Blair and I have a new found excitement for Brewdog since we went to the Punk AGM, Brewdog’s annual general meeting, earlier this year and have been enjoying trying out a whole selection of beer, so we knew we had to pop along to one of their bars and try out some grub at some point too.
May Day came around the corner and we decided that was the day we would finally head along to Brewdog Castlegate for some food.
Brewdog offer a selection of burgers, hotdogs and wings at their bars – pub grub at its finest. If you’re after a proper, sit down meal, I wouldn’t suggest visiting Brewdog, but for a hearty, soulful meal, Brewdog is great.
Personally, I’m a huge burger fan and I have been since I can remember so a menu of mainly burgers is superb in my eyes.
Of course, there is the option to add sides such as fries and mac and cheese or even a salad if you’re feeling healthy.
What I Ordered
As I mentioned, I’m a burger fan so obviously my eyes were instantly drawn in by all the delicious burgers. However, as I’m trying to cut down on my meat consumption (I only eat meat 1-2 times a week maximum and that’s only if I eat out), I was excited to see some vegan burger options on their menu.
The one that really stood out was the Beyond Meat Burger. I’d heard positive things about the beyond meat patties previously so I knew it was what I wanted to try.
The burger is made with pea protein, rather than the usual soy protein other non-meat alternatives are made with. The burger was served with a vegan chipotle coleslaw, vegan Gouda cheese (although I never got to try this because they ran out) and roasted red peppers on a bed of baby gem lettuce and pickles, served in a beetroot brioche bun.
Honestly, this burger tastes incredible. You can barely tell it is not meat you are eating. It was also my first time having vegan mayonnaise and, again, I could not tell the difference. I thoroughly enjoyed this dish and it’s one I’d order every time I go to Brewdog now. The one slightly negative point I would make is that next time I would ask for a regular bun, just because I’m not the biggest beetroot fan and so the bun wasn’t my favourite, but that’s not a biggie.
What Blair Ordered
Blair also switched it up and moved away from a classic beef burger and opted for their Buffalo Chicken burger. This is a buttermilk, fried chicken pieces with hot sauce, gorgonzola sauce, honey glaze and baby gem lettuce in a poppyseed and sesame seed bun.
Like me, Blair thoroughly enjoyed his burger and was pleased with his choice. He even said that he would choose this chicken burger over a beef one next time, and from a beef lover, that’s quite the statement.
So I’d say our little venture to Brewdog was a success and I certainly would not be disappointed going back for food again sometime soon. Next time, I will definitely be trying the buffalo cauliflower – it sounds right up my street – and I’m keen to try out their brunch menu which sounds delicious – a breakfast burger, yes please.
Have you tried Brewdog’s burgers?
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