The menu at Bunsen Burger is so compact, it fits on the back of a business card. This is fast food without the tyranny of choice. You can get a burger, chips, and a milk shake. If you want some variation, you can add cheese. The burger is the result of one year’s research by owner Tom Gleeson and is made with ground black Angus beef and my god, it was worth the time.
This is not a delicate burger, and it is not a fancy gastroburger. It is a proper dirty, messy affair, the kind of burger that leaves sauce and juice running down your chin and all over your hands. Bunsen is not a place to bring someone you want to impress.
Burgers are cooked to order, and you can get beer, wine, milkshakes or soft drinks to wash them down. They also offer a burger with a gluten free bun for Dublin’s large coeliac community, and a paleo option for Dublin’s large fad diet community. If you want to try Dublin’s best burger, this is it. There’s now a second larger branch as well at 22 Essex Street in the heart of Temple Bar and a third on South Anne Street, just off Grafton Street.