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Review: Five Guys Burger And Fries – Trafford Centre – Manchester

by MM

When you reach my age, you have pretty much eaten every burger possible and nothing surprises you any more…


Clearly, if you think every burger is the same, you are yet to dine at a Five Guys restaurant!

Doing what they do best ‘Burger and Fries’ there really is no reason to mess with perfection. One bite of my bacon cheeseburger and I was hooked. I had scoffed at a comment stating ‘heaven in a brown paper bag’… oh how wrong I was!


Five Guys at the Trafford Centre has been open just less than a month now and everything is still pristine and new. All the staff are very friendly and smiley which is just what you need when attempting to navigate the Trafford Centre. Conveniently located in the downstairs section of The Orient, to the left hand side of the main doors, you can quickly run in, grab your burger and run back out again… if you haven’t the energy you could simply stroll!


Everything screams fast, from the red and white colours to the ease in which you can order your food – however the difference is… your burger is cooked right then and there for you. They aren’t waiting, they are cooked fresh to your specific requirements.

With several burgers to choose from including normal, cheese, bacon, bacon and cheese, the choices do not stop there. You are then faced with many toppings (free) to choose from to load your glorious burger up even further.


The drinks machine… it has to be done! You can choose from over 100 flavours – Coke, Lime Coke, Cherry Coke, Peach… arrrrgh I can’t even remember there were so many… Val, the lovely manager who looked after us was a tad disappointed that we plumped for normal Coke… I will attempt something radical next time though!


It’s all about the food though and knowing the burger patties are made fresh, by hand with fresh roll stamped prime beef every single day, is an absolute winner. The burgers are mouth wateringly delicious – to the point that my Mini Me ate all of hers and still wanted more. Normally she needs encouragement to finish a burger but not this time. If the kids are happy, the parents are happy!


The chips – oh my days – my recommendation would be to order the small portion as what you do not realise is even though the cartons look small, the lovely Five Guys staff also chuck an extra shovel full in your brown paper bag! They are absolutely delicious though and the potatoes are chipped up and cooked in peanut oil – perfectly crispy and utterly tasty. The cajun fries are awesome too for something a little different!


Five Guys is definitely a family friendly restaurant I will eat in again – kids are welcomed with open arms and the pictures our trio drew were then stuck up on a board to showcase their artistic talents.

Fast food, with a difference – you cannot beat fresh meat and the burgers are divine – I still stand by my comment that if I could eat there every day and not put on weight I would!

So… heaven in a brown paper bag? You bet!



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amy May 19, 2014 - 12:13 pm

i want to go here just for the drink machine alone!! 100 flavours omg haha! http://amyelizabethfashion.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/all-aboard-boohoo-bus.html xx

MM May 19, 2014 - 12:16 pm

You can stop and start different flavours to really mix it up – required too much concentration from me last week but will definitely make some random cocktail (non alcoholic!) up next time! x

Emma May 19, 2014 - 12:56 pm

My inlaws live in Florida, and my brother in law’s most favourite burger joint of all time is definitely Five Guys… Now I consider him an expert so had been hoping to try it… It’s great you don’t have to go as far as Florida to try it now! 🙂

MM May 19, 2014 - 1:25 pm

I honestly did not know what to expect – surely when you have had one burger, you have had them all?! Nooooo… they were melt in the mouth, full of flavour and as fresh as a daisy. Your brother clearly has very good taste! 🙂 x

older mum in a muddle May 19, 2014 - 2:49 pm

Those burgers look fantastic, my mouth is watering. I really don’t like going to places like Macdonalds, but this is way much better. Great that they are cooked fresh, and great review… I’ll definitely be trying out Five Guys!

MM May 19, 2014 - 4:03 pm

Ohhhhh it is so much better and the food is out of this world – it is slightly pricer as you would expect but if you load your burger up to the max and share fries between you all you still walk away feeling stuffed!!

