Extravagant Eating For All At The Burger Joint, Bristol!

26th August 2018

Hey everyone!

Man have I missed reviewing food places. It’s honestly one of my favourite things to write up as lt’s something I’m really passionate about. I mean, let’s be honest, it’s not often you’ll find a person not passionate about food. The last place I reviewed was a healthy little brunch hub called Beets N Roots. Todays review is probably quite the opposite, introducing the fabulous establishment, The Burger Joint.

A Little More Info About The Burger Joint

The Burger Joint as a business has now been around for almost 10 years in Bristol. The concept began with the founder, Dan Bekhradnia, wanting to create a restaurant where customers could completely customise their own burger. From the type of bread, to the patty and not forgetting the crucial toppings and sauces to fully enhance the flavour. They now have two stores open, one in Clifton and one in Bedminster. Both with service, quality and simplistic retro decor as brilliant as the other.

They’re also all about sourcing local ingredients with the Clifton branch being quite literally opposite the butchers that provide their meat. Aswell as offering some fabulous deals for students, an external catering service for events and also providing a burger on the house on your actual birthday if you go in with some ID.

The Burger Joint have just launched a brand new menu featuring some extra veggie and vegan options, an option of a granary roll and some new toppings, too! Their ever-growing menu now has 15 burger options, 24 sauces, 12 sides and an incredible 28 toppings to choose from. They have an individual and really quite cute way of ordering by having all of their options laid out as a check list. You then simply tick the boxes you would like and hand it in to be made for you. I absolutely love this little novelty and think it’d be such a fun and exciting thing for children, too!

Our The Burger Joint Experience

Jake and I were provided this meal complimentary but as always, all opinions are 100% honest! Whilst waiting for our meals, we decided to treat ourselves and order milkshakes as an essential starter. It’s been such a long time since I’ve had a milkshake and boy did I forget how amazing they were. I went for the Oreo flavour and Jake the salted caramel. They were super creamy, cold and with just the right amount of flavouring in. Mine came with a little half an Oreo balanced on top too which I made sure disappeared quite rapidly, along with the rest of the milkshake. I accidentally ended up drinking the entire thing before my meal came (as did Jake) as it was just too nice and easy to consume.

Then came the burgers and funnily enough, we visited on National Burger Day, too! I went for the grilled chicken in an Italian herb bun with lettuce, gherkins, tomato, red onion, cheddar, grilled back bacon and guacamole. Served with french fries, baconnaise and garlic mayonnaise. A mouthful to say and more like 100 mouthfuls to try and eat. The portion of french fries was more like a bucket full and I’m not even exaggerating. I’m usually one of those people who has the side first and waits to eat the main part of the meal until last as I have a ‘save the best until last’ mindset. However with this meal, if I had done that, there would’ve been no room left at all for the burger.

I dove right in and the combination of flavours was incredible. The guacamole provided such a nice and soft texture alongside the chicken and bacon and I personally don’t know why anyone would even want to eat any kind of burger without cheese. The bun was soft, the meat juicy and I didn’t feel like it was missing anything at all. I didn’t even apply any ketchup to it, and that’s a HUGE thing for me, ask anyone.  My food is usually doused in it 90% of the time.

Jake went for the venison patty in a brioche bun with lettuce, gherkins, tomato, red onion, brie, chopped olives and smoked rasher bacon. Served with french fries, tzatziki and basil mayonnaise. It’s safe to say he completely devoured his meal. He said he felt there were some lovely sweet and sour elements that worked really well together on top of the slight bitterness of the olives and salty smoke from the bacon. He’s really glad he pushed the boat out and tried the venison as it was nice to experience different flavouring in a burger. A very lovely meal, indeed!

So what do you think about a completely customisable burger? You can even have it without a bun or on top of a salad instead for those who aren’t huge bread fans! Did you visit anywhere for National Burger Day?

’Til Next Time,

42 responses to “Extravagant Eating For All At The Burger Joint, Bristol!”

  1. Chloe Francis says:

    Your photography is incredible! Though I’m gutted I read this before breakfast because now I’m starving! xx

    https://www.chloexlizabeth.com xx

  2. O my dear, my belly rumbled whilst reading. I just love me a good burger.
    I’ve never seen a place where you customize your own! That is so cool. If I am ever in Bristol, I will be sure to remember this place. And uhm thank you, I might need to make burgers now lol!
    Rose – http://www.rainbowsdreamcloud.com

  3. I’ve just had my breakfast but now im hungary again! LOL! The burgers here look amazizng and so do the milkshakes. Sounds like an amazing idea to customize your own burger, so tempted to go now haha

    Melissa 💕 |


  4. Miranda says:

    Yum chicken, bacon and avocado I need to eat that now! xx

  5. Bexa says:

    I absolutely love the idea of a completely customisable burger! I’m really impressed at the veggie & vegan menu, I’ve never seen so much choice! Usually it’s just one option so this is amazing! The tick sheet is such a cool idea, it’s like a bingo card for burgers! 😂 I’m glad you and Jake had such a lovely experience! As always your photography is fantastic and yes, I’ve just had breakfast but I’m hungry all over again ha ha. Great post Alice! 💖 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      The best idea, right!? Hahaha I’d love to win a burger or two at bingo ☺️ thank you so much Bexa, a lot of people seem to be saying that! Xx

