I had been hearing, no let's re-phrase, dreaming about this new burger joint in town.

They call it Smashburger and since toots had been rather chippy around me lately, I decided to treat her to a night out on the town.

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Hailing from across the pond, this joint made it in the good old USA where it opened around 10 years ago.

It gained a reputation for the way it makes its burgers. A ball of ground beef is smashed on a grill to "sear in the juices".

Her ladyship liked what I had to say about Smashburger and it didn't take much persuasion to convince her to go given where the restaurant is.

"Can we hit the shops doll, I need some new clothes?" beamed the moll.

Of course she had an ulterior motive, I thought to myself before rolling my peepers.

We jumped in the Buick to Smashburger which is situated in the heart of Glasgow city centre on Sauchiehall Street.

When we arrived, the joint was empty. At first I wasn't sure if this was a good sign but her ladyship reassured, "It just makes it cosy doll".

We were shown to her tables by the staff who were chatty and very friendly. We absolutely loved Rachel who was really passionate about the restaurant and knew how everything was cooked. She is the kind of waitress every customer deserves.

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She explained that once we decided what we wanted, we go up to the counter and order. You are then given a timer which tells the waitress where you are in the restaurant.

They also told us about the menu, and how we can switch things up and create our own burgers if we wanted to.

The menu is packed with all sorts of burgers and sides - and we dived right in to make our choices.

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I decided on the bacon cheeseburger. It comes with Applewood smoked bacon with American cheese, mustard, ketchup, pickles and red onion on a Smash bun. I choose sweet potato Smash fries which are tossed in Italian olive oil, rosemary and garlic.

Her ladyship went for the spicy jalapeno baja which came with fresh jalapenos with guacamole. It also had Monterey jack, lettuce, tomato, onion and chipotle mayo on a spicy chipotle bun. For her side, she chose fried pickles.

The burgers tasted out of this world. They were cooked to perfection, and each of the ingredients complimented one and other. Every bite was a taste sensation and it was great to finally find a burger which lives up to expectation.

The sides didn't disappoint either. The sweet potato fries were cooked properly, and each chip was crispy and full of flavour. They were so good I have been dreaming about the next time I get to eat them.

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The fried pickles were unexpectedly good. They were tangy, crispy and offered the perfect alternative to fries.

Toots washed down her meal with a Merlot red wine while I opted for a soft drink since I was driving.

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The drinks machine at Smashburger offers free refills and every flavour of fizzy juice you can imagine.

We were properly stuffed but couldn't get enough off the place so we went back up and ordered churros to share and two milkshakes, a vanilla and Oreo flavours.

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My only criticism of Smashburger is that it felt like the dessert menu was an after thought. The churros were average and we only went for them because the choice was limited.

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The milkshakes however tasted like heaven. They were sweet and blended properly.

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Smashburger is bound to be one of the city's burger success stories. It is reasonably priced and the food is amazing. I guess some of the other burger joints in Glasgow finally have some competition.

Smashburger, 165 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3EW, 0141 332 4554.

Food: ****

Atmosphere: ****

Service: ****

The menu:

Bacon cheeseburger £6.75

Sweet potato Smash fires £4.25

Spicy jalapeno baja burger £7.25

Fried pickles £3.95

Soft drink £2.95

Merlot red wine £5.50

Oreo milkshake £5.25

Vanilla milkshake £4.75

Churros £3.50

Total: £44.15