It's no secret that Joe and I are burger crazy, we have tried most of the top burgers in Brighton. One place I hadn't tried was Coggings & Co. It has been on Joe's radar for a while and he went with Mummy Goat (his mum) a few months ago and came home a very happy boy. We finally went a long for lunch back in November to celebrate Joe handing in his notice and getting ready to embark on his Barber training course.
Coggings & Co. is situated just off the Seven Dials, so is easy to get to from town and is equally a nice little walk along from central Hove. The menu consists solely of Burgers and sides (apart from the kids menu). The burger patties are made in-house from British beef that is ground daily and are gluten free. You can also request gluten free buns.
The only real problem being which burger to choose.
After much deliberating we made our decision, I went for the 6oz beef, mushroom tapenade, Harvey’s rarebit, English mustard mayonnaise burger. Just wow. When the burger arrived I cut it half (a habit to help me handle and eat burgers) and saw the the patty was nicely rare - I am a massive fan of rare meat - this came as standard, if you prefer yours medium/well done I'd recommend asking. The burger patty was well seasoned, which is so important and when I had a bite was lovely and juicy, not even remotely dry. The addition of the mushroom tapenade and rarebit really complimented the burger (I'm actually drooling as I write this).
Joe ordered the 6oz beef, coastal cheddar, dry-cured honey-glazed streaky bacon, mustard mayonnaise, salad. I asked him what he thought of it for this post, his response was "It was awesome as usual".
All the burgers come with triple-cooked house chips with rosemary salt, cooked in a choice of beef dripping. I'm not really a big fan of chunky chips, but as these were triple cooked they were perfect for me, not to crisp and not to soft, and I think the fact they were cooked in beef dripping just added to the flavour. However, you can have them cooked in vegetable oil if you prefer.
What made me especially happy about going to Coggings & Co was that while I left full and satisfied I didn't feel like I needed to be fork lifted home, which can happen with some of burger places.
If you are in Brighton, I could not recommend going to Cogging & Co enough. I would possibly rat this number 1 or 2 on my Brighton Burger list!
Are you a burger lover? Where did you eat your best ever burger?
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