Volcanic Grill @ Farr’s

17 - 19 Dalston Ln, E8 3DF
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It used to be so hard to get a burger in London on a Sunday. I remember wandering from pub to pub with nagging hungover hunger finding every a la carte menu had been sacrificed to the day-of-rest’s cursed roast. And then the city went crazy for burgers. Dirty ones. Gourmet ones. Locally-sourced-Soil-Association-approved-ethical ones. The craze has levelled out now and as a North American, I’m pretty comfortable with the availability and range of burger London is now offering. The current fave is Volcanic Grill – an indie pop-up currently based in the conveniently located Farr’s School of Dancing. Basted in a hot Safa marinade and lovingly situated between two halves of a specially formulated potato bun, the juicy Volcanic Burger is one that laughs in the face of #veganuary (though there is a vegetarian mushroom option – which I’m told is excellent). Side it up with the house coleslaw (and its considered vinegar:mayo dressing) and a poutine (real cheese curds included) and you’re golden. Actually, you better get down and sink your teeth in soon – the guys are moving on from Farr’s at the end of the month, and their next location is still shrouded in secrecy.