London’s culinary diversity has got to be one of its main attractions, but for today’s post, the focus will be on the worldwide German specialty originating in Hamburg. The sandwich that’s now seen as one of the pillars of American cuisine, the burger. Let us guide you through the wide range of Burger joints that can be found all over the capital. These destinations will include something for those ready to get their hands dirty with succulent, dripping, Scottish meats, to the more delicate who would rather eat their £20 burger with a knife and fork.
Struggling with a Sunday hangover? Or just craving that bomb burger that will make you want to sign up to the nearest gym straight after? Well, Baba G’s is the place to go. With food trucks mainly based in Finsbury Park, Brixton and Camden, make sure you check out their lamb burger, as it’s their specialty. Don’t jump to conclusions, we all love a mean beef burger, but this lamb sensation will tickle all your taste buds.
Don’t let the price discourage you (up to £20 for some!), this place makes one of the best burgers in town. They’re located on Wardour Street in Soho and the service is worth every dime. Their meat is carefully picked and best served medium rare. Their bun and chips are a bonus as they are equally delicious. The best part about this place is that they serve afternoon tea with mini burgers and after a long day of shopping down Oxford Street or Kensington (both of which are within walking distance) why not add on a cheeky bottle of Prosecco?
Burger & Lobster
For those of you who aren’t on a budget when it comes to finding the best burger why not take a trip to one of these extravagant destinations (9 across London), where you can pay up to £50 for a burger. A bit pricey for some, but hey it comes with lobster *wink*.
If you are willing to spend that much, make sure you have the Lobster Burger which features high-end ingredients such as a Nebraskan beef patty topped with lobster meat, brie, a creamy truffle & tarragon mayonnaise, fennel and finally Chinese cabbage to add some green to this tasty hamburger. Since Technomic claims that new and unique flavors are very important for 35% of consumers when it comes to having a burger, it’s fair to say that Burger & Lobster definitely meets that requirement.
Mac & Wild
Who knew Brunch and burgers could be combined? Did I mention that there are bottomless drinks as well? And the steak is Scottish? Need I say more? This is the ultimate brunch place for all our burger and meat lovers. Make sure you try out the Veni-Moo, as it was elected London’s Best Burger of 2016. Yes, there is such a thing.
Patty & Bun
This must be paradise for Burger lovers as you can technically make your own. You can pretty much add as many ingredients as you want, and it all comes at an affordable price (as low as £5 for some of them, topping dependent of course).
Surprisingly, most people would suggest the chicken burger as it is crispy and so very tasty. In the mood for something different, their chicken burgers will have you grateful you decided to treat yourself.
Although Roast is not specifically a burger place, they sure know how to make one. If, like 84% of consumers you place heavy importance on the bun when it comes to gourmet burgers, and don’t necessarily mind splashing some cash, this place should definitely be on your bucket list.
There you can try their unrivaled ‘Roast Burger’. This luxury burger features slices of 48-Day dry aged beef sirloin, cheddar, pickled red cabbage, carrot chutney, and horseradish cream, all packed in a bun with rosemary and potatoes embedded on top. Exactly what you need if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary. For our vegetarian friends, the Ultimate Veggie Burger is at your disposal which comes with a beetroot and quinoa patty, avocado dressing and carrot chutney, all wrapped up in a charcoal bun.
Although arguably more mainstream than the others, Shake Shack is not like your typical fast food chain. Their 100% Angus beef, crinkle-cut fries, and the way your food is presented (which gives off a strong food truck vibe), adds an authentic and original touch. If you tend to keep your diet meat free, they have the perfect burger for you, featuring a crisp-fried Portobello mushroom filled with melted cheese.
And as if that weren’t enough, like a certain amount of fast food restaurant chains, Shake Shack has a secret menu, where you can request special items such as a Bunless Shack Burger, Peanut Butter Bacon Burger, or the impressive Shake Shack Quad Burger that comes with four beef patties.