Its been a while since my last visit to Dip & Flip and on a sunny Saturday in April I headed back to Brixton restaurant. You can read the review of when I last went by clicking on the this link.
The location remained the same but they have changed the decor a little. Now, along-side the lady in the gravy jug, we have line drawings of people enjoying the gravy. My favourite is the guy just in his pants! You have to go see it to believe it!
There has been a bit of a menu change since I last went. They have added Korean Hot Wings to their Buffalo Hot wings. The tater-tots have been dropped, which makes sense as they didn’t really fit in well with restaurant offerings. The rest of the menu remains the same with the classic dip sandwiches, burgers and sides. The drinks menu includes plenty of craft ale offerings and as a bit of a left-field offering, picklebacks – a shot of spirit with a chaser shot of picklebrine! Sounds dreadful! 😀
Knowing a little about the menu I had already decided to pass on the chicken wings. My previous review mentioned them being covered in sauce and I didn’t really want that. The waiter was happily talking us through the menu and I mentioned I’d have the milkshake except they use chocolate ice cream for the Oreo milkshake. He said that they’ve never done that since he has worked there so it could have been a maverick bartender last time or just they have changed how the milkshakes are made. After promising he would make the milkshakes himself using vanilla ice cream we agreed what we were having.
- 1 x Vanilla Milkshakes
- 2 x Dip & Flip Burgers (one with extra onions)
- 1 x Sweet Potato Fries
- 1 x Normal Fries
- 2 x Coca-Cola
This was going to be a great meal! Messy, but great!
Aw yeah! Come to daddy! This burger was a feast for the eyes! Look at that melted cheese! Look at the excellent brioche bun! Dontcha wish your burger was hot like me! It has been far too long since I’ve loved the look of a burger. I’m a regular visitor to GBK and Byron but their burgers had nothing on this. We both agreed these were the best looking burgers we’d seen in ages. Dip & Flip should be very proud.
The chips were a bit of a mixed bag. On seeing the normal fries compared to my Sweet Potato Fries I realised I’d made a huge mistake. The SWP just didn’t look as appetising. I also prefer my SWP to be more crispy – I know this is a personal preference but compared to D&F’s normal fries they just didn’t hit the spot. Their normal fries have a lovely seasoning so I do recommend these if you are visiting.
We then come to the main event! What? You thought the burger was the main event? What a mistake! This isn’t called DIP & Flip for nothing! Alongside the burger and the chips on the tray is a tin of gravy goodness. I can’t explain with the written word how good this gravy is so let me try to show it with a picture.
The gravy was to die for. Really. If they’d told you that there was a poison in the gravy you’d still lap it up like a cat. It is meaty, it is rich, it is juicy and more importantly you will run out of burger before you run out of gravy! The gravy does add another level to your burger experience and you really wont get this anywhere else.
The milkshake came quickly and, as promised, was made with Vanilla ice cream. Just what we wanted and so enjoyable on the hot day. The sweetness of the milkshake complemented the savoury burgers and fries. Our waiter brought us a jug of water with our meal so we weren’t quenching our thirst on thick milkshake. Oreo pieces were dropped on top of the milkshake so it was one strong Oreo hit! The best bit about the milkshake is that they lasted the whole meal, even though we were sharing it. I was tempted to ask for an additional milkshake to takeaway but thought it might not be best to spend the day stuff full of burger AND milkshakes!
Remember we are in London so food isn’t the cheapest. Including a tip is was around £40. About £17.50 each for lovely burgers, chips and drinks in a nice atmosphere and there were no kids screaming around the place. For 90 minutes of calmness on an otherwise hectic day it seems like a bargain.
Last time we came there was a picture on the wall of a lady living it up in a gravy jug. They have now added to this amazing art work and the walls have drawings of people REALLY enjoying the gravy. Please may consider it NSFW so I’ll just link to the photo – click HERE