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“It's a good burger - value for money?” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK)

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK)
Minerva House, 29 East Parade, Leeds LS1 5PS, England (Leeds City Centre)
(0113) 243 5866
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Ranked #524 of 1,389 Restaurants in Leeds
Price range: $10 - $41
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Leeds City Centre
Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“It's a good burger - value for money?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We visited on a Monday lunchtime and the restaurant was empty so lacked any sort of atmosphere. A waiter greeted us, showed us to our seats and then rushed the explanation and what we had to do to order - they then disappeared not to be seen again. You had to order and pay at the counter, so it's semi-waiter service and like Nando's feels like an upmarket fast food restaurant. We both ordered a Taxi burger and onions rings which tasted great but if we didn't have a taste card I would question the value for money. Some nice touches include free monkey nuts and free refills on certain soft drinks. But unless they have an offer on I don't think I would rush back to pay full price.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fairford
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“As expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Have used gbk many times so I know what to expect, good tasty burgers.

The best bit was an offer of 2 burgers for a tenner. Nice chunky chips and a lovely strawberry shake. 2 of us eat well for 10 each in the end.

Staff really good and friendly.

Recommended.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Somewhere between Macdonalds and Nandos”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

I really didn't know what to expect, despite reading reviews. The place is very strange. The atmosphere is like a fast food place with no atmosphere. You are given menus but then you have to go to the bar to order and pay then. We ordered onion rings which came with no accompaniment at all so we had to get ketchup. The main course burgers were actually quite nice but mine was obviously first ready because it was over cooked, dry but lukewarm. It isn't cheap for the surroundings. A double burger was £12 and the. £3 more for fries. It's isn't a place I will visit again, it just doesn't do it for me.

Visited February 2014
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Leeds, UK
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Dedicated service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Me and my mum visited on a Monday lunch time. There was hardly anyone in the place; which meant the was no atmosphere in this large GBK outlet.

However, the guy who served us was lovely and we had a nice lunch from the main menu.

It seems Monday lunch time is always dead (apart from bank holidays) but at least there's no wait.

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York, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“great service; good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

First time we have visited GBK. Were greeted and served by a really friendly and attentive young waiter. He was really knowledgeable and could inform us what was gluten-free on the menu which was helpful. He advised us if we downloaded the GBK app on our phones we would receive a free sauce with our burgers.

We ordered the GBK Veggie (with a gluten-free bun), and the winter lunch time deal (£5.95 for small burger and side)of a classic beef burger with added jalapenoes (which i couldn't taste, so not worth the extra cost) and upgraded for £1.50 to the regular 6oz burger rather than the small one and a side of small skinny fries. We were disappointed to find that the gluten-free burger was not included on the lunch deal just because of the gluten-free bun.

There were a few nice touches like nuts to eat whilst waiting for food, and the water was served in glass jugs with lime and mint in. We enjoyed the burgers but they weren't anything special. we didn't think it was worth the price and probably wouldn't go back. However, we did enjoy our experience and think the young man that served us was really attentive and keen to ensure we both had a pleasant dining experience.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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