There’s a new burger joint on the King’s Road and one that is definitely worth visiting.
When you walk in for the first time, Tommi’s stripped back retro style hits you instantly. It has a welcoming feel that transports you somewhere … perhaps it’s somewhere in America or even somewhere in East London … it is somewhere that feels hipster but not try-hard cool, if that makes any sense. Or, it could be somewhere in Iceland where Tommi’s comes from.
Wherever that sense of filmic familiarity comes from, I liked what I saw as soon as I walked in.
But there is more to Tommi’s than their quirky interior, their burgers are also very good.
I shied away from having a whole steak burger to myself and cheekily asked the OH if I could have half of his in exchange for half of my cheeseburger. He graciously agreed.
As for the cheeseburger, it was equally succulent. With both, the meat felt fresh and the buns (which are just as important as the patties) were also very light. The burgers exuded simplicity with their many ingredients, which meant ‘Tommi’ knew exactly what ‘he’ was doing when ‘he’ made them.
Personally, I love enjoying a tasty meal without feeling overstuffed by the end of it. And given that I’m intolerant to yeast, which means that bloated feeling is very easily achieved with a burger, the fact that I felt satisfied but not over-indulged was quite miraculous!
So is Tommi’s Burger Joint good enough to return to? Yes, absolutely, and the next time I pay a visit I’ll be ordering the steak burger with bernaise sauce. That’s right, next time, I’m going all out.
Tommi’s Burger Joint, 342 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UR.
Disclosure: Our burgers were complimentary for the purpose of the review. All views are my own, mainly from my tastebuds.