Wolverhampton City Centre is currently going through a huge revamp. With building work in the shopping centre and all around the city centre, it’s easy to say the next few years Wolverhampton will be a different place. And you know what? It needs it. I’m guilty of always popping off to either Telford or Birmingham and not going to the town centre. So, when I heard that a new burger place was opening in the city centre I was excited and had to go over.
The Burger Priest is the new burger themed restaurant on Victoria Street, Wolverhampton. Based around church theme decor, the restaurant offers both a sit down meal service and take out. It’s the same fast food style as Nandos; delicious food where you’re in a proper restaurant but not waiting around. The restaurant is light and airy and with the church theme the seats are pews and the menus are hymn boards. All the burgers are made from fresh; no frozen meat, and they are 100% Aberdeen Angus burgers fresh from Scotland. There’s no nasties in the meat; no added preservatives, no hormones. Just 100% meaty goodness. The Burger Priest caters for all needs; gluten free burgers and vegan burgers so everyone can try it out.
I was invited down to try out The Burger Priest and after a conversation with Scott, the owner, I was excited to give it a go. The Geek and I headed down and we were greeted by the friendly staff at the door. There’s plenty of space to sit down; you can either opt to sit at a table or on a high stool and our waitress, Becky, explained how the service works and made some recommendations off the menu. Ordering our food at the counter where the staff were super informative, we were told it’d come within 7 minutes.
Whilst waiting for our food, we took in the decor and listened to the awesome soundtrack in the background. If you’re a fan of Springsteen and Bowie, this place is seriously for you. We also sipped on our drinks and caught up on our days. The Geek went for the Chocoholic Heaven Shakes. They are made with Mansfield Farm’s Organic Ice Cream from the Cotswolds. He said it was delicious, moreish and so smooth. I’m not a milkshake fan at all but even the smallest sip I had was so tasty. The food arrived within the 7 minute time frame. It arrived wrapped up on a tray which reminded me of Meat Liquor.
I went for the Surf and Turf Burger; 6oz 100& Aberdeen Angus burger with lobster tail pieces with their own seafood sauce. It was served with a salad and on a brioche bun. The burger itself was amazing. It was melt in your mouth and the combination of lobster and beef worked perfectly. The bread was amazing quality and it was super soft. I’m the worst person at eating burgers as they always fall apart but this one held up! It was sturdy bread which was a first! for my side, I went with the Classic Poutine; a french canadian dish where fries are served with a light gravy and cheese curds. It’s just my kinda dish as I love anything with cheese or gravy. It complemented the burger perfectly. The gravy tied the burger perfectly as it’s still kept the meaty taste, and it wasn’t too overpowering because of cheese. Honestly, on paper I didn’t think it’d work but it was seriously good.
The Geek went for the Altar Burger; double 3oz patties layered with bacon and Applewood smoked cheese and served in a brioche bun. It was meaty but mixture of the sweetness from the brioche, smokey flavours from the bacon and Apple from the cheese varied the burger and gave it a twist. The Geek opted for the normal fries; made fresh on site and left with their skins on; it offered something a bit different and they went down a treat. Again, it was served with coleslaw and salsa.
Both our meals were delicious and filling.The Burger Priest offers a range of different burgers and hot dogs, wines and beers and a variety of desserts. It’s a guaranteed to be a hit in Wolverhampton and it really what the city needs. The Geek and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal there and we will certainly be back. The Burger Priest is located on Victoria Street in Wolverhampton City Centre. You can follow them on Twitter and Facebook here!
Our meal was free in exchange for a review. The meal would have cost £25 all together. All opinions are 100% my own.