Happy Friday, everybody! And Explorer Beastie is back to share another of our favourite Dublin haunts with you all! Today, we’re going in search of Dublin’s best burger… A quest that has been an ongoing preoccupation of mine for the last couple of years.
Now, after countless hours of research, we can reveal that the burger that has most tickled our tastebuds (for at least the last twelve months) is made by… Bunsen!
But why? First of all, I appreciate the simplicity of their menu. Here it is.
So unfussy that it fits on a single side of a standard business card, this menu means that the chef can’t hide burger deficiencies behind fancy toppings or a crazy selection of different styles of bun. It HAS to be good. You will get a say in how your burger is cooked, though (I always go for well-done, but they entertain my friend Mike’s preference for ultra-pink insides as well) and you can take as many or as few of the toppings as you like.
Oh, and I have to get a chocolate milkshake. Sometimes I’ll even consider sharing it…
Hooray! The burgers are here! Unfortunately, excitement got the better of me and I ate half of mine before I remembered that I was supposed to be taking a picture of it.
For much better food photography than a hungry Beastiemaker can manage, I recommend visiting Bunsen’s own website or Facebook page. I’m afraid I couldn’t wait to put my camera away and polish off the second half of the burger! Oh, and I am absolutely one of those people who has to loudly slurp up the very last dregs of my milkshake…
I’m already looking forward to my next visit! And if you want to go yourself, Bunsen have two restaurants in Dublin city centre to choose from – the original one on Wexford Street is my local, and they added a second branch in Essex St East in Temple Bar last year. Both open at high noon (1pm on Sundays) and serve up burger deliciousness until 9.30 pm (Monday-Wednesday and Sunday) or 10.30pm Thursday-Saturday.
By the way, all opinions expressed here are 100% my own – no sneaky sponsorship deals afoot! Although if Bunsen were to offer me free burgers for life, I wouldn’t exactly turn them down! I also want to give Jo’Burger and Bobo’s a special honorary mention – especially since I realise that Bunsen is a little light on vegetarian options!
Explorer Beastie will be back with another Dublin gem in two weeks. In the meantime, don’t forget to enter our Great January Begone Giveaway! Oh, and to anyone who was good enough to click the “Share on Facebook” button at the end of my last post, could you please let me know so I can log your entry? Unfortunately WordPress has no way of telling me who you are! Thanks 🙂
20 thoughts on “Beastie Burgers!”
So “lose weight” should probably be excluded from my Dublin to-do list?
Ha! It’s true that Irish cuisine isn’t known for being the healthiest on earth… Then again, a good fried breakfast should keep you going until the middle of the afternoon, so you can skip lunch and you’ll only need a light dinner. Portions tend to be smaller than most places in the US, too. But if you are concerned about your waistline, apparently you can get all your essential nutrients from around 10 pints of Guinness and an orange a day 😆
Oooh, the Guinness Diet! Sounds about as sensical as any other diet out there.
Yup. I’d be as likely to try this one as the infamous cabbage soup diet 😝
Thanks to you I have just learned something new: I had never heard of high noon before… my husband just added “pistols at high noon”. I love it.. 🙂 Burgers look fantastic…. best pies in Dublin next?
Heehee, it’s a phrase I particularly like… It adds a splash of Western-style drama to anything! And I like your thinking… My quest for the best pie begins 😀
I found some near me 🙂 they even have a pretty star on top! I never had them before… The south east of England could do with more pies… 🙂
But I thought England was Pie Central! Are there really entire regions with few or no pies?! I may need to see evidence of these tasty ones you’ve found…
I think the South East of England has very little to no traces of pies… Only you get them from the supermarket. I was told that there were a lot of pies up North and in Cornwall… ?
Hmmm, I have heard that… Especially about the north! I’ve clearly been duped by my visits to London, where I have frequently refueled in dedicated pie shops… but on reflection these may be the pie equivalent of McDonald’s!
Ooh yum, you can’t beat a good burger! That’s my kind of menu too, I get overwhelmed by too much choice – being indecisive at the best of times I’m all for a menu that gets straight to the point 🙂 I shouldn’t have read this before having breakfast…now all I can think about is burgers, haha!
Uh oh! I hope I haven’t led you astray from any new year’s resolutions 😆 And I’m with you on not needing infinite choice on menus… A lot of my love for Bunsen comes from them being the polar opposite of those “build your own burger” restaurants. I always come up with the worst combinations!
It’s ok, I didn’t make any as I knew I wouldn’t keep them haha! I totally agree, we went to the build your own magnum factory last year and there was so much choice that I actually considered putting rose petals on my chocolate which would have been all kinds of wrong!
Hahaha! At least you managed to stop yourself in time 😀
I love your tours, do you do requests ?? a ghost tour with the Grim Reaper Beastie perhaps LOL
But of course! I’ll see if I can summon up any spooky corners of the city to share… That would make a great Hallowe’en special! 😀 If you’re ever in Dublin yourself, check out the Ghost Bus tour… I think you’d enjoy it!
Oh dear, feel very hungry now. Need burgers!!
Ooops… Is that the sound of a shattering new year’s resolution I hear? Sorry!! 😆
Explorer Beastie is so cute! I can’t wait to see his summer adventures!
Thanks! We were out and about again yesterday, as it happens… Look out for photos of what we got up to on the BeastieBlog this coming Tuesday 😀