Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Glasgow Living Part 20 - Dinner at The Counter Custom Burgers

Readers, we tried another new experience last week.  Dinner at The Counter.  For those of you who haven’t heard of it, it’s a custom burger joint and you’ll find it tucked in the corner of Springfield Quay in Glasgow.  It’s also the first UK franchise of The Counter, which is found across America and other cool locations like Dubai.
the counter glasgow inside sign

Fairly simple concept, go to your table, either order from the menu or, if you’re like us and enjoy variety, get your tick box notepad and pencil out and start selecting your protein, cheese, sauce, toppings, premium toppings and sides.  Single burgers and toppings are £9.50 and £13.50 for a double.  Sides are £3.25 each and you can also add premium protein or toppings if you are that way inclined (charges apply).
Pick a topping... any topping.

We really enjoyed our first trip – a special shout out needs to go to the tots we shared as a starter – bacon, spring onions, potato tots, cheese and ranch dressing arrived in a big bowl. There was more than enough for 2 people in there and was a great warm up to our burgers. 

the counter glasgow

The restaurant also has a varied drinks menu including a range of virgin cocktails.  We went mid week and I didn’t really fancy alcohol, so this was a nice alternative.  So often soft drinks are just a bit boring.
virgin mojito

The food came quickly, so if you’re looking for a quick bite to eat before going onto somewhere else, this is a good shout.  However, although it’s fast, the food is of a good standard.  A choice of buns were available  - including gluten free – and also, the venue serves halal meat, meaning it’s a great choice for large groups with various dietary requirements. On and when you choose your sauce it's served on the side.  #cleanhands

the counter glasgow
My burger - chicken, roast peppers, mozzarella, turkey bacon, side of fried onions and fries
The staff spent time taking us through the menu, checking our food was ok and made sure we always had drinks, but without being overbearing.  We also appreciated the chat with the Manager who gave us some background to the company and told us that the team were trained by the American arm of The Counter, to install the right vibe and values from the day The Counter opened.  
the counter glasgow
Inside The Counter

Some people may question the location – it’s definitely more premium than many of the other dining places at Springfield Quay and with that in mind, it’s worth making a special trip south of the River Clyde to visit.   It’s easily walkable from the city centre if you have 20 minutes to spare.

Glasgow’s had a great month of “firsts” and I’d recommend visiting this place whilst it’s the first of its kind in the UK (and I suspect it won’t be the only one within a few months!)

To find out more, be sure to follow The Counter on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Disclaimer:  I was provided a meal for two in exchange for a review.  Any opinions expressed are my own. 

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