National Burger Day: 5 Best Burger Joints in London
National Burger Day – a time especially for celebrating everybody’s favourite guilty pleasure, in all of its many forms.
Here’s five of our favourite places in London to celebrate this epic occasion. From fast to fancy, we can guarantee that you’ll find something that’s right up your street.
We love it because … It’s fast but fresh – a winning combination that you’ll struggle to find in many other burger joints. From the hand-formed ground beef patties, to the freshly baked buns, you can guarantee that if it’s from Five Guys, it’s never set foot in a freezer.
It’s the ideal pick for … When you need a casual and quick dinner, but don’t want to compromise on quality. With diner-style decor, and a laid-back atmosphere, it’s an ideal place for chilling out.
Our favourite burger is … All made-to-order by hand, you build your own perfect burger at Five Guys. A totally customisable system, all the different burger and topping combinations amount to a huge 250,000 totally different burger choices – so it might take you a while to finalise your order!
We love it because … It’s the kind of plant-based restaurant that’ll leave you wondering why you didn’t go vegan sooner. The burgers are truly dirty – piled high with melted vegan cheese, and a range of exciting toppings, like aubergine slices and caramelised onions.
It’s the ideal pick for … Both plant-based and meat-eating, burger lovers. Totally accessible, it’s the kind of place your vegan-sceptic friends will be saying “are you sure it was vegan?” about for weeks.
Our favourite burger is … What’s Ur Beef? – the black bean and organic quinoa patty is quite simply sensational, and washes down reaaaaaalllly well with a Chunky Monkey milkshake.
We love it because … They serve burgers dipped in gravy. Need we say more …
It’s the ideal pick for … Someone keen to try something a bit different. The meats are roasted daily, and served up in a freshly baked sub, before being dipped in your gravy of choice – so it’s the perfect pick for roast aficionados, and lovers of the weird and wonderful.
Our favourite burger is … We like to our sub filled with roast beef and horseradish, before having it double dipped in gravy. It goes perfectly with one of the many craft beers on offer.
We love it because … The menu might be small, but what they do, they do goddamn well. Combining burger and lobster seems like an odd move, but it is a true taste sensation. They only use wild, live Atlantic lobsters
It’s the ideal pick for … A special occasion, like a first date, or a celebratory meal. An iconic, London born and bred institution, it’s also an impressive and unique location to bring visiting guests to for dinner.
Our favourite burger is … The B&L’s Lobster Mac ‘N’ Cheese is something else. Follow it up with the B&L Combo – a great way to get the best of both worlds.
We love it because … A street food pop-up, Mother Flipper are the experts when it comes to making maple syrup go with everything. Their burgers are heavenly sinful and prove that you really can find some of the best grub at food markets.
It’s the ideal pick for … Those who love a bit of sweet with their meat, and aren’t afraid to get their hands covered in sauce. The burgers are made with 35-day aged steak, so are a true treat for meat-lovers keen to support their local market community.
Our favourite burger is … The Dirty Barbie. It’s made up of a double patty, American cheese, candy bacon, candy onions, and homemade BBQ sauce, and it will change your life.