I know I’m a little late to the Bunsen party, but I just have to tell you all about it. It was a Friday after payday and I didn’t bring my usual healthy, home prepared salad. Neither did Wayne. So on our commute to work we decided to meet for lunch (working south side has its advantages). We arranged to meet at 12 to beat the lunch time rush. With being spoiled for really amazing eateries around Grafton St we chose Bunsen on South Anne Street.
These guys are very well known for their burgers. I’m actually really surprised we haven’t been to one of their restaurants before. I knew they were situated on Wexford St, opposite Against The Grain and in Temple Bar but never knew there was a third location.
So lunch time arrived and we walked the short distance from my workplace. With seating available outside and upstairs we chose a seat inside and decided what to eat. I love the simplicity of the menu being a business card and noticed they even cater for gluten free/paleo.
The beer snob in me glanced at the alcoholic beverages available. Nice to see some great offerings from some Irish craft beer breweries as well as a selection of wine. My choice would have been the IPA from Wicklow Wolf. Wishing I wasn’t working I ordered a strawberry milkshake while Wayne went for the chocolate flavoured one. These were amazing.
Next out came our food. My choice was the cheeseburger cooked medium well with all the toppings while Wayne chose the double cheesburger cooked medium. We ordered shoestring fries to share. After the obigatory picture taking we tucked in. There wasn’t a word uttered between us. The burgers are indeed delicious. Served on a gorgeous soft bun, the patty itself was so juicy. We devoured them.
There was a really lovely atmosphere and the staff, although very busy, were so friendly. The place filled up quite quickly and I was thrilled we decided to beat the lunch time rush. After paying our bill and rolling ourselves out I noticed a small queue for seats forming. I also realised some customers were collecting phone orders. Working so close to this place is going to be dangerous to my waistline.