It’s not often I look at a menu and immediately know – not only what I’m going to order, but also what else I’d like to try on my next few visits after that. That’s exactly what happened though when newly opened Filthy Gorgeous invited me in for lunch. Their aim is to do burgers and milkshakes right, but with some quirky extras that make them a little different from the average burger bar.
To drink, I went for the Moopocalypse Cow milkshake – milk, chocolate ice cream, fudge sauce and chocolate brownie pieces. It was delicious and almost a meal in itself.
For my burger, I chose the Krabby Patty – a soft-shelled crab with sriracha mayo, coriander, lime juice, lettuce and tomato. It’s described on the menu as a ‘crab burger’ which made me think it would be crab meat, but it’s an actual entire crab! I was really pleased with my choice and glad I got stuck in, because it was the perfect combination of textures and flavours.
The item on the menu that really caught everyone’s eye was the sweet potato fries with toasted marshmallows and bacon shrapnel. We ordered a portion to share, along with some plain fries as back-up. The verdict was positive on both, to the extent that we started scooping up marshmallow goo with the plain fries too 🙂
Elsewhere at the table was the Dirty South – buttermilk fried chicken, chipotle mayo, honey nut Cheerios and BBQ sauce – which was a close second on my wishlist. How good do those chunks of chicken look?!
Putting everything else to shame was the ridiculous Cheat Day – two beef burgers, fried chicken, pretzels, bacon shrapnel, Gorgeous sauce and Franks Buffalo sauce.
After eating my milkshake’s chocolate brownies and ice cream alongside my meal, I passed on dessert, but admired the popcorn ice cream (above) and the Dead Unicorn sundae (below) – Jack and chocolate ice cream, bitter cherry sorbet, candy floss, marshmallows, banana, sprinkles and a wafer cone. Phew!
Filthy Gorgeous’s aesthetics match the quirky menu, with wooden tables and metallic grey walls contrasting against floral wallpaper and a fancy chandelier. It’s well-lit and they give you plates to eat from, both of which are an improvement on its predecessor in this location, which in my opinion took that little step from hipster into impractical 😉 Also on offer are beers, wines, cocktails, a photo booth and a set of Cards Against Humanity if you feel like making a night of it after all that sugar!
Filthy Gorgeous is on Netherkirkgate, and is available via Deliveroo.
Filthy Gorgeous invited me for lunch in exchange for a fair review. Images, text and opinions are my own.