It’s great to see the Lighthouse Building back in use, now with a Five Guys burger joint on the ground floor. The conversion is light and airy with a more than 180 degree view of the lovely Kings Cross gyratory.
My first time in a Five guys and I ate a cheeseburger, fries and diet coke which came to a substantial £13.25. The two-pattie burger was very good though not exceptional, the cheese was better than average, the bun ok. The diet coke was admix self service.
The fries were partly excellent, tasting distinctly and pleasantly of potato, which says a lot about other high street fries.
They proudly display where the spuds came from. Although i was surprised to see what I can only describe as lots of black bits in the chips which suggests they aren’t being prepared properly with the finnicky work of taking out the black lumps from the raw spud.
The muzac was very loud (much louder than anything else locally) and eclectic – ranging from Walk the Line to Venus.
Overall it was a pleasant burger and good fries but felt a bit expensive – though I may be being unfair on fresh ingredients and location.