Last year our team ate our way through London in search of the best burger. We experienced what the city had to offer and, after a lot of consideration (…and cheese) we came up with our top 10 list….
Branching away from the ordinary beef patty and salivating at the sight of The Banc’s ‘Rib-eye steak burger’ we couldn’t wait to tuck into this bad boy. School friends Jan and Fabio transformed a once derelict old bank into a thriving restaurant. Popular for their friendly service and wicked menu, The Banc is the place to be to socialise with friends and family over some delicious food..and a cocktail or two. Their Medium-rare Ribeye is grilled on an open fire complimented with avocado and fried egg in a soft bun. Delicious? You can banc on that!
Honestly – a ‘go to’ place for a great burger, atmosphere and those crispy, golden rosemary fries. Six years ago, Honest Burgers founders were flipping & selling burgers from a humble tent. Now, the recognisable chain own 24 restaurants and counting; Oxford Circus, Kings Cross, Portobello to name a few. We feasted on the ‘Tribute Burger’ and wish we’d ordered 3. Priding themselves on quality, locally sourced ingredients, Honest did not disappoint with this Double Beef, Bacon, American cheese, burger sauce, french’s mustard, pickles, onion and lettuce delight, packed into a golden bun.
Experiencing a Bleecker burger could be considered a right of passage for a Londoner. Not tried one? Where have you been?! Located in Spitafields, Victoria and Bloomberg, Bleecker celebrities on the London streetfood scene and a firm foodie favourite offering burgers, fries and shakes. Soft, juicy, cheesy, meaty.. if only words could translate directly to taste.
All aboard the gravy train! The burgers at Dip & Flip made us want to do exactly that – yum. Dip & Flip launched in September 2013 feeding locals in Battersea Rise with their Roast Meat sandwiches (dipped in gravy) and flat griddle smashed burgers. Since then, they have opened three further locations in Wimbledon, Tooting and Brixton. Pink and juicy – the patties are hugged between a bouncy brioche bun, oozing with American cheese, coleslaw and pickles. Since everything tastes better with bacon – we added this. The burger was epic.
Mac and Wow – you need to try this place. Having seen their infamous cheesy bacon toastie splashed over Instagram, we were so excited to get our hands on (and teeth into!) our burgers. Mac and Wild took London by storm as a Scottish street food sensation. Now, seven years on from their modest stall in Whitecross Market, they own two restaurants in Fitzrovia and Devonshire Square. Mac and Wild pride themselves on their high-quality produce and passionate suppliers – this is certainly evident in their food. Delicious doesn’t begin to describe their Veni Moo Burger. Here a beef and venison patty go hand in hand accompanied by cheese, bernaise and caramelised onions all housed in a brioche bun. We devoured the Burger and could have easily gobbled three more.
Bear with us whilst we gobble another. Epic is an understatement to describe the (incredibly epic) ‘The Black Bear’ burger from Black Bear Burger. We doubled up our aged beef patties and wolfed down the cheesy, juicy burger packed with american cheese, pancetta bacon, garlic mayo and that all important onion jam.
We were beyond (!) impressed with these burgers and would very much like to pitch a tent in Camden Market to eat them everyday. Based in Camden Market and Dinerama, Burger & Beyond are ever expanding their once sole Citroen H Van Burger joint. This burger was oh so juicy. A double bacon cheeseburger packed with 45 day aged hand-pressed patties, lashes of American cheese, pickled onion and oh-so smokey mayo. Prepared in minutes, demolished in seconds.
If burgers were superheroes, we’d want to be an Ari Gold. A Patty & Bun signature and ‘foodie favourite’ – tasting every bit, if not better than it looks. Well known and widely loved Patty & Bun have 10 restaurants across London, each one as quirky and cool as the next. Popular for their ‘skin on’ rosemary salt and chicken salt chips, wicked wings and exciting burgers – we knew our visit to Patty & Bun was going to be a good one. The ‘Ari Gold’ tasting just as impressive as it sounds involves the winning combination of Aberdeen Angus Beef patties coated in Red Leicester cheese, ketchup and smokey mayo. Lettuce, tomato and pickled onions complete the burger in a bouncy brioche bun. Yum.
Dirty Burger (Vauxhall). Living up to their name and exceeding my expectations – Dirty Burger did not disappoint. This monster, juicy, cheesy ‘Double Dirty Bacon Burger’ more than filled us up, but boy did we want to eat more! Dirty Burger are a trendy Burger chain boasting 11 London locations and counting including Vauxhall, Kentish Town and Whitechapel. Each restaurant, popular for their wicked burgers, crinkle cut and onion fries..to be enjoyed with a house-made shake. On our visit, we feasted on the ‘Double Dirty Bacon Burger’. Housed inside a soft, golden bun are two juicy burger patties oozing with melted mature cheddar cheese. Crisp lettuce, fresh tomatoes and gherkins complete the burger alongside their house special mayo. Can we have another?
Here we truly experienced ‘love at first bite’ making this burger a deserving winner and a ‘must eat’ on anyone’s London bucket list. The Joint, located in the bustling Brixton Village Market is a hip barbecue eatery serving burgers, pulled pork, ribs, deep fried Mac & cheese..need we go on?! In addition to their popular melt in the mouth pulled-pork served inside a soft, house-made vanilla brioche bun, last summer they launched the ‘Big Joint’ the king of all burgers. Imagine a marriage between a brioche and potato bun- you have the soft BJ bun. Inside and in holy matrimony, there’s two mouth-watering smashed patties, red onions, house-made pickles, jalapenos and american cheese. Salivating? There’s more – all of this is topped with 5hr smoked pork belly and a BBQ sauce glaze… not forgetting the (top secret) Big Joint sauce. Delicious is an understatement.