I ate the 'best smash burger in Liverpool' and can't stop thinking about it

Just more than a year ago a new takeaway opened on County Road in Liverpool.

According to Woffle's staff, the venue quickly become known for serving the "best smashed burgers in Liverpool." Through word of mouth and letting the burgers do the talking, the fast food "artisan burger" takeaway has grown a loyal customer base.

A video of the stacked, mouth-watering burgers on the venue's TikTok page has racked up almost two million views, and their Instagram page will regularly get thousands of likes when they post their creations. The Burger Reviews series on Instagram also named Woffle in the Top 10 takeaways across the country, other venues that made the list included Craft Burger in Newcastle.

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So to see if Woffle really does serve the best burger in the city, I decided to treat myself to a midweek smash burger and a homemade cheesecake. It wouldn't be a fair review if I opted for anything less than the double bacon cheese burger.

It includes double smashed beef patties, cheese, turkey bacon, lettuce, pickles, onion and Woffle's house sauce served on a seeded brioche bun and is priced at £11.50. My partner went all out and ordered the triple for £14.95. Although, full disclosure, in my hungry excitement when the delivery came, I tucked into the triple and only realised half way through...

Food from Woffle, on County Road, Liverpool
Food from Woffle, on County Road, Liverpool -Credit:Liverpool ECHO

Price wise, it's expensive, considering that you need to order a side and a drink separately. I also would have preferred more lettuce and onion on my burger but I preferred the turkey bacon to pork as it seemed thicker and crispier than usual.

Despite being in need of more greenery, I couldn't have enjoyed it more. As greedy as three patties sounds, because they're smashed and squished thinly, they're surprisingly not too filling and the texture is tender in the middle with a super crispy edge.

Flavour wise, the burger was packed with meaty juices but not so much that it left me with a messy handful. It was the perfect amount, paired with the sauce which had a hint of gherkin and a slight sweetness. The burger did manage to stay together and not spill over the sides.

Is this the best burger I've ever had in Liverpool? Now that my previous favourite Frost Burgers, on Wood Street, is closed, I'm going to say yes - but there is room for improvement with the lack of lettuce. The chips weren't up to much, not crispy enough and despite being "peri peri" flavoured , actually needed a lot of sauce because the flavour wasn't all there.

Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake
Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake -Credit:Liverpool ECHO

If I was to order again I'd opt for the potato tots or chilli cheese bites instead. After a breather, I went back in for the Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake £6.50, with a cup of tea. It was generously topped with sauce and Biscoff crumb and balanced perfectly, so it wasn't too sweet or rich, which is sometimes an issue with cheesecakes.

Overall, if Woffle carried on expanding their "artisan burger an homemade dessert" selection which they claim they're renowned for, I think they're onto a winner. The burger really was the star of the show and I'd choose a desert over a side in the future.

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