X Burger House is so named due to Brazilians getting it all wrong. When these famously sexy, beach-bronzed, Portuguese-speaking Amazonians pronounce ‘x’ it comes out sounding like ‘cheese’... get it? In the end, it boils down to these Brazilians getting it all right, with X Burger House simply being the best gourmet burger restaurant in northwest London’s Kilburn neighbourhood if you’re looking for a take on the North American classic that’s all South American in its approach. Vegetarians and carnivores alike have a home here down Willesden Lane, equidistant between Kilburn High Road and Brondesbury stations, with a plethora of Brazilian street snacks, Brazilian-style burgers, and a long happy hour keeping all-comers happy.
While the brains behind Kilburn’s X Burger House will never be able to relinquish their love for Latin salsa (the music and the dip), Brazilian favela funk, caipirinhas and guarana shots (and who could blame them?), they’ve embraced the ethos of looking local when it comes to the finest ingredients, making for one-of-a-kind Brazilian-style burgers in northwest London. The kitchen at X Burger House’s Willesden Lane premises is kept topped up with beef from Ridings Reserve in Yorkshire, a farm producing top-quality, matured English Achilles beef using traditional farming and butchery techniques. This means your five-inch or towering seven-inch burger is going to be the freshest and the best in town.
Begin at the beginning with X Burger House’s authentic Brazilian starters and snacks such as the crispy XB chicken, what’s called ‘frango a passarinho’ back in Brazil, consisting of diced seasoned chicken on the bone served with a homemade sweet chilli mayo. You can also get Brazilian deep-fried fish fillets, otherwise known as ‘isca de peixe’. The stars of the show at this Brazilian burger bar up in London’s Kilburn are of course the burgers – there’s a dazzling variety on offer, with extra toppings to boot. The triple Cheese X Burger is a favourite, coming with Stilton, Cheddar and cream cheese, while the Calabresa X Burger goes traditional with Brazilian sausage and fried egg. Broadening your horizons beyond burgers, X Burger House also do gourmet hot dogs and a selection of traditional grilled dishes like the South Brazilian-style bauru, steak served with ham, Cheddar cheese and a homemade tomato sauce with chips or salad.