I’m just going to come out and say it, this is one of the best burgers I’ve had in the UK. It has it all: the smoke, the juice, the char, the ugliness. Yes, ugliness. The uglier and more smooshed (technical term) a burger is, the better. Smokin Brads has come up with the goods and it’s not a fluke as subsequent visits have shown. Since first trying this delight, they have changed venues from The Swan to The Firefly, but location doesn’t matter as I’d travel far for this hit of burger realness.
Dubbed the smashburger, Smokin Brads is all about grinding their own beef daily, and their produce is all locally sourced. Their fries are no nonsense too. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The buns are glossy and soft and wrinkle perfectly.
My mouth waters as I write this, and I get slightly giddy thinking about how bloody good this burger is.