Yep, pretty much where you go for a good burger.
Big thick juicy burgers, cooked to your taste and served to your liking in the same traditional wrap reminiscent of the American burger bars of old. I ordered mine cooked medium with all the toppings, with tasty hand cut fries on the side, and a lovely strawberry milkshake. My only complaint: as tasty as the milkshake was, it was not worth £4.
From the menu to the fit-out everything was minimalist, but I like that. You know what you're there for and know what to expect: burger. I like what they've done, it's basically back to the bare bones just like how McDonald's started, but don't take that as a parallel of quality.
The staff are well on the ball, with good cleanliness and quick, friendly service, they do the place proud.
It's pretty cool that the simple menus are presented as business cards on your table, small menu so why waste space on massive big boards.
My mate Aidan has become somewhat of a regular and is a big fan of the double burger, however today was my first visit and I'd already had a nice breakfast in the National so opted for the single burger. The single is still a big lump of meat so the double must be a bit of an epic feed.
I forgot to get them to take the tomato out which was a whoopsie on my part that I only noticed when the bun started to disintegrate. I never got the tomato slice in the burger thing. Thankfully there are plenty of napkins on the table next to the condiment bottles. There were big, ignorant slices of pickles in the burger though which made me happy.
I'll probably just end the review here because there's only so much you can say about a minimalist place that does tasty burgers.
I wasn't aware at the time that Bunsen is actually a Dublin chain, I'm hoping now that they are eyeing up a few other sites in the North.
6-8 Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2DX
7 days a week
Some on street on Waring Street and Talbot Street, St Anne's Square car park two minutes walk.