After a few months of trying, I eventually secured 2 tickets to Burgher Burger 7. The patience of waiting for the buying instructions to appear on their Facebook page paid off – I secured them in under 3 minutes! Which was great as they were sold out in about 3 minutes!
On Monday night we made our way through the monsoon to Now Rest on Bonnington Road, and were welcomed into the candlelight cafe, very atmospheric. We sat down at our old school table with special edition place mat! (I also loved the jar glasses with handles!!) and were given our first Harviestoun Beer of the evening – a large bottle of Bitter and Twisted. It hadn’t quite dawned on me that the bottles of beer maybe 500ml – so I started to become a little concerned about the volume of liquid which I would attempt to consume!
The food then started to arrive! For starter, we had a Sweetcorn, Mussel and Coriander Chowder with a Sweetcorn Fritter. The fritter was delicious – I could have eaten a whole plate of those. The Chowder was light a creamy with tasty juicy mussels.
For main – well its all about the burger isn’t it! We were treated to a Puddledub Buffalo Burger served on a Rosemary Focaccia Bap with Basil, Mozzarella and Sun Blushed Tomatoes. On the side, some Sweet Potato Fries. It was all tasty, which is pretty good coming from an ex-veggie!!! To match this course we were served another large bottle of beer and this time it was a Wild Hop IPA.
On to dessert, and it was an Edinburgh Mess, which intrigued me a little – what could you do to change an Eton Mess? Replace the strawberries with plums instead! The Mess was lovely, light cream, juicy plums and a yummy meringue topped with a very pungent sprinkling of mint! To accompany this we had thankfully a smaller bottle of Mr Snowball beer.
As a one for the road, our final beer was a Ola Dubh, which was finished in a 12 year old Highland Park Cask. It was 8% and went straight to my head, but was probably actually my favourite one!
We had a great night at Burgher Burger, great food, cool location and tasty beers – what more could you want for a dreich Monday night!