Butchers Club Burger – Hong Kong

Butchers club burger
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
http://www.butchersclub.com.hk/burgers/menus.shtml

 
The Butchers club is a very cool venture between a couple of American guys in Hong Kong. Unfortunately it is very “club” like, with bookings, exclusivity, and you can’t go in on your own.

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They are in the process of opening a Steak Frites, and have a burger joint which I was lucky enough to visit. The place is pretty small but bustling with people. They only offer one burger and duck fat chips, but have a secret QR code menu for those with smart phones wanting more than the normal burger.

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The patties are all house ground with a secret ratio of 3 cuts of dry aged beef. On paper, this place and it’s burger sounded like a dream come true.
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Unfortunately, like most dreams, the reality of it all isn’t quite what you’d hoped. Firstly, the positives: the burger looked great, and the patty flavour and cooking was splendid.

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These good aspects of the burger were trumped by some negatives that really took enjoyment away from the experience. The burger was heavily fatty, and not in a flavour way, more in a everything tastes like grease, and this actually feels disgusting to eat. Along with that, the burger contained almost no seasoning which didn’t help it in any way.

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Not a fantastic burger by any means, but the place is nice and the staff friendly. I’d go back to give them a second chance, and I’d definitely go to try their steakhouse, but I do hope Hong Kong has better burgers.

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