Nowadays, food vans, gastropubs, and high-end restaurants all over London are serving their unique take on the classic American dish – burgers! Some are packed full of meats and cheese and smothered in sauce, while others are simple with just a few excellent ingredients.
With so much variety and so many offerings, seeking out the best burgers in London is no easy task. Here are our seven favourite burger spots in London right now.
For the best variety in both flavours and locations, Honest Burger is the spot. Honest Burger started with a single location in Brixton in 2011, but has since grown to 20 locations all over London.
Munch on a traditional burger, a Korean burger, or a vegetarian fritter burger. But don’t forget a side order of rosemary-salted chips to share.
Mac & Wild is a Scottish steak and burger restaurant with two locations in London. All their meat is sourced directly from the Highlands.
Their most popular burger is the ‘Veni-Moo’, a monstrous burger with beef, venison, candied bacon, cheese, béarnaise, and caramelised onions on a brioche bun.
Located in the Camden Lock Market, the Burger & Beyond food van shines amid a plethora of other meat vendors. All the beef comes from the farm they own in Colchester.
Burger & Beyond focuses on a few simple ingredients with fantastic flavour. A local favourite is the Cliff – a chuck and brisket patty aged 90 days with pancetta and tarragon mayonnaise.
The name says it all here. Burger & Lobster is an up-scale burger joint with truffles on their list of available toppings.
Their infamous lobster burger is smothered in garlic-butter, though the rest of the menu is simple with only a few different options.
Originally from the States, Joe Allen Restaurant came to Covent Garden in 1977 and has been a local favourite for American dishes ever since.
But there’s a twist – there is no burger on the menu. It is a local secret that must be ordered off-menu. It it’s available, this simple burger lets the flavour of the meat shine through with only traditional toppings and no seasonings.
If you ask anyone in the Stoke Newington neighbourhood for a burger recommendation, you will end up at Stokey Bears with a crowd that never tires of this cool restaurant.
They are known for their extremely tall, decadent, mouth-watering burgers. The Grizzly Bear, multiple beef patties topped with double oak smoked bacon and smothered in Burger Bear bacon jam, is always a crowd pleaser.
Originally from South London, this small chain has spread throughout London and gained approval in each neighbourhood.
Upon first impression, the Dip & Flip menu offers straightforward burgers. However, each burger has the option to add a slice of roast beef or lamp atop the beef patty. As the name says, each burger can also be dipped, double dipped, or soaked in gravy.