Slamburger – Walthamstow, LondonHALAL STATUS Fully Halal
Ever since we reported on the new opening of Slamburger in April of this year, this editorial has consistently received a high volume hits.
With their first branch ideally located in a part of Birmingham with a large Muslim community, it’s obvious that their second branch in London has succeeded in snapping up an equally prominent spot in the heart of Muslim-strong Walthamstow.
The 30-cover eatery is bright and airy, with comfortable booth seating; and has a service system that revolves around an electronic ticketing system.
N.B. – The co-owner has clarified (update: 26-09-19) what he meant by the use of the term HMC in the video below by stating: “All our chicken is HMC [sourced] except for the wings and strips. All our beef is AVS, which is the French equivalent of HMC.”
With two patties in the Double Wooper that were grilled, this was a satisfying munch, with just enough therein, that includes the tangy-sweetness of the sauces, to enjoy.
If you like your beef patties stacked up high, then the Triple Beef Wooper should be the one for you.
Overall, the impartment of smokiness in these Woopers had enough going on to make these one of our top choices at Slamburger. We can understand why they’re so popular.
But it was the Double Chicken Wooper that stole the Wooper show for us. Having been grilled bang on, we thoroughly enjoyed the combination of the charring and all that good sauce.
The Big Slam comprises two patties which, unlike their above counterparts, lacked any charring due to being grilled on flat pans. This meant that not only was this burger less juicy, while also being slightly chewier, but wasn’t as full flavoured on account of an absence of ketchup.
And a word on the 7-up Mojito too. This was a gentle tangy affair, which none of us had had before, and one which we actually enjoyed.
A Mega Slam was double the Big Slam, with four relatively dry and chewy patties, culminating in a fairly monotonous chew-fest.
A single beef patty and breaded chicken filet is to be found in the Filet Max, adding an extra textural and flavour profile.
So the Double Cheese Egg offered an earthy undertone to a burger which, with the addition of ketchup, made this far more interesting than either the Big or Mega Slam versions.
With a thin piece of relatively chewy patty, single pickle and some mayonnaise and ketchup, this was pretty decent considering the price and the simplicity of it all.
Despite the Cheese Burger certainly reminding us of McD’s (Halal of course), the fries didn’t quite match up, being instead your normal variety.
As for the trio of sachets, then these were a French variety called Mum’s which turned out to be pretty darn good. Full of flavour, our favourite was undoubtedly the Big Up tangy tartar sauce.
While we weren’t quite sure of the cheese, the breaded filet of fish was decent enough, but made better by the quality of the tartar sauce.
Slamburger offer a variety of toys with their Kids Meal, which can be had with either a chicken burger, chicken nuggets or fish fingers.
Despite the toys being of substandard quality, the kids will enjoy both the restaurant’s designated kids corner and the fun factor that comes with it.
- NO/ NO
- DISABLED FACILITIES
- CHILD SEATING
With burgers that resemble McDonald's, and all at reasonable prices, it could be down its prime location or its connection to the popularity of its flagship branch in Birmingham.
Whatever the case, if you're looking to satisfy that McD itch, then Slamburger it is!
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