Instead of having a romantic night in with the fella, me and my friends decided that we should all have a group valentines day together, as a sort of “screw you” towards the day in question. With several of us being in relationships it felt nice to all come together and just celebrate the friendships that we have with each other. Unfortunately my other half had to work but I substituted him for my good friend and got sufficiently squiffy with her as my “partner”.
As communal lovers of all things burger related, Hache felt like a great option for all of us. We have been several times before and the one in Shoreditch is just round the corner from B@1 with it’s 241 cocktail happy hour (cheeky!). Having booked a table of 10 of us (on valentines day even) we were well accommodated amongst the couples surrounding us. We had a few people arrive late and the waitresses were very understanding. Having worked as a waitress before it really makes you aware of their role and personally I try and make it as easy for them as possible, because I know what it is like to have terrible customers… They took our orders relatively quickly and the drinks arrived promptly.
If you live in Shoreditch, Clapham, Chelsea or Camden then you are lucky enough to have this burger restaurant at your doorstep. Now, the selection in Hache is pretty vast for a burger restaurant and I have to say I have tried a large amount of them. Particular highlights are the Louisiana (topped with peanut butter – definitely a particular taste), the Lamb burger (with mint sauce and redcurrant jelly). However I decided to go for the Bavarian as i am a sucker for anything cheese based, and this comes with a particularly large slab of Bavarian cheese on top. You can order how you like it cooked as well as what bun you would like – Ciabatta or Brioche. I chose medium rare and brioche. I also ordered a side of sweet potato fries as I have a slight addiction to them and Haches are pretty damn tasty.
I got over excited when the food arrived and quickly ate a large amount before I remembered to take a photograph, but here is the burger in all its glory. It comes with a topping of caramelised onions too which really complemented the cheese and wasn’t too sweet so it wasn’t all you could taste. The cheese was de.li.cious. Lovely and smoky and melty and yummy. The meat was cooked really well, medium rare how I ordered it (the picture totally doesn’t do it justice) and the bun was lovely and squidgy. All in all a great mouthful of burger.
Overall the bill came to about £23.50 for me which included: burger, fries and I shared 2 bottles of wine between three of us.
You don’t need a best friend, you need great friends. The quote that sums up the night.
147-149 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3QE