Burgers take pride of place on menus across London, but how many of them actually deserve your time and money? To help you out, we've taken a bite out of the very best buns the capital has to offer.
Black Bear Burger
The burgers are as great as you’ve heard – particularly our favourite, the ‘Black & Blue’, and we can’t wait to try the new miso-bacon burger – but it’s the sides that really set Black Bear apart. The brisket spring rolls, filled and fried with 12-hour beer braised meat, smoked bacon & cheese, are beautiful; the smoked pork taco, too, with its 12-hour smoked pork shoulder, will leave a lasting impression. The chips, even, are some of the best we’ve had in London recently. Formerly a simple food stall operation, they opened their first brick-and-mortar restaurant in Brixton Village at the end of 2019, and recently expanded into Exmouth Market.
Brixton Market: 11, 13A Market Row, SW9 8LB
Exmouth Market: 17 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QD
One of the best chophouses in the city, Blacklock opened its fourth restaurant in Covent Garden this year (other locations include Bank, Shoreditch and an old brothel and lap dancing club on Soho’s Great Windmill Street.) The temptation when you walk in, of course, is to point at the biggest slab of meat on the chalkboard, and that’s completely fair. You go into Blacklock expecting to emerge in the sweaty daze of a food coma. But you’d be missing out on a truly beautiful cheeseburger: a double patty smothered in onions that have been caramelised in vermouth. It’s rich, juicy and delicious. Order some skinny chops and beef-dripping chips on the side and you’ll have the best of both worlds.
Blacklock, 16a Bedford Street, WC2E 9HE
Every Saturday at Brockley Market in southeast London, and every Sunday at Victoria Park Market in east, Mother Flipper rolls up with four of the very best burgers the capital has to offer. The ‘Candy Bacon Fipper’ is a favourite amongst regulars (the bacon is fried in maple syrup, which is all the explanation you should need) but we generally go for the ‘Chilli Flipper’, which balances out fermented green chilli relish with ranch mayo. All the patties are made with 35-day aged steak, cooked medium, and the vegetarian option – a sweetcorn fritta with all the usual accompaniments – is great too. Well worth the journey, wherever you are in the city.
Brockley Market on Saturdays, Victoria Park Market on Sundays, motherflipper.co.uk/
The Double Standard
The Standard – the beautiful brutalist hotel that looms over King’s Cross, packed with enough Seventies kitsch to keep your Insta feed full for months – now has a bottomless brunch option, available on the terrace of the ground floor Double Standard restaurant on Sundays. Beyond the constant streams of Prosecco and Bloody Mary's that arrive at your table, the food menu features hot dogs and vegan banana pancakes and all sorts of booze-soaking goodness. We suggest you opt for the Brunch Burger, however, which is genuinely one of the best we’ve had in London for a very long time. The breakdown is simple but effective: a juicy smash patty, with dribbles of Bloody Mary ketchup, strips of bacon & melted smoked cheddar. We demolished it in seconds. Unfortunately the burgers aren’t bottomless too, but you can’t win everything.
The Double Standard, Argyle Street The Standard, London WC1H 8EG
The Bluebird Café
It may be served on one of London’s most upmarket streets, but the Bluebird Café’s classic hamburger has no pretence. A juicy patty, cheese, gem lettuce, house sauce, pickles and a side of fluffy chips, nothing more and nothing less. What really sets the Bluebird Cafe apart, however, is its leafy outside seating area, perfect for a warm summer’s day (and a mild one too, thanks to the umbrellas and heaters on supply). Pair with one of the cocktails – we recommend the lychee & rose martini. When al fresco dining is out of the picture, the Bluebird restaurant (which sits beside the café) also serves a delicious burger piled with Mayfield cheese, bacon and caramelised onions.
The Bluebird Café, 350 King's Road, London SW3 5UU
You can find Lucky Chip burgers in two very, very locations: The Old Queen’s Head in Islington and Hackney's Netil Market. Their pun-based names are a little hokey for our taste (the ‘Steve Martin’ has jerk sauce in it, etc), but you can’t complain about the burgers themselves – unfailingly juicy, delicious and the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing Sunday pint. We recommend the El Chapo: beef, smoked bacon, roasted jalapeños, blue cheese & aioli. Really good stuff.
