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Postcode: SG14


I have visited trader a few times since re opening. trader was an american dinner 10 years ago in Hertford and has re opened in the last 6 months. the menu consists of all food you can use with your hands, chicken wings, ribs, cheesy fries I could go on. I find the food lovely and the atmosphere is great. The only downside is that they don't have a garden but the air con works great! I recommend trying the ice cream milkshakes, I could drink them all day.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Postcode: SW3


We went for a family dinner this Saturday evening just gone, and as I had heard recommendations from friends that the American food here was good, we made it our place to go! The menu is quite lengthy, with a lot of food to choose from, and in the end I got a Surf n Turf (King prawns, 1/2 rack of bbq ribs and 1/4 chicken) which costs £19.99. To be fair the portions are really big, and I couldn't finish it all but I have to say the food was expensive for what it was! The service was good, with a friendly waiter who saw us quickly, and was always nearby if we needed anything, unlike some waiters who tend to disappear! Also, food arrived within 10 minutes of us ordering, so I was heavily impressed! On the whole we all enjoyed the experience, and I would recommend here but I think it's somewhere to go as a one-off, you wouldn't catch me here every weekend!


Service: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
Value: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Postcode: W1U


This place is widely regarded as London's top burger restaurant so I was very eager to find out for myself just how good it is. We arrived during a torrential downpour and had to shelter under their shop front whilst queuing to get in. A lot of people would be horrified of the thought of queing for a burger, but it was for 10mins max and we were kept well informed by the staff throughout who kept popping outside to check on us. Really efficient service inside. However, the music was so loud I couldn't hear my companion for most of the meal! The food was served fairly quickly and was very good quality. The burger and rosemary fries went down a treat. The choice of beer was also quite wide, if a little pricey. All in all, very positive experience. I suppose if I hadn't heard all of the hype before my visit, I might have been bowled away. For me, not London's no.1 burger but certainly up there in the top ten!


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Postcode: SW9


Having visited all of the most-recommended burger places in London (Bleecker Street, Mother Flipper, Meatliquor and Meat Market, Burgatory etc) I'm glad I left trader til last. Whilst the above are all brilliant in their own right, Honest was the burger I would make for myself. I've tried many times at home but it didn't get anywhere near close to this. The patty was exquisite. Cooked rare with great seasoning using gingerpig butchers beef. The bun was perfectly crisp (many other burger joints spray water on the buns whilst they cook to make them 'moist') and the relish was subtle and understated. Again, unlike many other burger joints, Honest seem to think less is more. I agree. It wasn't overburdened (like many trendy 'dirty burger' joints are) with tomato, lettuce, mayo, ketchup, pickles and other such sauces. I could actually bite into it quite comfortably (perfect size). The side of rosemary fries were a treat (very crispy) and they have a nice selection of drinks too. Service was great and it's in a useful setting - the Brixton village market. So if you're turned away (we got there for 6 so there wasn't a wait) you can look around at the very many other food and drink places nearby.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: W1F


Had wanted to visit trader for a long time. Heard that it gets very busy in the evenings so we were prepared for a long wait. Luckily, when we arrived (it was a Friday evening) the hostess took our name and number and told us there'd be a 45 minute wait for the downstairs seating area. Not too bad. Unlike many other places that encourage customers to queue outside (they see it as free publicity perhaps), this system seems to work. We had a quiet drink in a nearby pub and made our way back once we received a confirmation text that our table was ready. The service once inside was so-so. Friendly enough - just!- but we only got the chance to order drinks right at the very start. These were very pricey - £6 for a tiny cola-sized bottle of lager! The food itself, and the authentic interior, made up for these shortcomings. We went for the sharing platter which included Burnt Ends (a bbq speciality from Kansas City), Buffalo wings, Pulled Pork, beef ribs, fries and coleslaw. Good stuff. American portions! Will visit again - preferably when there's a big sports game on. They screen live NFL, NBA, baseball, ice hockey and English Football.


