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Bunsen: the best burger in Dublin

Bunsen: the best burger in Dublin

I know, this is quite a statement. But after finding my favourite brunch place and my favourite restaurant, I know I have found my go-to burger place in Dublin. For the pizza, we are still searching.

On a Saturday evening, after a couple of drinks in Grogan's, the Library Bar and finally Against the Grain, we were in the mood for a big fat burger when someone pronounced the word Bunsen, a place that I couldn't wait to find an occasion to try.

When we headed down Wexford Street, the success of this eatery was pretty obvious: we had to wait an hour and a half for a table for four. Fair enough, it was 9pm on a Saturday, the whole city was also getting hungry. We decided to wait, and went for an extra pint to pass the time. When we finally got our table, we were close to starvation, but it only made the experience more intense. 

I ordered the cheeseburger and we got some chunky fries and some sweet potato fries. The least you can get the burger cooked is medium, for safety reasons I guess, and I was a bit scared that I would come too cooked for my liking. 

The classic cheeseburger - the poor light doesn't do it justice.

The classic cheeseburger - the poor light doesn't do it justice.

But I was far from disappointed. The most important factor of a burger is of course the meat, and this one was quality: perfectly seared on the outside and just warm inside - I am sorry, I don't understand how people can like eating well-cooked meat, it makes me so sad.

The bun, the cheese, the pickles, the sauce, everything about this cheeseburger was great, and brought out the flavours of the meat - just writing about it is making me drool, seriously. 

The chips were delicious, but we all agreed that the sweet potatoes were the real deal. Probably some of the best I have ever had. For a bit more than 10 euros per person, this meal will remain as one of my favourite foodie experience in Dublin, that I recommend to every burger lover as well as anyone who just likes good food. 

This is exactly what the burger looked like, but I enjoyed it so much I forgot to take a picture. Image - Bunsen

This is exactly what the burger looked like, but I enjoyed it so much I forgot to take a picture.

Image - Bunsen

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