Five Guys Burgers and Fries has been opening in Dublin for what seems like years. I think it is eventually planned to open a branch this year, although ‘sometime in 2016’ isn’t very definite. So in the meantime should you wish to try Five Guys or get your Five Guys fix, take yourself to Belfast, to the Victoria Square Shopping Centre.
We were staying in The Merchant Hotel and headed out on Saturday morning for a wander around Belfast, working our way towards Victoria Square and our lunch plans for a Five Guys burger & fries. We arrived just after 12, ahead of the rush which was good, as while we were there the queue grew pretty big but it looks like it moves quite quick.
We were looking forward to see if Five Guys lived up to the hype? Should we be excited for the Dublin opening?
I love that you can choose your toppings, and pick the things you want on your burger, making it just what you like to eat. He had a Bacon Cheeseburger, with lettuce, pickle, tomato, grilled onions on top – £8.75. I (wisely) chose the ‘little’ Cheeseburger (in fact not very little, actually still pretty big!) and I chose toppings of lettuce, raw onion, pickle, tomato, ketchup – £5.50. We shared a regular fries – £4. And two drinks at £2.50 each. There’s beer on the menu too (Budweiser, Brooklyn Lager or Coors Light), but we stuck to diet cokes!
Five Guys is not cheap… especially considering you queue and order at the counter and collect the food yourself, pour your own drinks and get your own condiments, our total bill came to £23.25 (c. €29 depending on the exchange rate). Was it worth it? We both loved our burgers, really juicy tasty meat patties with your selected toppings in a warmed bun. I loved the size of mine, it was perfect. Although he was happy with his double! The regular size fries are a ginormous portion. The Five Guys fries are skin on, hand cut and cooked in peanut oil…they just didn’t do it for me and we both agreed we’d pass on the fries next time. The burgers though, so delicious and I’ll definitely return for that cheeseburger, and maybe to try a milkshake!
Roll on the Dublin opening of Five Guys Burgers and Fries…let’s hope it’s soon!