I missed out on Rebel Roll – the pains of not working in central Bristol… All I ever heard was how good it was and that Alex Hayes was cooking up some damn good burgers and we all know that I love a burger.
When news broke that he was coming back I was very happy and even happier to find out it would be at Wapping Wharf in Cargo 1.
Fast forward a few months and Squeezed has finally opened to rave reviews. I tried to get down on National Burger Day to sample the delights, but they were sold out before I could even get close – sucks for me, but great for them. But don’t worry guys, it’s ok, I’ve had one now and I have to say they deserve all the praise they’re getting.
The menu features a decent choice of burgers, but what I really like is that it’s not your standard burger. The St Werburger, for example, certainly sounds like it’s a cheese burger, but it has the addition of caper aioli, chipotle & tomato relish & confit shallots which I think it elevates it from being ‘just’ a cheese burger to something a little more special.
I opted to go for the Reverse Cowgirl – beef patty, smoked bacon, monterey jack, peanut chipotle bbq sauce, charred scallion sour cream, tomato & lettuce.
Oh my, what a burger! Lovely tasty patty and nice crispy bacon, but the real game changer in the whole concoction was the peanut chipotle sauce. It was fantastic and probably one of the tastiest burgers I’ve had in while. If I were allergic to nuts, I’d still be tempted.
Chuck in some well spiced fries to the mix and you’re on your way to a great meal.
Squeezed also have a selection of their own lemonades on offer with a few creative flavours to choose from if you’re looking for something the whet you whistle.
In Bristol there seems to be an ever growing divide in the types of burger joints you now get, the first is your more restaurant style and then you have the fast food joints. Squeezed firmly falls in the fast food lane. You’re not going to coming here for a sit down meal, there isn’t enough space even if you wanted to, this is something you’re going to grab and then go and sit in the sun somewhere, or take it home and devour it whilst you binge on your latest Netflix series. I’m telling you now, you won’t be disappointed.
It’s getting harder and harder to choose who does the best burgers in Bristol with so many strong contenders, but Squeezed is certainly up there with the best – it’s like Tom Cruise getting sent to Miramar to be with the ‘Best of the Best’ in Top Gun.