First launched in Paris 2012, hamburger joint Big Fernand is crossing the channel this month, bringing its hamburgés to London. The Percy Street outpost will sell patties that are big on French flavours and Parisian savoir-faire, served with Gallic cool and a dose of va va voom: expect your hamburger with a smile in around 40 seconds from order to service.
Big Fernand takes the American classic and blends it with French gastronomy to deliver a burger with a difference. Think artisan buns, made in London using a French baker’s secret recipe, locally-sourced Charolais and Aberdeen Angus meat, unpasteurised French cheeses such as Tomme de Savoie, Raclette or Fourme d’Ambert, freshly chopped herbs and home-made sauces created by Chef Thomas Boutin.
Served blue through to well-done, choose from five classic combinations including beef, lamb, chicken and veal. Alternatively, ‘build your own’ with more than 3,840 distinctly French possibilities. Eat with fingers, accompanied by Fernandines – home-made hand cut French fries from potatoes peeled and sliced at the restaurant each morning.The drinks list features a red, white and a rosé wine as well as beer, all from France naturellement.