I’m not a fan of a work Christmas do. Being a manager of a team means I’d have to stay relatively sober and working outside of the City means they are never easy to get to. The main downside of this is the lack of turkey dinners I end up with over the festive period. Christmas dinner is my favourite meal of the year and I’d like to repeat it as much as possible. With that in mind I was extremely excited to go to All Star Lanes and try their turkey burger special.
Looks quite humble really doesn’t it? Turkey and pork & sage stuffing has been shaped into a patty before being breaded and deep fried. Add to that Monterey jack cheese, porter cured bacon and cranberry sauce before stuffing into a bun with a the mandatory lettuce, onion and tomato. Phew! All Star Lanes have moved away from brioche in favour of American style bread buns instead and I think it really makes a difference here as the brioche would have made this overly sweet. The patty was juicy and not at all dry like turkey can be with a lovely kick of spice from the stuffing. The bacon was crisp buy augmentin tablets whilst the cheese and cranberry together created a sweet yet creamy topping.
Despite the burger looking a fairly reasonable size here it was huge and I only managed a couple of my sweet potato fries before having to admit defeat. The added sauce also made it incredibly messy and I had cranberry sauce running down my arms at one point. It is a good job I wasn’t on a date, elegant is definitely something this burger is not!
You can get your mitts, which will be grubby when you finish, on one until 24th December. Make sure you go hungry!
Whilst I’m writing about All Star Lanes I thought I’d mention that we also signed up to the high roller club. It is free to join and entitles you to 20% off food and drink during your visit. You also get a free cocktail when you activate your membership. Considering I’m not a fan of bowling you will find me in the corner drinking my discounted cocktails whilst friends are getting strikes.
My turkey burger special was provided for free for the purpose of this review. All drinks consumed on the night were paid for.