Review: Ninth Ward, Farringdon

Ward's Hurricane
Another to add to the list of London's best burgers, in true New Orleans style Farringdon's newest opening offers a hearty slice of Americana. Ninth Ward is the closest you can get to the real, Louisiana deal in our fair City. 

Think buttermilk fried chicken, crayfish, Slap ya Mama hot wings, fried pickles, mac n cheese, braised beef brisket and dirty fries. Prosecco, flaming cocktails and the longest list of draft beers you can imagine.

Braised beef brisket burger
The brisket burger; 12 hour braised, soaked in gravy and homemade dill pickles. Tender, juicy and messy. The finger licking kind!

The Ninth Ward burger
The Ninth Ward burger; 8oz chuck burger, brioche, chunky dill pickles and cheese. If you're going to do pickles, then this is exactly how you do it, chunky.

Dirty fries
Dirty fries; smothered in beef chilli, cheese, mustard and a generous sprinkling of jalapeños. There's no delicate, lady like way to eat these, just get stuck in, no cutlery needed.

Just a small late lunch spread...

Blueberry pie with homemade ice cream
Each day, a different dessert special is served. In true Southern style, we had a slice of humble blueberry pie and a scoop of homemade ice cream: milk and salted caramel. Crammed full of blueberries and crisp golden pastry. This is exactly how Mama would make it.

And for the decor, you could loose an hour or two browsing every nook and cranny filled with authentic New Orleans charm: voodoo, shutters and stained glass windows.

Other than the burgers, everything comes designed to share. That's if you're a sharer...!

Pop down and take a look for yourself. I can't wait to go back and try the curried okra, fried pickles and mac n cheese!

You can find Ninth Ward at 99-101 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3BN.

Fancy popping down before 31st July? Pocket Highstreet have some special deals on...

Fried chicken and any portion of wings for a tenner

Thank you to the friendly fellas at Ninth Ward for inviting me down to try some New Orleans magic. 

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  1. I went here for lunch last week and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere! The burgers you had looked so good Sophie, I had the fried chicken when I went :)

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

    1. Definitely need to go back and try the chicken!

  2. I'm meant to being going here tonight but can't make it cos of the tube strike - was SO looking forward to it, but will have to wait a bit longer til I get to go!

    Rosie xx

    1. Ah, that's a shame Rosie! Definitely pay them a visit when you can, such a good vibe.

  3. You've sold it to me! I've been looking for seriously good crayfish in the City and looks like this place might just hit that spot! The burgers look fab too. Thanks for sharing :)

    1. They've been sharing lots of pictures on Twitter/ was a big spread of oysters and crayfish and looks great! I'd definitely recommend if you're in the area!

  4. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PLACE - décor is beautiful and the beef brisket burger is surely the juiciest looking thing I've seen in a long time. Desperate! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea's Passions

  5. Yum! This looks so so good. Cannot beat some delicious burgers right? x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  6. I am not a pudding person but that blueberry pie and ice cream look and sound amazing!

  7. Melty cheese. I want melty cheese on everything. I just makes me want to lick the screen. Also, blueberries don't get enough love in London. More blueberry based desserts, please!


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