Lucky Chip, various locations
Burger & Beyond
When you place your eyes on the satisfyingly trim 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), double American cheese, steak sauce 2.0, marrownaise and beef fat onions, all cooked beautifully and dripping with flavour. And while that may seem like enough sauces for one dish, we recommend testing out the burnt butter mayo and tangy secret sauce, too. If that calls for a few orders of truffle tots and cheesy fries, then so be it.
Burger and Beyond, 147 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6JE
Beginning as a Brighton pop-up, Flank now holds two stalls at Victoria Market Halls and Old Spitalfield Market. The key to head chef Tom Griffith’s success? Keeping things simple with a nose-to-tail, grab-and-go ethos. Try the must-have cheeseburger, made from aged ground short rib, brisket & flank and topped with St Giles cheese, dill pickles, rich onion jam, crispy onions and Flank burger sauce. We're big fans.
Flank, various sites
A cheeseburger, but not as you know it. It's substantial and juicy, without ever tipping into brioche bun-soaked albatross territory. To be honest, Coin Laundry’s effort is almost worth it for the side portion of garlic fries alone. Welcome, friends, to flavour country.
Coin Laundry, 70 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QP
Mac & Wild
Mac & Wild
Voted London’s best at the National Burger Awards in 2016 (it's a thing!), there’s no shame in using a knife and fork on the ‘Veni-Moo’: a delicious, gut-busting heap of beef, venison, cheese, béarnaise, caramelised onions and candied bacon. Scottish steak-and-burger joint Mac & Wild have two sites, but head to Devonshire Square if you want to have a go at their shooting range, and kill your virtual meat before you eat it.
Mac & Wild, 9A Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YN
Sure, you've heard about their thick juicy steaks but the insider tip when visiting the Hawksmoor is to head to the downstairs bar for their house burger. As well as the same high quality beef they use for steaks they use bone marrow to create an intense rich flavour. You'll save a few quid too.
Hawksmoor, various locations in London and Manchester, as well as New York if you fancy a long walk
Dip and Flip
Enjoy a twist on the classic at this South London chain where burgers come with a pool of gravy ready for dipping. As well as the classic burger there's sliced roast beef or lamb which you can enjoy with melted cheese and other garnishes.
Dip and Flip, 87 Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1HW
This West Coast import is a slice of fast-food gluttony without the cheap ingredients. The plain old cheese burger is the one to watch, a succulent beef patty cushioned by a soft bun and with the best burger cheese around.
Shake Shack, 1 Cambridge circus, London WC2H 8PA
While it's harder than ever to get a seat at Honest ('no reservation' policies and burger bars are comfy bedfellows) the food more than makes up for it; aged beef cooked medium-rare, with a dollop of caramelised red onion marmalade in a soft brioche bun. And the rosemary-dusted fries will vanish in seconds.
Honest Burgers, 4A Meard St, London W1F 0EF
The meat in a bun offering from Soho House, Dirty Burger is definitely worth getting your chops around. At £6 for the cheeseburger prices are friendly for the member's club, add bacon or go for there surprisingly satisfying vegetarian option aptly named, "dirty cop-out". Their triple cooked chips and tempura style onion rings are pretty damn tasty too.
Dirty Burger, 17 Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4QD
Bleecker St. Burger
Inspired by tasting the perfect burger whilst in New York, Zan Kaufman ditched being a lawyer and started selling burgers out a food truck in London. The beef is the really standout part of the mouthful which is rare-breed, pasture-fed beef from small farms in the UK and then dry-aged for 40 days. Get the double cheeseburger for two hits of that meaty masterpiece.
Bleecker St Burger, Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6EA
To order a burger at Joe Allen's, you must already be in the know because despite its peerless reputation it never appears on the menu. The beauty of this burger is its simplicity; made entirely of ground sirloin with no seasoning, the meat does all the talking.
Joe Allen's, 2 Burleigh St, London WC2E 7PX
Deluxe burgers, using only the freshest ingredients, are what make Haché stand out from the crowd. Try the Steak Catalan burger, topped with chorizo and chili jam, for a truly unbeatable burger experience.
Hache, 24 Inverness Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 7HJ
Patty & Bun
Colloquially known as P&B, for those in the know, P&B's own-made relishes and mayos make their burgers some of the finest in London. Their now multiple venues are popular, so you may need to queue but trust us the lashings of liquid cheese, prime beef, glossy buns and sides are worth ever minute in the cold.
