The Glasgow Burgerthon - Part 1

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I’ve not had a chance to properly focus on one of the main aspects of this blog. FOOD. Unless you’ve never been or have been living under a rock you will have noticed the influx of burger joints appearing in Glasgow city centre. This isn’t a problem for me or Charlotte, as burgers are one of our favourite foods. In order to find the best burger in Glasgow we started the Glasgow Burgerthon. Charlotte's posted a review from where we’ve visited so far but I’ll fire through the scores so far so you know the standings for when I start my own thread of posts!

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We had to narrow it down to 10, it wasn't easy but we managed. So far we’ve been to Burger Meats Bun, Five Guys, Ed’s Diner, Meat Bar, Ketchup, Bread Meats Bread. Still to come are Bloc, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy and Ad Lib. In order to keep the reviews and scores consistent, we agreed on scoring Quality of Burger, Variety available, Atmosphere & Service and Value for money out of 5. Keep reading to see who’s placed where!
Burger Meats Bun 48A West Regent Street
The tour kicked off with a visit to here. With neither of us having visited before it was a good starting point and a blank canvas.
He Had: Haggis Popcorn (deep fried haggis), Bacon Cheeseburger, Fries
She Had: Macnuggets (mac and cheese balls), Chorizo and pork burger, manchego cheese, serrano ham and alioli.

The Glasgow Burgerthon - Burger Meats Bun | Wasted Little PJ Scottish Male Lifestyle Blog
With a relatively small menu, options were limited but what was on offer was good! Both Starters were scranned pretty quickly! The burgers themselves were full of flavour, however, at times they were either a bit chewy or a bit dry which was a bit disappointing and not what we had expected.The chips were cooked perfectly, however, and would merit a return just for those!
Overall an enjoying experience and not overly expensive, but we weren't blown away by it which was what we were hoping for.

The Glasgow Burgerthon - Burger Meats Bun | Wasted Little PJ Scottish Male Lifestyle Blog
The Glasgow Burgerthon - Burger Meats Bun | Wasted Little PJ Scottish Male Lifestyle Blog
He thought: Quality of burger 3.5, Variety available 3, Atmosphere & service 4, Value for money 3.5
She thought: Quality of burger 3, Variety available 3, Atmosphere & service 4, Value for money 3.5
Overall: 27.5 out of 40
Five Guys 57-61 St Vincent Street
Located on basically the burger hub of Glasgow, Five Guys was next on the list. With some punters saying it was the best burger they ever had, and others saying it was an overprice McD’s, we thought it was worth a visit to decide for ourselves. With a setup similar to a fast food joint, we were curious to see if it lived up to the gourmet prices.

The Glasgow Burgerthon - Five Guys | Wasted Little PJ Scottish Male Lifestyle Blog
He had: Double Bacon Cheeseburger & fries
She had: Double Cheeseburger with grilled onions and Ketchup & fries.
A system like Subway where you pay for the meal and any toppings come included in the price is great if you love your toppings, but when you’re as fussy as we are it seems like you’re paying for things you don’t want. The burger was delicious, but again the chips stole the show with a MASSIVE portion being ordered by each of us.
The Glasgow Burgerthon - Five Guys | Wasted Little PJ Scottish Male Lifestyle Blog
The Glasgow Burgerthon - Five Guys | Wasted Little PJ Scottish Male Lifestyle Blog
If you’re looking for a tasty burger, here’s your place. If you're looking for a cheap burger, this is not the place. It did cost £30 for 2 burgers, 2 portions of chips and 2 drinks. Not terrible, but when the atmosphere is reminiscent of a fast food joint it is a bit of a stinger.


He thought:  Quality of burger 4, Variety available 3, Atmosphere & service 3.5, Value for money 3
She thought: Quality of burger 3, Variety available 2, Atmosphere & service 2.5, Value for money 1.5
Overall: 22.5 out of 40
Ed’s Diner St Enochs Shopping Centre, G1 4BW
After a bit of a gap in the Burgerthon we finally started it up again and visited Ed’s Diner. With a 1950’s diner theme that advertises its fantastic burgers and legendary milkshakes, we hoped this would fill the space in our belly!

The Glasgow Burgerthon - Ed's Diner | Wasted Little PJ Scottish Male Lifestyle Blog
He Had: Oreo Milkshake, Bacon Cheeseburger & fries
She Had: Lotus Biscuit Milkshake, Cheeseburger with pulled pork and caramelised onions & fries
Whilst the milkshakes were amazing, the burgers didn't live up to the expectations much to our disappointment. I had opted for the supersize patty which was huge and was way too much for me in the end. The food was nice enough, however, it was pretty average and the burger was a little too dry for both of us. The service and waitresses were lovely, and the decor was nice with each table having its own jukebox and any money put in was donated to charity which was a nice touch. Overall it was a nice experience and is a decent spot for a bite after a day of shopping, but not really much more than that.

The Glasgow Burgerthon - Ed's Diner | Wasted Little PJ Scottish Male Lifestyle Blog
The Glasgow Burgerthon - Ed's Diner | Wasted Little PJ Scottish Male Lifestyle Blog
He thought: Quality of burger 2.5, Variety available 2, Atmosphere & service 3, Value for money 3
She thought: Quality of burger 2, Variety available 3, Atmosphere & service 4, Value for money 3

Overall: 22.5 out of 40


Have you been to any of these places? What did you think? Stick around for some more updates on the Burgerthon later this week!

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