Gourmet Burger Kitchen – 6th February 2016

Upon a recent visit to friends in Oxford, we descended on GBK for a catch up meal. I, of course, had to order onion rings with my burger. I needed to know if they were any good because it’d be great to find a nationwide chain with reliable onion rings.

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THE STATS

Number of Rings: 8
Cost: £3.45
Cost per Ring: 43p

 

My first impression was very good. They were delivered in the classic ONION RING TOWER – there’s nothing better than this stacked madness.

However after my initial excitement I was met with the taste of a mediocre, average onion ring. The closest taste I could compare these to is cheap chicken nuggets crusts and that’s because the batter flavour was very strong. I think they have used panko bread crumbs to flesh out the batter which I can imagine being nice but unfortunately it was extremely oniony and not in a good way. It was almost as if they had tried to mask this as well because they were covered in so much pepper.

I can’t tell if these rings are from frozen. I think they were simply because the batter flavour was too strong and this is a common flaw with frozen rings. They weren’t stodgy like the bog standard frozen so perhaps these are “gourmet” frozen rings.

The actual onion is good inside but not particularly special.

 

Summary

I am a sucker for onion rings presented in a tower. For me, the excitement of the tower really adds to the overall experience. However, taste wise they were nice but pretty average.

Overall Rating: 6/10

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