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A trendy restaurant with some of the finest burgers around. Not many know this, but Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) has actually got many influences from New Zealand cuisine; it was founded by three New Zealanders that were living in London, who missed how food tasted back home. As a result, many of the burgers carry a part of New Zealand heritage.

The first GBK opened in London just under 10 years ago, since then, not only have they opened stores all over the UK and Ireland, but more recently they have spread worldwide, to countries such as Dubai, Greece, Oman and Turkey.

As most places, GBK doesn’t have as many vegetarian options compared to the non-vegetarian selection. However the few vegetarian options they do have are very popular. The bestseller is the Aubergine & Goat’s Cheese burger. Topped with oven roasted tomatoes, mix leaf salad, mayo and relish; they’ve created one of the tastiest and freshest burgers out there.

GBK's best selling vegetarian burger

Aubergine and Goat's Cheese Burger

One of my favourites is the Falafel burger; this may sound simple, however once you taste it, you’ll realise this isn’t the case at all. The mixture of ingredients and toppings they use make this a falafel burger you haven’t seen or tasted before, especially with the combination of sweet chilli sauce and cucumber raita, which creates a whole new mix of flavours, being slightly spicy, tangy and cool all at the same time. All GBK kitchens are on view, so you can see how your food is prepared.

Adding to the unique taste is the ‘Homemade Onion Rings’ and ‘Chunky GBK Fries’. Served along with the Homemade dipping sauces is a must! They have the perfect assortment of dips, what more could you ask for? Altogether, you have an exciting blend of food, not just to eat but to enjoy.

My Rating: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ As the vegetarian burgers they already have are delicious in their own unique ways, they should look to introduce more vegetarian options with the same one-of-a-kind quality.

My Recommendation:

Main: Falafel Burger

Sides: Chunky GBK fries, they complete the perfect meal. Along with the tri-taster homemade dipping sauces Garlic Mayo, Sour Cream and Sweet Chilli.

Drinks: Any of their fresh juices or milkshakes go great with the meal.

Average Price: £12 per person.

My Tip: Prepare yourself for a filling meal!

Visit GBK’s website to see their full menu and to find your nearest restaurant. http://www.gbk.co.uk/


Everyone has heard about it and they’re famous for their chicken. However, not a lot of people know that there are many delicious vegetarian options as well. Just as all the non-veg fanatics go crazy for Nando’s chicken, we vegetarians have some mouth-watering veggie dishes to drool over too.

My personal favourite is the Veggie Burger. It may seem ordinary, but with their various spice levels and sauces, it’s far from normal! Every vegetarian MUST try it. And if you don’t want to go for the usual fries as a side dish (even with the Nando’s PERi-PERi spice), they have many other sides to accompany your main meal, such as, Garlic Bread (which goes ideal with Nando’s Perinaise – guaranteed to be a hit with whatever you eat), Spicy Rice, Coleslaw and Corn-on-the-Cob.

There are also other main dishes, which you can have as a wrap, pitta or burger, such as the ‘Veggie’, Roasted Portobello Mushroom and Grilled Halloumi Cheese, or ‘Beanie’. Also the Houmous with PERi-PERi Drizzle starter is a must, dug in with warm pitta, it sounds simple but not when the houmous is flavoured over with Nando’s PERi-PERi oil, you wouldn’t have tried anything like it before! Or if houmous isn’t your thing, you can try the Red Pepper Dip, which has roasted, diced red peppers tossed with chilli and spices.

With their selection of sauces ranging from wild herb to extra-extra hot, everyone’s needs are catered for. And why not add in a jug of Sangria on a Friday night to really have the full Nando’s experience! Usually, in most Nando’s, even if they’re busy, the food shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes. In recent years, Nando’s has become a very popular destination; this is most likely because of their reasonable prices and extremely good food.

Nando’s is a fun place to be, with their Portuguese music and decorated theme throughout. I’d recommend getting their loyalty card stamped because it’s definitely worth a few more visits!

My Rating: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ The service is mostly very good, the food is excellent, so they deserve the full 5 out of 5 rating. 

My Recommendation:

Starters: Humous and Pitta Bread

Main: Veggie Burger – with cheese, medium spice (or for those daring, try extra hot!)

Sides: Peri-Peri Chips, Garlic Bread and a Perinaise.

Average Price: £12 per person, including a starter, a main, 2 sides and a refillable drink!

My Tip: Get a bottomless drink to go along with your meal, it really does help refresh your taste buds.

Check out their website to find your nearest Nando’s: http://www.nandos.co.uk/