Butcher’s Burger: More Than Just a Burger Restaurant
5 Abou El Feda Street, Om Kalthoum Tower
Some months ago, we went to Chicken and Ribs for a review and we absolutely loved everything about it – but this time it was the sister company’s turn, Butcher’s Burger. When we visited last, we left disappointed, but we’re glad to report that it has seemingly returned to its former glory.
Even though Butcher’s Burger has a wide variety of appetisers and possibly the best mac n cheese in town, we decided to skip it and we went straight to the sandwiches. Starting with the Double Cheese (59LE) which was served with cleanly made French fries and tangy coleslaw, the patty was topped with perfectly melted cheddar cheese, caramelised onions for a unique sweet and smoky flavour, and shredded lettuce. The patty on its own was well seasoned and bursting with flavours, but it could have used a little bit more fat for more juiciness. Meanwhile, the bun was very soft, yet held the toppings well, and the burger had a spot-on patty-to-bun ratio.
The second sandwich was the Butcher’s Sausage (49LE). The sausage isn’t actually a sausage, was but a good quality grilled hotdog that didn’t have the unpleasant grainy texture you’ll find in lower quality ones. Despite the misleading name, the hotdog boasted perfectly spiced chilli con carne, jalapeno slices that added a great heat which was balanced by diced raw onion and the slightly sweet pickles, while the cheese sauce was very rich and the consistency was on point. We just had to order extra Cheese Sauce (7LE) to pour it all over the fries because it was that good.
We also tried the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich (59LE). Also served with French fries and coleslaw, the sandwich consists of a giant deep fried chicken breast smothered in a super tangy and flavourful buffalo sauce that was complimented by shredded lettuce, mayo and blue cheese sauce. Even though the chicken really was smothered in the buffalo sauce, which had a mild heat to it, the crust was far from soggy and kept its scrumptious crispiness.
What our visit proved most is that, despite Butcher’s Burger is known as a burger joint, there’s much more to the menu – sandwiches that are just as good, maybe even better, than the burgers. Add to that great service and comfort food of the highest – and most flavourful – order, maybe it’s time Butcher’s Burger was considered among the best restaurants of its kind.161