It’d been a while since I’d enjoyed a Slap & Pickle burger. We’d ordered a few deliveries from them at various points during the covid lockdowns and restrictions. However long it had been, I certainly hadn’t forgotten about how delicious their burgers are.
After moving out from Assembly Underground last year, Slap & Pickle have finally settled out in the suburbs of Chapel Allerton, in a collaborative at the well-established Black Sheep bar.
We visited Black Sheep on Wednesday night, just a week after Slap & Pickle had opened. As we walked in there was a photo shoot in full swing, as a large table to our right was covered in probably the entire menu! The smells were enough to get your appetite going.
I ordered the Personal Cheesus, their signature double cheeseburger. All S&P beef burgers are made from 40-day dry aged grass-fed Swaledale beef. This came in at £14.50 and includes a side of fries which you can load up for an extra few £s. I did just that as the chicken and gravy topping had caught my eye! My vegetarian friend Sofyanah went for the Naked Vegetarian burger costing £13, which she also loaded up with the ‘Hey hot stuff’ vegan topping.
My cheeseburger was outstanding, deliciously moist and served in a soft brioche bun. There was fresh crisp lettuce, pickles and burger sauce. The fries were as naughty as you’d imagine them to be, with rich well-seasoned gravy with breaded chicken slices.
Sofyanah described her naked burger as tasty, not too meaty (which is a good thing for her), and not too dry. She appreciated the sesame flavour, and the well-judged ratio of sauce to salad. The ‘Hey hot stuff’ fries had a ‘real good kick’, which included a brown chilli sauce, chilli mayo, chopped chilli, coleslaw and sliced jalapeños.
Slap & Pickle have a separate vegetarian/vegan menu with lots of options; five burger options, lots of loaded fries to choose from, and ‘bits on the side’ which includes vegan chicken tenders, deep fried pickles and cheese sauce pot.
We both really enjoyed the food and are looking forward to revisiting to try other items on the menu. For me, they remain one of the best beef burgers in town (or just a little ways out!).
Slap & Pickle at The Black Sheep
16/18 Stainbeck Lane