So this week I’ll be reviewing something a little closer to home… I’ve volunteered at Brands Hatch since around 2006, and worked there since 2014. Somehow, however, I’ve never tried their veggie burgers. How is that possible?
Well, first of all, you can only get them at a couple of places. There’s the Grand Prix Terrace in the paddock area, which is only accessible to those with passes on big race weekends. For the rest of the time, you can get there simply by walking through the tunnel or from the lower paddock. The other fast food-style serving areas are not always open, particularly during the week, so the GPT is generally your best option.
The burger comes in a little fast food box, which was great for me as I had to grab one really quickly while I was working. I just had the barest amount of time to eat it before I had to run off again, so that’s why I only have a couple of images to show you. Inside the bun is a bit of cheese with a Mexican style burger, which is actually surprisingly spicy considering the context! I was pretty happy with it to be honest, for the fact that it did actually taste pretty good. It’s not necessarily what you expect from a fast serve counter, particularly not one which is set up in the middle of a busy event.
They don’t generally have the burgers ready to buy because not many people ask for them, so you do have to wait for about five minutes for them to be cooked. Still, the turnaround time is pretty good, and you will be absolutely sure that the burger is fresh. It’s worth noting that they do not have the burger up on all of the menus, so you can ask if they have one available if you are not sure.
Other than that, it’s pretty much a simple fast food burger. The bun is good, soft and seeded, exactly what this kind of burger calls for. It’s a little greasy, and packs quite a punch. Otherwise, a simple and tasty choice.
On the VegBurge Scale, I give this…
Taste – 7/10
Price – 5/10
Rest of experience – 8/10