This winter, burger favourites Burger & Beyond are opening doors to their first static restaurant (licensed) on Shoreditch High Street that will bring their signature buns to a permanent site for the very first time, as well as a new expanded menu. The actual opening date is, as yet, still uncertain but should be during November.
In keeping with their current residencies at KERB, Street Feast and Camden Assembly, the brand’s burgers and sides, honed after three and a half years in the business, will take centre stage. ‘Drinking snacks’ and ‘Small Plates’ will show the team’s creative side alongside a list of crafted cocktails and drinks.
Diners can choose from a selection of drinking snacks such as Chicken skin and Bread with bone marrow butter, and a range of small plates including Shaved rib cap with anchovy butter; Deep fried lamb nuggets with a burnt onion dip; and Mushrooms, cured egg yolk with lardo on toast.
Burger & Beyond fans will be excited to hear of new additions on the burger list including Fried Hot Fish (crispy line caught cod, Nashville hot sauce, kaffir lime herb mayo, crunch slaw and pickles); Krispie Fried Chicken (Rice Krispie fried chicken, miso maple butter and ranch pickle slaw) and Mushroom Raclette (panko crusted mushroom patty, melted raclette, caramelised onion, lambs lettuce and smoked garlic mayo) which will sit alongside aged beef burgers for which Burger & Beyond are known.
Sides are by no means an after-thought with new additions such as Fries, bone marrow gravy and cheese; and Truffle tots. A concise dessert offering will also be available with a choice of a couple of sweets including Deep fried blueberry pie, clotted cream ice cream.
The concept behind the design comes from a preference for clean lines and linear lighting, which is fused with a feeling of openness and softness throughout the ground floor. Interior designers Run For The Hills have placed a lot of emphasis on using modern black and raw steel metals over a variety of mesh and bolts, set against a natural backdrop of materials such as stone, vintage bricks and lime wash paint to give a warmer, cosier take on the typical East London restaurant.
A huge concrete bar sits next to leather and canvas cushioned banquettes, also grounded with concrete bases – a style that continues down to the basement floor where snug cushioned caves glow from within via red neon lighting and monochromatic geometric tiling. The perfect place for a burger!
Directors, Craig Povoas and Tom Stock comment, “We are thrilled to be opening our first restaurant in Shoreditch, the location is perfect and the design brings our vision to life. The restaurant will showcase a different side to Burger & Beyond whilst staying true to the foundations of our brand, something that is not always possible within the constraints of the street food market.”