Back before all the festive season hoo-ha I had the pleasure of attending a launch party hosted by London’s newest burger delivery service, Flying Burger Company. I was really impressed with the quality of the burgers. And yes they were actually delivered to the event – so I got a taste of the real deal experience.
Heck, I liked the burgers so much (erm, I had two) that in addition to finally getting round to reviewing the service, I looked into scoring a nifty little 25% discount for the month of January as an extra incentive for all my readers (well those in the Flying Burger catchment area anyway) to give the menu a try.
Flying Burger Company is a burger-only/delivery-only biz. Right now it’s serving just a small area of West London – W11 4, W14 8, W14 0, W6 7 and W12 8 – roughly Notting Hill and bits near High Street Kensington, Shepherd’s Bush, and Hammersmith. However, I reckon the concept is a smart one and has a good chance of taking off and successfully cruising soon with little turbulence. Indeed, I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see service extend across London soon.
Burgers consist of 100% grass-fed Aberdeen Angus aged at least 28 days and served on lightly toasted demi-brioche buns. They range from the “Twin Prop” classic: (two beef patties with lettuce, tomato, gherkins, “dijonnaise” and house sauce, £7.50) to the mega meaty “Lingbergher” (three beef patties with cheese, caramelised onion jam, crispy bacon, gherkins, bacon mayonnaise, dijonnaise, house sauce and crispy onions, £11.95).
During the event I attended, I particularly enjoyed sinking my teeth into the bacon and cheese “Pan Ham” burger (£8.75) featuring two beef patties, melted cheese, crispy streaky bacon, gherkins and bacon mayonnaise. There’s a variety of sides as well. I liked the medium-sized, with-the-skins-on fries (£2.95) and thought they were great dipped in FBC’s house sauce (£0.75) as well as the especially moreish hot cheese sauce (£1).
The aviation schtick doesn’t stop with the names of the burgers. Deliveries are made by “pilots” donning goggles and flight jackets who salute customers when a delivery is completed. Beyond all the high flying kitsch, Flying Burger Company’s aim is to get all orders filled and in the hands of customers within 30 minutes.
When you order, be sure to use this code for a 25% discount: TIKI25. And be sure to do it soon – this discount is only valid during the month of January 2014.
For more information and to place an order go to flyingburger.co.