Patty & Bun, 54 James Street, London W1U 1HE
Smiths of Smithfield
Masterchef presenter and Smiths' founder John Torode is passionate about sourcing his meat. Evidence of this can be found on the restaurant's second floor in the form of the delicious Smiths' Beef Burger, topped with mature cheddar and Old Spot bacon.
Smith of Smithfields, 67-77 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HJ
Burger & Lobster
It only does two things (three, if you count 'lobster roll' as well as 'lobster'), but it does 'em damn well. This Russian-owned mini-chain has restaurants in Soho, Mayfair and Clerkenwell, and any one of them will serve you as perfect a burger as you've ever eaten. Big (almost too big, but not quite), bold and beautiful.
Burger & Lobster, 36 Dean St, London
The Hyde Bar
A 5 star hotel in Knightsbridge might not be the most obvious port of call for a burger, but The Park Tower's Hyde Bar launched a luxe menu of them anyway, so who are we to argue? The creative twists - including our favourite, the Park Tower Signature Gold Leaf, that includes a layer of foie gras.
The Hyde Bar, Knightsbridge
Did Marshall find the best burger? ›
When Marshall first moved to New York, he was scared at first, but quickly finds the city is nicer than he thought. On his walk, he accidentally finds a burger joint, and has the 'best burger in New York'.What is the most expensive burger in London? ›
London restaurant has created the world's most expensive burger using Canadian lobster, Kobe beef and black truffle brie. Chris Large, head chef at Honky Tonk restaurant in Chelsea came up with the 'Glamburger' dish which costs £1,100 and is served in a golden bun.What is a dirty burger in the UK? ›
Definition of a Real Live Dirty Burger: A burger re-delivered to you (the customer that ordered it) by your waiter or waitress after another waiter or waitress mistakenly picked it up from the kitchen and delivered it to the wrong table (where those customers proceeded to touch and manhandle the food).Did Marshall win the court case? ›
In 1940, he was named chief of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which was created to mount a legal assault against segregation. Marshall became one of the nation's leading attorneys. He argued 32 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, winning 29.Was Marshall mugged by a monkey or not? ›
Marshall then privately explains to Barney and Ted that the monkey story is false, and that he really was mugged; he had made up the monkey to calm down Lily and stop her from buying a gun.What was Princess Diana's favorite restaurant in London? ›
“What's happened to Princes Diana's favourite restaurant in Beauchamp Place in London?” Review of San Lorenzo. Description: Classic Italian restaurant, established in 1963 by Mara and Lorenzo Berni.What was Elvis favorite burger? ›
This banana burger is savory, salty and sweet. It's topped off with fried bananas, peanut butter, and diced bacon . This Elvis burger will get you all shook up. The peanut butter, bacon and banana sandwich was a favorite of Elvis to the point where the sandwich often bears his name.What is the poshest restaurant in the UK? ›
They include Britain's most expensive restaurant Ynyshir Hall in Ceredigion, Wales where the 32 course taster menu costs £410 a head.Did Robin have a baby while filming How I Met Your Mother? ›
Both Smulders and Hannigan had to hide pregnancies during filming. During season five, the actor who played Robin and the actor who played Lily were both pregnant, but their characters were not.What does the sandwich represent in How I Met Your Mother? ›
Meanwhile, Ted, Lily, and Marshall attend a concert, where Ted insists that he and Marshall consume some "sandwiches" (a euphemism that Future Ted uses to refer to marijuana) to enjoy the concert.
