Location: A small, but tastefully decorated pub on Long Acre by Smithfields Market called The Distillers.
What the menu said:
Distiller Beef Burger - Served Medium on Soda Bread Bap Bun, with Bacon, Cheese and hand cut chips
Good. Two halves of the bun were separated with burger, bacon and melted cheese on one side, and lettuce on other half.
Very good. Single bacon slice was meaty and salty (hardly any rind/fat). Cheese was a very mature Red Leicester, melted over the bacon and burger, which added real depth the whole experience. Mixed red and green lettuce was chopped and crisp, allowing easy eating.
Wonderful! The Soda Bread was heavy and salty, but added to the whole experience by wrapping itself around the burger and not disintegrating in the hands - one of the best bread solutions I've ever had.
Very good. A medium-rare cooked burger, with a light 'bbq' style charring on the outside made this burger stand out.
Good. A decent portion of hand-cut chunky chips were simple and effective.
Overall rating: 8/10
This was a good overall burger, combining all the essential elements, with a great bun, tasty cheese and generous bacon, with a very good meat patty. I would recommend The Distillers Smithfield!