Blue 55 Gourmet Burgers
Blue lights illuminate Blue 55’s cool contemporary interior of blue leather seats, industrial-style chairs and nautical touches, with music and chatter adding to the laid-back vibe. A fun assortment of plants, ceramic pots, cacti – all from the shop next door – decorates the shelves. The front-of-house team was upbeat and welcoming, working their magic around the restaurant. They swiftly brought us refreshing tipples of rhubarb and ginger gin with local Luscombe elderflower. When it comes to the food menu, the gourmet handmade burgers are made using 100% prime grass-fed Devon beef reared on local farms, and are the main focus.
The towering Devon cheeseburger saw a blushing pink beef patty topped with crisp lettuce, West Country Cheddar, garlic mayo, red onion, pickled cucumber and bacon. Crispy rosemary salt fries came alongside light Devon beer-battered onion rings; I’d not think twice about ordering them again. I was torn by the veggie burgers but eventually I went for the delicious tofu burger made with kidney beans, beetroot and spinach sandwiched in a rustic, miller flaguette bun made with rye flour and enriched with seeds – I kept the lightly battered courgette fries all to myself. From a concise dessert list, we managed to find room for a triple chocolate brownie and pecan pie with honeycomb ice cream before finishing with coffee. Blue 55 has the advantage of a pretty planted courtyard and free on-site parking; you’ll leave feeling anything but blue.