The strap line “burgers with a kick” is the perfect way to sum up the new burger restaurant to open up this year.
Located at number 88, Eighty Ate Burger houses Thai-infused flavours mingled with the American classics and traditional burger choices you would expect from a burger joint.
Home to many well-known family favourites, Reigate in Surrey is the chosen spot for this start-up restaurant.
With two successful Thai restaurants already established, the owner Petngam Wongprasert, also known as Chim, decided to jump on the popularity of burger bars with her own take on a dine-in and takeaway restaurant.
Entering the chic and trendy interior, you are greeted with a bare brick wall (with the restaurant’s name painted boldly on it), wooden accessories and minimalistic, yet stylish additions to the decor.
Large, leafy plants and brassy bronze coloured chairs fill the room, with cushions on the benches imported from Thailand, adding the Thai touch to give it a more personalised and homely feel.
The menu is innovative and has a range of exotic flavours.
With the initial inspiration from the family’s Thai roots, the flavours go beyond Thailand with hints of the Caribbean, South America and other Asian fusions combined.
This family-run gem has such an extensive selection to choose from; I finally decided on the chorizo and pesto burger with sweet potato and rocket, tempt yourself with a range of cheeses to finish it off – mozzarella works very well!
There are a range of tasty combinations including salt beef, crispy bacon avocado, spicy lamb and pork belly with fried egg, grilled chilli and green curry sauce.
With a choice of lighter nibbles and salads, and the option to have your burger gluten free or naked and 4oz burger options for children; there is something for everyone.
Fill up on birds nest caramelised sweet potato fries on the side, crispy chicken wings with garlic pepper and spring onion with Sriracha mustard mayo dip and plantain fries with toasted coconut flakes.
The plantain fries dipped in the Sriracha mustard mayo dip were my favourite by far!
The starter menu features dishes such as crispy fried pork ribs and grilled halloumi and pineapple, or why not round off the meal with a unique take on a classic: the green tea creme brûlée.
The milkshakes are to die for, with the favourite being the salted caramel or indulge in toasted coconut or banana fudge.
This is definitely a restaurant set to take off.
I wouldn’t be surprised if we see Eighty Ate Burger a lot more in the future!
Eighty Ate Burger, open daily 12:00-10:00pm at 88 High St, Reigate RH2 9AP
Featured image by Amy Latham