I just spotted a couple of photos that I’d taken and realised that I had forgotten to post about my trip to Grand Union with my mate earlier this month.
As with my trip to The Montcalm at the weekend, I had a Groupon voucher that was rapidly coming to its expiry date. I had paid £12 for a £35 voucher to be spent on burgers, pizzas or cocktails. I had never been in a Grand Union, even though I pass by the one in Camden almost every day.
I’d booked ‘an area’ online as per the Groupon instructions – which felt a bit weird for 2 people, but there was actually a really nice, rather large table reserved for us, ready and waiting when we got there. it was out the back, which I hadn’t realised was there, and was a lovely space with big comfy chairs, dark tables and gorgeous mismatched lamps lighting it.
We got a HUGE jug of ‘Gingerly Does It’ which was a gorgeous concoction of Finlandia Vodka, Chambord, ginger beer, passionfruit,
strawberries and lime. A hell of a lot better than the Celtic Warriors I had been drinking the night before.
We decided to opt for burgers. It seemed rather steep to pay £6.45 – £10.45 for a burger (without chips!) in what was essentially a bar, but that was the beauty of having the voucher!
I opted for a ‘Fully Loaded’ – Beef patty, mature Cheddar,bacon, onion rings, BBQ sauce, £8.95 and my mate had a New Yorker – Beef patty, salami, Monterey Jack cheese, pickles, £8.45.
We sat, relaxed and chatted in the lovely atmosphere and THIS is what was brought out to us!
The burgers were moist and cooked to medium and the toppings were fresh (although my onion rings were a bit pedestrian). The fries were fry-ey and we were pretty happy with our lot – especially at OUR price.
There was a fab atmosphere, the food was nice enough, but I’m not sure I’d pay full whack for what is essentially just a burger. I’d definitely go for cocktails and they do have offers on the burgers frequently, so I’d have them then