Five Points Burgers
Five Points is unashamedly New York in flavour: there are burgers named after boroughs, a brushed-steel industrial fit-out and the liberal use of American mustard is encouraged.
The menu – short and straight to the point – is by much-lauded chef Tomislav Martinovic, a former employee at Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck.
The Bronx is a grilled beef pattie, double cheese, pickles, bacon, tomato sauce, aioli, onion jam, mustard and iceberg lettuce. The Manhattan is a trimmer version – no bacon, no onion jam, no extras.
Queens is a burger of grilled chicken breast, bacon, cheese, tomato in chilli sauce and gherkin mayonnaise. For the vegetarians, the requisite Portobello mushroom is available, decked out in cheese, tomato, marinated peppers and tzatziki.
The enthusiastic can add extras of cheese, bacon or “double meat”. The list of sides is necessarily brief, because what do you need beyond beer-battered chips or slaw?