• Chuck Cramer: US-style burger chains need US wines to match

    If you are looking for the best burger in London then look no further than Chuck Cramer, aka Mr CA wine, who born and bred in Los Angeles, believes its time US-style bars and restaurants started to up their game with the best in Californian wines to match their top quality burgers. Here’s his pick of the Top 10 burger restaurants in the capital

    If you are looking for the best burger in London then look no further than Chuck Cramer, aka Mr CA wine, who born and bred in Los Angeles, believes its time US-style bars and restaurants started to up their game with the best in Californian wines to match their top quality burgers. Here’s his pick of the Top 10 burger restaurants in the capital

    By July 6, 2016
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    We’ve got burger joints to match anything from America, but now, says Chuck Cramer, we need to start offering quality US and Californian wines to go with the burgers.  Plus his Top 10 burger places in London.

     

    Move over Micky D’s, there’s a new burger in town and it’s called Sr Gourmet Burger.

    Yes, this burger comes with all the accessories one would expect on a BMW 5 series. The London restaurant scene has changed dramatically over the past two years which has led to a proliferation of seriously good and trendy American style diners, steakhouses and BBQ joints.

    Burger chains such as GBK and Byrons have gone national, successfully spreading the gospel according to St Paddy, that Joe Brit and can enjoy a burger as much as Billy Bob back in the good ole USA.

    Both have done a good job introducing a better burger to the UK public, yet they haven’t gotten the wine mix right since very little Californian wine appears on their lists (not the good stuff, anyway!).
    Consequently, specialty burger restaurants and USA style steakhouses have taken the hamburger to the next level, and literally introduced burgers that are mouth-watering tasty.

    Today, the USA style hamburger has become as much of a staple of the British diet as fish n’ chips, and these burgers are awesome!
    To top it off, these burgers in these ‘new,’ trendy eateries are being served with cracking Californian wine that range from premium to super-premium in price (and I’m not referring to the cheap plonk that we are accustomed to seeing on the supermarket shelves).

    From supple and fruity Merlots, such as a Rutherford Hill Merlot, and tasty, well structured Cabernets from Frogs Leap to CaMomi to California’s signature grape variety, the big, bold Zinfandel, with the likes of a Federalist Visionary Zinfandel.

    Here – as a born and bred Californian – are my top 10 favourite London spots for a fab burger experience (in alphabetical order):

    The Big Easy

    the big easy

     

    Burger & Co

    burger & co

     

    Goodman Steakhouse

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    Hawskmoor 

    hawksmoor

    Hot Box

    hot box

     

    JW Marriott

     

    Lucky Chip & Burger

    lucky chip

     

    M Victoria

    m victoria

     

    Shake Shack

    shake shack

     

    Smith & Wollensky

    smith & wollensky

      • DonnaJ
      • July 9, 2016
      Reply

      With so many burger joints popping up, it’s hard to know which to give a “go”. Thanks for the insider’s tips.

        • Alex L
        • July 11, 2016
        Reply

        Still can’t beat Patty & Bun and (my personal favourite) Dip & Flip. Burger dipped in gravy? Yes please!

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