Swank Levels: 1/5 – more hip than swanky
Tommi’s has now relocated from its original pop-up site to a permanent location is Marylebone.
Originating from Iceland, Tommi’s goes back to basics with its menu and the decor, with its wood and brick walls combined with hand written notices and signs.
The open kitchen gives a complete view of the handiwork going on in the kitchen space, as well as allowing the juicy smells to waft through the restaurant.
Paired down wooden chairs, tables and bar seats line the windows of this fairly small restaurant, which provides enough seats for everyone apart from during the lunch hour rush.
Unlike some of the other burger venues in this area, Tommi’s attracts a range of diners, including families and suited office workers. This must be due to the light décor and helped by the fairy lights.
Would I Want Seconds?
The menu is insanely simple, with three types of burgers to choose from including burger, veggie burger or steak burger and the usual few sides such as fries, bacon and cheese. There are a few drinks but no desserts or cocktails.
All burgers are served with lettuce, tomato, red onion, mayo, ketchup and mustard. But there is also a large collection of free condiments on offer to individualise each burger. These include pickles, caramelised onions and many bottles of hot, sweet, and spicy sauces.
Can I Afford Seconds?
I ordered the ‘Offer of the Century’ which included a burger, fries and soda for £9.90.
Individually the burgers cost £6.90, apart from the Steak Burger which is £8.90. The fries individually cost £2.75 so the offer is tempting and a fair price in comparison to the portion sizes.
Tommi’s popularity means it is in the process of opening up restaurants in new locations such as Chelsea and Ear London. This demonstrates the universal appeal it has, even in the crowded London burger market.
With its simple menu, quick and friendly service and fair prices Tommi’s Burger Joint is a good option for a fast but satisfying meal.