  6. This looks amazing and it’s always nice when there are more options for vegans/vegetarians! 😊

    Lovely blog post, sweetie! 😊

    Shirley | https://shirleycuypers.blogspot.be

  7. Emily says:

    Oh my gosh, this places looks AMAZING. I love the idea of the check list, and and the milkshakes look to die for. Now I’m craving a burger at 10AM on a Sunday. 😂

  8. Tiffany says:

    Such a brilliant review! You’ve made me want to visit straight away 🙊I love the unique way of ordering, so different to most restaurants. Those milkshakes look so yummy, in fact everything you ordered does. I’m so hungry now haha! Xx

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Eeek thank you so much, what a compliment! It’s all a bit of fun and I imagine it’d be so fun for kids to do! Oops, sorry! Xx

  9. Creative Nails says:

    Great review – this place sounds incredible! It’s so cool that they let you customise your burger, I haven’t seen a place like that near me. I have to admit, I never have cheese in my burgers because I don’t actually like cheese 😬 that always seems be a shock to people when they find out, haha. Also, I’m someone that loves ketchup too! My boyfriend shakes his head with how often I use it with my meals 😂 Also, your photos are amazing!


    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you so much! Oh my goshhhh, I don’t think I’d even want a burger without cheese, it MAKES it haha! Ketchup is the absolute best, I put it on EVERYTHING and thank you ☺️ x

  10. Omg, the burger joint is actually my favourite place for burgers in Bristol! The checklist makes it so easy and I the venison burger is my fav (glad Jake liked it!) Can’t wait to go back to Bristol and head there!

    Jas xx | https://thoughtsfromjasmine.co.uk

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Isn’t it to die for!? I absolutely love it there! I’ve never tried the venison but I’d be intrigued, I’m just too much of a chicken lover! X

  11. Ok, now I’m starving… What a great idea! Not to mention that both the burgers and the milkshakes actually looked amazing! Next time I’m in Bristol I should really give this a go.


  12. Those burgers look amazing!

  13. I love the idea behind this place! I wish more places did something like this as it would make it do much easier to go out, have a great time with great food and still cater to everyone dietary preferences!

  14. aimsysantics says:

    Those burgers look absolutely delicious! I hope they expand and come up north to Leeds as I would deffo be visiting!
    I guess if I ever visit Bristol I know where to head for something to eat now haha!

    Great post…my mouth is drooling now!

    Aimsy xoxo

  15. helloaycan says:

    This looks incredible! There is nothing I love more than a customisable burger. Though sometimes I don’t do well when I have too much to pick from. I also love there is a veggie and vegan menu and after checking it out online, I am so impressed. Anywhere that serves vegan cheese is perfect for me. I don’t think a picture of a burger has ever made me so hungry, and I think I may have to change my dinner plans for tonight. If I ever visit Bristol, I am definitely coming here!!

    Aycan // http://www.littlewhitesocks.com

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Haha to be fair I am the same but I always go for the chicken usually! They do have quite a bit of variety now for dietary needs which is amazing! You definitely should visit, it’s a fabulous place! X

  16. If I ever go to Bristol, I will definitely be paying rhis place a visit!

    It’s so refreshing to see somewhere have a varied vegan/vegetarian menu. Usually they have one or two set choices, so to still have that customisable option is amazing!

    Small, local restaurants are always my favourite. They just feel like they care more about what they’re putting out there and reallt consider their customers before everything else.

    Laura ☆ laurahasablog.co.uk

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      You would not regret it, it is more than fabulous! Yeah I totally agree, they’ve really expanded it and it’s impressive! I totally agree and this one is one of the best! X

  17. Nancy says:

    The Burger Joint looks like a great place to visit! Big props for them for having their own veggie and vegan menu! I love it when you can customize your food without guilt, hehe. Oh man, the burgers look DELICIOUS! Glad you two enjoyed your meal. I’m hungry now XD.

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      It is a brilliant little place and I’d recommend it to anyone! And I totally agree, customisable things are the best! X

  18. glowsteady says:

    Wow this looks incredible. It’s amazing that they do a veggie and vegan menu too! I was just eyeing up what my options would have been from your photo .Now I’m hungry and very much wishing I lived closer. Amazing review! x


    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Haha bless you! They have recently expanded the menus and it all looks so fabulous, there are so many variations I would love to try! X

  19. sophhearts says:

    I don’t know how this has made me want a burger before 10 am but it has! Those milkshakes look amazing too and their menu looks so extensive- I’m not vegan or veggie but love that they offer so many options for them! I wish we had one of these where I live! I celebrated with a Big Mac and it was so disappointing compared to yours haha!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      A lot of people save said the same, oops! The milkshakes were gorgeous, especially mine hehe. Yeah I totally agree, it’ll make them so much more popular! X

  20. This place looks amazing – I will definitely be checking it out if I ever go to Bristol! I love the idea of a customised burger, the ordering on a tick sheet is such a cute idea. Your photographs are also stunning!

    Steph ♥ https://iamstephaniejay.co.uk/

  21. charlotteannelane103 says:

    Again Alice your photos are so amazing! I’m a complete sucker for fab food photography! I’ve never been to The Burger Joint, so I must go with Kieran – I’m going to text him now and see if he’s up for going soon haha! I’m seriously craving a burger now though.. xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      You sweetie Char, thank you! I love taking good food photos as I love food haha! You really must, I think the both of you would love it! X

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