thirteenth Factor – Burgers/Vegan – Nottingham
thirteenth Factor have been round some time, predominantly servicing the folks of Nottingham by avenue meals popups and deliveries. They’ve owned this website on Fort Boulevard for some months to service their supply providing, just lately opening it as a completely fledged restaurant. Apparently its probably not close to another bars or eating places and a unit that’s struggled in different guises earlier than. I’ve increased hopes for thirteenth Factor, them already having established sturdy following from build up their model over the previous few years. The restaurant itself is ready up with a considerably sparse welcoming space and a lot of the tables tucked additional again. The partitions are adorned with fairly putting artworks, a classy and modern house. The menu follows their successes and retains it easy with a handful of burgers, a couple of sides in addition to the, now obligatory, choice of some extra small plates too.
It was one among their first providers so I forgave a bit of slowness from the kitchen though what really irked me extra was their flagship “factor of smoke” burger. It appears to be like the half on their Instagram, a cloche stuffed with smoke is eliminated tableside… a little bit of theatre sure however if you’re in carefully packed tables it turns into a fairly overwhelming expertise each couple of minutes when you get a waft within the flawed route. I’ll put my grumpy previous man routine to at least one aspect and say when meals did seem it was nicely offered, with minimalist, fashionable plates making each the burger and sides stand out on their matt black background. The buffalo burger itself (£11) was actually moderately good. The “hen” patty a pleasant texture however most significantly the sauce had luggage of flavour, I’m a fan of conserving it easy and a handful of slaw and some pickles let me wanting nothing extra. Nice for a vegan burger, excellent for any burger (in Nottingham at the least). Corn ribs (£4.50) had a bit of smoked paprika for an additional depth of flavour and had been nicely cooked and candy, a pleasant foil to the wealthy buffalo sauce. I had additionally opted for loaded shawarma fries for £7.95. These felt a bit expensive vs others I’ve had round Nottingham however the high quality was good. Their shawarma itself was nicely flavoured however didn’t really feel prefer it went significantly nicely right here, the salsa, aioli and chilli sauce wanted a softer factor than the fairly giant shawarma items. I’d advocate simply getting their regular fries for £3.50 except you’re feeling significantly hungry or decadent!
I actually loved the meals at thirteenth Factor, they’ve refined their providing nicely and never fallen into the lure of providing an enormous menu or issues past their means. The setup was polished however felt a bit of missing in soul, the workers nicely drilled and suited however not but discovered their capability to be extra relaxed. It compares pretty favourably on worth to the likes of Bohns and Fats Hippo however a bit of greater than the cheaper choices like Ohannes though actually it may solely be in comparison with the previous. It must be a spot for vegans and/or burger lovers, on the proof of my go to it might be onerous for anybody to not benefit from the providing right here.