Gourmet Burger Kitchen is the best ‘chain’ burger restaurant out there in my opinion, I’ve never had anything except awesome food there, so when JFB was invited down to try their ‘Big Mouth Special’ I was EXCITED!
We’d been to the Resorts World branch of GBK before and were looking forward to going back. Now, I know we’re all about the food, but I think it’s important to say that the restaurant itself is super nice with friendly and attentive service. All of the staff we spoke to were welcoming and helpful (I’m so indecisive so it’s great when people will recommend things to me). Now on to the munch…
So we had some starters to er, start…
‘Tempura Wasabi King Prawns’ were fresh with crunchy batter. The wasabi is in the middle of the bites so it was a welcome subtle addition of spice, rather than it trying to blow your face off. The chilli salsa they came with (n.b. see the corner of the photo, ha) was delicious.
These ‘Chilli Fried Chicken Bites’ are legit one of my favourite starters from anywhere. They’re so tasty – juicy and a little spicy with a side of sriracha mayo, they’re a great warm up.
The ‘Chargrilled Chicken Skewers’ with smoked chilli mayo had a great BBQ flavour – you really got the chargrilled edge to these bad boys – still moist (sorry, I hate that word too…) these are a great start to a meal if you don’t want anything too heavy before your main.
On to the main act…
The ‘Big Mouth Special’ is an absolute beast. This juicy beauty is a 6oz beef patty loaded with ‘Yeastie Boys’ beer-infused cheese, bacon monster crunch, smoked chilli mayo, beef ketchup and salad tucked up nicely in a bouncy brioche bun.
Whereas Jake doubled up, I used the extra stomach space for SIDES. More on that in a minute…
First off, the burger patties in GBK are always cooked perfectly (and can be cooked to your liking) – Jake’s below is medium. Secondly, I am always here for the amount of sauce on their burgers. No one wants a dry bun(!) This guy had a great sweet and savoury mix of flavours from the sauces and bacon monster crunch, but the meaty taste of the patty well and truly stole the show. Juicy and beefy it was de-lic-ious. The burger itself held up really well so you didn’t end up with a sliding mess at the end and the salad and crunch of the bacon monster crunch added a nice bit of texture. Apart from the patty, the winner here for me was the cheese – stringy, generous and beer infused, what’s not to like?
Next up is the *drum roll please* siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiides. I live for a side (or three).
GBK’s sweet potato fries are a dream. I think I love them so much because I can never replicate anything close to them at home. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside with plenty of salt – I can’t get enough. Not to mention my absolute favourite condiment of all time (which is saying something…) BACONNAISE *throws confetti*. I can’t put into words how good it is, you’ll just have to try it yourself.
Next up, can we take a moment for these onion rings please. I have truly never experienced an onion ring this perfect in my entire life (and believe me, I’ve eaten a lot of onion rings). I’m assuming they’re coated with panko breadcrumbs rather than a standard batter as they are so crispy. The onion is soft but not slimy which is a pet hate of mine (I have very specific pet hates when it comes to food…sorry). All in all – YAAAS.
I’ll level with you, I didn’t manage to try these ‘Truffle Cheese Fries’ as I was too busy inhaling onion rings. The report was that they were ‘fluffy and cheesy and tasty af’ so I think that sums them up pretty well! I think if you usually go for sweet potato fries like me, then these would be a great sides instead if you want to try something a bit different. Would I still be able to dip them in baconnaise or is that too much…?
All in all, this was a outstanding meal – I would definitely recommend the Big Mouth – don’t be intimidated, you can manage this monster I promise! But if not, GBK’s menu has something for everyone, and like I said before, I’ve always had really tasty food from them so give them a go if you haven’t already – you won’t regret it!
psst…🙋, ok so Jake has the whole ‘x/5 burgers thing 🍔’ but I want you to know when it’s me posting. So I’m going to have… hearts. Very original I know, but at least you’ll know it’s me, and I can slowly hijack this thing into Lily’s Food Bible… mwahaha…
5/5 from me! 💜💜💜💜💜. Catch you next time, LS x