Boorgies: Burgers
Blog, Prague / No Comments / November 24, 2016

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Whenever I walk to the tram stop I always spot a place called Boorgies which according to their abundant signage is well known for their burgers however until a week ago I hadn’t gone in.

The environment inside is kind of a strange mixture between a cafeteria and a restaurant with lots of tables set out in a pattern and people eating by themselves. As with a lot of places in Prague the staff speak enough English to help you order although I found it weird that when customising my burger I was only allowed to have either bacon or cheese not both and when it came to sauce I was only allowed to have ketchup or mayonnaise not both, this one is especially weird because ketchup and mayonnaise mixed together is what makes ‘burger sauce’.

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The chips were very small and thin almost like what you would expect from a school cafeteria but they were still nice, the Coke I got was in a very small cup which held less than a

cans worth in it and to my surprise the Ketchup was not only home made but arguably nicer than Heinz ketchup. It

had a slightly thinner texture and lighter hue than usual but it tasted fresh and was definitely a welcome part of the meal.

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I didn’t go all the way to Boorgies to eat Ketchup and fries I went to eat their burgers, I ended

up getting mine with cheese, lettuce, ketchup, tomato and grilled onions. The first thing I noticed when I held the burger was that the bun was very basic and felt a bit stale, when I took a bite out of it it tasted exactly the same, basic and stale, as for the burger itself it was nice but that’s about it. The patty was lukewarm and the ingredients didn’t steal the show but honestly there wasn’t anything that made this burger stand out in a good way, I thought for sure the ketchup would do it but it seems the rest of the ingredients over powered it leaving a burger that’s sort of like what I imagine McDonalds would make if they didn’t have to do it quickly, a cheap but good enough burger thats fine for the price but nothing special.

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Don’t get me wrong it’s not a bad burger it’s just barely above the one I had at Tinseltown and honestly if it hadn’t been for the ketchup and constant signage I may not have even bothered writing about it. Taste aside 150 Kč is good value for what you’re getting and they even give you free wifi for 30 minutes but you need to ask for the code. If you’re in the area I say definitely try it but don’t expect much, this is a classic example of ‘you get what you pay for’.

[edit] After going back and trying the bacon burger I have to say it exceeded my expectations. The bacon was more like parma ham thin and crispy and the relish added a bit of a tang to the burger, it’s still not as good as some restaurants but it’s a lot better than I gave it credit for and I actually do recommend you try it.

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