Truffle Burger London review: we can’t resist big truffle on little china…

Two Truffle Burgers on a menu with chips

Elevated burger chain Truffle Burger has just opened a new diner in Central London, and it’s the perfect pitstop when gallivanting around Oxford Street. Conveniently located in St. Christophers Place, just behind Selfridges, the restaurant has a buzzy vibe, and with just 45 covers, the service is snappy.

When Team Truffle opened their doors for the media launch, the TLR Editors were first in line. This is what we thought of the menu

Taking centre stage is the titular Truffle Burger. Juicy and flavourful, it’s built around 90-day aged British beef…

Obviously taking centre stage is the titular Truffle Burger. Juicy and flavourful, it’s built around 90-day aged British beef, smothered in molten raclette cheese, home-made fig jam, and black-truffle mayonnaise, sandwiched between demi-brioche buns. 

Provided as an alternative to the signature star, is the Truffle Honey Chicken Burger. Featuring buttermilk coated chicken thigh, bacon ketchup, truffle honey and a healthy dollop of whipped goats cheese, we reckon this sumptuous mouthful gives its stablemate a run for its money.

There’s also a Veggie Truffle Burger, served with a Beyond Meat patty, smoked cheese, fig jam, crispy onions and truffle mayo.

All burger dishes came with oh-so moorish Truffle and Parmesan fries, and all three were deemed terrific.

The restaurant is not averse to pushing the flavour envelope. You may plan to bolt a burger and run, but the starters demand to be savoured and sampled too.

Truffle Burger’s BBQ chicken bites are a sticky sensation, and easy to wolf down.

New to the Truffle roster were cheese and polenta fries, served with a splash of house sauce. But our favourite side, currently being beta-tested, was the Fried Pickles with Whipped Cod roe.

The batter is supremely light, a perfect complement to the sweet gherkin inside. Let’s hope these newbies get promoted to primetime soon.

For those with room left at the end of all this, dessert is de rigueur. We opted for Nan’s Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding. It’s unquestionably the ultimate comfort closer. Well done nan!

Founded by Tom Bickers, Truffle Burger has taken a humble street food staple and turned it into a luxury bite, albeit one that won’t break the bank.

The chain, which has its origins in food markets and festivals like Reading, Wilderness and All Points East, is enjoying rapid growth, with bricks and mortar in Liverpool Street, Seven Dials Market, Soho and Stoke Newington, plus a summer residency on the Southbank. This new Central London location makes it even more difficult to resist. 

(Truffle Borger – resistance is futile!)

Truffle Burger can be found at 16 Picton Place, London W1U 1BP.  Walk-ins are welcome, but you can book a table here.

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About Steve May

Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, and editor of The Luxe Review, Steve muses and reviews for Trusted Reviews, T3, Yahoo UK, Home Cinema Choice, Games Radar, Ideal Home, Louder Sounds, Channel News and Boat International. He’s also the editor of professional home cinema website Inside CI. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @SteveMay_UK

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