Originally launched in New York's Madison Square Park in 2004, Shake Shack is known for its burgers, flat-top dogs and frozen custard, available as shakes and concretes (blended frozen custard with mix-ins).
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Venue Details & Map
Market Building, The PiazzaCovent GardenLondonWC2E 8RD
- +44 20 3598 1360
Opened the same time as Five Guys as the heavyweight American giants burger battled it off for the public's attention.
There is only one winner for me. Shakeshack has a superior burger that really lets the meat sing with less emphasise on the toppings, but they come as a support act. It's lovingly given out when ordered, with a nod to being photographed.
They also have crinkle cut fries...more
Sometimes your friends are clamouring for a burger and, well, you need to satisfy them. Shake Shack in Covent Garden delivers. Three things to be aware of:
1. The queue - it's in Covent Garden, for crying out loud, so if you're there during peak hours expect to wait a bit.
2. Those shakes - wow.
3. Don't be afraid to try the hot dogs if you're not in the burger mood. They are excellent...more
As a lover of in-n-out, I thought it necessary to test out the competition.
I ordered the shack burger- a basic burger. The cheese on it was good and I enjoyed that the pattie, tomatoes and lettuce tasted fresh.
The chips are quiet delicious as well, but nothing spectacular.
The shake was a bit of a disappointment. The cup was about 4/5 full and if I'm going to pay £5 for a shake, I...more
I loved Shake Shack having tried it in the U.S., but I've gotta say, the U.K. branch just isn't doing it for me! The seating situation is awful, with three separate areas belonging to Shake Shack dotted around Covent Garden that are not immediately obvious or easy to identify. There have staff sort of managing these areas. I say sort of as they aren't exactly there to greet/seat you, they just...more
I feel like a bit of a traitor for throwing down a three star at Shake Shack but I can't honestly pop it into that 4-5 range just yet. I think part of my problem was that for the past 24 hours, I had been told multiple times, by multiple people that it was "the best!"... so when it was just kinda good, it felt a little disappointing.
Don't get me wrong, it's a good burger, but the best, it is...more