If you’re a fan of cooking shows, and consider yourself some sort of foodie aficionado. You probably believe in the saying cooking is art. Although, I agree food should look wonderful, no matter what it is but more importantly should taste even better. Nothing beats good food, absolutely nothing! And nothing beats a fat, juicy, dripping cheesy burger (vegetarians look away now). If you’ve been searching for the holy grail of burgers and have been let down so far, look no further. Here are 8 places to visit for delicious, great tasting and amazing burgers. Consider this a burger bucket-list because honestly, you’ll want to try every single place.
Bleecker St Burger
From humble beginnings, starting out from a food truck in the summer of 2012. Bleecker St Burger came to fruition based on an American’s love for burger. Surrounded by wholesome tasty burgers in New York and not finding anything similar in the UK, she decided London deserved such wonderful tasty burgers. She ditched a law profession to make this a reality and hasn’t looked back since. Thanks not only to her passion but also her commitment to serve the damn best burgers London *scratch that* the world has ever tasted. This can all be attributed to the combination of fresh ingredients used. Beef patties, which are rare breed, pasture fed and dry aged for 40 – 50 days. These gives their burgers their beefy flavour-full taste and lip smacking delightfulness.
Try the Bleecker black with a crispy slice of beef black pudding sandwiched between two intensely, flavour-full dry aged beef patties topped with good ol’ American cheese (£10.00). There’s also a veggie burger, so vegetarians don’t have to feel left out.
- Old Spitalfields market, Unit B SP 4 London E1 6EA
- Canary Wharf Montgomery Square, Montgomery Street London E14 5JJ
Patty & Bun
With multiple locations around the city, P&B for those in the know, is the home of really, really good burger (emphasis on the really). This is not only due to the well-aged seasoned patties found in most of their burgers but also their very own made relishes and mayo. With an exciting combination of burgers to choose from and also interesting names given to each burger. A trial will have you joining the famous queues regularly just to quell that appetite. Try the ‘Smokey Robinson’ with a well-aged Angus beef patty mounds of caramelized onions and P&B’s infamous smokey mayo all sandwiched between some brioche and all for 9.00 quid. It’ll have you bellowing tunes of praise.
- 54 James st, London W1U 1HE
- 22/23 Liverpool st, London EC2M 7PD
- 397 Mentmore terrace, London fields, London E8 3PH
- 18 Old compton street, London W1D 4TN
- 36 Redchurch st, London E2 7PD
- 55 Goodge st, London W1T 1TQ
Lucky chip first came to prominence at the Netil market stall in 2011 before moving to its new residences in Islington, Camden and Dalston. Infamously known for their themed and celeb named burgers (even doing a “Stranger things” styled menu for Halloween). Santa-styled menu for December.
Lucky chip did not fortuitously become one of the best places for the tastiest burgers. This came with hard work, dedication and ingenuity to creating patties everyone could enjoy always.
With freshly sourced ingredients used in all their cooking, well-aged beef and amazingly crafted burgers and sides. You can’t go wrong with any choice off the menu. To add to all that zany good flavour is a pairing of good wine that goes with each burger (only offered at Dalston). Really good burgers with really good wine, who would have thought that’ll be a pair made on earth.
- 25 Ridley Road, London E8 2NP Dalston
- 44 Essex Rd, Islington, London, N1 8LN Old Queens Head
- 49 Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AN Camden
This will take some doing, but a try of mother flipper is worth the hunt you’ll have to go on if you’re not familiar with its South-west surroundings. As Mother flipper have no building of their own but set up as a stall operating out of Brockley market. Your nose will have to be the GPS to lock down their stall, but no worries you can’t miss the sweet aromas coming out their kitchen. Try the dirty Barbie burger made with two patties sandwiched between extra gooey cheese and sweet strips of “sugared bacon”.
Haché, born in 2004 as the last member of a family of 6 (Haché is considered as one of the babies of couple proprietors Suzie and Berry Casey). The idea, provide unrivaled quality burgers to Camden and the rest of London. Haché has done exactly that with an array of plush burgers, sides made using the finest products and freshest ingredients, sourced locally. Top choice would be the Louisiana, a peanut butter and melted cheese combination that became so popular it went from being a special to being a regular fixture on the menu. You could try the Steak lé truffle made with the chef’s own truffled Gruyère cheese, a sweet balsamic truffle glaze and pickled onion.
There’s a variety of lamb, chicken patties and some vegetarian options, catering to all who visit. At Haché, everything is done with love and that comes through in their service, and more importantly in preparing their burgers.
- 24 Inverness Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 7HJ
- 329-331 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9QL
- 153 Clapham High St Clapham SW4 7SS
- 37 Bedford Hill Balham SW12 9EY
Burger and Lobster
Opening its doors in 2011, Burger and Lobster have become the one stop shop for culinary craftsmanship. As the name suggest, their specialization is exactly as advertised, nothing more, nothing less. Focusing on two distinct food types, they guarantee not only delightfully yummy lobsters, but burgers that are amongst the very best anywhere in the world. Using the highest quality beef in their patties (corn-fed Nebraskan premium steak), and freshly sourced ingredients at all times, what you get is a premium burger. For a bold, big, beautiful-looking and equally delicious burger, your search stops here.
Dirty burger was born of the desire to give Londoners what America had in abundance, the naughtiest, tastiest, flavorsome burgers you could ever imagine. By the look of things that dream has transcended reality. Offering only three kinds of burgers (cheeseburger, bacon burger and a vegetarian option) with an additional monthly special. This simplicity yet effective approach has made them the go to place for a delicious burger. The force is definitely strong with this one (J.J Abrams is a huge fan).
Looking for a burger place that does good scrumptious tasty burgers, has multiple locations across the city, offer very affordable prices? Then look no further than Honest burgers. From its first shop opening in Brixton, they have become London’s little **Mickey Dee’s (much better without a doubt) with up to 17 branches sprawled across London. Honest’ secret is this: simplify the art of making a perfect burger using great British produce and multiply that by 100s. “Voila!!”, you have yourself a winning formula.
They have a repertoire of several burgers on their menu and cater to almost every possible preference. They also offer gluten-free options for coeliacs and the gluten challenged. Not only are their burgers rave worthy, they also do mean mouth-watering salted rosemary chips (some say it’s amongst London’s very best). These luckily are served with every burger order.
That’s the honest truth.
**names have been changed due to copyright infringement