I was lucky to get a table at Belicious Burger on a Saturday night. They were pretty booked up, but managed to squeeze in a table for two at eight o’clock, so after checking out the skaters at the Nomadic Sculpture finissage at MaximiliansForum, I headed to Haidhausen for dinner.
The menu is very varied. You can order one of the standard burgers – Mexican, Bavarian, Italian, etc. or their Bene burger, named after the restaurant’s owner (with bacon, cheddar, caramelized onions, a fried egg and BBQ sauce), or you can build your own burger. When it comes to creating your own, the choices are huge. You can choose from Bavarian Weiderind, bison, Wagyu or chicken patties, there are ten different cheeses to choose from, five different buns, and all sorts of other goodies – portobello mushrooms, bacon, grilled zucchini and peppers, truffle oil, guac, pineapple – whatever you could possibly want to put on a burger, Belicious have it covered.
I went for a traditional American burger with truffle fries and onion rings. The food arrived fast (max 10 minutes after ordering) and everything was super fresh. The truffle fries were really good (they didn’t go OTT on the truffle oil). The girl on the next table ordered the sweet potato fries, and they looked pretty delicious too. The burger was excellent – one of the very best I’ve had in Munich – and the boyfriend agrees. The meat (Bavarian Weiderind) was fresh and juicy, there was plenty of cheese and the caramelized onions were a nice touch. Oh – and the onion rings, as heart-attack-inducing as they are, were to die for. My only gripe is that the tomatoes lacked flavour, but hey, it’s January.
Service was really, really good. The waitress was fast, friendly, and attentive. In a city where customer service is often disregarded, it was really lovely to experience such a nice, competent waitress.
Belicious have a great drinks menu too – they have Thomas Henry’s spicy ginger, a good few cocktails, milkshakes, and they even have gluten-free beer from Schnitzer Bräu. Post-burger espressos are by Emilo.
I am looking forward to going back to Belicious for more, and I hope you’ll try it out too. Order the onion rings, build your own burger, and let me know what you think! You can order via telephone, or online here.