Was there a lot of improv in How I Met Your Mother? ›
NPH: There was very little improv. From the very first episode of the show, he was filled with the nations of laser tags and legendary and awesome and straight razor shaves. That was all the writing team.What do British call burgers? ›
A patty or burger (in British English) is a flattened, usually round, serving of ground meat and/or legumes, grains, vegetables, or meat alternatives. Patties are found in multiple cuisines throughout the world.What do they call hamburger meat in England? ›
You may already know that ground beef is called “mince” in Great Britain. It's called this because the meat is minced.What is a daddy burger? ›
The Original Recipe 100% chicken breast Fillet burger, fresh lettuce, pepper mayo, tomato ketchup with a hash brown and bacon. A big burger for a big appetite.Why did Marshall get 3 extra slaps? ›
The Slap Bet was a right granted to Marshall, after winning a bet with Barney about a secret Robin was keeping. After "officially" winning the bet, Marshall gets five slaps (see Pre-Official Slaps). He gains the right to three more slaps in Disaster Averted.How much money did Marshall get? ›
President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan on April 3, 1948, granting $5 billion in aid to 16 European nations.Why did Anna Nicole Smith go to court? ›
Following Marshall's death in 1995, Smith began a lengthy legal battle over a share of his estate. Her cases reached the Supreme Court of the United States: Marshall v. Marshall on a question of federal jurisdiction and Stern v. Marshall on a question of bankruptcy court authority.What did Marshall do in the bathroom? ›
What did Marshall do in the bathroom? After overhearing some co-workers talk of the abandoned eighth floor in the workplace, Marshall goes into the eighth floor bathroom to read his magazines in peace.What really happened to Marshall's wallet? ›
To his dismay, this news makes Lily head out to buy a gun for protection, so he tells Ted and Barney that his wallet was actually stolen by a monkey at the zoo.Did Marshall take the judge job? ›
The How I Met Your Mother series finale confirmed that Marshall was elected as a New York State Supreme Court Judge in 2020. Around the same time, Marshall began to lose his hair due to the stress of his new gig, forcing him to wear a toupee. At some point following the finale, he and Lily had a third child.
Did Camilla and Diana have a meal together? ›
In The Crown this season, the two women even meet up for lunch after the big engagement. But did this really happen in real life? According to Andrew Morton's biography, Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words, written with his subject's cooperation in 1992, it did.What was Frank Sinatra favorite restaurant? ›
Patsy's Italian Restaurant: Frank Sinatra's Favorite.What is the Queen's Favourite restaurant in London? ›
The slick French fine dining restaurant is said to be The Queen's favourite restaurant. The monarch celebrated her 80th birthday here, and has dined with with her daughter Princess Anne and her cousin Princess Alexandra here too.
Presley's fondness for peanut butter and banana sandwiches is well established; however, bacon is not mentioned in all accounts. A book about Presley and his mother, Gladys Presley, though, says he had "sandwich after sandwich of his favorite—peanut butter, sliced bananas, and crisp bacon".What was Elvis breakfast? ›
Note for his future wife: Elvis loves enormous breakfasts complete with sausage, bacon, eggs, fried potatoes, home-baked rolls, and coffee.What sandwich did Elvis always eat? ›
While Elvis is primarily known for being one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century, we can't ignore his namesake sandwich—the one with peanut butter, banana, and bacon all smashed together.What is Ed Sheeran's favorite restaurant? ›
Sheeran returned from Buckingham Palace to stop by his favourite curry restaurant in his home town of Framlingham in Suffolk. He was described as "our local hero" by the restaurant Curry India, whose owner thanked him for his loyal custom over 10 years.Is there a 3 Michelin star restaurant in UK? ›
As of February 2022 there are 8 restaurants in the UK holding three Michelin stars, with all except L'Enclume (Cumbria) located in London or the south of England.How did Robin hide her pregnancy? ›
Both Alyson Hannigan (Lily) and Cobie Smulders (Robin) were pregnant during the fourth season, so their characters are seen wearing loose clothing, and holding large objects to cover their stomachs.Who does Barney have a kid with? ›
|Spouse||Robin Scherbatsky ( m. 2013; div. 2016) (broadcast ending) ( m. 2013; div. 2016) ( m. 2020) (Alternate DVD ending)|
|Children||Ellie Stinson (daughter, born 2020)|
|Relatives||Tom (brother-in-law) Eli Stinson (nephew) Sadie Stinson (niece)|
Did Barney and Robin divorce? ›
Five years and a second child later, they finally tie the knot. Robin and Barney get divorced after three years of marriage, as Robin's hectic travel schedule as a now-hotshot TV reporter leads to friction with Barney.What does the pineapple mean in How I Met Your Mother? ›
While at the house of the Captain, Ted sees a randomly placed pineapple on van Smoot's front stoop (it's haunting him). Ted asks him about it, and the Captain reveals that it is an old sea-captain's tradition and a symbol of hospitality—one that he also (wait for it!) uses at his Manhattan townhouse.What is Barney Stinson lemon rule? ›
