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Another London Burger Brand Evolves from Van to Permanent Restaurant

Burger and Beyond will open its first bricks and mortar site on Shoreditch High Street in November

Burger and Beyond’s bacon cheeseburger
Burger & Beyond [Official Photo]

One of Londons’s best burgers, Burger and Beyond, will evolve from street food outfit to permanent restaurant when it opens a first site — at 147 Shoreditch High Street — this November. The brand, founded by Craig Povoas and Tom Stock, will offer an extended menu of sides and small plates alongside the burgers. It replaces the Vietnamese restaurant, Pho Viet 68, opposite Ace Hotel.

Following residencies at street food collectives KERB, Street Feast, and Camden Assembly over the past three and half years, the brand’s first restaurant will offer “drinking snacks,” and an expanded list of small plates and sides alongside its burgers and sides list. It will, the owners say, “show the team’s creative side.”

Here’s what to expect:

Drinking snacks will include chicken skin and bread with bone marrow butter.

Small plates: Shaved rib cap with anchovy butter; deep-fried lamb nuggets with burnt onion dip; and mushrooms, cured egg yolk, and lardo on toast.

New additions to the burger list include: Fried hot fish (crispy line-caught cod, Nashville hot sauce, herb mayo, slaw, and pickles); Krispie fried chicken (Rice Krispie cereal-fried chicken, miso maple butter, and ranch pickle slaw); and mushroom Raclette (panko-crusted mushroom patty, melted raclette (Swiss cheese), caramelised onion, lambs lettuce, and smoked garlic mayo).

How the site will look
Run for the Hills

Sides will include a hefty take on poutine: Fries, bone marrow gravy and cheese; and truffle tots. A small desserts list will include a deep-fried blueberry pie with clotted ice cream.

In a joint statement, Povoas and Stock said: “We are thrilled to be opening our first restaurant in Shoreditch, the location is perfect and the design brings our vision to life. The restaurant will showcase a different side to Burger & Beyond whilst staying true to the foundations of our brand, something that is not always possible within the constraints of the street food market.”

Other London-born burger brands which have graduated from the street food circuit to permanent restaurant include a number of the city’s most celebrated traders — Meatliquor, Bleecker Burger, and Patty & Bun, all of which now have multiple sites, began life either as a van or a stall. The market apparently knows no bounds, as American chain imports — such as Shake Shack and Five Guys — continue to grow alongside Britain’s own chains, like Honest Burgers.

Burger and Beyond

West Yard, , England NW1 8AF 07741 630935 Visit Website

Ace Hotel

100 Shoreditch High Street, , England E1 6JQ 020 7613 9800 Visit Website

Bleecker burger

41 Grosvenor Gardens, , England SW1W 0BP


6 Saint Chad's Place, , England WC1X 9HH 020 7837 0444 Visit Website

Honest Burgers

Unit 12 Brixton Village, Brixton, Greater London SW9 8PS +44 20 7733 7963 Visit Website

Patty & Bun

14 Pembridge Road, , England W11 3BU 020 7229 2228 Visit Website

Shake Shack

89 Buckingham Palace Road, , England SW1W 0QL Visit Website