Picture of Tommi's Burger Joint, W1U 2QP

Tommi's Burger Joint, W1U 2QP

A self-described burger joint in Marylebone, part of a resurgence of interest in burgers in the capital and an outpost of an Icelandic burger chain.

Previously located on Marylebone Lane photo, it moved around the corner to Thayer Street (the bottom end of Marylebone High Street) in August 2013. The new space has a slightly larger seating area and is now licensed.

Note: The description of the interior below relates to the old Marylebone Lane site, but is largely unchanged for the new site. The queue was out of the door on a Friday lunchtime visit in August 2013, so we can't yet confirm if anything else has changed.

It's fitted out in a vaguely 'rock n roll' style, with exposed brickwork, vintage film posters, charming hand-written signs, and (at times) loud music playing. There's seating for 25, mostly at high tables with stools. At 2pm on a mid-week day, it had plenty of customers but was not full.

The menu is simple photo and sticks to the basic options at favourable prices (£5.30 for the burger, 50p extra for cheese), though it includes a veggie burger (£5.30) and a steak burger (£8). On Ewan's visit he went for the cheeseburger 'offer of the century', including fries and a soft drink (£9.40).

The burger is delivered after a few minutes' wait to your table (take-out is also available), in classic American diner style photo, wrapped in paper, in a wicker basket with the fries. Unwrapped, the look is no less classic photo, with a burnished brioche bun and a slice of processed cheese. The flavour is excellent, with a good size patty, still retaining plenty of moisture. Although they cook medium as standard, I requested medium-rare, which came with a bit of pinkness to the meat photo. Chips are crispy, not too greasy, perfectly fine.

Ewan's verdict: It may not be fine dining, but the favourable prices and good quality mean this is a good place to stop by for a refuel if you're in the area. Lacks the excessive queues (and to my mind, excessive attitude) of nearby Meatliquor and delivers a comparable burger (though there are no alcoholic drinks here).

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Last visited by Ewan, August 2012. Opening hours taken from the Tommi's Burger Joint website, August 2013.
OS X co-ord: 528370 OS Y co-ord: 181478 (Latitude: 51.517647 Longitude: -0.151263)
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