In-n-Out in London

The day that In-n-Out burgers came to London… well that was a special day. 

I was the Tuesday just gone and my boyfriend (despite being new to Twitter AND In-n-Out burgers) was the one to bring it to my attention. The power of Twitter meant news was quickly spreading about the pop-up In-n-Out burger that would be setting up shop for only 4 hours for one day only in London. 

For those of you who don’t know, In-n-Out is a takeaway burger place that is only available on the West Coast of America. It’s famous for it tasty burgers and is apparently Gordon Ramsey’s favourite takeaway! It’s just one of those things that people who have tried become obsessed with and people who haven’t become obsessed with wanting to try. 

Apparently In-n-Out travel all over the world setting up pop-ups to ‘test the water’ and this team had come straight from Kiev. This time they took over a little Italian restaurant in Hendon (North London) right next to my all-time favourite Sushi restaurant, Atari Ya. It was an extremely basic cafe which meant there were restrictions with the kitchen. Only 10 people at a time were let in every 20 minutes and only a basic menu could be offered, meaning crisps instead of chips. 

The queue was crazy and they always are for these trendy pop-ups! Each person in the queue got a wristband and were only allowed one burger each. Once I got inside I saw the small cafe that had temporary In-n-Out signs all over the place. The staff took orders on a laptop and it was kind of the complete opposite to what a quick take-away is normally like. 

We finally got our food and went back home to eat it (sitting in the small cafe wasn’t very appealing). I got the Double-Double burger meal, animal style. Double Double means two burgers and animal style means with onions, gherkins and some other bits. It was quite expensive but that’s probably because of the situation and having to import the food etc. It was good… but it wasn’t AMAZING! I don’t really know what I was expecting, I was just so hungry that my judgement was impaired. It definitely didn’t feel ‘healthy’ like the staff in the cafe told me it was, it was kind of like a much better McDonalds. If it were to open here (they told me it’s very possible) then I’d probably only treat myself to it on hangover days. 

It was a pretty exciting day though and convincing my dad to queue for an hour for a burger and crisps was a challenge and a half. So I’m pretty sure we’ll see In-n-Out opening here in the near future and then we can all scoff our faces with burgers – yay! 

Lily xx

Discuss this post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09044093597887347285 A Vintage Indian Summer

    wooo, this post has made me hungry now! I like that you could also buy an in-n-out t shirt lol I’d definitely try them if they did come over here!

    indiansummeronline.blogspot.com X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02389604029454716961 Lauren

    OMG. I hope they open a permanent one over here! Would be heaven!
    xo

    iamlaurenpotts.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13181783776019481417 Karolina

    I really do hope they open a permanent branch in the UK! Although I know I would probably put on a couple of stone :D xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04322990045133242393 Emma

    I’m don’t understand why there’s so much hype over a take-away. It must be amazing!. I hope they set up in the UK just so I can taste one and see for my self what the hype is about :).
    E
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12133795090646854212 Cocoa Glitter

    I heard about this and thought they chose a funny part of London to do it in, too far away or else I would’ve gone.

    Glad I didn’t though, I would be disappointed it didn’t live up to the hype, its why I’m so scared to try Byron burger, everyone loves it and I’m worried its not going to live up to expectations.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11888837592673758963 Simple Sophie

    This looks crazy you can definitely tell it’s from America! Shame you didn’t enjoy your burger as much as was anticipated ox

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10126375562771329406 charlotte emma

    I love pop-up shops but never have the luck to be anywhere near them

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16931628941166343794 Emily

    I can’t see how a burger could ever be amazing but its something I’ll have to try!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05077422694404667285 EM {Pushups with Polish}

    what what this exists?!?!?! EPIC

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03243293484370164634 MellyJanee

    fleur, mike her sister, and her newphew when therexpx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16745548340553984697 Klaudia…

    I really want to go to one now, everyone is taking about them! <3 xo

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05398526408356097632 Laura

    Such a cool idea! Love pop up shops and how it works so well through twitter

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00375834545970653488 Chloe Witty

    ooo it does look yummy! it might be better once they actually get a shop. but it does look like possibly the most perfect hangover cure

    chloe @chlowitty blogs

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04869164463456821380 Beth Bradley

    I’d love to try in and out. I know it’s so big in America!
    X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04961690551363537045 Martha

    Cool they brought it to London! I live in California, where they opened the first In-N-Out! Its pretty popular here-and i must say instead of crisps they serve freshly cut french fries (non frozen/ potatoes) If anyone ever comes to Cali i definately recommend visiting one!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10970616493630704643 CurrentLovesByNe

    Yummy!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08218082771099582006 Veronica

    Thought of good old mikedeforce when reading this post! :p

    xx Veronica

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12725642112603382893 Olivia Law

    So jealous you got to go! Sounds AMAZING xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00614315667064181401 Melody Loughlea

    I was in california last month and went here. Have to say I wasn’t impressed. It was ammmm…. a burger and not even good thick quality of meat. It was the thinnest pathetic macdonalds looking thing ever! Brand is bigger than the product.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02763008769412809502 clay – thebeautyheroes.

    oh the concept sounded really exciting such a shame it wasn’t better tasting ! xx
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07278395207664142973 jana knaepen

    If they open in london, I’ll travel there to and give these a try. Looks really nice.

    Beautylovebooks.blogspot.com

    Xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08181477137063502942 lucillejoy

    Envy at an all time high, looks like the perfect hangover food!!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13749521030210501198 mamun mizi

    such a wonderful blog honey

    Thanks
    Kleider

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09947634060280284274 Annelida10

    The U.S. east coast equivalent is called Five Guys. They make a deliciously unhealthy burger as well. Perfect for hangovers, but they kind of just taste like regret on a normal day.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14631953048987780152 Emma

    These photos are AMAZING! you know your talented when you can take phots of the inside of a fast food restaurant and make it look really cool :D love your blog :)