Honest Burgers, 36 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BT – Visit Now
It feels like Honest Burgers has been on Bridge Street for years. The locals are halfway through the menu, the rosemary salted chips have done the rounds and the racing green burger joint has already become a weekly lunchtime ritual for some.
The newly adopted Londoner is settling down nicely in Manchester and with Dishoom, Grindsmith and a well-stocked Co-op Food gracing the very same pavement, it seems like the start of something pretty exciting for the peckish punters on Bridge Street.
Much like its tasty neighbour, Crazy Pedro’s, Honest Burgers launches a special every month. This time around, it’s The Bravas, a mighty collaboration with London-based tapas tinkers, Brindisa. The lusciously renowned Honest beef is there, but it’s sandwiched between a layer of juicy chorizo, some manchego cheese and patatas bravas. The classic confit garlic mayo will please you, but the show stoppers are all cow and pig-based.
The Bravas is a Spanish festival of flavour
The Bravas is rich and substantial. It’s a sticky mess in the hands and a Spanish festival of flavour on the tongue. If you’ve had this for lunch and you work in a stuffy office, clear your afternoon; you ain’t doing any work, but who cares about productivity when you’re full of chorizo, beef and beer?
It doesn’t boast the beautiful simplicity of the Honest Beef classic burger, but it’s exactly what you’re looking for in a Spanish monthly special at a burger joint. Get yourself a light beer to cut through the noise. I went for the Bridge Street Pale Ale; a special brew from the Runaway boys on the top floor. Very light, very appropriate.
So, every month, one of the best new burger venues in Manchester launches a limited special burger. Every month, we have to go to this place and try it. Every. Single. Month. What a pain…