UK Burger Battle Returns to the LCB Depot.

You might have notice me mention the forthcoming UK Burger Battle in my latest review in the Leicester Mercury this week. Well, having written that I’m very excited to let you all know that I have now been invited to judge said event! The pressure! The unbelievable pressure!

You might remember The Boy and I were straight on the bandwagon for the last Leicester Burger Battle in the summer of 2015, buying our tickets within days of their release and we did not regret the purchase one bit. On that occasion, Crafty were the winners – but who will be victorious this time round?

Let’s look at the line up.

The Facts

The Burger Battle will be held at the LCB Depot on Saturday 26th November.

Earlybird tickets are currently available priced at £15 which bags you a free Sailor Jerry cocktail along with your two burgers.

You have a three hour window in which to consume the battling burgers, during which time there will be entertainment, giggles, as well as the chance to see professional Competitive Eater Emma Dalton take on a burger eating challenge. There’ll also be a Sailor Jerry bar on site with specially crafted cocktails at discount prices and a full on party afterwards to help you dance off those burgers.

If you don’t just want to watch a challenge, but feel the need to partake, fantastic chicken wing experts Pluk’d will be on hand with their Wing Sting Challenge. While I have not participated in said challenge, I have seen it happen in that ‘real life’ thing and I can confirm it is devilishly difficult, no matter how easy 10 wings in 7 minutes sounds like. Hotter than hell doesn’t even start to cover it.

Along with that, fantastic local artisans, Gelato Village will be on hand with tasters of their luxurious, handmade gelato, made at their Leicester in-store laboratory. That will help to ease the fire if you dare take the Pluk’d challenge!

The Challengers

It’s a bit of a David and Goliath affair at the Burger Battle this year. We have the newcomers Cured, recently opened above Brewdog versus stalwarts of the Leicester burger scene since 2013, Gray’s Kitchen (did I mention my latest review?)

Cured Stack
Homemade secret recipe beef patty, 14 day cured treacle and barley brisket, Punk IPA maple bacon, pickles and Swiss cheese in a brioche bun.

Euro Burger
Grays handcrafted beef batty, Nduja butter, smoked Lyonnaise onion, camembert, Grays ketchup, sun-dried tomato crouton, rocket and a toasted Kaiser roll.

So come and burger the night away with us. The burgers are promising to be splendid (I mean, Nduja butter – what can go wrong?) Get your tickets now online or direct from both Gray’s and Cured and we’ll see you there.


Bestselling author and freelance drinks writer. Champion of pubs and breweries. Occasional printmaker.

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