Eating out: Burger’s Banquet Marseille
Although the idea of having burgers while you are spending holidays in France may sound totally inadequate, it happens more often than anyone would like to admit. Next to pizza, the all-American burger has become the guilty pleasure of many, and french people are not the exception, in fact they are quite obsessed with burgers, so bistronomized burger joints are a thing these days in the hexagone. Regis and I have a major love affair with burgers, and even though we prefer to make our hamburgers at home, we also find ourselves constantly seeking for that perfect meat pattie sandwiched in a bun, and I guess we’re not the only ones.
A few weeks ago during a solo day in Marseille I decided to stop by Burger’s Banquet, a burger eatery just behind L’Opera de Marseille, and few minutes by walk to the Vieux Port. Yeap, prime location.
First thing to admire when you get to this place is the carefully curated neo-industrial architecture complemented by vintage furniture (their chairs collection is amazing) and retro chinaware (authentic Duralex glasses included), which makes of this space one of the best dressed in the city (whoever said Marseille doesn’t know chic, they need to come here). The young staff (all tattooed millennials, duh!) are super friendly and easy to approach, nothing to do with that old perception of stiff french waiters (please don’t call them “garçon” or “mademoiselle”), and although we had our conversation in French, I am quite positive they all can handle a decent English chat as well.
What I ordered? I obviously had to go for the classics so I had a BACONCHEESE burger with fries, which arrives with two tiny sides: a Coleslaw, and a Curry mayo (I still don’t get the idea of serving those, Curry mayo can be overwhelming although goes quite nicely with the fries only, while Coleslaw was bit tasteless, a shame because how I love coleslaw). Despite that, my burger was very, very good. Meat was juicy (I asked for a saignant/rare patty), the bun was pillowy and the home made sauce barbecue added that needed hint of acidity to boost the whole thing. As french’s like to say: que du bon!
Concept: Burgernomie. American burgers and sandwiches à la française using haut de gamme products (AOF/AOC meat, artisanal bakery buns, cheeses from artisanal production, farm-raised chickens), house made fries and desserts.
Menu: Burgers, club sandwiches, salads, and pièces de boucher (steaks, tartare). Homemade desserts (cheesecake, cookies..). Soft drinks, cocktails, alcools (such as Pastis), and wine. Check full menu here
Open: Daily only for lunch. Monday to Friday from 12:00 hrs to 14:30. Saturdays form 12:00 to 15:00 hrs. Closed on Sundays.
Reservations: highly recommended, this place gets packed very easily
Take away: Daily, except Saturdays.
Credit cards: accepted
9 Rue Molière
Telephone: (+33) 04 91 933 240
Check their Facebook page to know about their cocktail and parties events.
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