Cheekyburger (Paddington)

When your face is as scarred as mine is, it becomes difficult to successfully grow a beard. Fortunately, beards only come in handy in seldom situations, such as; shrouding your identity after a bank heist, or tucking into one of the artery-clogging staples at Paddington’s ‘Cheekyburger’.

The graffiti plastered courtyard creates a salubrious environment to enjoy a few Brooklyn Lagers whilst getting plastered yourself, and having discussions surrounding how you knew about this place before it was cool.

Falling in line with the recent, (yet all-too-welcome) trend of American style diners, this new inner-east hipster lair offers anything from cheeseburgers, to deep fried pickles, or Mac N’ Cheese. The ironically nonchalant menu design persuades you to expect service from a girl on roller skates. But that doesn’t happen.

The Double Cheeseburger ($14.99) with necessary addition of Bacon ($1.99) lives up to the hype, and will make you think of it days later, like a one night stand that you’re thinking of texting again.

My date had the Shroom Burger ($12.99), which was magic. But not in the way some mushrooms can be.

I could take or leave the Deep Fried Pickles ($6.99), but let’s be honest, that’s not what we came for.

Wear tight jeans, but prepare to unbutton.

312 Oxford Street Paddington, 2021
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