Bread Meats Bread is consistently referred to as the greatest burger joint in Glasgow, but I seemed to be the only person who didn’t see what all the fuss was about, and I generally just didn’t consider it an option when I wanted a burger. That was until very recently.
Instagram followers will recognise the above photographs of my trip into Edinburgh to sample the goods of their new restaurant, and based on the samples I decided that I had to try the restaurant again. I absolutely loved what I tried and totally changed my overall opinion. I’d written them off previously based on two meals shortly after they’d opened, which was fair enough at the time, but now that they’re established I wanted to give them a proper go. The benefit of the doubt had to be engaged!
This here is a simple but brilliant burger. At Burger Meats Bun, if I wasn’t going for a special I always enjoyed a Fiery burger which would be the same idea as this one in the sense that they’re both cheeseburgers with chillies added. This one doesn’t look like much, but it’s absolutely gorgeous and it definitely beats the Fiery. A delicious patty with plenty cheese, buffalo sauce, chillies and jalapeños. It wasn’t too spicy but had the right kick. It was majestic.
Absolutely filthy gorgeous. As you can see from the photo, we ordered far too much food. We were starving to the point of twitching and almost crying in the queue for a table, and when it came to ordering we entered into a frenzy and ordered three sets of chips (only two of which I actually agreed with, in my defence – plain chips? PAH!) which we of course couldn’t manage once our stomachs caught up with the maniacal face-stuffing.
This burger is part of their Black Label range which is a selection of burgers made with select cuts of highest quality dry aged Scotch beef which offer a juiciness with hints of sweetness and a mild nutty beef flavour. This particular burger was topped with a decadent mix of bacon, Blue cheese, caramelised onions, grilled mushroom & burger sauce. It was heaven.
These are far too addictive for my own good. I tried them at the Edinburgh press evening and knew I was ordering them on this occasion no matter what. I absolutely loved the sample of the Angry Bird chicken burger which is buffalo themed, but I felt that it would be too much to order it with the fries – too much buffalo would be sickening despite how much I love it – so I opted for my cheeseburger. The crispy fries are coated in a duo of sauces – spicy buffalo and blue cheese with crispy onions on top. Amazing.
The dish is essentially posh chips ‘n’ cheese as the house chips are topped with fresh cheese curds & house gravy. This is an amazing dish, but believe it or not it was even better the next day. We ordered far too many carbohydrate-based products, and made the tactical decision to take the leftover poutine home and I microwaved us a bowl each the next day for brunch and it was amazing. The cheese curds went all stringy and melty and the gravy didn’t disintegrate in the slightest. You can order various toppings, but I love poutine the way it is!
As you can imagine, my opinion of Bread Meats Bread has totally changed. This was the perfect burger outing and I haven’t a single complaint. My previous experiences which I obviously didn’t blog about I will put down to teething issues when they first opened, and I will now openly recommend them.
Bread Meats Bread
104 St Vincent Street
0141 249 98 98