Bonfire Restaurant & Bar Review, Barbican Centre | Spicy Pig Burger
No, I hadn’t drank half of my milkshake before realising I forgot to take a photo (that usually happens but not on this occasion). It arrived half full.
Which is a shame because my PBJ (Peanut Butter Ice Cream and Strawberry) milkshake was delicious. I almost finished it before the burger arrived (although I guess there wasn’t that much…). It still had that strong taste of peanut butter, but a hint of sweetness from the strawberries. However, at £4.95 the price is comparable to other milkshakes like Gourmet Burger King yet they offer twice the quantity – what gives! Or at least serve it in a smaller cup!
Bonfire’s menu of burgers is a little less exciting compared to the milkshakes. They offer three fairly standard ‘classic’ options, a combination of tomato, lettuce, onions, cheese and mayo. While vegetarians have a choice of grilled halloumi or a veggie patty.
I was torn between the more interesting sounding Smokie Burger (6oz burger, smoked cheese, smoked bacon, tomato, lettuce, BBQ sauce) and the Spicy Pig burger (6oz burger, BBQ pulled pork, green chillies and sticky BBQ sauce) – both £7.95. The mention of BBQ pulled pork swung it for me in the end. For more pulled pork burger goodness check out my reviews for Dixie Union, Ed’s Diner, ATE Street Food and Caboose.
The Spicy Pig burger really isn’t that spicy at all. The green chilli (not plural) pinned to the top of the burger (assuming this is for the benefit of those who don’t want it too spicy (but then why order the Spicy Pig Burger?)) offers a hint of heat at best, but calling the burger spicy seems a little misleading. The patty (which is made from cows who lived a happy life in the Lake District (it’s alright for some cows)) oozed juices, the sign of a well cooked and quality burger I’ve found. The pulled pork was a little dry (there didn’t seem to be a lot (if any) of the sticky BBQ sauce).
In the end, Bonfire Restaurant and Bar showed only hints of a spark. It’s a lot like the frustration of a match that just refuses to light. It would have only taken a full glass of milkshake and adding spice to the burger to light my fire too. Still, Bonfire is a good option if you’re at the Barbican Centre for the theatre, art exhibitions and cinema. But it has all the makings of a casual and relaxed restaurant you’d visit when you’re not planning an evening at the Barbican Centre.
To order food, pick a table (and number) where you’ll see a check box menu slip to fill in and select your food and drink. Then take it to the counter to place your order. The large restaurant also has an equally large balcony with plentiful outdoor seating.http://www.elitetravelblog.com/bonfire-restaurantbar-review-barbican-centre-london/London Food ReviewsBarbican,city of londonNo, I hadn't drank half of my milkshake before realising I forgot to take a photo (that usually happens but not on this occasion). It arrived half full. Which is a shame because my PBJ (Peanut Butter Ice Cream and Strawberry) milkshake was delicious. I almost finished it before the...Timothy ChowTimothy Chowelitetravelblog8@gmail.comAdministratorI'm Tim and I love to travel. I'm planning to travel to a new city every birthday. I run a travel and holiday blog called Elite Travel Blog which provides tips, guides and guest posts to cities and countries around the world.Travel Blog & Guest Posts - Elite Travel Blog