It’s October. Need an excuse to stuff your face? How about the limited time only Shacktoberfest menu at Covent Garden’s Shake Shack? You can even take home your very own Shake Shack beer stein for your gourmand efforts. Here’s my take on the Shake’s autumnal offering.
I’ve got to admit, I enjoyed the hell out of my Shacktoberfest Brat Burger. I wasn’t even hungry yet somehow managed to eat the entire Angus beef burger topped with a flat-top griddled Emmanteler cheese bratwurst with crispy ShackMeister Ale-marinated shallots and ShackSauce (£7.75). Presented before me with buns agape and crispy shallots cascading into its paper tray, that burger demanded commitment. Luckily it was tasty and worth standing in the seemingly never diminishing queue at the four-month old, sole UK outlet of this celebrated American burger chain.
One for the most rapacious of London burger fanatics, the Brat Burger is an over-the-top celebration of carnivorous indulgence. It and the rest of the Shacktoberfest menu is available until Sunday 13 October. Alongside the sausage-topped Brat Burger, there’s a range of bratwursts and sausages on offer as well as “Bavarian-inspired” frozen custard (German chocolate pecan concrete, apfelstrudel shake) and a 20oz ShackMeister Ale served in a Shacktoberfest Beir Stein that you can keep.
Shake Shack is located at 24 Market Building, The Piazza, Covent Garden, WC2E 8RD. Find out more at shakeshack.co.uk.