Saturday, 19 July 2014

The One Burger, Ruby Modern Diner, 74 Queen Street, Exeter

Where?: Ruby Modern Diner, 74 Queen Street, Exeter

What?: The One Burger - TWO 6oz hamburgers, double Hawkridge mature cheddar,
double smoked streaky bacon, loads of RUBY sauce

How much?: £10

The Verdict:

This monster is The One Burger which you can get from Ruby Modern Diner.  Its not a challenge burger, but you will be challenged to eat the whole thing.  Its not just vast, it is genuinely epic.

Two 6oz patties, bacon, lots of Hawkridge Cheddar, Ruby Sauce, gathered between two brioche buns like two titans fighting in a meaty battle to the death.  There is something gladitorial about this burger, and it isn't even supernatural.  I did wonder if the sheer size of it could create a distortion in the Earth's gravity but I was wrong, it warps space and time as you know it.

Add that to the portion sizes that Ruby is famed for, this is something that must be prepared for.  But humorous description aside, the meat is as local as you can get (Ruby have their own dedicated herd from a farm in Mid-Devon and can get through a cow a week, two if they're busy!).

We've already reviewed Ruby Modern Diner, so if you want a full review head here and have a look! 

The Original Gourmet Burger - The Imperial (Wetherspoons)

Where?: The Imperial, Exeter (Wetherspoons)

What?: The Original 6oz Gourmet Burger

How much?: £6.99 with alcoholic drink

The Verdict:

The first burger I've had since hitting Ruby Modern Diner, and the difference between a Ruby Burger and... um this one is quite evident.

Served with a slice of bacon and blue cheese with token lettuce and tomato in a possibly brioche bun, it needed a lot of chewing.  The meat had no taste and eating the whole thing was quite hard work.

Disappointing given some of the good burgers that we've had here before :(, the Brunch Burger is still king and still remains one of my all time favorite burgers.  The other side of the table loved her Brunch Burger, but never mind, there is always next time.

Beer was nice.  Loddon Brewery's Bamboozle which is a strong pale ale heavily hopped with English Goldings.  The Pale Ale malt gives the beer a clean crisp background so the website says!