The recent trend for gourmet burgers has produced a collection of fast-food joints in London to rival even the most juicy American buns but now the killjoys over at Westminster Council are getting involved and could put an end to the fun by imposing strict controls on undercooked meat.
Last year Byron - the upmarket London burger chain - stopped serving its hamburgers rare following the intervention of an unnamed local authority despite the fact that there had not been a single issue or customer complaint about it. And now the Evening Standard has reported that after routine inspections by environmental health officers, Westminster council challenged the way Davy’s - a central London wine bar - was serving its £13.95 burgers. Davy’s has taken the case to the High Court, which experts say could set a legal precedent as to whether or not diners will be able to order meat rare or medium rare.
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