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Meltdown Cheeseburgers joins KERB at The Understudy

20 th November 2023

The National Theatre’s foodie offering continues to go from strength to strength with yet another fresh concept joining the theatre’s burgeoning new food offering.

Opened in spring the upmarket bistro Lasdun has already landed itself in 2023’s Best New Openings of the Year lists (the Financial Times are big fans), then new look food truck-centric summer pop-up The Table brought fresh flavours to the NT's summer food offering, while the September launch of Peckham’s uber-cool wine bar and ‘Italianish’ restaurant Forza Wine on the balcony has further cemented the theatre's status as a new South Bank dining hotspot.

Completing the picture are fresh changes to the popular street food talent incubator KERB at The Understudy.

Launched in 2021, KERB has brought a youthful zing to the theatre’s fast-casual offerings with a focus on supporting small and upcoming indie street food brands. Currently, KERB serves craft beers from South London’s Gipsy Hill brewery, award-winning Sicilian pizza slices by the Bad Boys Pizza Society and thalis and masala toasties by the family-run Mumbai Mix.

After two years at The Understudy, the super spicy Lucky’s Hot Chicken is moving on, and in their place arrives a brand-new burger brand Meltdown Cheeseburgers.

This new concept from Patty&Bun veterans Tom Monaghan and Marc Chambers is all about classic, perfectly formed cheeseburgers and sides, including an excellent double cheese smash burger. Patty & Bun has achieved serious cult status among burger aficionados leaving expectations for this new project Meltdown Cheeseburgers justifiably high!

Menus are anticipated to change monthly including a beef, chicken and veggie option and their burgers are now available 7 days a week at the NT.

There are more exciting trader changes coming up at KERB in January too, so keep your eyes peeled for more tasty updates!


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