It wasn’t long ago that Dalston’s only burger offering was McDs and good old Dixy Chicken…
Yes it’s always had the amazing collection of Turkish Ockabasis all the way up Kingsland Road but only recently can it claim to have a serious stake as burger capital of London – or the Burger Triangle as we’re going to term it.
In recent months we’ve seen Lucky Chip pop-up behind Bootstrap before announcing a permanent site coming later this year on Ridley Road, Stokey Bears bring meat infused disco beards to N16 and most recently, Psychic Burger return back to it’s original Dalston stomping ground – this time at The Victoria.
Having lived pretty much opposite PB’s original residency at Birthday’s (now Lucky Chip’s home), it pained us to see it up and leave for The Old Queen’s Head without every visiting. Rumours from friends had suggested it was really good and well worth the short journey over the road…
Well 18 months later, we actually got around to it but this time at their new residency in the newly refitted Victoria.
First impressions were great – the new interior aesthetic from the folk at Jaguar Shoes was in keeping with the Dalston clientele and the beer list was impressive.
Once seated it was time to decide what to eat – Braised Beef Croquettes & Deep Fried Wings to start, Psychic Burger & Chicken Burger for main, followed by luminous green Key Lime Pie! A genuine feast.
The starters were really quite something, the croquettes standing out in particular with their house made hot sauce. The wings were good although personally we’re not into the battered type – just fry them and smother in sauce we say (Yes MEATLiquor, looking at you).
Time for the main event…
The Psychic was a beast complete with Signature Sauce, Cheese and the obligatory extra Bacon. It was messy without being sloppy, really well seasoned and a great char too – it was also huge. The accompanying chicken burger was a thing of beauty as well – tender, perfectly fried and the coating had plenty of flavour.
We of course couldn’t pass on the fries, plus the pickled coleslaw was a spot of genius – far from the mayonnaise laden nonsense you sometimes find around London.
What came next was a great way to finish too, although it may not have been needed after what had come before! A bright green / blue homemade Key Lime Pie. Delicious.
So all in all, it was well worth the trip and the wait too – Psychic Burger’s return is yet another fine addition to Dalston’s Burger Triangle!
We The Food Snobs x