Sunday, 19 August 2012

Magic Burger @ Café Belair

Hello burger lovers,

after a first good experience at Café Belair, I went back to try a different burger. As you may recall I wasn't quite satisfied with the toppings on my last burger (Diablo Burger) that's why I decided to try the Magic Burger. I already mentioned the high prices at Café Belair (click here) but I am gladly willed to pay a bit more for quality. The Magic Burger has an egg, bacon, cheese, lettuce, a slice of tomato and pickles as topping. The 250gr meat patty betweed two Ciabatta buns costs 16.50€.


When the burger arrived I was again surprised how big it was. The meat and buns looked as tasty as the last time. The meat was very fresh and had a fabulous taste. And again the cooking was perfect, my compliments to the chef. The buns were, as I already mentioned, a round shaped ciabatta bread which didn't fall apart due to the moisture. I preferred the toppings this time. The vegetables were fresh, the cheese, bacon and egg were of good quality. The only downside on this burger was that it had no particular taste, there was just something missing. It was the sauce, I had lots of ketchup on my burger. When I pay 16.50€ for a burger, I want, no, I expect to have a homemade sauce on my burger. The fries were homemade, that's a plus, and this time they weren't too crisp.  

The quality of the burger was good. Very pricey, even a bit too expensive for a burger. If they added a  tasty homemade burger sauce, I would have been completely satisfied.

the weighted rating for the Magic Burger is 7.50


Café Belair
99 val Ste Croix  
1371 Luxembourg
Tél.: 26 38 37 61

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Jalapeño Burger @ Little Britain

Hello burger lovers,

Today's review is about Little Britain's Tea Room. This joint is located in Capellen, Western Luxembourg, included in a British store. I've never been to this shop before and was quite impressed by the range of British products they sell. It might be a bit more expensive than our local stores, but you get a whole range of products you don't usually find here. As I mentioned, the Tea Room is located in the store itself (next to the book shop), and they serve a wide range of typical British dishes. If you like desserts, go try their carrot cake. Anyway, I was there to rate their burgers, and it wasn't easy to choose from their menu (actually they didn't have a menu on their tables, only written on a blackboard somewhere on a wall and with no further details), they had about 20 burgers on it. I chose the Jalapeño Burger for 10.95€ with fries. 


The Jalapeño Burger came after a short wait, and it was big. From what I saw on my neighbours' plates, the burgers seem all to be huge. My burger was topped with cream cheese, jalapeños, onions, lettuce and a slice of tomato. The buns were different from all those I have seen before. They were soft, but toasted, and had a very sweet taste which I honestly didn't like much. Plus they were drenched in some kind of chutney I didn't appreciate. The cream cheese with jalapeños was a weird combination, but had a great taste. It was very rich, and I had troubles finishing my burger. I got my meat-patty medium rare, just the way I ordered it. It had a good taste, seemed fresh and was awfully big, it must have been around 300gr. There are no complaints about the freshness of the vegs, at least not for my burger. The avocados on my girlfriend's burger were brown! I know that avocados turn a bit grey when they stay in the open for a bit, but these avocados were simply rotten. I really hope that this was a one time accident in the kitchen.  If I had to rate that burger it would have been an insufficient valuation.

The fries were crisp and tasty but a bit to big in my opinion. 

Due to the avocado incident I don't really know if can recommend Little Britain. I've heard some good critics before, and my burger was good aswell. I will definitely return to try some different burgers, and also check on their freshness. My Jalapeño Burger has a weighted average of  6.91


Little Britain
1C, Route d'Arlon
Tél.: 26310856

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

New Yorker @ Lou's Diner

 Hello burger lovers,

After a first exciting experience at Lou's Diner, I was heading back to Consdorf to try more burgers. As you might remember, I've recently tried Big Lou's which is currently rated number one in my quest. Click here to see that review. This time I tried the New Yorker. For only 5 € you get a burger with cheese, lettuce, a slice of tomato, bacon, an egg and sautéed onions (which I had removed).


The burger was very well made. The buns, as I already stated in my previous review, are just great. The cheese was again nicely melt, and the vegs were fresh. The additional egg on top made this burger in my opinion special. The Thousand Island sauce which comes with this burger is really light and tasty and makes the burger so different from others I ate. Like Big Lou's, the New Yorker is not a huge burger, but as you have a lot of quality ingredients on top, it makes you full wihout giving you the impression that you ate too much. You have a slightly smaller and different beef patty than on Big Lou's burger. I have to admit that I prefer the Angus beef, as it has a more intense taste. As I didn't like the fries that much during my first visit, I opted for the homemade! Chicken Nuggets. I cannot rate them as a replacement for fries, but please try them out, and grab the opportunity to taste several of Lou's homemade sauces.

Steve, the owner of Lou's Diner really puts a lot of time and effort in his burgers. He's always adjusting his ingredients and asking the customer for his opinion. I really like this kind of dedication. But it's a pity that Lou's Diner doesn't have an internet homepage. 

Burgers like this make a rating very easy. Fresh ingredients, great taste and a nice price. The weighted rating for Lou's New Yorker is 7.45

If you like burgers and live in Luxembourg, you must go to Lou's Diner.


Lou's Diner
33, rue Burgkapp (Camping La Pinède)
6211 Consdorf
Tél.: 26 78 41 38

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Double San Diego Burger @ Fonzie's Diner

Hello burger lovers,

A colleague of mine kept asking me now for quite a while to try Fonzie's Diner in Limpertsberg. What I've read so far about Fonzie was promising, and I was looking forward to his burger. The restaurant is aiming to look like a 50's American Diner, which is the case on first sight. I really liked their black and white chequered floor and turquoise leather chairs, but too many elements like the London clock, the Betty Boop poster or the French hip-hop music with video-clip on the big flat screen didn't give me an authentic 50's vibe.

I ordered the double San Diego burger (10.50 with a diet coke and fries), not only because that's my favourite American city, but mainly because that's how they call their cheeseburger. Beside a wide range of burgers, Fonzie serves sandwiches, nuggets and mikshakes.


I was very dissapointed when I received the burger. The buns - fail!. Even though I ordered a double burger, it was very small. It had about the same size as a McDonald's Big Mac, and the meat looked and tasted the same. It was very thin, dry and it didn't seem seasoned at all. I wasn't under the impression that I was dealing with fresh meat. I ordered mustard and ketchup as burger sauces, and non of them had a good taste. Maybe I am used to Heinz Ketchup, but this one had a peculiar taste (not in a good way). The thin frozen fries, the ones I usually I like were a bit too crisp. The burger toppings were not that great. The lettuce didn't look very fresh and the slice of tomato was very small. The few small pieces of onion couldn't add a plus to this burger.At least the cheese was nicely melted and tasty.  

Fonzie's Diner was a huge dissapointment in every possible way. I am aware that their main target audience are pupils and students, as the university and a multitude of schools are just around the corner. These people might be attracted by the low prices (burgers start at 3 €). 

As I am a huge fan of quality burgers, and that's what my quest is all about, I had no other choice as to rate this burger with a very low score of  5.55


Fonzie's Diner
139 Avenue du Bois
1250 Luxembourg-Limperstberg
Tél.:  621 239 494