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“Could do better.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Handmade Burger Co

Handmade Burger Co
Ranked #111 of 2,186 Restaurants in Birmingham
Price range: $12 - $31
Cuisines: American, British
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: At handmade burger Co. we are passionate about great, fresh food and only use the finest ingredients for our customers to enjoy.We are famous for our burgers which are handmade in our restaurant from traditionally reared, grass fed, 100% fully traceable prime Scotch beef to create the best tasting burgers.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Could do better.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

The place looked appealing alongside the canal. Nice setting. I was looking for a quality burger simple with well made chips and a simple salad. Not a lot to ask for. Unfortunately most off the choices were plastered with mayo or relish. What's wrong with letting then quality of the beef show through . If its such a high quality burger it should be treated like a fillet steak and cooked carefully. Mine was dry and over cooked the chips were Ok. the green leaf salad was very interesting since when was a tomato, a pepper, a cucumber or a red onion classed as a leaf beats me. Still the Merlot was good. Needless to say I was disappointed.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Good burgers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

We're not big fans of burgers but when my brother and his wife were visiting from Australia we decided to give it a try. The burgers were really good and all four of us were happy. The music was a little louder than we'd prefer for conversation. Service was ok but considering you have to go and order at a counter you'd expect them to be able to get the rest right. We'd go again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Night out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Good food but poorly organised. The greeter wandered off halfway through a sentence, we ended up with someone else's side dish, two tills but only 1 being operated. The guy on the till was also doing the milkshakes so a huge queue.

Visited October 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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344 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
“Let down where it matters”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Our visit was to celebrate our daughter's 14th birthday on the 21st. She chose it and it is a nice inviting & warm atmosphere. All the staff we encountered were very friendly and welcoming.
The menu is perhaps slightly more varied than you'd think and it's not all beef burgers. You make your choice and take your order to the counter. Our food arrived shortly after and we requested some sauces which duly arrived at no extra charge. All looked great including the sides but we did find all the bun bases to be quite soggy making them impossible to eat by hand without getting into a mess. This wasn't a big issue but unfortunately the quality of two of the burgers was. The wife and I both found a bit of bone & gristle in the meat which is a big put off for us. We would have normally complained but we felt it would have spoiled the occasion for our daughter plus the floor staff seemed to go AWOL after delivering the food. Due to this we upped and left and went elsewhere for our desserts. You've got to judge a burger bar by it's burgers and we felt let down by somewhere that seem to promise so much. Even a Voucher Cloud offer didn't make up for the disappointment.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food and staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Really friendly and helpful staff, they will recommend and give you info on everything! Pretty reasonable price for the service and quality of food you get, burgers are fantastic. Would definitely go here again!!

Visited October 2013
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