Strolling along Tooting High Street the other night, we spotted a new restaurant called Dip and Flip which caught our eye. I’m not sure if it was because we were intrigued by the name, or because it was rapidly approaching dinner time, or the offer of craft beer on tap or the fact that we’re pretty much always in the mood for a good burger, but we decided to give it a go.
The decor was simple but with a few nice touches, exposed brick work, chairs with random names on the back of them, and a cool 50s style mural on the wall with the slogan “Life Tastes Better Dipped in Gravy”
A quick look at the menu told me it was clear I was going to have to make a choice, do I dip or do I flip? i.e. do I want roast lamb or beef in a crusty roll or do I want a burger? Feeling adventurous, I thought I’d stray away from my normal bacon cheeseburger and go for the thinly sliced roast beef, served in a freshly baked bread roll, with horseradish, white cabbage slaw, pickles and gravy.
First impressions were good, the crusty roll was obviously fresh straight out of the oven, not too doughy and gave a good crunch, the horseradish was there but not overpowering, and there was something really satisfying about sloshing it around in that gravy canteen. The meat was very juicy and tender with no fat on it at all. The chips were crispy and well seasoned and it was all washed down with a nice glass of Sambrooks Pale Ale.
The service was excellent and the prices were very reasonable as well, £6-9 for a burger, £6.50 for a meat roll. Fries are extra at £2.75 and a 3/4 pint glass of beer was £3.70 (service not included).
Dip and Flip has an independent no frills vibe, just friendly staff, good food and drink. I can imagine the chain growing fast across London as their offering gives a unique twist on the standard burger joint.