With a presence across Europe, Belushi’s is a renowned bar chain, with a popularity amongst tourists and students alike. Often situated alongside St Christopher’s Inn hostels, I stumbled across their Hammersmith bar by mistake, simply looking for a bar to watch football in. I wasn’t expecting to come out of this reviewing a burger.
Smokin Cheese and Bacon – I was very impressed with this burger, the minute it arrived on my table. Branded with the bar name in the bun, the patty was cooked to medium, and was a great mix of juicy and flavoursome, which you rarely find with a medium burger. The cheese oozed off the burger, and the rashers of fatty bacon complimented it well (normally you get minimal crispy bacon in burgers which you can hardly taste). For a bar, this burger was very good.
As I was watching football, the main accompaniment was cider, which at £4 a pint, served in a plastic cup wasn’t great. However, that was made up for by the fries served with my burger; skinny fries with a unique taste which I’ve never experienced before. They were delightful, and in plentiful portions.
With a distinct help-yourself vibe you get at most bars, it’s almost incomparable to all the other reviews I’ve done so far. However, everyone was very friendly and polite, and I’m pretty sure they all had an Australian accent which was cool. The food came out quickly and the empty plates were taken away quickly too.
It’s quite hard to judge this ranking, because as a football fan, I love immersing myself with fellow football-mad, anthem-chanting fans. However, on any other day, the demographics within this bar would probably be very different. As somewhere to eat, the majority of people I’d imagine wouldn’t enjoy the sporty atmosphere, but then again, why would you come here in the first place? The bar itself was a little outdated, but comfortable none the less.
Ignoring the price of the cider, the burger was a fantastic £9.50 (which included the chips). Considering Belushi’s is in Hammersmith, very near to the centre of London, the price was very reasonable indeed, and the quality was reasonably proportionate also. Should you happen to stumble across a Belushi’s (or a St Christopher’s Inn), then I’d highly recommend the burger.
ALL THE BURGER YOU COULD NEED.