Friday, 1 February 2013

Honest Burgers and an Awful Lot of Beers



Yesterday I headed to London on a very special mission - to test out all of this year's gluten free beer and lager entries for this year's Free From Food Awards.

Free From Food Awards.

I've been to the last few awards events and somehow always end up near the beer table. I think it's because it is where you find the most talkative people! The quality of entries is always amazing and it's always so hard to pick a favourite.

So here I was, at awards HQ, faced with 14 beers to sample and judge! There were some stand out beers for me, ones that I felt should be winners. I won't say any more than that now! I will reveal more after the awards themselves!


I wanted to get to London early enough to get a good lunch and soak up all the beer. I had intended to go to Wag Free Cafe in Brixton Village. They were closed for refurbishment last time I went there so I tweeted them to check if they were open. Unfortunately they were closed yesterday too!

Wag Free.

Luckily Honest Burgers, just across the arcade was open and I'd heard good things about their gluten free burgers. I ordered a standard beef burger - beef, red onion relish and lettuce - with a gluten free bun and a homemade lemonade. The burgers come with 'house chips with rosemary salt'.

Menu.

As I'd read, the chips were totally YOM. The burger was nicely cooked and the fillings worked well but overall I found it quite dry. I guess that's gluten free burger buns for you.

Brixton Village however is a haven for food lovers and I noticed at least 5-6 other places I wanted to eat in. They all seem to specialise in that very London fad of bare minimum menus but the place isn't yet over-run with tattooed, moustachioed, quilted Barbour jacket wearing types. (I only saw a few. But it was still early.)

So, check it out if you're in the area!

Time Out Guide to Brixton Village.

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