Lucky Chip at The Camden Assembly Burger Review
Burgers are big business in the capital these days with numerous gourmet patty joints opening up on a seemingly weekly basis. We headed to Camden’s Lucky Chip at the famed Camden Assembly to see how Joes do things in hip north-west London. And we’re pleased to report there’s another reason to visit Camden other than trying to find the UK’s hottest new band.
Like many of the big boy burger bars in London, Lucky Chip started life out as a humble truck at one of the capital’s plethora of food markets. Netil Market was the setting for Lucky Chip, and since its Hackney inception the van has moved into permanent residencies in Dalston and Islington, as well as Camden.
We headed to Lucky Chip’s residence at The Camden Assembly. On first impressions, the Camden Assembly is far more trendy pub which serves food than out-and-out restaurant. There are no large tables for feasting, you’re not welcomed as you enter, and you order your food/drink at the bar.
But we don’t mean this as any sort of criticism – The Camden Assembly, at its core, is and has always been a gig/venue for trendy kids. A load of people dominating the bar with their grub wouldn’t suit the setting or the history of the place. With that said, the commitment to good beer and tasty food is impressive.
Lucky Chip’s menu isn’t extensive but it’s got everything you could want for a big eat with a few chums. You’re looking a wings, hot dogs, loaded fries, and what we came for, burgers. Put simply, the burgers are excellent. Juicy, succulent and packed full of flavour.
If you head down anytime in March, we’d recommend Lucky Chip’s Burger of the Month collaboration with taco heroes Breddos Tacos, The Wall. A beef patty is topped with American cheese and Mexican titbits, such as brisket birria, morita chilli and a sesame seed salsa. As well as being absolutely delicious, £1 from each burger goes to Save the Children’s US border crisis appeal.
The Kevin Bacon cheeseburger was also great, the Buffalo Hot Wings fell off the bone and packed a kick, while the Chicken Nuggets were some of the best we’ve had. We’d also recommend the Chilli Cheese Fries (made with pork AND beef) as a perfect sharing accompaniment for your burger.
We should also mention the beer selection at The Camden Assembly which is superb. As well as having some of top notch drafts such as Fourpure and Goose Island, there’s an extensive range of bottles and cans from some of London’s premier brewers, such as Five Points Brewery and Leyton’s Signature Brew. All of which makes Lucky Chip the ideal hangout for a beer among friends as well as bite to eat.
Lucky Chip is located at the Camden Assembly (49 Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AN), a 10 minutes from Camden Town or 5 minutes from Chalk Farm. You can also find Lucky Chip’s juicy burgers at The Old Queen’s Head in Islington and Lucky Chip Burger & Wine in Dalston. Check out the full menu over at the Lucky Chip Website.