Chelsea restaurant creates world's most expensive burger with gold leaf and caviar

Honky Tonk restaurant in Chelsea, west London, took three weeks to develop the burger

Roisin O'Connor
Tuesday 07 October 2014 13:27 BST

A restaurant in Chelsea has found a not-so-novel way to celebrate excess: by claiming to have created the world’s most expensive burger, embellished with gold leaf, lobster and caviar.

Priced at £1,100 (or £1237.50 with service), the burger took three weeks to develop and has been verified by Record Setter as the highest priced in the world, with each of the 14 listed ingredients - including salt and mayonnaise - costing around £78.50 each.

Honky Tonk restaurant in Chelsea, west London, added a multitude of expensive ingredients to the dish, christened ‘The Glamburger’, in order to justify the eye-watering price.


The meat itself consists of 220g of Kobe wagyu beef, minced with 60g of New Zealand venison to “balance the fat content”. At the centre is a black truffle Brie that will create a “liquid pocket” once it has been cooked. If that doesn’t sound like enough, the patty has been seasoned with Himalayan salt, served with a Canadian lobster poached in Iranian saffron.


Topping the meat is more meat: bacon coated with maple syrup, along with beluga caviar and a hickory smoked duck egg covered in gold leaf. The bun is seasoned with Japanese matcha, which is a kind of powdered green tea, and mayonnaise, and then also coated in gold leaf. The garnish is a mango and champagne jus with grated white truffle.

The combination adds up to a total of 2,618 calories: more than the recommended daily intake for an adult.

The burger was created by Honky Tonk as a publicity stunt in partnership with Groupon, with one meal being given away to a lucky diner.

Chris Large, head chef at Honky Tonk, an American diner-style restaurant, said: "After sourcing the best possible ingredients to create this masterpiece, the winner will certainly have a dinner to remember."

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