Although we live in Nottingham I have to say we have been rather fixed with the places we eat, often favouring the same ones over and over again as opposed to trying somewhere new but I don’t think we are alone in this.
Recently we were asked to visit the Handmade Burger Co in the Victoria Centre in Nottingham and to give our thoughts on it and right off the bat I have to admit I was totally oblivious that there was even a branch in the Victoria Centre, right I know, shocking!
On arriving we were thrilled with how well spaced out the tables seemed to be, it had a nice airy feel and although there was lots of seating it felt really relaxed and bright and super funky with its industrial theme.
Now for those of you that are unaware or have not heard of The Handmade Burger Co it was established back in 2006 as an independent family run eatery that has prided itself on its passion for fresh food and as such all their burgers are made from scratch every day using prime Scottish beef and hand pressing them!
While browsing the menu once seated it was very clear to see that all tastes had been catered for with a massive 40+ burger option and all of which can be customisable which worked massively in our favour as Ollie hates sauces and salad ingredients of any variety so he was able to ask the super helpful member of staff to leave off certain things on his burger…. *phew* for that as we often struggle with lord pickiness when we eat out.
The menu as mentioned above was vast and covered a massive array of burgers from beef, chicken, veggie, kids/smaller burgers and they even cater for people with allergies and intolerance of certain things too. (If you have an allergy/intolerance Handmade Burger Co have a handy menu that can help decide what you can and can’t eat that you can find HERE)
For us we selected a cheese burger from the kids menu for Joshua who was able to substitute his chips for onion rings, Ollie went for a plain classic burger and added on extras and I ordered the cheese and bacon burger and between us we ordered the Pit Wings with pit sauce, Denver Chips and also tried the piri and rosemary salt chips too.
Even with using fresh ingredients and cooking to order there was not a massive wait and it all arrived together in a really timely manner.
Being a burger lover and often ordering them while eating out I have to say the burgers were so soft and tender and you could clearly tell the ingredients were lovely and fresh with crisp juicy salad leaves and were a hit with all 3 of us!
While at Handmade Burger Co I have to admit that I also found my happy place …. in the Denver chips … oh my goodness the handmade chips are topped with ‘slow n low’ 6 hour cooked marinated pulled pork, melted cheese & HBC BBQ pit sauce and I can not tell you just how amazing I personally thought these were.
Add in the amazing flavours of the chunky piri piri chips and the rosemary salt chips and even our chip hating 5-year-old was hooked as he ate most of the rosemary salt chips to himself! (thank you HBC for your help in finally getting Joshua eating chips)
If you still have room they have some fantastic puddings and the sundaes are AMAZING!
Although with my reviews I like to be honest and share the good the bad and the ugly however I can honestly say this was the easiest review we have ever done, the food was amazing, the staff were beyond fantastic were nothing was too much trouble and the venue was fab.
Thank you Handmade Burger Co for allowing us to visit, we will certainly be back next time we are in Nottingham.
Disclaimer: We were given complimentary food for the purpose of the review, all thoughts and opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse