Blue Monday Burgers

So apparently yesterday was “Blue Monday”.

The most depressing day of the year and the day everyone breaks their New Year’s Resolutions.

Well. I have some excellent advice for anyone who fell into this trap.

Do you want to hear it?

Next year, all you have to do…

… is stop yourself from making any resolutions!


Steer clear of crash diets and empty promises. Don’t wait for any date in the calendar to sort yourself out. If you want or need to make a change, make it!

As Oscar Wilde put it; “Everything in moderation, including moderation.”

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So with these wise words in mind, and after a particularly vegetable filled weekend, the girls and I went in search of some badness.

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Dressed quite appropriately for Blue Monday, as it happens.

Denim Shirt // Denim jeans

Suede shoes

And two sale finds…

Military coat of dreams // Cara backpack

Nice and snug despite winter’s sudden arrival.

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We found our badness at Tommi’s.

I’ve told you about his burger joint before. Perhaps an oldie, but still a goodie.

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Simple, properly made comfort food.

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Overflowing salted caramel shakes.

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So thick they’re rather hard to suck.

(Oh, Matron!)

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My Silver May Traveller’s Sparkler, glittering in the winter sun.

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We chattered away, waiting for our burgers and clutching our heads as brain freeze set in!

The huge baskets of chips arrived first.

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Hot, salty, fluffy and crunchy without the faintest hint of grease.

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We tucked in, dunking into tubs of bearnaise sauce and chipotle mayo.

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If you’re a condiment obsessive, as I am, this is the place for you.

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Finally our burgers arrived.

This month’s special “The Sloppi Tommi”.

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A top quality steak burger, topped with cheese, chilli and a secret sauce.

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Not quite as sloppi as we’d hoped for, but much easier to pick up than our ideals.

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We lounged on the benches and worked our way through the feast.

Chilling out, listening to the old school rock blasting through the speakers. Watching customers filter in and out, all rolling their eyes with the first bites.

Eventually someone noticed the time, and we figured it was probably time to get back to work.

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But not before a quick race around the block with His Lordship, of course.

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If you haven’t quite broken your resolutions just yet, I do hope this will be the final straw!

Tommi’s is an excellent choice to pop your New Year’s cherry.

Find them on The King’s Road and Theyer St.

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  • Mmmmmm I can taste the goodness from here!

    Lauren xx | The Lifestyle Diaries

  • Laura


  • Hannah

    God this would be amazing right now! Can’t beat some great comfort food on a bloody freezing Jan day! Hannah xx

  • Aah just had lunch but these photos are making me so hungry all over again! xx

  • Sounds super tempting, will definitely try it out, hopefully after I’ve finished my 30 day shred!

  • Omgaaaaad those sweet potato chips look heavenly and I am ALL over the condiments so this is the ideal place for me!! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea’s Passions

  • Your eyeliner is looking particularly Adele-worthy in this post!! 😉 x

  • Lindsey

    sweet baby Jesus, this looks so damn good!
    Lindsey xx

  • LilsOB

    Looks incredible! I’ve been trying to be sooo good for weeks, but I think you may have just broken me!

  • Those shakes look to die for – can you come up with a recipe for us!?!?


    My first set of pictures from Boston are up today!

  • The burgers look delicious! X

  • Good heavens above this is some serious foodporn! That all looks soooo delicious!


  • These burgers and fries look amazing!! I’m not a fan of making new year’s resolutions either!

  • The slow pace

    I can’t agree more.. there’s no point on making resolutions!! The burgers look amazing but for once clothes have catched my attention over food: that coat is gorgeous!

  • Oh God those chips look exceptionally good. I often judge places like this by the quality of their fries! I adore your coat & heels.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Katrina

    Rosie your outfit is fabulous and those burgers look like the perfect answer to blue monday!

  • I love a burger and chips – can’t beat it for comfort food. Those sweet potato fries look delicious.

  • Merinda

    Oh Rosie!!! That place is the BEST. I’m sure you’ve tried this place already, but the burgers at the Queens head in Islington does some of the best burgers I’ve had in London, and I’ve tried a LOT of them! Haha. They’re so juicy and messy, just how a good burger should be!! ( 🙂

  • Madison

    The fries look so incredible!!! Definitely a New Years Resolution deal-breaker right there.

  • Queenie Lee

    Oh man, those burgers look incredible!

    So many sauces too! Looks dreamy xxx

  • Love the coat and the burger is just mouth-watering 😛 -Maireem

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  • The burgers look amazing. Makes me want to hop down to In and Out and grab myself a burger or two!

    Heba xx || The Heba

  • Oh my God I’m so hungry now..that milkshake looks amazing!

  • Rebecca

    That burger looks heavenly!

  • I want to eat! Looks so yummy 😉
    Love your outfit too~

    Big Dreamer

  • This looks like such a cool, interesting place! That burger just looks delicious – a defo must-try

    Emma x

  • Sweet potato chips-dreamy

  • Natalya

    I sure do love a good burger! I will be sure to check this one out sometime soon. Have you tried the Meat Market of the Meat Liquor? And I agree with Rosie, no resolutions is the better way to go 🙂 Brilliant post, as always!

    Natalya ❤ ❤


  • What would you say your top five burgers are? (In order if such a thing can be done!?) xo

  • Oh wow, this sounds amazing!! Defo one to try next time I’m in the Capital. Love your food posts 🙂
    Ruth |