I think I might be the last person in London that had not tried Five Guys (just to be clear, I mean the burger, not a sexual experience with five males simultaneously; which I have also not tried).
I remember passing from the stores and seeing queues that reminded me of Disneyland rides. I am sure some people are still waiting from then. I don’t usually buy into hype so I did not bother to try it.
The other day we were with S and wanted to eat something quickly so as we passed from it and saw no queue (!!!) so we thought, what the hell, let’s!
We ordered a burger, soda and fries each (S is gluten intolerant so he got his wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun), sat down, took a bite and …. well, and nothing. It was a good burger, but nothing to write home about. Was it worth the price? I don’t think so. Would I queue for it? Definitely not.
However the soda machine made my day, with a selection of the randomness flavours (diet cherry coke, yes please!), so it was not all bad.
Instead, if you have time I would suggest trying these three burgers instead:
The Kiwiburger from GBK: heaven in your mouth.
Honest Burgers: honestly good. Try the cheeseburger (yum)
Dirty Burger: doing only two burgers and they are both delicious