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The Bugatti Burger on the Burger Bus Stop at the London Motor Museum

London never ceases to surprise me. I have only recently discovered the London Motor Museum in Hayes.

This museum houses the largest collection of custom cars in Europe. It’s a result of the grand passion of Elo and his wife who have been customising and collecting cars for many years. Here is a quick run through of a fraction of what the museum has to offer, in case you don’t have the patience to read on. Warning, this post is a little bit on burgers and a lot on cool custom motors.

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Elo, the founder is an entrepreneur, ex model and he also hosts the “Ultimate Wheels” show on the A + E Network. Here is a little welcome video for EatCookExplore readers.

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The Burger Bus Stop

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We came to the London Motor Museum to check out this new addition, the Burger Bus.

Elo and his team converted this old Brighton and Hove bus in their Supercar Workshop into a retro diner with wheels. A kitchen has been added to bottom floor of the bus and upstairs is a quirky dining space and brightly coloured pop art on the walls and ceiling.

The Burger Bus Stop at the London Motor Museum

On the menu are burgers named after big car brands like Cadillac, Bugatti and Roadrunner. Elo has American roots and it’s reflected in the menu on the bus. The burgers are made by his chefs from British Beef and they are adamant that they serve quality  food.

The Bugatti Burger at the London Motor Museum

The Bugatti Burger at the London Motor Museum

Chicken Burger

Chicken Burger

Here is the Bugatti Burger in all its glory, some hand cut fries and a killer malt Milkshake. Good succulent meat patty, soft bun, great sides. Loved the onion rings and fries. Also on the menu is a very tasty Chicken burger which is enormous. They have a kids menu too and the bus is already really popular for Birthday Parties.

This addition gives you another great reason to bring the family for a visit to the museum, besides seeing the awesome cars of course.

About the London Motor Museum

We had the great pleasure of being shown around their Supercar Workshop and the museum by Elo. There is a great story behind every vehicle and even if you are not a car buff, you would be mesmerised. If you do visit, make sure you take the owner’s tour for the full experience. If not, download their supercool new app which will give you information on every vehicle as you walk past it.

The musuem is over 15,000 sq ft and has over 200 vehicles, many that have been used in movies and music videos. You can see what they are working on in their workshop at the back of the museum and on the day we were there, we spotted a Bentley that was about to given the Elo treatment. It’s really inspiring to see Elo and his team being so passionate about what they do and being so proud of their product.

Besides the museum, they the customisations in the SuperCar Workshop.

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My favourite rooms are the Bat Cave, Super Cars and Muscle Cars. You can order one of these Bat Mobiles too for the price of a small London flat. There is one floating around the Middle East somewhere.

Here are some of the cars and their stories.

This is the latest one:  The Scream for Halloween. actually a customised London Cab where they took off the taxi body, fitted it to a Chevrolet Blazer chassis and added a 5.7l Chevrolet V8 engine and Monster tyres with added spooky features like flashing red lights. I took these pictures a couple of days before the grand unveiling.

 

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This 1989 road worthy Bat Mobile and the 1969 Bat Mobile.

 

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Here is the fastest speed boat on the water.

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This is Snoop Dog’s last minute customised car for a show in Germany. Note his signature and the white leather interior. He still uses this car every time he comes to London.
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This is the 1937 Lincoln Zephyr, one of the most expensive cars in the world.

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1936 Ford Roaster, built from scratch.

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This is their own design, a super slick car and what gorgeous lines.
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The 60′s room is striking with the juke box blasting tunes of that decade and the array of motors that you would have seen on Grease (at least that is my term of reference.)

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Then there is a lovely old Morris Minor that belonged to an old lady, found in a barn. They bought it and homed it in the Museum untouched. So it’s still there will the dust, the mud splattered wheels and housed in it’s own replica barn.

This is a VW Camper Van turned into a private jet inspired executive car with a coffee machine, a bar and all mod cons.

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This Ferrari Pick Up truck really rubbed a lot of people up the wrong way. Sacriligeous they cried. Every Mid Western millionaire cowboy needs one of these.

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Ferrari Pick Up truck

Of course there is the 1981 De Lorean from Back to the Future. (Note you can’t normally touch or get into these cars!)

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Then there are the cars used by Beyonce and other music acts in their music videos, complete with the bling bling cyrstal encrusted wheels.

They don’t just have cars. This is a bike with a customised body made by an artisan who makes Medieval Armour.

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Here is one for the kids, Professor Z from Disney Pixar’s Cars 2.

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We had such a grand time at the London Motor Museum and being fed some serious burgers, we got dropped home in this Maybach. It’s a must visit if you are a motor head or even remotely interested in cars. A unique day out for sure.

 

A lift home from the @londonmotormuseumofficial in a Maybach #london #cars #lux

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London Motor Museum, the Burger Bus Stop or the new app, please visit www.londonmotormuseum.co.uk

3 Nestles Avenue
Hayes, Middlesex
UB3 4SB

(5 minutes walk from the tube)

EatCookExplore was a guest of the London Motor Museum

New burger joint BRGR Soho

Another week, another new burger joint. This time it is BRGR in Soho. It is an expansion of a chain from Lebanon, strangely enough.

I was there on the first week. There was a queue at the door and a buzzy if cramped dining room. There are a few casual tables as you walk in, an open kitchen on the right where the burgers are cooked and second dining room at the back. There are also a few seats in the window to maximise the seating in this small space.

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I dropped by for a quick lunch en route to a meeting. They squeezed me into the last free seat by the window felt by being wedged in by a shoe horn. There is no where to hang your coat or a handbag which is a big minus in my books. It felt like I was practically sitting on top of the tables behind me. Must have been uncomfortable for them.

I promptly ordered the 6oz Gourmet Signature BRGR (6.95 without the extras) and a Lebanese home made lemonade. The waitress informed me that the meat for the burgers are from the Duke of Buccleuch estate in Scotland. This sounds grand but doesn’t tell me much about breed or welfare. I guess at this price range, that could be asking for too much.

The head chef from Lebanon came over to train the new brigade in “brgrology” and to mix up their secret recipe for the burger patties which is made up of their bespoke blend of cuts. The meat patties are made up of hanger steak, rib eye, etc although this is not disclosed on the menu.

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I didn’t order any sides as they were all enormous and way too much for one person at lunch time. They had a choice of chips, cheesy chips onions rings, the usual stuff.

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The meat, served in glazed brioche, was served medium rare and was quite nice and chunky, good meaty flavour, well seasoned but drips all over the trendy tray that it is served on as you eat it. As far as burgers go it’s not bad, unlike the opinion of other reviewers on the net. Maybe because the boss was in the kitchen.

For the price I prefer Byron.

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London W1F 8ZB

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