THE COUNTER®CUSTOM BURGERS NOW OPEN IN GLASGOW
I can almost hear the groans now as you read that another burger restaurant is opening in Glasgow...
This one is of course promising something different, (don't they all) so when we were invited to the launch, we thought it right and proper to head on down!
First off, this one isn't in the City Centre, it's not even North of the river, it's down at The Quay, tucked in the corner between the Casino and the Cinema. That means loads of easy parking, or you're going to need to catch the Subway or a bit of a walk if you're in the town.
The Counter brings mouth-watering, premium burgers and ‘The Counter Culture’ to hungry diners in Glasgow. The Counter offers a checklist-style menu of over 100 ingredients creating a million possible combinations, through which guests are granted the freedom to build the burger or salad that suits their specific palates and lifestyles.
They really do mean complete freedom, you can choose your bun, from a choice of six, including brioche, ciabatta, even a muffin or in a bowl over a bed of organic fresh mixed greens, lettuce blend, or kale. Next up pick your burger (or burgers, you can double up)there is a choice of beef, turkey, chicken, veggie or salmon.
Want Cheese, the Counter has more than Eurovision, choose from fourteen dairy delights including Danish blue cheese, Greek feta, herb goat cheese, truffle gloucester, chile red devil, gruyère and soft ripened brie.
Top it off with whatever takes your fancy, carrot strings, dill pickles, dried cranberries, grilled pineapple, roasted corn & black bean salsa, bacon onion marmalade, fried egg, avocado and fried onion strings, even salt & vinegar crisps, which of course I had to go for...
To finish drizzle over a sauce, one of 23 including basil pesto, chipotle aioli, tzatziki or sweet sriracha, and apricot sauce.
Oh and then there is the choice of nine sides including sweet potato fries, crispy onion strings or grilled vegetable skewers. You definitely would never need worry about getting bored of the menu!
The restaurant which can seat up to 100 covers was designed and fitted by Restaurant Design Associates to reflect the brand’s LA roots. With the focal point of course being the counter which has a high-end marble effect finish, booth style seating including USB ports and plug points, and an open serving hatch also offers a ‘live’ experience from the kitchen.
The Counter Glasgow also offers vegan and gluten free options, in addition to a kids’ menu. For those who would prefer to forego the step-by-step burger building process, The Counter offers a list of expert builds and signature burger suggestions. The burger joint prides itself on using only the best of humanely-raised and handled, antibiotic and hormone-free, vegetarian-fed, 100% natural halal beef, chicken and turkey and vegan veggie burgers, all grilled to order.
Alongside your custom made burger they serve a selection of handmade ice cream shakes, floats, craft beers and wine, cocktails, mocktails and ‘spiked shakes’, including Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate, Red Velvet or Minted. Or in true The Counter style you can ‘create your own’ shake.
We will be back in a few weeks to give the Counter a full review.