A review of breakfast and brunch at Annie’s Burger Shack in Nottingham!
FYI – I visited Annie’s without letting them know I was planning to review, and paid for my own brekkie.
Why hello and happy Thursday!
So a couple of weeks ago I took the day off work to do something VERY important – go for breakfast at Annie’s Burger Shack!
Annie’s is a Nottingham institution, with some of (possibly) the UK’s best burgers and a long wait for reservations! Annie is from the US and brings lots of American flavour (and portion sizes!) to the East Midlands.
If you don’t live near Nottingham, this review may seem a little cruel of me… but Nottingham is a GREAT place to visit (and I can recommend many amazing places for cake while you’re here too) so you just need to come here!
Lately, Annie’s started serving breakfast – but only on weekdays (I’ll update this post if that changes, please jeebus). It’s an amazing menu that is so evocative of an American diner, drawing on inspiration from around the entire US.
A MAJOR issue is that everything on the menu sounds SO good that it makes it incredibly difficult to choose what to eat! Veggies and vegans are especially well catered for at Annie’s (you can take any menu item and have it as a meaty version, OR veggie, OR vegan) meaning you can literally choose anything!
After twenty of the most agonising minutes of the week, I finally chose Huevos Rancheros, homemade corn tortillas with veggie sausage, spicy chilli tomato sauce, scrambled eggs, sour cream and probably more stuff that I’m forgetting!
Since I’m so greedy, I convinced my friends to order a french toast to share along with our very large breakfasts and pancakes (plus I ordered a side of biscuits 😲).
So, the good – I enjoyed my Heuvos Rancheros and my friends loved their lumberjacks and biscuits and gravy. The homefries were delicious and so were the biscuits – so good! Biscuits are like a savoury scone – realllly tasty slathered in butter.
You’ll also love the bottomless coffee – though as a tea drinker I’d love a bottomless tea too!
I didn’t enjoy the cream cheese stuffed french toast, though the strawberry compote served with it was delish. It was light (or non existent) on the cream cheese front, and made with Tiger bread, which is just wrong – right? I’d definitely try it again though – maybe as a side – because it may have been a one off!
Overall I LOVED breakfast at Annie’s, and I’m sure they’ll iron out any little kinks. You definitely MUST eat here! I hope they start serving brekkie at the weekend soon, or failing that I’ll just keep taking days off work…!
FYI – if you are local, Annie’s also do a takeaway breakfast sandwich menu which looks incredible. But could be bad news for your waistline…
I’m already planning to go back to Annie’s for breakfast on my birthday in June (and I know exactly what I’ll be having – the chunky monkey pancakes!).