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Burger Wellington: Scopa

August 22, 2016

Left disappointed by the burger from Brew’d Eastbourne, Jeremy and I decided to try something completely different on Thursday night. Well, we did actually have a different burger in mind, but they were fully booked, so we decided to give this one a go instead. I’m not sure if you can really call it a burger. Here’s the description:

Lasagna Topper – Aged Wairarapa beef with Kāpiti mozzarella, lettuce, tomato and gherkin sandwiched between two pomodoro lasagna toppers

So there’s no bread. That sort of worried me a bit to start with, but I thought maybe I was worrying too much about what a burger should be. So I decided to be a bit adventurous and give it a go. This is what came out.


My first impression was that I didn’t like the way they served it at all. I don’t know why, but the fact that it came out in a box just looked a bit tacky to me, and I wasn’t a big fan of that. I mean, we were eating there, why not serve it on a plate? My second impression was that it was very unhealthy. But hey, I should have realised that from reading the description of the burger.

I have to say, the beef ‘patty’ was weird. I wasn’t quite sure what I was eating. It was really chewy and I kind of thought that it was a piece of steak, until I realised it actually was minced beef. I’m not sure what they did to it. It did taste quite nice though. The lasagna toppers were interesting. Hardly any sauce in them, basically just pasta. Still, they didn’t taste terrible.

I actually had quite a hard time making my mind up about what to score this burger, because there were a few things that I didn’t mind, but some other things that I just didn’t understand. In the end, I decided to give it a 6/10.

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  • Barbara

    I think you would find that the box was part of the joke about the burger. It would be deliberate, not because they didn’t have plates!

    August 22, 2016 at 7:04 pm Reply
    • Sophie

      Well, they obviously had plates, seeing as the box came on a plate, haha. I just thought it would have looked a bit better on the plate, rather than in the box. Just seemed a bit unlike Scopa 🙂

      August 23, 2016 at 12:07 pm Reply

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