6oz Burgers Southsea

6oz Burgers in Southsea was a place that I stumbled upon one hungry afternoon with S.

You see, big cities are filled with amazing food stops. High-end restaurants, food trucks and pop up stalls – there’s something for every taste preference and every budget. But when you live in a small coastal town in the South of England, these places can be a little harder to come by.

So when I found the website of 6oz Burgers in Southsea, a little independent restaurant serving kick-ass burgers, it made the prospect of lunch that much more exciting. So I grabbed S, jumped in the car and we drove over to Southsea.

Situated along Osbourne Road, 6oz Burgers in Southsea doesn’t have the best parking situation. But, if you manage to find a spot, there’s parking for up to an hour out the front—or if you’re looking for a longer lunch then Waitrose or the Southsea Seafront car park are your closest options.

We opted for parking out the front, because we were only heading to 6oz Burgers for a quick bite. So after managing to find a spot, we head inside where we found a short, oh so sweet menu.

Featuring meats from their local award-winning butcher Buckwells, the menu, and the decor, at 6oz Burgers Southsea takes centre stage. A classic hipster layout complete with wooden floors, chalkboards, distressed wood accents and statement lighting made the surroundings feel comfortable and easy to relax in.

… Which is a good thing really, because if your meal ends up being anything like ours, you might have to wait a while before tucking into your beloved 6oz burger!

But before we get to that part – let’s get back to the menu.

The menu is deliciously simple. All you have to do is choose your burger:
Classic, Cheese, Chilli, Chicken, House, Veggie or one of their seasonal items.
Each burger has a clear description of the ingredients involved, and if that isn’t enough to fill your boots – they’ve got you covered on the fry front too! Courgette chips, sweet potato chips, french fries or salad—they’ve got a side to suit. And if you can’t quite make up your mind with which burger you want at 6oz Burgers, then it’s not a problem. Because there’s also the option to order an array of sliders so you can taste a little bit of everything!

Which was my original plan prior to arrival. After all, we know how indecisive I can be! But after seeing 6oz Burgers’ seasonal specials, I knew what I was having immediately.

The Lamb Burger.

A 6oz Lamb Kofta patty served with fresh chillies, cheese, lettuce, sweet pickle and garlic yoghurt served in a steamed brioche bun.

With a side of courgette chips.

Whereas S went for the Beef and Chorizo special.
A 6 oz beef patty served with fried chorizo, lettuce, cheese, sweet pickle and house sauce served in a steamed brioche bun and a bowl of fries.
Which aren’t pictured as S inhaled them.

I’d like to say he inhaled them because they were so delicious, but really it was because S had to leave to move the car so it didn’t get clamped. You see, I’d like to tell you that the service at 6oz Burgers in Southsea was swift and it wasn’t long before we were devouring meaty burgery goodness.

But I can’t.

Because even though we had our order taken within minutes because we arrived when the restaurant was quiet, with most patrons already having had their food delivered… It took 50 minutes for our food to be delivered to our table.

Which ordinarily I wouldn’t mind waiting for. Service takes what it takes and I’m a patient lady. But four tables of people walked in after our order was taken, and managed to get their food served before us. So I have a feeling they may have forgotten to put our order through.

Which was a little annoying. Because you know that feeling you get when you see your food coming in a restaurant? A combination of excitement, nerves and soon-to-be-satisfaction? Imagine feeling that four times as the food you imagine to be yours… Is delivered to somebody else’s table.

Devastating.

But I got over it because eventually our food was delivered and the burgers were delicious.

Perfectly cooked patties in a bun that managed to hold up against the meat juices until the very last bite. My Lamb Burger was a little overdone on the outside making it a bit chewy in places, but the flavour more than made up for it. And the courgette chips were incredibly salty but in the best way.

But as nice as the food was, having to wait that long without so much as a “Sorry about your food, there was a mix up in the kitchen, it’ll be here soon” kind of ruined the experience a little for me. I’ve waited tables in the past and have most definitely managed to forget to put an order through. But in that situation communication is important. So definitely go – but maybe not when you’re operating within a time limit!

Update: 6oz Burgers in Southsea has now closed.

You used to be able to find them at:
46 Osbourne Road, Southsea.