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“Good burger and chips, not the best.”

Handmade Burger Co. Reading
Ranked #77 of 621 Restaurants in Reading
Price range: US$5 - US$13
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good burger and chips, not the best.”
Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

Went with my partner on Friday night very late about 8 30. We didn't need to wait that long and the choice is immense! I have been before so know the chips are huge but ordered 1 each anyway. We got American burgers, they were good but the onion rings were a big let down. The bbq sauce was horrible too, like a runny, sticky jelly thing. Burger and fries were good as well. We had to wait at least 35 mins for our food though which was a big let down. Overall it was a good experience and I will go back, just not get the bbq sauce.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Overrated and overpriced”
Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday had a little wait for a table which is to be expected. Atmosphere was nice and seats were comfortable. Ordered the American burger which was average, beef was chewy and no where near as tender as expected. Also ordered a blue cheese burger but felt conned as there was no actual blue cheese it was 'blue cheese mayo/relish' and upon picking up the burger the bun completely fell apart so had to use a knife and fork ruining the dining experience. The portion sizes for the chips were huge however, the chips were soggy not crispy or crunchy which was such a disappointment could have made better home made home cut oven baked chips for half the price!!! The milkshakes at £4.10 were tasty however, didn't even come in a glass they were served in the Silver tin mixer they were made in which just felt like they were trying to save on the washing up and at £4.10 I would expect a glass to at least be offered. Overall overrated and definitely not worth the premium burger price they charge very disappointing visit won't be visiting again.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Great chips !”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

A regular aunt for us, I don't eat eat and there is a goodrange of veggie options here (although they have now taken the gorgeous onion bhaaji burger off the menu recently. :-( ). The chips here are THE BEST though.

Visited April 2014
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“Very good food”
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Came here for lunch during a shopping trip. Burgers were really good! Really good selection! Service was great and food came fairly quickly. Will definitely be back!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Decent burgers, good beer, service a bit slow...”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

We visit quite often, popped in early evening.
Quite a long wait for food.
Why this place does not do table service for orders is beyond me.
Beer good, local bottled beers, can't remember names.
As usual the food order took a while, they weren't that busy so don't see why, and when you get them the burgers are never really hot so I think it's just poor service.
Tasty burgers though, will visit again.

  • Visited March 2014
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