This is a bit of a bold claim, but I'm pretty sure I've now tasted the best burger in London. And I eat a lot of burgers!
Haché prides itself on being a family run restaurant whose purpose is to 'produce the best and most innovative burgers to be found anywhere', all made from 100% prime Scottish beef steak.
When I heard about this restaurant from a friend (who couldn't remember the name) I just assumed they must've been talking about The Diner in Covent Garden, as so far their 'Arch burger' with all it's pulled pork juicy goodness was way up their as one of the best in town in my books anyway.
Still, after some quick research and strolling around the streets of Camden, I found Haché, tucked seemingly discreetly down Inverness Street just off the high street. Haché also has branches in Chelsea, Shoreditch and Clapham.
The Camden branch was still busy on a Saturday night, close to 10pm. There was a lovely laid back vibe with fairy lights (of the sophisticated kind) canoodling couples sharing generous portions of desserts and various groups of people tucking into crazy sized burgers and sides. It was sophisticated, but not too showy.
The menu was extensive, filled with imaginatively crafted burger ideas, sides, steaks, salads and veggie options. I opted for the good old Canadian (Smoked bacon and cheese) on a ciabatta bun with a side salad. My boyfriend ordered the Steak Louisiana which had crunchy peanut butter and cheese on a ciabatta bun with coleslaw and sweet potato fries.
Everything was delicious! The meat was cooked to perfection (medium-rare) and it was the juiciest sweetest, saltiest, bloodiest beef I've ever had in a burger. The serving size was huge so I couldn't eat all of the tasty bread, but I chowed down on my side salad and shared the mouthwatering sweet potato fries and creamy 'slaw evenly(ish).
We didn't have dessert as we were way too stuffed, but both agreed it was the best burger selection, nicest restaurant and tastiest beef we'd had so far between two pieces of bread!
I liked it so much I revisited again a week later with my girlfriends to try out the Clapham branch. The girls are both veggies, but thankfully the veggie selection is just as good and we all left feeling very stuffed and satisfied.
I'm now on the hunt to try and match this place. If you think there's any restaurants or pop ups that can measure up to the challenge, please do let me know and I will put my burger eating skills to the test and write about it on here if it meets the grade!