Two words that always pique my interest are the words truffle and burger, so when I saw the drool worthy offerings on Truffle Londons Instagram account I was living for them. After enquiring about exactly where they were located they kindly invited me to come down and give them a try. You know I would never turn down a free burger, especially one as good looking as this so I headed South of the river.
Truffle is located down on the riverside of the South Bank just under the Hungerford bridge. This place has exploded since my last visit, it is an absolute mecca for food trucks and collectives. On my walk from the station and along the river I came across almost a dozen pockets of food trucks and markets selling of all manner of yummy foods from around the world. If you are lucky enough to work nearby you could eat a different meal everyday of the week and still have places to try a year later. The menu has a serious emphasis on burgers, as they are clearly the stars of the show. Vegans and vegetarians are also well taken care of as they offer a Beyond Meat Burger on the menu too. Sides include fries and deep fried cheese. Whilst there are sadly no cocktails, they do offer a couple of Hackney brewery beers and a smattering of soft drinks.
One of the most popular burgers on the menu is the Beef & Smoked Bacon Burger (£8.50). This beautiful burger was topped with fig jam, crispy onion, raclette cheese, and truffle mayo. This is a two hands burger, both of your paws need to be firmly on the wheel to manoeuvre it into your mouth. The large load of meat, cheese, and truffle mayo was a joy to the taste buds. We didn’t really get much flavour from the bacon though, in fact I couldn’t even see it so I assume it was in the patty itself. It was just so juicy though, and we loved the sweetness from the fig jam. It was a very upmarket burger all things considered.
For our second burger we decided to try the Aged beef Burger (£9). This bad boy was topped with smoked cheese, caramelized onion puree, truffle garlic sauce, and pickles. Slightly small than its bacon laced brother. This one was more traditional with its combo of caramelized onions and pickles. Although I think a slice of bacon would have not have gone amiss.
No burger is complete without a side of fries. At Truffle they have an order of Truffle Parmesan Fries (£5). You could smell the intoxicating aroma the moment we picked up the box. The moreish fries were topped with melted parmesan. And to make them even more heavenly you can get a side of Truffle Mayo (50p). The portion was really large so get an order to split between two of you, or skip the burger and just eat the whole lot yourself.
Overall I was glad to try these Truffle burgers. If you are wanting to overindulge then this is the perfect spot to do so. While I cant say it was the best burger I ever had, it was good enough and I absolutely loved the fries. If burgers don’t take your fancy then there are a million other choices in the area, it is a real foodie’s paradise that is not to be missed.
Truffle is located at Queen’s Walk, under Hungerford Bridge SE1. The nearest tube station is Waterloo. Follow the signs for the Southbank Centre then go down to Queens Walk along the Thames. You should see Truffle just under the Hungerford bridge. For more information you check out their Instagram. They are open from 11am-11pm everyday, and will be in that spot until September 29th.