Asado: Bristol’s Newest Burger Bar
Bristol just can’t seem to get enough of burgers at the moment! If you want a filthy fix, you don’t have to look too far for a feast of meat, cheese, and toppings. However, a new burger joint recently opened which is a little different to its counterparts; step forward, Asado.
Named after the Spanish word for BBQ, everything at Asado is cooked over a wood-fired grill, giving the burgers that lingering smoky taste and filling the restaurant with charcoal aromas. The venue is playful and funky, decked out in yellow and blue with quirky frames filling the main wall. Asado’s own Spotify playlist booms from the speakers, a welcoming mix of Latin beats and old-school hip-hop.
The menu here is simple but packs some big hitters. Chef Lucien Gordon (formerly of Patty & Bun in London) has focused on serving quality cooked patties with an array of toppings and sauces influenced by South American cuisine. We tried the ‘Asado’ burger; a beef patty topped with west country cheddar, chimichurri, confit garlic mayonnaise, ketchup, pickled red onions, lettuce and salad, alongside the rosemary salt chips.
Cooked to pink and juicy perfection, you can have your burger cooked however you like upon request! The flavours from the toppings all blended themselves into one another, creating a truly flavoursome and well-seasoned bun. Word of warning: you will get messy here!
The toppings are generous and there are napkins on the table for a reason. The rosemary salt fries were delicious! Our tip: smothering them in Lucien’s homemade hot sauce (the perfect punchy accompaniment).
Asado has granted Bristol a burger joint where you can come and easily spend a whole evening sipping on delicious cocktails, chowing down on some quality meat and getting in the spirit to dance off your burger from their banging playlist tunes.