prime burger free burger

12 Jun

london 6.30pm 19.7C sunny monday 2017

back to work monday for most people here in london. john went back by train to bournemouth this morning too.

however, for me, i got a email this morning from prime burger giving everyone it seems on their weblist a free voucher to  a burger at their two branches… in euston and in kings cross.

a generous offer (it is to be repeated every monday for june and july) to celebrate the summer of love festival in chelmsford, which they are connected with, and also to mark the 50th anniversary of the beatles sgt pepper lonely hearts club band album.

it is supposed to be a ground breaking album, and there is even a whole tv program about it,john and i saw it yesterday, showing why it is so, but it is so technical… that even when the guy played it on his piano, i could not tell the difference or why it is that groundbreaking. john saw it to the end, i lost interest long before it finished.

anyway, a free burger is more something i can understand. so i printed it out in my library and took myself to kingscross… i have tried their euston branch but never seen their kings cross branch… so i was curious to go there.

it is in a prominent position in the st pancreas international section of kingscross, on the ground floor, unlike the euston one, which overlooks the main concourse on a mezzanine floor. i could order any burger as long as it is not a double burger, so i asked for the aoili truffle burger… at £9.50. i thought it must be something if it costs so much more than the others. but it was nothing special… if there was truffle there it missed my notice entirely… i have not ever smelt truffle or seen what it lookslike,  so dont know really what it is… and i am still ignorant of it after eating this burger.

it is a nice burger, eaten with the hands, which is a bit of a handful and a mouthful, instead of cutlery… i know hamburgers should be eaten with the hand… but it does mean the insides move about if u are not careful… after i had eaten, i saw a chinese couple, man and woman, handle it and learnt that they wrap the paper it came in all round it just leaving only the top open and then bite into the food. the man had to unwrap his again to add the ketchup,from a condiment pot on the table; and the mayonnaise in a small paper cup that came with the hamburger. (oh, i just have a thought, do u think that ‘mayonnaise ‘ is really the aioli truffle? hmm, i wished i have smelt it first , but it did not taste of anything when i put a dollop of it on the burger. )

i noticed also that the little marker that i was given when i ordered the food at the counter was really a bleeper, which also lights up, and it is supposed to tell u to go to the counter to get the food. but i was playing with my chromebook and it was blocking my view of the bleeper, and i never heard that bleeper, or maybe i heard it but did not connect it with my bleeper; so i failed to notice it.

but it was nice of the waiter to bring the food to me or i would be wondering what happened to my order. haha. so that means it is self service, and so no service charge… that would be a selling point. i have forgotten if they charge service charge in the other chains , maybe not.

now i remember, this chain gives out these bleepers, and i did use it the last time i got free burgers from them, when they first opened the euston branch. it was 30.10.2015. there i got their double burger too. which is really very nice and very filling. and they provide cutlery that time. that time they did not have a code in their voucher, so anyone(and did too, some of my friends did)  could go multiple times to get the free burger…they must have learnt that lesson, because this voucher has a specific code which can only be used once.

  maybe it is only this kingscross branch that dont give out cutlery. or it might be there is a cutlery counter somewhere and i missed seeing it. but no one else was eating with cutlery this time.

you would think i would not want to be eating anything after that meal. but you would be wrong. i came back and had a nap of about 2hrs and woke up and was hungry and ate some more of the left over roast chicken we had yesterday. i made a gravy out of granules from a jar. it is not bisto, but something like it. i can understand why the british likes their bisto gravy. it really is so easy to make and it provides moisture to the dry roast chicken and roasted and boiled veg that accompanies it. i used to make gravy from the drippings in the pan but i have given up doing it now. too much bother and the result is not consistent… making gravy from the gravy granules in a bottle is so much easier and tastier too. 




2 Responses to “prime burger free burger”

  1. Garfield Hug Tuesday June 13, 2017 at 3:46 am #

    Sounds like you had a great time. I really am amazed at a free burger costing so much! Nice☺

  2. alifesgayventure Tuesday June 13, 2017 at 7:32 am #

    their selling point is that their burgers are cooked medium rare. i think it is pricey when u consider macD and burgerking is about £2 and includes fries. but it is inside the eurostar train station. rents there must be high. cross the high street outside kings cross station and u can see the macD and BK.

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