ROTTERDAM, 20 March 2023 – Diego's rebrands as a gourmet street food restaurant as Rotterdam's king of burgers is forging a new path.
It was the listing about his surprising flavour combinations in the famous Gault Millau guide that confirmed Diego Buik's feelings and further fuelled his ambitions. It was time to take his restaurant in Rotterdam's Kop van Zuid district to the next level. “My great passion will always be creating tantalising burgers. But I remain at heart a chef. I missed the diversity in my menu.”
After four years of successfully serving his famous burgers at Diego's Burgers restaurant, the burger king decided it was time for a change: “We have tackled the interior and given it a mature and timeless look. We also enriched the menu with modern dishes such as a salmon ceviche and updated the wine list. But, of course, burgers will also keep their place on the menu.”
Gourmet street food
The new Diego's is a place where guests can enjoy gourmet street food. The emphasis is on small dishes designed for sharing. Thus, diners can choose between dishes such as crispy Peking duck, salmon from the Konro grill or a modern take on the classic steak tartare, enriched with sesame mayonnaise and herring caviar. Yet, Diego's speciality does not fade into the background. Four of his signature burgers are still on the menu for burger fans.
“Besides the new shareable dishes, of course, we are not saying goodbye to burgers. Upon request, we now also serve them cut in half so that burgers are easy to share as well. But guests who come just for the burgers are of course still very welcome,” explains Diego excitedly about the new direction he has taken.
About Diego Buik
Diego Buik is the chef of restaurant Diego's – formerly Diego's Burgers – in Rotterdam. He is known for his experimental burgers and surprising flavour combinations, which at the time won him the 'Best Burger in Rotterdam' award. Moreover, in 2017, he also set the record of 'World's Most Expensive Burger.' This burger, made with gold leaf, caviar, and lobster had a price tag of a whopping €2050 and even made it onto the menu of Burgerhub in Ryiad, Saudi Arabia.