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My favourite London “rock pub”: The Ship in Wardour Street (plus a few words on Danish bars)

Sometimes all you want is to sip your beer while headbanging to Pearl Jam’s Jeremy….or move your lips to some other awesome rock song by Tool, Nirvana, Faith No More, NIN, The Smiths, Rage or The Cure. Or what about some punk in the shape of Dead Kennedys?

In Copenhagen it’s seriously difficult to track down places with proper rock/indie music. My favourite place used to be alternative Nørrebro-based music venue/club Stengade 30, but most of their clientele are now half my age and I don’t feel like being mistaken for a mum who has arrived to pick up her daughter.

So for the last few years I’ve been hanging out at Riesen Bar on Vesterbro when in DK. Brilliant place with a great vibe and decent music, but thanks to the ridiculous partial Danish smoking ban you often have to cut your way through the smoke.

But back to the UK where we head straight for The Ship in Wardour Street for some  rock & punk action. The pub is conveniently located just opposite Sam’s work and also serves as watering hole for many of his colleagues.

The interior is kind of tacky-ugly with red ceiling and beer towels and the world’s dirtiest carpet. But hey, the music is amazing, the bartenders tattooed, pierced and laid-back and it’s clientele and vibe as non-pretentious and non-trendy as can be.

People are simply here to have fun and enjoy a few beers with their mates. Gotta love the British pub culture!

And this is what it looks like when it’s dressed up for Pirate Night/Halloween:

Byron Burgers – juicy, tasty and responsibly reared…numnumnumnum

Lørdag var Sam på arbejde, så jeg smækkede Ipod’en på og gik ind til Wardour Street for at hente ham. Efter et par fadøl på favoritpubben The Ship (fantastisk rockmusik og autentisk rå stemning) var vi klar til mad. Halv-bimmelim af øl på tom mave kunne jeg høre den rumle “BURGER” så vi smuttede over på den anden side af vejen til Byron burgerkæden. Normalt er jeg ikke til kæder, men Byron holder 100%.

Byrons speciale er, sjovt nok,  toplækre burgere og priserne er lave, mens kvaliteten er i top med hjemmebagte, luftige boller og super friske bøffer fra skotsk kvæg, der får lov at gå frit omkring. Menuen er enkel: et lille udvalg af burgere med forskelligt fyld og så vælger man selv tilbehør i form af skinny fries, håndskårne fritter, løgringe ect. (man kan endda bestille macaroni cheese). Burgere koster ca. 8 pund, fritter 3. Burgerne serveres røde i midten med mindre du bestiller andet, og fik jeg nævnt at de har Brooklyn Lager? Så blir det ikke meget bedre. Læs mere om Byron her.

Her er et par billeder…blandt andet af en halvspist burger. Vi var en anelse besofne, så det varede lidt før jeg huskede at knipse et par stykker med Sams Iphone.

Byron, 97-99 Wardour Street, London (i alt 10 restauranter i London)


Saturday Sam was working, so I put on my Ipod and headed towards Wardour Street to meet him. After a few pints at our favourite pub, The Ship (authentic vibe and great rock music) my stomach was not so subtly rumbling “BURGERS” to me. So we headed for the Byron Burger chain, conveniently situated on the opposite side. Normally I don’t like chains, but this one is seriously good.

Byron of course specialises in burgers and the menu is simple: a few different  burgers that you can order with or without side-orders like skinny fries, onion rings, hand cut fries and even macaroni cheese. The meat is very fresh and comes from “free range” cows, running around in the Scottish highland, the buns are homemade and they alway manage to cook your burger to perfection (red in the middle, thank you very much). Burgers around 8 pounds, fries 3. Oh, and did I mention: they serve Brooklyn Lager!

Here’s a few pictures, including one of a half-eaten burger. We were a bit tipsy so it took a while before I remembered to snap a few with Sam’s Iphone.

Byron, 97-99 Wardour Street, London (around 10 restaurants in London)