If you are not only looking for a delicious burger to sink your teeth in, but an experience as a whole, then you’ve come to the right place. Formerly known as Gourmet Burger Co, GBC is located at a very strategic spot, right across from Bombay Sweets, in the very famous Khadda Market and therefore, hard to miss. This honky-tonk of a restaurant has a little bit of everything and became a part of the various dining options available in the city about a year ago.
GBC is a partnership resto and we met with one of the owners on our recent trip. After talking to him we gathered that they had a simple plan: to provide good food and initially started out as delivery only. With growing demand, the delivery-only option blossomed into a sit-down joint. Having said that, the premises are still very congested and can only accommodate about three families (owing to the presence of three booths only). The décor is honest and simple, with pictures of their best selling items on the walls. The best thing was the ‘hand sanitizer’ on each table. Hygiene is of utmost importance to me when dining so I was duly impressed!!
GBC’s menu is fairly simplistic but seems to have something for every taste. Their specialty is of course their Char Grilled Burgers and they have quite the selection including gourmet choices such as the Gourmet Classic Blue Cheese Burger, Gourmet Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Burger, Gourmet Blue Cheese Grilled Chicken Burger and Gourmet Wasabi Chicken Burger. Their star product remains Gourmet Classic Burger – prime ground beef burger char grilled to perfection with cheddar cheese, crispy lettuce, fresh tomatoes, crunchy onions and a good dose of mustard and mayo. The menu also includes nachos, wings, salads, sandwiches, hot dogs, pastas and desserts. We tried the Chili Cheese Fries, Buffalo Chicken Wings, Gourmet Classic Burger, Gourmet Club Sandwich and Spicy Pasta Arrabiata.
A lot of thought has gone into the making of the menu – each patty seems to be handcrafted individually with flavors and toppings that complement each other very well. The patty was moist, perfectly seasoned, and perfectly cooked with crispy vegetables, and a perfectly thin layer of mustard to give the entire burger a rich, zesty flavor that wasn’t overpowering. The bun encasing the patty was soft, didn’t fall apart and toasted just right! And boy, I was super pleased with the cheese, that cascaded down the patty ever so gently – each bite made me go mmmm in delight. The burger scored a whopping 9/10 from me!
The Chili Cheese Fries was a perfect ratio of fries-chili-cheese. Crispy, fluffy fries were served topped with chili, jalapeños, chopped onions, sour cream and melted cheese. The chili had a robust, meaty flavor. Perfect, fresh and hot! Loved them! Would back for them again and again… this scored a perfect 10/10 from me.
Chicken Buffalo Wings, which essentially came deep fried and covered in buffalo sauce – the regular bit. And if ‘saucy’ is not your thing, you would probably love this. But I love my wings smothered and dribbling in sauce, so it was a bit of letdown for me.
The Gourmet Club Sandwich was epic! Consisting of layers of perfectly toasted bread, tomatoes, lettuce, roast beef and grilled chicken, with a little bit of mayonnaise to hold it all together. It’s was a great combination and a very impressive sandwich with another helping of delicious fries. Hands down, one of the best club sandwiches I have had in a long time.
The spicyArrabiata Pasta was spicy and sumptuous, with a sauce that was light, yet carried a piquant taste of garlic and parmesan. The sauce went well with the penne pasta – the tubes of which held the sauce well and created fiery mouthfuls with each bite. However, I felt the pasta was overcooked while it should have been al dente. In any case, the topping of black olives gave a earthier, smoky sensation in the finished product.
The food at GBC is a sight to behold and a treat