Foodie Review: Atomic Burger, Bristol

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Messy Jessie Burger at Atomic Burger Bristol
Happy Monday everyone! This weekend I visited my beautiful best friend, Vanessa, in Bristol. I'd been a few times before but, with my birthday coming later this month, she offered to treat me to lunch at Atomic Burger on Bristol's notorious Gloucester Road. Here's my review...

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Disney Film and Comic memorabilia in Atomic Burger Bristol
I'd wanted to visit Atomic Burger for a while as I'd heard amazing things and, like many shops and restaurants on Gloucester Road, it looked pretty cool. Atomic Burger is a themed burger restaurant decorated with 80s and 90s popular culture, cult memorabilia and comic-covered walls. The restaurant offers a selection of no nonsense burgers, BBQ, sides, desserts and milkshakes - all with cinema and TV themed names. As you walk in, you'll immediately spot a life-sized Storm Trooper which was obviously pretty exciting for me and enough to get me in the door...

Atomic Burger restaurant menu
Messy Jessie Burger and chips in Atomic Burger
Forrest Gump burger in Atomic Burger Bristol
The service is flawless. We were greeted by a super friendly member of staff who took us to our seats and made us feel very welcome. Vanessa opted for The Messy Jessie (a dish named after Jessie from ToyStory). This was a grilled chicken burger with caramelised onion, rocket salad, gherkins and a side of slaw and cajan fries. The dish certainly lived up to its name but looked fantastic. I, however, went for a Forrest Gump Burger - in other words, an American cheese burger with salad, slaw and gherkin. I went for plain fries and a sour cream dip. The burgers themselves are simple patties prepared medium and served in your standard bun but they hit the spot for sure. Less is always more. I did, however, think that they were just as good as ones I could make at home myself. 

Silly straws and coca cola in Atomic Burger
American Waffles in Atomic Burger Bristol
Deciding that this would be our only meal of the day, Vanessa and I couldn't resist some dessert and went for our old favourite, American waffles. These were perfect - freshly made and served with chocolate sauce, maple syrup and vanilla ice-cream. The ice-cream itself was not my ideal kind of vanilla but was still very enjoyable with the waffle which was wonderfully spongy and overall, very delicious. We were well and truly stuffed. 

Star Wars Storm Trooper in Atomic Burger Bristol
Simpsons comic book wallpaper in Atomic Burger
Gremlin and Gizmo figures in Atomic Burger Bristol
Thundercats decor in Atomic Burger Bristol
As you can see, Atomic Burger was like crack for my eyes. Simpsons wallpaper, Gremlins behind the counter and Star Wars all over the walls and ceiling - they've certainly got their branding down to a tee. I absolutely love the nostalgic value of the restaurant and I honestly think there is something for everyone. Myself and Vanessa loved eating our burgers and singing along to Boyzone and geeking out over Ninja Turtle lighting. For drinks, a main and a dessert you're looking at roughly £18 per head which, for Bristol and the quality of the food itself, I did think this was fairly reasonable. Living in London, this is what I've come to expect for novelty burger bars in Shoreditch but without ordering a dessert also. Again, I cannot fault the service, the food arrived super promptly and I loved the atmosphere. Overall, I would be more than happy to visit again.

So there you have it for another foodie review. Have you ever been the Atomic Burger? What's your favourite themed restaurant? As always, I love reading your thoughts so please do leave me lots of lovely things in the comment section below. 

Hope everyone had an amazing weekend, until next time...



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  1. ive never been but i love the look of that burger as well as the decor! so cool :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. It was great, hopefully you'll get a chance to visit one day :) x

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  2. I love the phrase "Christmas for my eyes" - completely sums up how incredible this place looks! I also love that they have a Stormtrooper to greet you. So awesome. I've never been to Bristol, but this is on my list of places to go to now - especially for those waffles, they sound amazing :-)

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    1. Haha Yeah it really was exciting for me! Yeah you should totally go - it's such a cool place. I love all the Bristol street art, fun food places and good shops :) x

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  3. I remember when I first saw the Gherkin building in London and I didn't know what a gherkin was (I just refer to them as pickles) . Anyway, the decor really suits you, Sophie! And I hope you have a fantastic birthday month *cough* May 21 *cough* Saturday *cough* On tumblr I tagged you for something to reveal some of your taste in music (I know how much you like Katy Perry and I'm glad you mentioned Boyzone here). There's no obligation to do it but I am curious what songs you would pick from the letters of your tumblr url :)

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    1. Aw yeah I spose you just call them pickles! For us, pickle is like a different kind of onion and a sandwich spread. I'm not a fan of pickle but I love gherkins :) Haha well remembered Gil! Can always count on you to remember. Ohh I'll go check it out, thanks :)

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  4. I love this whole set up! The place just looks amazing! The burger looks perfect and the pudding OH MY GOD!!!
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    1. Haha I think the pudding was the best bit to be honest! And the good company. And stuff all over the walls! x

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  5. Sophie this place looks like my dream restaurant hehe! We have many similar places near me but it's always fun to see the merchandise of each store. I particularly love the storm trooper and Batman neon sign. Thank you for the review! Another place for my UK list!

    Ashley xx
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    1. Haha it was pretty awesome. I loved that they had a Han Solo in carbonite on the ceiling too! x

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  6. I come to Bristol every so often so I've bookmarked this page for my next visit! Looks so good! x

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    1. Yay! I hope you like it. Awesome food and awesome atmosphere x

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  7. I love the look of this place, reminds me of JB's diner but only cooler!

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    1. Really?? I can't wait to go see JB's dinner in July (at your recommendation of course!) xx

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  8. Ohhh the decor here is INCREDIBLE! I went to a place in LA called Humble Potato which had a similar kinda look but this is just amazing! And the food looks great too :)

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    1. Oh that's awesome! LA is another place to visit on my list so will try to remember that one. Just googled it and looks great! xx

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  9. I love Atomic Burger! �� there's also an Atomic Diner and Atomic Pizza by the same company in Oxford which i want to go to.

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    1. Oh really? I didn't realise it was such a big chain. I've only ever seen it in Bristol but it was great :) Hope you have fun! x

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