Neil Perry’s new burger joint, which attempts to recreate the old school corner shop burgers, opened yesterday at World Square to much public interest. Apparently they had sold out at lunch time. Lucky I missed the rush at lunch, finished work early on time and jumped in the dinnertime queue just before it got out of hand.
Both burgers look unimpressive, but I thought mine tasted alright, while my companion didn’t love hers. I acknowledge that Neil Perry is trying to recreate the good old corner store burgers, but with his name, I can’t help but expect a little bit more gourmetness. The intention is there, I can see it in his menu, but I think execution of that finesse is lacking. Perhaps it’s teething problems? My companion is admittedly indifferent to all food, but she made the point this was not a place she is likely to revisit. I might come back, their ice creams look tempting.