Actual answer: Conceived by Barney, it's a rule introduced to avoid spending too long on a date that is going nowhere. The Lemon Law entitles either party on a date to call off the date within the first five minutes with no repercussions or hard feelings. Just cite Lemon Law and you're out.What is the lobster reference in How I Met Your Mother? ›
The Lobster situation is a relationship theory according to which ' person is more likely to do something if he/she is advised not to. In How I Met Your Mother, it was mentioned by Lily Aldrin in season 8 episode ''Lobster Crawl''.Who is the most successful actor from How I Met Your Mother? ›
By playing How I Met Your Mother's resident womanizer Barney Stinson, Neil Patrick Harris became the highest-paid cast member of the hit sitcom. For nine seasons, How I Met Your Mother (Himym) recounted the events leading to Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) meeting the titular Mother after years of failed romances.Who is the least popular character in How I Met Your Mother? ›
Ted Mosby. Ted Mosby might be the protagonist of the show, but there's no denying the fact that he's one of the most hated characters on the show and his character arc pretty much personifies everything that's wrong with him.Did Jason Segel leave HIMYM? ›
The show was renewed for the final season on December 21, 2012, after cast member Jason Segel changed his decision to leave the show after Season 8.Who won the burger war? ›
Harman Family Farm. pulled out all the stops and won the trophy back. Burger Wars 2022 was an exciting event including t.What is Marshalls description of the perfect burger? ›
The most playful little pickle! Then a slice of tomato, a leaf of lettuce and a... a patty of ground beef so exquisite, swirling in your mouth, breaking apart, and combining again in a fugue of sweets and savor so delightful. This is no mere sandwich of grilled meat and toasted bread, Robin.What episode does Marshall find the burger? ›
How I Met Your Mother: Season 4, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes.
Who won the burger battle in Sioux Falls? ›
(Dakota News Now) - Representatives from Downtown Sioux Falls announced the 10th Annual Downtown Burger Battle winner. The winning dish titled “Truffle Jam Burger” from Crawford's is the champion of the 10th Annual Downtown Burger Battle presented by First Western Bank & Trust.Who is Burger King's biggest competitor? ›
Burger King competitors include McDonald's, KFC, Hardee's and Luby's. Burger King ranks 4th in CEO Score on Comparably vs its competitors.Who is McDonald's rival? ›
3 However, it faces significant competition from other quick-service brands, such as Burger King, Wendy's (WEN), Taco Bell, KFC, and Subway. Fast-casual restaurants are also close competitors, with names like Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), and Panera Bread Company.Who won Burger Wars 2022? ›
Congratulations to the Winegrunt Wine Bar in Windsor for winning the People's Choice Award for the Most Outstanding Burger in Burger Wars 2022! Most Burgers Sold: Jonny's Cookhouse in Berwick for selling 1847 burgers! WINNER!What is Dean Winchester's favorite burger? ›
I just wrote a post about Dean Winchester's favorite food, Double Bacon Cheeseburgers.
Opened by two brothers in 1948 in San Bernadino, California, McDonald's is probably the most recognizable burger chain both in the United States and around the world. The giant has over 36,000 stores in over 100 countries. Its network is so vast that you cannot go ten miles without passing a McDonald's.When did Lily cheat on Marshall? ›
|How I Met Your Mother episode|
|Episode no.||Season 5 Episode 2|
|Directed by||Pamela Fryman|
|Written by||Matt Kuhn|
The Slap Bet was a right granted to Marshall, after winning a bet with Barney about a secret Robin was keeping. After "officially" winning the bet, Marshall gets five slaps (see Pre-Official Slaps). He gains the right to three more slaps in Disaster Averted.Who does marshal end up with? ›
The End of the Aisle - Marshall and Lily rewrite their old wedding vows. Last Forever - Part One - Marshall and Lily reveal to The Gang that Lily is pregnant with their third child.Who was responsible for the Burger Chef murders? ›
The case remains unsolved. One of the major reasons for the case's being unsolved was the negligence of the authorities. Going by their assumption that the four teenagers ran off with the money, investigators never treated the Burger Chef joint as a crime scene.
Who won the burger battle in Sioux Falls 2023? ›
The prize goes to Crawford's Bar & Grill, where Chef Dan Myers and the culinary team created their burger, The Truffle Jam, using a prime beef patty, toasted pretzel bun, baby arugula, tomato and pepper jam, jalapeno bacon and black truffle cheese spread.Who won battle of the burger Wylam Brewery? ›
The winning burger was decided by curating the number of burgers sold, along with visitors' votes. According to Battle of the Burgers organisers, Lola Jeans served up 2,548 burgers during the two-day event, while newcomers, Scranners Arms, narrowly missed being crowned the winners after serving up 2,467 burgers.