Chez Gerard

Rupert Street, London, W1

With about a dozen steaks on the menu, this French chain has earned its reputation for knowing its Onglets from its onions. If you’re after steak then head straight to the rump if you’re hungry, the fillet if you’re feeling indulgent or the good old fashioned Onglet for a French classic. So given the heritage you’d be expecting a breakthrough moment in burgers: be prepared for disappointments though. Benefit of the doubt; I went back three times before logging on and alas it was always a let down. The thing is that they should be way better than this; with more cooking options and slick servings – but instead there’s a basic bun, mediocre cooking and unpredictable service. Serious let down!

Burgers: 5.5/10
Chips & Dips: 7/10
Ambience: 6.5/10
Value: 4.5/10