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Gourmet Burger Kitchen Southampton Review

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June 15, 2016

I had never heard of Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) until Hubby took the kids to Birmingham to watch WWE Live and had a pre-show meal in one of their branches.
Upon his return home he did nothing but sing their praises so when we headed to Southampton to watch Mary Poppins the Musical it was the restaurant he was determined to take me to.
GBK was first set up back in 2001, by three Kiwi guys including world-renowned chef Peter Gordon in Battersea, South London, changing the UK burger scene forever. Now they have over 70 restaurants across the UK, priding themselves on serving up a variety of handcrafted burgers, combining 100% prime beef with the freshest ingredients and burger sauces made from scratch, every day, in each GBK kitchen.
The GBK menu is packed full of burger combinations of beef or chicken, although they also offer vegetarian and salad options and choosing what do have was the only difficulty. The restaurant set up is set up so that you order at the bar and then the food is brought out to you and I was surprised at how quickly the food came out.
Taxi Driver
Both Hubby and I both went for the Taxi Driver which consisted of American cheese, house onion ring, Cajun relish, smoked chilli mayo, dill pickle, and salad. Side dishes cost extra and whilst I went for skinny fries, Hubby chastised me for not choosing the sweet potato option with their baconnaise and after trying it I kicked myself as it was amazing.
Sweet Potato Fries
The food burger was like nothing I have tasted before and delicious. The burgers were so huge that you had to eat them with a knife and fork and I recommend you leave the spike in to hold it all together as you go.
The whole restaurant ambience was great and the service was excellent with the staff attentive but not over-the-top. I loved the decor, especially the scrabble tiles signs and price wise, our meals were very reasonable and if you do choose to take the family, children’s meals cost £6.95.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen
GBK also have an app that you are urged to download and to welcome you, they load a free homemade Baconnaise sauce on to your app. Spend £7 or more, present your customer I.D. when ordering and the stamp appears. When you ten visit the challenge section of your app you see your step-by-step stamp card, showing your progress towards your rewards – free burgers, milkshakes & sides – certainly worth doing if you have a GBK locally.
We will certainly visit GBK again, my only grumble is that we have to travel all the way to Southampton to do so!
Have you eaten in GBK before?

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    samantha rickelton

    June 15, 2016

    I love the sound of the taxi driver burger and think I would have ordered that too. We have a GBK in the Metrocentre near us and it’s nice 😀

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    June 16, 2016

    Yum I love a good burger as a treat I’ve never been to a gourmet burger kitchen but it looks nice.

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    Dean of Little Steps

    June 16, 2016

    I do love burgers and that looks absolutely yum! Would love to try that one out too. I wonder if they have a branch somewhere here in Cornwall.

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    June 16, 2016

    I have never been into GBK but that burger looks just absolutely amazing, as do those fries x

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    June 16, 2016

    Oh wow, I have just had my dinner but this burger looks amazing!! Yum!! Looks a lovely place ..

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    Fashion and Style Police

    June 17, 2016

    No I haven’t but I want to now. The burger is making me hungry. Lol.

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    Jessica Powell (Babi a Fi)

    June 17, 2016

    I tried the GBK in Cardiff about two years ago now, and I was really impressed with it. I hope they keep expanding! 😀

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    Gemma Nuttall

    June 17, 2016

    We have one of these near us in Guildford but do you know, I’ve never been! I think I might have to now, it looks utterly delicious!!! Oh crikey, I’m so hungry right now and that food looked amazing…as did the Gin on the bar! 😉
    Glad you had a lovely time!x

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    Ickle Pickle

    June 19, 2016

    I have heard of GBK but never visited one – that burger looks awesome! My teen daughter LOVES burgers, we will have to look out for GBK on our travels. Kaz x

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    June 19, 2016

    We have never ate there, but the food looks so tasty!

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    June 20, 2016

    I am a huge fan of GBK. My favourites are chicken and camembert burger and skinny fries with rosemary

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    October 27, 2017

    ohh ive heard this place was amazing but after reading this i need to go!

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