Restaurant Review – Big Smoke Burger

So we think we’ve discovered our favorite burger stop in Dubai. It might seem like quiet a daring statement to make, but we won’t even think twice when we claim that Big Smoke burgers are the best we’ve had in Dubai.
The demand for fast food had originated years ago in Dubai since it’s delicious, cheap and oh-so-satisfying. However over the past few years, we’ve noticed a trend in “gourmet burgers” that are somehow a more healthy and organic version of the generic burger joints you find all over Dubai.
The competition is definitely fierce when it comes to organic, healthy and wholesome burgers, but we feel Big Smoke Burger possesses that quality that distinguishes it from the rest. It could probably be the fact that their ingredients are sourced from top quality producers, or that their fries are cooked in trans fat-free canola oil, or probably because their meats are delivered fresh daily and not frozen. Whatever it may be, Big Smoke Burger definitely knows how to tick all the boxes when it comes to creating good, delicious burgers.
To begin with, the menu itself is a lot more elaborate than we expected it to be. With a impressive choice of appetizers, salads, burgers (of course) and dessert. Not to forget, the hand crafted Boylan sodas that are exclusively available only at Big Smoke in the entire Dubai and taste so good. We tried the Crème Soda that had an incredible sweetness to it, making it almost addictive.
We started off by ordering a Grilled Chicken Salad (don’t judge us, the picture looked good) with a sweet balsamic dressing that tasted absolutely refreshing. The salad leaves were crunchy and the chicken was tender making us devor the entire bowl.
Another favorite which we couldn’t stop eating was the “R & B” fries topped with creamy buttermilk ranch and Canadian heritage bacon. The crunchy bacon went perfectly well with the fries and gave that perfect meaty flavor. A MUST TRY if you visit this place.
We also relished the Onion Rings that were super crispy, golden and perfectly seasoned. Make sure to try them with any of the signature dipping sauces – they taste heavenly!
Ofcourse, you can’t leave Big Smoke without trying some of their mouthwatering burgers. The first burger we tried was the “Spicy Burger” with caramelized onions, spicy chipotle mayo, tomato and lettuce. They literally melt in your mouth as you bite into it and leave you speechless. The meat patty itself tasted absolutely tender and delicious, and the spice from the dressing elevated the flavor to a whole new level.
Another very popular burger that is new & definitely a must try is the “Urban Cowboy” Burger with jalapeño, bacon, lettuce, tomato and crispy onions. This burger bursts with variety of texture and flavor, and creates fireworks in your mouth. It’s no wonder this burger is one of the most popular and sought after burgers at Big Smoke; the components complement each other perfectly and the flavor is spot on.
Another MUST TRY at Big Smoke Burger is a dessert that has taken over social media by a storm. The “Pizookie” which is a pizza cookie is one of the most decadent and indulgent desserts we’ve ever had. It might be a bit too sweet for some, but we didn’t complain. The soft gooey cookie base along with a generous scoop of vanilla icecream went perfectly well with the hot chocolate sauce presented in a cute bottle to be poured over the dessert at the table. A perfect ending to an already perfect meal!
The Bill:
Boylans – Dhs19
Grilled Chicken Salad – Dhs37
“R & B” fries – Dhs25
Onion Rings – Dhs27
Spicy Burger – Dhs36

Ambience – 3.5/5
Food – 4.5/5
Service – 4/5
Value – 4/5

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