Sometimes I crave a juicy, burger. A "milk bar" burger, as we say in Australia, with lettuce, tomato, fried onions and cheese! Or in other terms, a classic American burger where the taste of the charred meat and its juices are compliments by the sponge of bread and soft melting cheese. The only requirement I have is that the meat is not frozen, is of reasonably good quality, and is 100% beef, as I find burgers with quantities breadcrumbs and egg to be reminiscent of rissoles and meatloaf. I suppose my biggest wish is that the meat not be frozen.
Most of the chains, even hipster ones use frozen patties. To this end, I have stumbled starving into some highly lauded Kiwi owned chains in various countries and have been disappointed. All of the chorizo blends, fancy spices, sharp cheddar and secret mode made sauces do little if the meat, grass-fed though it may be, is grey and chewy, Though as far as "frozen burgers" go, I am partial to the odd veggie burger, so that I can accept :)
Any suggestions? I'd love some ideas, as I am in London fora week and won't be able to splurge on a quality steak.