Everyone loves a burger – don’t they?
Well in our house we love them, although they are classed as ‘treat’ food so when we do have one, it has to be good.We went along to 7Heaven in Norwich last week to sample theirs and to see whether a menu of just 7 burgers and 7 waffles really could hit the mark.
I like the fact it’s an independant restaurant using local ingredients and making it clear they want to concentrate on doing a few things really well – my pet hate is a 50 page manual instead of a menu where each and every food group is repeatedly pounded and roasted and fried into a million dishes. 7Heaven did not disapoint. I ordered a delicious burger topped with their own slow-cooked pork, cheese and salad. Jonathan had the burger with portabello mushrooms and truffle oil – very fancy!
Children eat free – always a bonus but what was even better was that Arthur’s food wasn’t an after thought, it had an equally delicious burger, served in brioche, just a smaller version. So often ‘kid’s menus’ are rubbish apologies for food, especially if there is a deal on, but this great quality all round.
I may be easily pleased but I loved that the burgers came wrapped in paper – a nice touch. The fries, you could have sweet potato or normal, were served with skins on so they just had more flavour. There’s also a ‘pickle station’, where you can go and help yourself to their homemade pickles. I had gherkins and Jonathan tried the sweetcorn relish. None of your gloopy, from a jar stuff here, this was lush!
Jonathan was also impressed that he got more than one mushroom! I hate the things so he’s always like a child in a sweetshop when he finds them! The burgers were great quality, juicy, thick and tasty, in fact so big I couldn’t quite finish mine.
But, as always I found room for a waffle – eton mess to be precise and what a choice. Lushious buttery pancake topped with a rhubarb sauce (tasted proper homemade) and lots of creamy fruit topping. Jonathan went for the banoffee which looked like a fluffy pillow of heaven. Arthur had strawberry icecream which actually tasted of real strawberries!
The place has a great laid-back feel and all the staff were happy to help but not too attentive that you felt they were in the way! All in all a great meal, using fresh local ingredients where possible and delivering on taste.