UPDATE: PERMANENTLY CLOSED. I think they may serve their burgers in their other venue, Two Doors Down, which is ok, but again, more for the youngsters, especially those who have been on gap years and have a taste for the type of street food they serve – Helen liked it.
I can’t believe we’ve never visited 6oz Burgers in Southsea before but I guess we just thought it was a studenty kind of place, but surprisingly we weren’t the oldest ones in there! Those of you who are local will probably know the problems 6oz Burgers have had with Portsmouth City Council, the battle to keep their burgers pink in the middle. They haven’t won, but I think they’re still fighting.
It was lovely and warm inside, the complete opposite to where we’d just come from in fact. We wanted to try a new place in King Street but it was colder inside than out and we had to keep our coats on whilst we had a quick drink. Neither of us wanted to eat in a freezing cold pub.
Inside 6oz Burgers there are plenty of tables and chairs, some like the old school chairs Geoff and I sat on many moons ago which seem to be very popular in this day and age. Large ceiling lights, rough wood panelled walls – looking like something used to be there instead which had been ripped out and just left – at the rear were more places to sit with twinkling fairy lights overhead. Non-intrusive music played in the background.
Geoff enjoyed a tin of Founders All-Day IPA whilst I had a glass of Rioja which was nice and full bodied and in a non-spill glass 😉
There are several different burgers to chose from as well as a few specials and some hot dogs too. The chap serving was very friendly and helpful and overheard us wondering what a slider was and whether we could omit the cheese from the House burger. He said all was fine, you could have whatever you wanted in it. And a slider is a mini burger, 1, 2 or 3 different ones for those who couldn’t decide.
I went for two sliders, the Cheese burger and the Chilli burger which had fairly hot red chillies inside the bun and two side dishes of fries and coleslaw. Geoff went for the House burger which has bacon and cheese along with sweet potato fries. Tomato ketchup, Hellman’s mayonnaise, vinegar, salt & pepper, napkins and cutlery were on each table.
Our burgers were very nice indeed and were served in fresh brioche buns. I asked about the pink burgers upon ordering as I wasn’t sure whether they were still doing them or not and although I like my fillet steak medium/rare I personally don’t like my burger that way.
It wasn’t until I’d finished my meal that I realised I hadn’t received my side dish of coleslaw, never mind. The chap apologised for the mistake.
Only two desserts are available. Warm chocolate brownie with ice cream or 1, 2 or 3 scoops of ice cream, the flavours being chocolate, pistachio, salted caramel and vanilla. We both went for the brownie and a couple of coffees. The chap came back and said they’d had problems with the brownies so they only had ice cream. We declined but he very kindly said we could have them on the house so I opted for salted caramel and Geoff plain old vanilla. We were given 3 scoops each, the salted caramel wasn’t the best I’d tasted, I would have preferred it with pieces of salted caramel inside but I guess I couldn’t really complain seeing as we were having them for free. No sauce either 🙁
6oz Burgers are in Osborne Road, just along from Cheese & Cheers, almost opposite Southsea Coffee Co., with the Tea Tray just up the road a bit and lots more eateries but if it’s a simple burger at a good price you’re after then this is certainly a good place to visit. They also have a new place opening soon, Two Doors Down which will serve street food from all over the world, tacos, bao, katsu, pintxos etc.,
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