Since I started this blog lots of good places to eat and drink have come and gone. One of the few still going is Trolls, albeit in a new home around the corner from Brighton train station.
His shack is currently out the front the Evening Star pub in Surrey Street. Serving up his classic range of seasonal burgers, and every Thursday a special. I usually make a trip to have the special. Last week was the Hawpig. Pulled pork with hawthorn berry ketchup, Brighton blue cheese and toasted pecans. The cheese really helped keep the pulled pork together. The brioche buns are also really tasty.
I missed the duck confit special this week, but it's another firm favourite. Follow him on the socials, e.g. Trolls Burger on Instagram, for updates on the menu and inspiration from his foraging trips. As is the Vegan patty and I could live with the hemp seed mayo as a permanent replacement for regular mayo. I also love his chilli on chips, when they are on the menu.
The Evening Star is well known for having a good selection of decent beer. For my lunch time burger I like to have an alcohol free brew. Like the Schneider Weisse pictured. Unlike the Calibre, or other awful weak alcohol free larger, we've traditionally had in this country. This keeps a lot of the flavour of a wheat beer.
The best way to experience a Troll burger and drink is to email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve one along with your preferred collection time. Or book the "VIP table", where you get your burger served on a tray with table service from the bar. Preventing the need to go inside the pub, especially good for anyone worried about enclosed spaces with the COVID-19 situation.