Burgsy’s Review Whitby; Read Sara Harland’s Review of Burgsy’s Burger House Whitby
This week our intrepid local food writer, Sara Harland, ventured into the ancient streets of Captain Cook District to sample the fare at the Burgsy’s Burger House. Read our Burgsy’s Review Whitby to find out what to choose on your visit to Whitby.
Burgsy’s Review Whitby; A local review of Burgsy’s Burger House in Whitby.
Whitby is well known far and wide for its traditional seaside cuisine of fish and chips but there is a little gem hidden along Grape Lane that offers a different fare in Whitby– artisan burgers. Artisan food defines itself as food that is prepared in a traditional or non-mechanized way using high- quality ingredients. This is the method used by Burgsy’s Burger House, which is a full menu of artisan handmade burgers using locally sourced ingredients, with gourmet toppings and homemade sauces.
Captain Cook District
This Burger House can be found along a lane just off Bridge Street, this lane dates to 1425 when Grape Lane was called “Grope Lane.” This namesake came from this narrow lane being a dark passageway and its occupations would have to grope their way through it to get to the other side as it was unlit. This thin lane has a collection of wonderful shops, restaurants, such as The Green Dragon Ale House and a 17th century house in which a young James Cook lodged as an apprentice- this is now Whitby’s Captain Cook Memorial Museum.
Burgsy’s Burger House is tucked away near the old Whitby Gazette office and is intimate restaurant with a small number of tables. The American theme that influences the menu is applied within the décor of this eatery, one moment you are on Grape Lane and then the next minute you are sat within an American mid-western movie set. The background to this small independent business started with a husband and wife team in small burger van on the outskirts of Whitby, this has evolved into Burgsy’s Burger House with the ethos of hand-made burgers with in-house made sauces. The menu consists of 12 signature burgers from 7 beef burger choices, 2 chicken burgers, pulled pork burger and two vegetarian burgers. All palates are catered for with this menu and with names like Jessie James and Billy the Kid being used as titles to describe the dishes adding to the essence of the place.
“Burgsy’s is perfect for families, the Little Rancher menu is fun and designed for children”
This place is ideal for families as children are catered for with the fun menu, so my family were in burger heaven. The Little Rancher menu is priced at £6.00 and there is a choice of a beef burger or a chicken bap. There is also a snacks and sides option where you can pick from fancy fries (priced at £4.50) which is a plate of skinny fries toppled with crumbled goats cheese, rocket and a drizzle of mayo and homemade balsamic reduction.
Even the French fries have a good twist and good ingredients are used to bring French fries to life. My family just chose from the main burger meal on this occasion, but I will be back to try more French fries delights such as Lumberjack fries with crumbled streaky bacon, caramelised onions, mushrooms and a drizzle of mayo and homemade barbeque sauce, yum!
The Burgers at Burgsy’s; Burgsy’s Review Whitby
The first dish that we ordered was a burger titled ‘Buffalo Bill’ (priced at £10.00) with extra streaky bacon. This burger was a combo of beef, caramelised onions and cheddar cheese and extra bacon. All burgers come in a toasted brioche bun with mayo and salad, presented on a piece of slate with homemade tomato ketchup, coleslaw, skinny fries and helping of gherkins.
My husband picked “Nate Champion” (priced at £9.50) again this was a handmade burger with Burgsy’s original burger sauce, crunchy fried onions with extra cheese and bacon. I went in for a “Blue Jack” burger (priced at £11.00), this was a burger covered with blue stilton, topped with rocket leaves and in-house created balsamic reduction. I also selected a Baytown Brewery Beer Revenue’s Revenge lager to quench my thirst which is brewed locally at Robin Hood’s Bay.
“All burgers came out stacked high with their chosen toppings”
We sat listening to country music whilst we waited for our burgers and the smell of these burgers hitting the grill was just the best. All burgers came out stacked high with their chosen toppings and the burgers were cooked to perfection. You could tell from the taste and texture that a lot of hard work has gone into perfecting the recipe. From the homemade tomato ketchup to the burger, the whole dish was bespoke and very tasty.
Excellent service; Burgsy’s Review Whitby
The service was excellent, nothing was too much to ask our polite waitress. Even though we were stuffed to the point of a food coma, we ordered some s’mores (priced at £3.50 per person) I do love interactive food where you can get involved and having your only personal campfire to toast marshmallows over was great fun. We melted marshmallows over real flames and then sandwiched this sticky delight with chocolate in between crackers. This was an unusual desert to be having in the middle of Whitby!
Burgsy’s Burger House is a wonderful find hidden away down Grape Lane and you must go there as their burgers are unreal. It is ideal for families and I would advise to book a table as it is a small venue it gets filled quickly. Burgsy’s want to be proud of producing all homemade dishes and this factor comes through with each bite. So, if you find yourself along Grape Lane during your Whitby exploits, wandering past the shops that line this historic lane, shops such as a Persian carpet shop with fly-away rugs or even window shopping for fossils – go into Burgsy’s Burger House for possibly the best burgers ever!!!
Burgsy’s Burger House
Address: 2 Grape Ln, Whitby YO22 4BA
Hours: 12 noon til 9pm, daily
Phone: 01947 228170
Website: Burgsy’s Facebook Page
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