Le Big Ferdnand, Noho
French gastronomy marries an American classic in the heart of London. This isn’t just another burger joint, it is a hamburger workshop called Le Big Ferdnand and it delivers on taste and quirk as promised. Think sexy French accents and a simple but tasty menu with a Parisian edge.
These guys aren’t messing around. The meat is all sourced from butchers that breed their cows outdoors and for the quality of their meat only. The chips are hand cut and the French cheeses are so superior to a processed slice of Monterey Jack. All of the vegetables in your burger are grilled to avoid that cold, watery effect that a normal tomato slice can have on your delicious hamburger which actually makes a difference. I love those Californian inspired eateries but this place is somewhere you can actually go with a date and not slobber burger juice down your hands. Très chic!
This is the perfect joint for a casual yet gastronomically knowledgeable bite to eat with your date. Europeans are sure to love it and its position just above Oxford Street makes it central enough to have that true London feel whilst still being off the crazy busy areas. Saunter down to London Cocktail Club after your meal or enjoy walking the lovely streets and mews down to Soho Square.
I think there are enough burger options in London and unfortunately, Le Big Ferdnand don’t take reservations. But their responsibly sourced ingredients and the French accents do kind of restore the balance.
4. The upstairs room feels like a naughty country cottage in your Bourgeois fantasies. As far as burger joins go, this place has a whole lot of ‘Oui’!