Kensington Mums had the pleasure to review one of the latest burger hang out in Kensington, Roadster California Burger located on 11 Kensington High Street. We have passed it many times, but never had the chance to try it out. For those who follow us on Instagram, we hope you enjoyed our full experience on the day!
Upon arrival, we were greeted by friendly staff and had the honour to meet the owner as well. We chatted about his new opening and the idea behind Roadster California Burger. The vision was to create an authentic American Diner that serves top notch burgers and food in a beautiful environment. “The thing that separates us from other burger slingers around town, is although we provide fast food, we believe that you should get great service, comfort and time to enjoy your meal”.
The setting is vibrant, with a “cool American diner” feel in the heart of Kensington. We got seated quickly and the service was great. The menu has a variety of burgers and fries but not only, if fact there are more healthy and veggie options too. Our waitress, Lana was very friendly and helped us choose what to order.
It was interesting to find out that all of their ingredients come from local markets or traders; for example, they buy their meat from the same free range organic butchers (H.G Walter) that Nigella Lawson gets her Sunday lunch from, and unlike 99% of other burger joints, they make sure that their beef is lean and high in protein and low in fat.
For starters we opted for the mixed starter which includes mozzarella dippers, hot chicken wings, BBQ chicken wings, Chilli Cheese bites, onion rings and chicken nuggets. It was a perfect platter to share.
Dina indulged in a Vanilla Milkshake which the waitress had highly recommended and she couldn’t agree more. “The milkshake was one of the smoothest and creamiest I ever had”.
Nathalie had the ABC salad, which came with avocado, bacon and chicken tossed over a bed of mixed leaves, tomato and chilli with garlic and lime dressing with a side of cajun fries.
“Too many people think that a salad is just a salad but Im a salad lover and can assure you thats not the case. I really enjoyed the salad I had at roadsters as it was fresh, crunchy and the toppings made it filling and delicious. The portion was very generous, after the starter we had it was difficult to finish it. The fries were also deliciously crunchy and spicy which gave a slight kick to the whole meal”.
Dina went for the Roadster Chicken Burger which was grilled chicken filet topped with avocado, pickled red onion and honey mustard with a side of Sweet potato fries. You could tell the ingredients were fresh and of high quality and the fries were delicious.
What she loved the most is that they serve their burgers on a brioche bun which she described as “the softest and fluffiest bun going.” adding, “The chicken was very perfectly cooked and tender and married perfectly with their honey & mustard sauce that I just couldn’t get enough of”.
After the starter and mains, we didn’t think we could eat anything more but once we saw the dessert menu, we couldn’t not resit the New York Cheesecake, we decided to stop counting the calories and just indulge by ordering one portion to share.
The cheesecake was Vanilla with strawberry sauce with fresh strawberries on the top and more vanilla ice-cream & whipped cream on the side, such a delight! The texture was perfect and the flavour just right.
As well as running Roadster California Burger, the brothers now have their own young family and love seeing local families coming in to enjoy the food, music and great atmosphere “It’s nice when we see the same faces again and again and we love knowing our customers”.
The place is great for a family lunch or dinner out offering they have a kids menu and also a great spot for a date night with your other half. They have a big and bright spacious room at the back where they host children’s birthday parties (pictures below).
They have a Special Offer for Father’s Day, treat the Kensington Dad to a special Father’s day treat and best thing “Dad’s eat free!
Roadster California Burger is open 7 days a week and serve great healthy food everyday. Thank you for having us and make sure you try their burgers out next time you are out and about in Kensington!