What are the first thoughts that come to mind when you hear the name, Gordon Ramsay? For me, it is undeniably Hell’s Kitchen, Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares and even Gordon, Gino and Fred’s road trip. But, not only is he a well-respected and entertaining TV Personality chef, Gordon Ramsay has an ever-growing empire of successful restaurants, including the Street Burger Gordon Ramsay brand. It is this particular establishment that I will be talking about in this post.
I was offered the chance to visit and review this restaurant in Islington. Before my visit, I decided to take a look at some reviews online previous to attending the restaurant, that had been posted by content creators as well as the general public. I was very aware of the mixed feelings that Street Burger had, it was very much like marmite, people either loved it or hated it. That aside, I tend to remain open-minded when I visit places, and this post is based on my own personal experience. The way I saw it, is that nobody that is in the public eye like Gordon Ramsey is going to let a restaurant with his name attached to it be truly awful, especially as one of Gordon’s shows is about saving restaurants from collapse and helping its owners and staff.
I chose to visit on an early afternoon during the week when I knew the restaurant would be quiet to give me the perfect opportunity to take pictures of the venue and the food without disturbing any of the other diners.
Disclaimer: In the interest of clarity I was invited to Street Burger Gordon Ramsay Islington for a gifted meal in exchange for my honest and unbiased review of my overall experience. You can read more about how I work with businesses and brands on my disclaimers page.
A Look Inside Street Burger Islington
There is seating both inside and outside the venue, this particular Street Burger branch isn’t the biggest, but it’s spacious enough to move around and not be sat on top of other diners. The venue has a mixture of brick and wooden wall panelling giving a rustic look, with abstract art that reminds me of subway art or something you would see on MTV in the 90s. The venue design is not over the top, it is casual dining with an urban feel to it. The only thing I would say for the venue is the lighting could be better, in the day even with the natural sunlight it’s a little dark and could do with brightening up to set the mood to maximise the dining experience.
The Menu at Street Burger Gordon Ramsay
In all Street Burger Gordon Ramsay restaurants across the UK, the menu and prices are exactly the same. They come as part of a meal deal. For an adult meal, all 8 burgers which are themed around Gordon Ramsay’s famous TV moments, come with a side of fries and a bottomless soft drink for £16.00. Any upgrades and extras to the burgers are between £2.00 and £5.50. If you wanna upgrade the regular fries to sweet potato fries it’s £2.00 and dirty fries are £4.50. Sides and desserts start from £4.00.
There is also a children’s menu for £8.00, which includes a choice of one of 4 burgers (a hamburger, cheeseburger, chicken burger or a plant-based burger) and comes with fries and a soft drink, which I think is a fair price and I would pay that for my nephews if we were out for a meal.
The drinks menu has a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Which include soft drinks, 2 signature milkshakes the oreo and the sticky toffee pudding, cocktails by the glass or by the jug, as well as beer and wine. On this visit, I only had the bottomless drink that was included with my meal, I can’t comment on any other drink.
So here’s what I had;
I had The #BAE Burger, that’s not me trying to make #BAE happen it really is the burger’s name, obviously, Gordon’s talents are in the kitchen and not naming the burgers (Just kidding Chef Ramsay). My burger consisted of grass-fed Hereford beef, treacle cured bacon, egg, melted cheese which coated the burger patty beautifully, tomato relish and lettuce all in a bun lightly toasted on the inside and soft on the outside; this was served with a side of well-seasoned fries.
Being a bit fussy, I am quite particular about how I have my eggs and my burgers cooked. So, I asked the waiter for a runny egg and for my burger to be cooked well done, and that’s exactly what I was served, done to perfection. Because the #BAE burger was so packed, it wouldn’t have been very ladylike and a whole heap of mess, had I just picked it up and taken a bite out of it. So, like the true lady that I am, I cut the burger into four quarters and I enjoyed every last bit of it, along with the beautifully seasoned fries.
Not gonna lie, when it comes to onion rings I am a bit of an onion ring connoisseur. Whenever I go to a restaurant and get the opportunity to “Put a Ring on it” you can guarantee, there will be a side of onion rings on my plate.
The Street Burger onions rings, were not your average onion rings although I ate them all to myself the portion is enough for two as each ring is well proportioned. These golden rings are covered in batter and sesame seeds which I feel give them a slightly different taste to your usual battered onion rings and they were cooked to perfection which gave them a nice crispy crunch, which I enjoyed.
Final Thoughts on Street Burger
Street Burger Gordon Ramsay is not a Michelin star restaurant nor is it meant to be. If it were, the dress code would be different and the menu would be pricey. This is a restaurant, that you’d go to before a night out, if you’re off to the cinema or want a cheeky treat.
I enjoyed my meal and have been a few times to this branch in Islington. I have never had any complaints anytime that I have been here. I have always enjoyed my meal and always found the staff to be polite and friendly and this visit was no different.
Cost-wise, I think it’s pretty fair for the main meal. You get a bottomless soft drink and onion rings, the portion size filling and a burger of my choice for £16.00 and £7.00 for the side order of onions rings which would have brought the meal to a total of £23.00.
I can absolutely say that I would go back to this venue and try another burger from the menu, so come on Gordon, “Where’s The Lamb Burger?”
Street Burger Gordon Ramsay Information
Address: 341 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0PB
Website: https://www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com/street-burger/islington (Click here for the menu)
Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm /Thursday – Saturday 11:30 am -11:00 pm/ Sunday 11:30 am -10:00 pm
Street Burger Social Media: Instagram
Dress Code: Casual
Nearest Tube Station: Angel (5-minute walk)
Update: In the short space between my visit and this post coming out, the brand changed to Street Pizza Gordon Ramsay. If you would like to experience a meal at a Street Burgers Restaurant you can find a branch in the following locations. Kensington High Street, St Paul’s, Charing Cross, Covent Garden, Farringdon, The O2, Reading and Woking.