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The best burger restaurants in London
Everyone loves a burger, right? From fast food to gourmet, the burger is one of those versatile dishes, foodstuffs… sandwiches, however you want to describe it that just hits the spot. And when the craving for a burger – with or without meat – hits, you need to know the best burger restaurants. Nothing worse than a disappointing burger. Dry, overcooked, overstuffed. Horrible.
Take a look at this list of the best burger restaurants in London to ensure the burger monster inside you is fed when in the UK capital.
Starting out as a food truck, Bleecker, formerly Bleecker St., has established itself as one of London’s best burger restaurants, with four bricks and mortar locations now across the city. It’s all about the classic bacon cheeseburger at Bleeker, or for vegetarians, a 10-day fermented deep-fried vegetable patty, which is sure to prick up the ears of flexitarians too. Various locations.
Chick 'n' Sours
Purveyors of the finest fried chicken, Chick ‘n’ Sours does a mean chicken burger. Expect spicy, zingy Asian notes, with juicy fried thigh topped with tuneful additions such as kimchi and Sriracha mayo. Vegans are catered for too, with a crispy seitan patty. Don’t miss the watermelon salad, a great combination with fried chicken, or their delicious cocktails. Various locations.
The sustainability-minded team at Fallow in London’s West End use retired dairy cow, generally overlooked for consumption, for their juicy beef burger, dressing it simply with bacon, shallots and cheese in a brioche bun. It happens to be one of the best in town. They also do a hen of the wood burger with mushrooms grown in-house that is similarly umami-rich and delicious.
Four Legs at The Plimsoll
London’s buzziest burger is a smashed Dexter beef patty from former pop-up chef duo Four Legs, with burger sauce, onions and pickles, that tastes not too dissimilar, many say, to a certain signature burger at a very well-known global chain (yes, that one). Don’t expect to get a table easily at The Plimsoll, Four Legs’ now permanent North London pub home, nor leave with clothes untroubled by the presence of burger juice.
The El Chappo burger at Lucky Chip is a thing of beauty – an aged beef patty, smoked bacon, roasted jalapenos, blue cheese and aioli. Reads good, doesn’t it? It tastes even better and has been voted London’s best burger by Time Out. Try it for yourself at Lucky Chip’s various locations and see how it stacks up. Veggie options are available too. Various locations.
Patty & Bun
Patty & Bun gained a legion of new fans during lockdown with their easy-to-assemble and incredibly delicious burger meal kits. As fun as DIY burger nights were, it’s great to have the burger masters at Patty & Bun doing it for you at their various locations around London. One of London’s best and most consistent burger restaurants. Just browsing their menu online is an event in itself. Various locations.