When the Tommi’s of old closed on Marylebone Lane in April of this year, the Marylebone burger scene was a man down and suffering from a burger shaped hole in its heart.
The Tommi’s Burger Joint Twitter looked to be bombarded with burger lovers from all over London, desperate to know when and where Tommi’s would be reappearing. Although technically only a popup, Tommi’s lease had expired and it was time to move on. But where to?
And then, on the 7th June, came the tweet the world had been waiting for:
Confirmed new location, 30 Thayer Street (Mayrlebone Hight Street) Up and running mid summer! #burgerjointuk
— Tommi’s Burger Joint (@BurgerJointUk) June 7, 2013
Yes Marylebone was spelt wrong, but who cared? Tommi’s was coming back – and back to Marylebone – at the bottom of the High Street on Thayer Street. The transformation from popup to permanent was well underway and not long later (the start of August) the doors to Tommi’s opened again.
Tommi’s Burger Joint operates in fierce burger territory – within patty throwing distance are fellow Marylebone residents Patty & Bun, MEATLiquor & BBQWhiskyBeer – all burger giants in their own right.
Yet somehow Tommi’s is just in a league of its own.
There is no room for trendy burger startup pretentiousness here – all you are going to find are straight up, simple, quality burgers. Don’t believe us? Check the menu – it more or less says it all.
The interior is fun and friendly – effort has clearly been made to make their new home special. Order at the counter (hopefully after not too long a queue), sit down and soon after one of the ice cool Icelandic team will shout your name and present you with a basket of fries and a greaseproof paper wrapped burger of your choice.
The Tommi’s cheeseburgers we both chose were up there with the best and for just £6.50 come in as one of the best value out there amongst the burger big daddies of London. The bun was notably good, with a fairly thin patty that was flavoursome and had a satisfying but not overwhelming greasy-juiciness to it. Backed up with some slim and crispy fries, Tommi’s have a winning combo.
Reports say that so far Tommi’s is thriving in its new and more prominent position in the heart of Marylebone and the lunchtime queues would confirm that! We’re very pleased to have Tommi’s back – and it appears most of London are too.
30 Thayer Street
Nearest Tube: Bond Street
Website: Tommi’s Burger Joint
Phone: 020 7224 3828