Burgers are high on London menus, but how many of them are worth your time and money? To help you, we have tried some of the best buns the capital has to offer.
The double standard
The Standard, the beautiful brutalist hotel that looms over King’s Cross, brimming with ’70s kitsch to keep your Insta feed full for months, now has a bottomless brunch option, available on the terrace of the floor’s Double Standard restaurant. come down on Sundays. Beyond the constant streams of Prosecco and Bloody Mary’s coming to your table, the food menu includes vegan hot dogs and banana pancakes, and all kinds of alcoholic beverages. However, we suggest you go for the Brunch Burger, which is truly one of the best we have had in London for a long time. The breakdown is simple but effective: a juicy crushing burger, drizzled with Bloody Mary ketchup, strips of bacon, and melted smoked cheddar cheese. We demolish it in seconds. Unfortunately, burgers aren’t endless either, but you can’t win it all.
The Patate started at Camden Market, but now has its first brick and mortar location next to the Kentish Town station. This is less of a traditional patty, lettuce, and pickle burger than a full boeuf bourguignon condensed into a new, portable, bun-wrapped form. The meat is cooked in red wine until melted, then shredded and placed on a brioche bun with The Patate’s signature sauce. The other great thing is the variety of fine cheeses you can add – it’s the Vacherin Mont d’Or for us, but there’s also the gorgonzola, raclette, and goat cheese.
The Bluebird Café
It may be served on one of London’s most exclusive streets, but the classic Bluebird Café burger is unpretentious. A juicy patty, cheese, gem lettuce, house sauce, pickles, and a side of fluffy potato chips, nothing more, nothing less. However, what sets the Bluebird Cafe apart is its lush outdoor seating area, perfect for a warm summer day (and mild too, thanks to the available umbrellas and heaters). Accompany with one of the cocktails; We recommend the lychee and rose martini. When alfresco dining is off the scene, the Bluebird Restaurant (located next door to the cafeteria) also serves a delicious burger with Mayfield cheese, bacon, and caramelized onions.
You can find Lucky Chip Specialty Burgers in two very, very nice pubs: The Old Queen’s Head in Islington and Blue Coats in Tottenham. Their pun-based names are a bit cheesy for our liking (‘Steve Martin’ has jerk sauce, etc.), but you can’t complain about the burgers themselves – unfailingly juicy, delicious, and the perfect side for a relaxing Sunday. half liter. We recommend El Chapo: beef, smoked bacon, roasted jalapeños, blue cheese, and aioli.
Burger and beyond
When you lay your eyes on the satisfyingly trimmed Burger and Beyond menu, it’s hard to look past the “Bougie Burg” (especially when it lands on your plate). We’re talking dry-aged beef (which BoB uses to make all of their burgers), American Double Cheese, Steak Sauce 2.0, Zucchini, and Beef Onions – all well cooked and packed with flavor. And while that may seem like enough sauces for one dish, we recommend trying Burnt Butter Mayonnaise and Spicy Secret Sauce as well. If that calls for some truffle orders and cheesy fries, so be it.
Flank started as a Brighton pop-up and now has two stalls at Victoria Market Halls and Old Spitalfield Market. Head Chef Tom Griffith’s key to success? Keep things simple with a grab-and-go spirit. Try the must-have Cheeseburger, made from aged ground short rib, brisket, and flank and topped with St Giles cheese, pickles, rich onion marmalade, crispy onions, and Flank Burger Sauce.
Ordering a burger at a French restaurant border on sacrilege, that is unless you’re at the Mandarin Oriental’s Bar Boulud. The bistro offers three different variations on the American classic, but it’s the “Frenchie” burger that takes the gateau, piling million, fondue, Morbier cheese, and Dijon mustard on top of a perfectly cooked, juicy beef patty.
A cheeseburger, but not as you know it. It’s hearty and juicy, never falling into the territory of brioche-soaked albatrosses. To be honest, Coin Laundry’s effort is almost worth it just for the serving of garlic fries alone. Welcome, friends, to spice up the country.
Mac and savage
Voted Best of London at the 2016 National Burger Awards (it’s a thing!), There’s no shame in using a knife and fork at the ‘Veni-Moo’ – a delicious, heartbreaking pile of beef, venison, cheese, béarnaise, caramelized onions, and confit bacon. Mac & Wild, the Scottish steak and burger joint, has two locations, but head to Devonshire Square if you want to get a taste of their newly installed shooting range and kill your virtual meat before eating it.
Sure, you’ve heard of their thick and juicy steaks, but an insider’s advice when visiting Hawksmoor is to head to the downstairs bar for the in-house burger. In addition to the same high-quality beef they use for the steaks, they use bone marrow to create a rich and intense flavor. You will also save a few pounds.
Dip and flip
Enjoy a twist on the classic at this South London chain where burgers come with a ready-to-dip sauce mix. In addition to the classic burger, there is roast beef or sliced lamb that you can enjoy with melted cheese and other garnishes.
This West Coast import is a slice of the gluttony of fast food without the cheap ingredients. The simple cheeseburger is the one to see, a succulent beef burger topped by a soft bun and topped with the best burger cheese.
While it’s harder than ever to get a seat at Honest (“no-book” policies and burgers make for comfortable bedfellows), the food more than makes up for it; Aged veal cooked over medium heat, with a dollop of caramelized red onion marmalade on a soft brioche bun. And the rosemary sprinkled fries will be gone in seconds.