cocktail, which wasn’t too sweet at all so complimented my meal nicely. I think sugary cocktails are best served without a meal, so Honest Burgers have perfected their cocktail options, so you still get that taste, without all the unnecessary sugar.
My boyfriend ordered the same side as me and the same cocktail but decided to double up and go for the ‘Good Karma’ burger- a collaboration with Karma Cola. This burger includes beef, Karma Cola candied bacon, double American cheese, shoestring fries, Karma bacon gravy, red onion, and pickles. After having a bite of this burger, when I’m not the biggest fan of beef, I was instantly impressed because the Karma Cola candied bacon really is a wonderful finishing touch.
If you’re interested in trying Honest Burgers, I recommend the Reading branch because not only is the food delightful (even more delightful with 30% off), the staff are incredibly friendly.