I’ve been in a bit of a food rut recently, eating out a little more than I should and definitely not writing as much as I should! However, not long ago I visited Boom Burger in Notting Hill for lunch and looking at these photos have inspired me to start properly writing and cooking again. I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect veggie burger in London since September, so I had to give the Jamaican restaurant a try. Boom Burger is a few minutes walk from Ladbroke Grove tube station so ,although a little bit of a pain to get to from Waterloo, the genorous portion size and incredible flavours are honestly worth it.
The restaurant has a casual feel, with buckets of cutlery popular at most small London restaurants, and baskets for the burgers. You order from the suprisingly varied menu and pay right away, then you can choose from outside seats or painted wooden benches inside the building. I went for the Veggie Boom, the only veggie option on the menu, with plantain chips. The burger was made up of slices of sweet potato roasted in jerk seasoning with chilli jam, avocado and salsa. I was really impressed with the big flavours in the burger, which was also served on a brioche bun (I am completely converted now!) and with rocket on the side. This was also my first time trying plantain chips, which were really delicious and I would recommend if you’re after something different than your bog- standard bowl of chips. However, Boom Burger’s ordinary chips are also really tasty and can be served with a spicy mayo or traditional red sauce.
I will be carrying on my quest for the best London veggie burger, but Boom Burger comes pretty close in the running! I would thoroughly recommend paying it a visit, even if you’re not vegetarian as there are loads of more carnivorous options, including salads and different varieties of jerk chicken. I’ll definitely be coming back soon!