Ali at kidschaos.com May 19, 2014 - 3:06 pm

Oooh, my two love a burger, however, we don’t go to the other chains out of some sort of principle, 🙂
So it’s good to read of alternatives if you know what I mean!
Love the decor!

MM May 19, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Absolutely – I assure you once you have all tried a Five Guys burger you will not go back!!

Susanna May 19, 2014 - 3:11 pm

I love Five Guys! I was so happy when I saw they opened in the UK.

MM May 19, 2014 - 3:58 pm

It’s an awesome chain, their burgers put others to shame!! 🙂

Otilia May 19, 2014 - 4:00 pm

What a cool name for the restaurant! And that burger really nice!

MM May 19, 2014 - 4:01 pm

The burger was epic!! Everyone needs to try one at some point – they really put McDonald’s to shame!!

Rebecca May 19, 2014 - 5:06 pm

What a great place to eat. I like a lot of choice and my family all love burgers. We will have to visit next time we are near.

MM May 19, 2014 - 5:46 pm

They aren’t just burgers… they are super burgers!! The cajun fries are a must try!! 🙂

Stacey Corrin May 19, 2014 - 6:46 pm

These guys need to hurry up and introduce their chain to more parts of the country – I’m desperate to try those tasty goodies! Love the whole 50’s look also 🙂

Nikki Thomas May 19, 2014 - 7:43 pm

Wow they look and sound amazing! I have never heard of them before but I will certainly be keeping a look out for them.

Liz Burton May 19, 2014 - 7:47 pm

Why on earth did i read this post after I’d eaten a very virtuous but dull salad for dinner??! *weeps*

I want one of those burgers – now!!!!!!!

HPMcQ May 19, 2014 - 7:56 pm

oh yes my tummy just rumbled quite loudly for one of those burgers!

Pinkoddy May 19, 2014 - 7:59 pm

Family friendly is a bit tick on our eating out box so I will know where to go next time we are in Manchester. Glad you all had a great experience.

Jenny @ The Brick Castle May 19, 2014 - 8:34 pm

We walked past there on Saturday and nearly went in. If I’d read this earlier we definitely would have done!

MM May 19, 2014 - 10:21 pm

The manager recommended the cheese grill too – it’s not just all burgers!! 🙂

Katy Hill May 19, 2014 - 9:06 pm

Love the look of this place. I think we might have one near me and now I might be tempted to check it out! x

MM May 19, 2014 - 10:22 pm

Definitely worth checking out – the burgers are really tasty and melt in the mouth 🙂 x

Ruth May 20, 2014 - 12:46 am

Ooooh YUM! I hope they expand across the country to let other cities in on the action! That burger looks and sounds delicious. Do you know if they over non-peanutty chips too? My wee guy has a peanut allergy and I’d hate him to miss out 🙁

gail May 20, 2014 - 2:24 am

next time I visit, I really need to go there! x

MM May 20, 2014 - 11:57 am

Definitely worth a visit – you will not be disappointed!! 🙂

Rebecca May 25, 2014 - 11:01 am

The single best thing about moving to Manchester are the burgers!!! NYOM!!! Now i’ve another reason to try some more!

MM May 25, 2014 - 5:05 pm

Oh yes… Five Guys is definitely worth a visit, you will not be disappointed!

Emma May 26, 2014 - 8:53 am

WOW, it looks AMAZING!!!! I love the coke machine. x

MM June 1, 2014 - 4:35 pm

The Coke machine was awesome, just by itself but coupled with the burger too – it was epic!!

Musing Housewife May 27, 2014 - 9:21 pm

That burger looks epic! Nom nom nom!

MM June 1, 2014 - 4:34 pm

Ohhhh it was an epic burger love – will take you there when you come to see me 😉 x

Bury Family Life May 28, 2014 - 6:53 pm

That was quite possibly the best burger I’ve ever eaten. Very impressive!

MM June 1, 2014 - 4:33 pm

It was the best burger ever – I was not stopping till I had eaten every bite!!


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