Fire and Ice ice baby!

Hiiii again, remember me?? I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t. I’m quite disgusted in how scarce I’ve been. However, I apologise profusely and would now like to make it up to you by telling you about hamburgers!

So, I visited the Fire and Ice hotel a few weeks ago at Melrose Arch. It’s a popular place for gourmet burgers and milkshakes according to the general public, but I had to check this out for myself.

Then, last week I went to a newer burger joint called Burger Republic also popular for burgers (obviously) and milkshakes!
So basically, I consumed about 523 000 calories (just an estimate) to make it up to you guys! As long as the food is worth is, I don’t mind the extra cal content…but was it?

If I’m being honest and straight up, the Fire and Ice hotel was better all round. Their burgers were of a better quality and it’s just obvious that they’ve been doing it for longer. I ordered a chicken burger topped with their “cheese and chong”. This was a delicious topping made with caramelised onions, chorizo sausage and smoked mozzarella cheese. Seriously…so good. My burger was followed by the deliciousness that was the “chunky crumbs” milkshake – cold, creamy, chocolatey, nutty, bits of brownie – what more could a girl ask for??
Burger Republic wasn’t too bad, but I found that they were trying too hard to be gourmet and not just letting the food speak for itself. There wasn’t even an option for normal fries because they “aren’t gourmet enough”…Heston Blumenthal serves chips people; and his restaurant holds 3 Michelin stars! I’m just saying.
So, at Burger Republic, I ordered the “Rocky”! It definitely sounded like the best option to me, and when all the food arrived, I certainly enjoyed mine the most after hearing the other’s comment; but in saying that, it still wasn’t up to standard. The “Rocky” included a beef patty topped with a blue cheese sauce, bacon and roasted mushrooms. It was nice. After my nice burger, I got the Mint Flake 99 milkshake. I must say, it was quite scrumptious, but unfortunately it was a tad small and that was their biggest and only size – I don’t drink milkshakes often, but when I do, I don’t do it in half measures.
So I’m considering ending things with Burger Republic…it’s just not doing it for me. And besides, F&I has way more experience so I’m certain we’ll be meeting up for another rendezvous.

Chicken burger from F&I
Beef burger with blue cheese sauce, mushrooms and bacon from Burger Republic