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22 July 2013

The Burger Bulletin: Disco Bistro N1C Review

Update (2015): Disco Bistro is no longer boogying on in King's Cross, but follow them on Twitter for their latest news.

Even though it was basically on my bus journey home from work, I never made it out to Disco Bistro's residency at The Rising Sun, which was a pity, given the good things I had heard about the burgers. As you can imagine, I was dead pleased to discover that Disco Bistro's latest venture is a pop-up at Skate King's Cross, a roller-skating rink that is gracing Granary Square with its presence until the beginning of September. This meant the Roller Disco Burger is now barely a five-minute stroll from my desk.

The Skate King's Cross rink.

I'm hoping to go for a spin on the rink in due course, but you can sample the food and drink without buying a skating ticket, so Friday lunchtime saw us seeking shelter from the epic sunshine on one of the shaded picnic tables next to the rink. The menu is basically: burger, veggie burger, or chicken wings, but obviously I didn't need any time to make up my mind. The Roller Disco Burger comes with cheese, bun sauce, pineapple and bacon jam, and chips. At £10 for the lot, it's a little pricier than Bleecker St Burger or Mother Flipper at the nearby KERB, but then Disco Bistro is also more of a restaurant than street food.

Disco Bistro N1C.

I always used to be quite fussy about having my burgers relatively plain, but these days, I prefer to go with the flow and enjoy them as the chef intended. They didn't ask how we wanted the burgers cooked, but I was fairly confident they would turn up medium-rate to juicy-medium, and I was right. The burger was delicious and a complete nightmare to eat, with cheese and sauce and juice oozing out from all sides. I find the best way is to keep on eating and not to put the burger down, or it will only fall apart. I wouldn't have thought to put pineapple in my burger, but the pineapple and bacon jam was the perfect foil to the meaty, flavoursome burger. Definitely go for the burger as is.




Boozy shakes are also on offer, although banana, spiced rum and raisins definitely isn't my thing. If I hadn't been so stuffed, I would have liked to try the Disco Sundae, though: raspberry ripple ice cream, strawberry sauce, fresh berries and shortbread. See? It even sounds healthy!



I'll definitely be returning to Disco Bistro before too long, hopefully with some undoubtedly hilarious skating fun too. Skating is £13 plus booking fee for a two-hour session, including skate hire. Some tickets are available on the door, and it was pretty quiet on Friday lunchtime.



Disco Bistro N1C. West Handyside Canopy (next to Central Saint Martins, behind Granary Square), London, N1C 4AA (Tube: King's Cross). Website. Twitter.

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