Service: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
Value: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Postcode: SW4


Looking for a good burger? Then look no further! I have visited Hache Burger about 4 times in the past 18 months and each time I have never felt disappointed. The burgers are gorgeous, really filling so there is certainly no need for ordering chips or onions rings on the side as there is just no space to physically fit it all inside you! The service is brilliant, and the staff very helpful and accommodating should you go with children. The burgers aren't the most expensive so on the whole I really recommend this restaurant.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: W1D


After hearing from lots of my friends about this restaurant, I finally decided to pay it a visit. We organised to go with some family members, one Tuesday evening, expecting it to be much quieter than a weekend. Lucky us that we had booked a table as this was really not the case, they seem to be busy all week round! The menu is quite straightforward - burger and chips and salad or lobster and burger and salad. All for a fixed price of £20. If you are really hungry and want both its £40. As there were 6 of us we were able to mix it up a bit so we all kind of halved a burger and halved a lobster to get the best of both worlds. The service was a bit slow, especially as we were starving, but since they are so busy we didn't complain too much. The portions I felt were a bit small at the cost of £20, but they are flexible and you can substitute the salad for more chips at no extra cost. The burger was quite good, I've had better but it was meaty, filling and enjoyable. The lobster was also cooked well, quite a lot of meat on it for the price you pay, so I feel you definitely get your £20 worth if you buy the lobster deal as opposed to the burger deal. On the whole we all enjoyed our experience here, we all left feeling stuffed which is a good thing! However, I think once you've gone there's nothing extra special to entice me to go back again anytime soon!


Service: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
Value: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Postcode: W1F


Excellent customer service. Didn't mind waiting 40 minutes in the bar area as they were very accommodating. Was it worth the wait? We thought so. The waitress took the time to explain the menu - she was very passionate about the specials. So my partner went for the special (a 'hairy Hungarian cow') whilst I went for the ribs. We had a side of bone marrow mash and spicy coleslaw. Really hit the spot! Only drawback about this place is that it's incredibly small. The downstairs seating area has room for around 20 diners. This means if you're looking for a romantic meal for two you'd better go elsewhere. We were paired up with another couple very close so it was quite intimate! Would go back for beautiful, tender meat and great service.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: SE12


Couldn't fault the food at all. 10 of us visited Sim's for my 30th and had the best steaks, it was perfectly cooked great cut and served with this amazing freshly made peppercorn sauce. The staff at Sim's are extremely welcoming and their is a lovely homely atmosphere, couldn't recommend this place enough. I will be back again this week :)


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: WC2E


The craze for American food (particularly burgers) is still going strong in London. On the week that Shake Shack and 5 Guys opened their first London branches, I wanted to try them both. Unfortunately, the queues were too long - I was very hungry. I went back (my third visit) to trader . It's the younger and smaller sibling of MeatLiquor. It's no-thrills. Benches to sit at that overlook Jubilee market in Covent Garden (think tacky souvenir stalls). Once you order at the bar, the staff call your name out over a microphone and you go and collect your food (wrapped in foil and brown paper bags). Really good quality burgers but the fries are a touch on the greasy side! Sadly they don't have such an extensive menu as MeatLiquor so you can't, for instance, get their delicious onion rings. The Poppers are worth getting though! Perfect for a quick bite to eat of authentic American fast-food!


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Postcode: BT16


trader was recommended by a friend. Another friend and I decided to try it. It's a American style diner with a really excellent menu. Both of us really enjoyed our meals - the ribs special and a chicken fillet meal. The food was well presented, hot, reasonably priced and the service was excellent. We will be back! For any Man v Nation fans, there is a 30 minute challenge


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: SG1


Excellent menu and friendly staff that go the extra mile. Free orios with your coffee and jelly beans with your bill. It's the little touches that make it superior to Frankie and Bennies next door.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

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