Real Gourmet Burger was one of our favourites when we lived in Dalkey. We often walked along the metals to Dun Laoghaire’s seafront to enjoy one of their delicious burgers and the rosemary salted chips. We were sad to see it close down and didn’t realise for a long time that they had reopened in Terenure. So a few weeks ago we paid a visit to Real Gourmet Burger, Terenure, hoping it would be just as good as we remembered…
A nice cold beer to accompany our burgers, a Peroni for me and a pint of BRÚ for him. The menu offers chicken wings as an appetizer – buffalo or cajun. There’s salads also, Caesar, Cajun and house, and the rest of the menu is burgers – beef, chicken, lamb and vegetarian. There’s always a special burger on too, as well as sides of chips and onion rings.
We decided to start with a portion of the buffalo wings (€7.50). The chicken wings are served with a blue cheese dip and celery sticks. They were disappointing. Although the flavour from the hot sauce was tangy and spicy, and the portion size reasonable, the wings were small, with very little meat on the bones.
When it comes to burgers, I like different toppings and depending what I’m in the mood for I’ll change my order. For him it rarely changes, blue cheese is king. So he stuck to script and went for the Blue Cheese – melted Cashel blue cheese with homemade red onion marmalade and a side of blue cheese menu with rosmary chips (€11.95). I had The New Yorker, melted aged Irish cheddar, sauteed onions, pickle, garlic mayo and chips (€11.95).
The Burgers are served with rosemary chips, simply presented with all the focus on the burgers, piled high with toppings. Condiments are on each table too – the usual ketchup, salt, pepper and vinegar. The Burgers are juicy and full of flavour, inside a lightly grilled poppy seed bun. It is possible to squish them down and pick them up to eat, but at times a fork and knife is required here.
The blue cheese burger has proper cheese on it (not the blue cheese flavoured mayo some burger places use in their ‘blue cheese’ burger). My New Yorker was bursting with flavour from the onions, crunchy pickles and the garlicy mayo. Though I had to admit defeat and use the cutlery to eat it successfully. The chips are sprinkled with rosemary and sea salt.
Fresh, quality ingredients, in the burgers & chips, it’s also good value. Our total bill including the wings, 2 burgers & chips and 3 beers came to €48.25. And it was as good as we remembered from Dun Laoghaire so we will certainly be back.
After dinner we wandered through Terenure, to Green Man Wines, a perfect spot to finish our evening with a nice bottle of red wine.
Contact & Information
Real Gourmet Burger
- Address: 101 Terenure Road East, Dublin 6, Ireland
- Phone: (01) 492 0222
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: http://realgourmetburger.town.ie/
- Twitter: @realgourmet
- Open 7 Days – Monday-Thursday 4.30-10.30pm / Friday-Sunday from 12 to late
- Eat-in and Delivery
- Green Man Wines, 3 Terenure Road North, Dublin 6