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Mac and Wild, London

Last week I was thoroughly spoilt for my birthday. James took me on a two night stay to London, we went to see The Lion King live, had our faces made into Lego Mosaics and ate lots of scrummy food.

Knowing me all too well and the fact that I spend far too much time considering what to put in my belly, things kicked off wonderfully. I enjoyed a two course breakfast of eggs benedict, followed by crepes in the morning all rustled up by James’ fair hands. We left for London around midday and arrived late afternoon; once we had dropped off our bags at the hotel – it was time for lunch.

We did a little research before stumbling upon Mac and Wild on Great Titchfield Street.

They pride themselves on their Scottish heritage and bringing their produce to the south, which includes plenty of deer on the menu along with a wide selection of whiskeys.

With that in mind James ordered himself a whiskey cocktail whilst I kept to the Scottish theme by trying an Irn-Bru daiquiri.

Our lovely waitress was also Scottish so it all felt very authentic.

We both had burgers on the brain so with a quick look at the menu we opted for the Veni-Moo – a burger consisting of beef patty, venison patty, cheese, bernaise and caramelised onions. Along with added candied bacon to James’ burger and a portion of fries each.

There are plenty of different options to choose from on the menu including those for veggie friends.

The interior is cosy, with large solid wood tables, plenty of exposed brick and wired book shelves. It can feel intimate if you were on a date, but equally a great place to go with a group of friends.

Soon enough our burgers arrived on a large tray, which proved handy for catching all the juices. The meat was full of flavour and it was all you would want from a burger. Perfectly pink in the middle, oozing with cheese, a slight crunch and tartness from the pickles, all encased in a shiny brioche bun.

I polished mine off in an instance – you’d never had guessed I had enjoyed a huge breakfast a few hours earlier!

I’m sure there are a good handful, perhaps two of great burger places in London and I think Mac and Wild should be included in that list.

We wandered to Oxford Street to walk it all off before sprucing ourselves up in time for The Lion King!

Find out more about Mac and Wild here.

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