Last week my family visited me in Birmingham for the evening and we decided to head out for a lovely family meal at Handmade Burger Co. It’s always a top choice for us when we’re eating out together as there’s something for everyone, with over 50 burgers to choose from, and the atmosphere at the Brindley Place branch suits a relaxed, easy dinner. And with the introduction of their new menu, it was time to revisit and see what they had on offer…
Whenever I’ve visited Handmade Burger Co the service has always been consistently great, as it was on our visit last Wednesday night. Our waitress for the evening was fantastic too; she was friendly, bubbly and conversational and really keen for us to enjoy our time there.
After scanning the new menu and the exciting new offerings it has on it, such as the Oriental which comes topped with crispy noodles, hoisin sauce and wasabi mayo, we placed our order. And in next to no time our food arrived. The first thing I noticed was that, compared to previous visits, the presentation was somewhat lacking. So whilst the burgers tasted great, the presentation and therefore my photos don’t really do them justice!
Me and my Mum couldn’t resist ordering the Peanut Butter and Bacon Beef Burger, and we were extremely happy with our choice as it was delicious! The combination of nutty, sweet peanut butter with the salty, crispy bacon and the tasty chilli jam (which had a nice kick to it) was fantastic and worked really well together to make a truly delicious, moreish burger! Whilst the brioche buns weren’t as soft and light as I would have liked, they were still nice and the filling more than made up for this.
Whilst we both really enjoyed our burgers along with my brother who had the Classic Chicken Burger, my Dad was left disappointed with his.. His choice of the Barbecue, Cheese and Bacon Beef Burger arrived with onions and mayonnaise in it after he’d asked for it without them. Although they were more than happy to take it back to rectify the situation, when it quickly came back it was just the same burger with the items removed and they hadn’t actually got it all so there was still some left in it. Plus by the time he got round to eating it, he said it had started to get cold. So whilst the flavours were good, it was a shame they’d gotten his order wrong and he’d been left to eat a cold burger.
We shared sides of Fresh Cut Chips, Sweet Potato Fries (new to the menu!) and Handmade Coleslaw too. The chips were great – chunky, fluffy and light in the middle with a crispy exterior – but be warned, a portion is plenty for two hungry people! The sweet potato fries were equally tasty too, and the coleslaw was nice and crunchy with the addition of the red pepper working really well.
We somehow found room for dessert and each ordered one of their ice cream sundaes. My Lemon Meringue Sundae – vanilla ice cream, lemon curd, biscuit, meringue, topped with whipped cream – was yummy! It was packed with so much crumbly, buttery crushed biscuits that went perfectly with the tangy lemon and sweet meringue pieces. And the Strawberry Cheesecake Sundae and Brownie and Waffle Sundae also went down very well with my family too!
Handmade Burger Co is a great choice if you’re looking for fuss-free, tasty food at pocket friendly prices. The atmosphere and style of the venue suits a relaxed meal, and the service is consistently great lending to a easy, enjoyable experience every time.
Disclosure: We were invited to dine as guests at Handmade Burger Co, and all food and drinks were complimentary. But as always all opinions expressed are honest and my own, and I was not required to write a positive review