I visited the Holborn branch of Haché this week to try out their limited edition vegan burger and was pleasantly surprised by my experience. Located just a couple of minutes walk from Holborn Station, Haché serves up fresh and tasty burgers in many different variations.
The restaurant is really gorgeous! Decorated with lit up cherry blossom trees the large restaurant is welcoming and very comfortable. The staff are friendly and helpful and the service was quick too. The atmosphere was very chilled when we visited, we were there early so it was nice and quiet too.
We started with a big portion of Nachos which the chef made vegan for me by removing the sour cream and cheese sauce. The guacamole and salsa were full of flavour and there was plenty of it! We also had the Grilled Garlic Prawns with pesto aoili and judging by how quickly they got eaten they were great!
For the main event I went for the limited edition vegan burger The Secret Garden: portabello mushroom coated in panic breadcrumbs with a hit of sesame seeds, served with a spicy peanut sauce and crispy kale, topped with a fan of avocado on a toasted ciabatta bun. Just wow! The mushrooms were delicious and crunchy and the sauce was divine with a great kick to it. They certainly don’t skimp on the avocado too – the whole burger was amazing…I really hope they make it a permanent fixture!
My friend had the Steak Le Fumé: with caramelised onions, smoked bacon, Gruyère & Haché coleslaw presented in a smoke filled dome at your table. Again, wow! It was really fun having the smoke filled dome unveil the burger at the table, it smelled incredible and added some theatre to our burgers! My friend opted to not have cheese but said the burger was juicy enough without it and was full of flavour.
Again I fell foul to stuffing my face too quickly and didn’t have space for dessert but apparently they make their own bannoffee pie which is supposed to be great so don’t make the same mistake and save space for that!
We had a Bellini made with Chambord which was delicious, and presented with a cute fruity twist and the freshly made Lemonade flavoured with watermelon which was delicious, not too sweet and fresh and zesty.
I really enjoyed Haché, the staff were lovely, the restaurant was beautiful and the food was great! I’ll certainly be back if they make the vegan burger permanent!