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Food Review – Dirty Burger food truck, Paul Street, EC2A

I’m on a wedding diet at the moment, but last night I went out to see my amazingly talented friend, Lucy Garrioch, do a one-woman show. Apart from being incredible to watch my friend up on stage, I also saw a lot of very old and dear friends and got a bit too carried away on the wine. The result? A horrific hangover today – I have also lots my voice from whooping so much.

So I fell spectacularly off the wagon when I remembered Dirty Burger have got a kind of secret food truck nestled within the building I work (but anyone can visit). I headed down there this lunch time to find a salve for my sorry state.

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It’s located in a sort of archway/alley/back entrance to our building. It sounds glamorous, right?! But actually they’ve made it lovely with some festoon lighting and tables and chairs.

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I went for a cheeseburger and crinckle fries [sic] (back on the diet now though – whoops!).

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I took my guilty parcel back to my desk…

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The burger contains pickles, cheese, bacon, patty (natch), iceberg lettuce and tomato in a brioche bun. It was pretty sloppy, as the picture tells, but also the burger was well-done. I prefer medium/medium rare. And it suffered for it – it wasn’t as juicy or satisfying. It was fine, sure, but in what is the competitive market of gourmet junk food it was disappointing.

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The fries were crinkle-cut, perhaps in homage to Shake Shack (bleurgh). They were a unseasoned though and a bit “mum’s gone to Iceland”.

So perhaps not amazing but it has cured my hangover. Although I feel very guilty.

Service: 4
Venue: 3
Value: 2
Overall: 4/10

Dirty Burger food truck, Zetland House, 32 Paul Street, London EC2A 4HJ

Nearest tube: Old Street (5 min walk)

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