Gourmet Republik is a new burger joint that opened up before Ramadan, specializing in wagyu, angus and chicken burgers! They also serve grilled chicken and other sides, including some amazing hot wings.
What did we order?
For starters we ordered a selection of wings (there are normally 4 large wings per portion). Below are the Buffalo wings [£5.95] , which are tender chicken wings covered in a delicious and tangy glaze and served with their house salad on the side. We loved the size of these wings and also how well they were marinated and cooked; they were flavored to the bone and the chicken was tender.
These are the Original BBQ wings [£5.05], tender chicken wings covered in a deliciously thick house made BBQ sauce. We were torn between these and the Buffalo wings, but we decided on these as our favorite. If you are a BBQ fan then these are the wings for you! These wings were also more saucy than the buffalo.
The sweet and sticky wings [£5.05] were tender chicken wings covered in a deliciously thick and smoky sweet glaze. These were more of an asian style wing, and were just as saucy as the BBQ wings. For us, the flavours of the Buffalo and BBQ stood out more!
We obviously had to start by ordering a Wagyu burger [£14.95] Wagyu meat is known for being soft and tender and dry aged for 21 days. Theirs was topped with salad, cheese and finished with sun-blended red tomato mayonnaise and crispy red onions, all encased in a soft brioche bun. You can defo taste the difference between the wagyu meat and regular, its very tender. I especially loved the taste of the wagyu with their red tomato mayonnaise, and I like how this burger is more simple so you can appreciate the taste of the wagyu.
We also ordered another wagyu burger with additional chicken rashers and onion rings. Their onion rings could have been better, seeing as all other items were better quality. All burgers come with a house salad, which has additional pomegranates and raisins in it- which is unusual but yummy!
The king pin [£12.95] is made from two hand pressed beef patties served with salad, melted cheese, red pepper relish, stacked with curly fries and chicken rashers. This epic burger is tasty on every level- from the meat to the curly fries to the rashers. The chicken rashers went so well with the melted cheese and beef patties.
As you can see this is a pretty epic burger for someone who is extra hungry!
Truffle Burger [£9.95] the meat is seasoned with hawaiian black lava sea salt and indonesian long pepper served with salad and cheddar cheese, and finished with a hint of truffle mayo. This combination of flavours really works well together, and is good for adventurous eaters. We thought the truffle mayo could have been more prominent in the burger though!
The Gourmet Slider [£11.95] three mini versions of their 3 signature burgers: the classic cheese burger, smoked chicken and aberdeen angus burger. This meal was one we would definitely order again, as although you miss out on the wagyu, getting to try all the 3 other burgers was great. It also means that taste wise your tastebuds don’t get bored as you get to try a range of items. We especially loved the grilled chicken burger.
This is a close up shot of the classic cheese slider.
A close up shot of the grilled chicken slider. I wanted to try some of their whole grilled chicken after sampling this as their chicken was so good! But we were full by then!
A close up of the aberdeen angus slider.
We also got to try a sample of their new desserts menu which will include a lotus milkshake! We have been dying to have another lotus milkshake since trying one at Salt and the guys here at Gourmet Republik have hit the nail on the head with this one. This was one of the best milkshakes I have had- smooth, cold, sweet and with the perfect amount of lotus (or biscoff) mixed in. I will be back for this one!
We enjoyed all the items that we tried including sides and starters, and we also think this restaurant has great potential with new menu items. They might be serving traditional burgers but we like how they are trying to shake it up with their flavour combinations and unusual salads. The meat used is of high quality which is noticeable in the taste. They are on a good track and we thoroughly enjoyed their flavours. We hope to see a new menu here soon with some additional milkshakes!