Try the ‘best burger in Britain’ with tomorrow’s Bury Free Press

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Benson Blakes in St Johns Street has won the Britain’s best burger award – now you can pop in and try them with your copy of tomorrow’s (8) Bury Free Press.

Try the ‘best burger in Britain’ with tomorrow’s Bury Free Press

Benson Blakes in St Johns Street has won the Britain’s best burger award – now you can pop in and try them with your copy of tomorrow’s (8) Bury Free Press.

Simply take your copy of the paper with you anytime between 11am to 3pm Monday to Friday next week for a special 2-4-1 burger deal.

The St Johns Street bar was named on Wednesday as winners of the National Pub Food Challenge burger category, run by the Morning Advertiser.

“I always knew our burgers are the best but it is good to hear that everybody else thinks so too,” said Tim.

“It’s lovely. Its good to be recognised for what we do.

“It is a great accolade for our kitchen – our chefs Vlad Todorov and Mark Mac, and our apprentice Luke Cornelieus.

“I always thought we in with a good chance of winning but you never take anything for granted.”

The Benson’s team use meat from Meat Inn just around the corner in Brentgovel Street, while they also spent two week’s perfecting the bun with bakers at Gastrono-me across the road in St John’s Street.

“We spent a lot of time on the bun trying different doughs and then a glaze.

“Most places don’t make a lot of effort with the humble bun. But it is half of it,” said Tim

Their burgers are made with beef, herbs, salt, pepper, parsley and eggs.

Benson’s also run a regular burger of the month. This month is Captain Bulgaria a speciality by chefs Vlad Todorov who celebrates his birthday this month and whose invention pays a nod to his native country.

It won the best burger title after serving up the Benson Blake burger and Suffolk Black Bacon burger to judges last month.

They were also given a bag of mystery ingredients to invent a meal.

“It was rissoto and pesto. But our speciality is burgers so I thought we have got to give it a try. It was a carb killer.

“We wasn’t able to move after one of them. But it came out well. I don’t think we will be adding it to the menu though,” said Tim.

Benson’s will also be celebrating its tenth anniversary this summer.

Tim said it never set out to be a burger restaurant but has adapted over the years.

“We knew we had to have an approach to food that was less formal. In a way the rececession has been a good thing for us.

“People are still going out but not to have 10 pints with their mates, they are a lot more savy about what they want and that really suits us.”

Despite the award Tim and the team will not be resting on their laurels.

“We are always looking to try to evolve. Some of our burgers we have had on for a couple of years, it is not becoming staid but may be it is time to shake it up a bit,” he said,