Where to find the best burger in London is a question every foodie wants the answer to. Truth is, there are many best burgers in London, as they’re one food trend we’re sure will never die. Burger restaurants in London are peppered around all over the place with each burger attempting to better the one before it. So, gorge on this comprehensive list of where to find the best ones. The search ends here.
The best burgers in London
1. Greedy Cow
Greedy Cow London was born out two brother’s love for high-quality food and a solid belief in value for money. Burgers and steaks are the name of the game and a few options on the menu contend for the title of the best burger in London because, whilst indulgent, you can taste the quality and they don’t feel like they’re going to cause a heart attack. The lamb burger is hand pressed with soy, ginger, garlic and mint and is served medium on a soft sourdough bun with salad leaves, beef tomato, sliced red onions and Greedy Burger sauce.
Address: 2 Grove Road, Mile End, London, E3 5AX
Opening: Opens at noon weekdays and 8am at weekends, closing between 10-11pm
Price: The lamb burger will set you back £7.50, with chips at £3.50
2. Band Of Burgers
If you’re looking for the best burger in Camden, Band Of Burgers is a London burger restaurant serving all kinds of nice. It’s a place to rock your taste buds as the restaurant pays tribute to the rock royalty for which Camden is famed. Expect the very best burgers in London here, as Band Of Burgers is one of few London burger restaurants that cooks its patties on its very own charcoal grill, giving a unique smoky taste that’s hard to match. There’s beef, chicken, lamb, fish, vegetarian and vegan burgers, so get involved.
Address: 23 Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JE
Opening: 11:30am – 11pm Mon-Wed, 11:30pm Thurs-Sat, 10pm Sun
Price: About £15 per person
3. Brioche Burger
Some of the best burgers in London reside at Brioche Burger. These London burger restaurants – there are two in the city – are no ordinary London burger restaurants. The team here are on a mission to master the humble burger by blending the finest ingredients, including the world-class Wagyu beef, British Aberdeen Angus and their signature Brioche potato rolls. Beef aside, The Maharaja chicken burger boasts spicy tandoori chicken, coriander mint onions, cheddar cheese, tomato, chilli and mint sauce. Dreamy.
Address: 154 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London E17 4QH
Opening: Opens 12:30pm weekdays or 10am weekends, closing 10pm weekdays and 11:30pm weekends
Price: £10-£15, more if you want steak
4. Fatboyz Diner
If your idea of the best burger in London is all American, baby, then look no further than Fatboyz Diner in the heart of East London. Run by three guys who travelled through America and became determined to bring the burgers they fell in love with back to London, the burgers at Fatboyz are loaded with quality. Try The Champ: an 8oz beef patty, smoked cheese, onion rings, bacon mayo, Fatboyz special sauce, lettuce and tomato.
Address: 3 Barking Road, East Ham, London, E6 1PW
Opening: 4pm to 11pm Mon-Thurs, noon-midnight Fri-Sat, 2pm to midnight on Sunday
Price: A burger is anywhere between £6 and £12.50
5. Burger & Beyond
Burger & Beyond London isn’t strictly a burger restaurant. It’s more of a lovely Citroen H Van at Camden Market serving restaurant-quality burgers. The three burgers on the menu here really are some of the best burgers in London so we’d be silly to leave them out of this list. The team have taken burger inspiration from all over the world and believe that you deserve only the choicest cuts of meat. We suggest the Hot Mess consisting of a 45-day-aged beef patty, pepper jack cheese, jalapeños and chipotle mayo. Hot tip: take napkins!
Address: KERB Camden Market, West Yard, Camden Town, London, NW1 8AF
Opening: Opens at 11am daily, closes between 6-7pm
Price: About a tenner
6. Ben’s Canteen – Clapham
Set up by a bloke called Ben, believe it or not, the burgers at Ben’s Canteen contend to be the best burgers in London because you can see and taste that they’re made with love. You can get a little adventurous with the Korean fried chicken burger, for example, but really where it’s at is the classic cheeseburger. Dry-aged beef patty, Ben’s own tomato relish, mustard, onion, pickles, American cheese and beef dripping butter. You can even get a gluten-free bun if you want one. The best burger in London? Quite possibly. Cheers, Ben.
Address: 140 Saint John’s Hill, Clapham, London, SW11 SL
Opening: 11am to 11pm Mon-Thurs, 9am to midnight Fri-Sat, 9am to 11:30pm Sun
Price: For just your burger, around a tenner
7. Honest Burgers Soho
Honest Burgers isn’t exclusive to the capital – there are restaurants peppered across the UK – but the love and, well, honesty that Honest Burgers London puts into its food makes the menu unmissable. British beef patties are made in Honest’s own butchery and the homemade rosemary chips are cut and cooked daily. Each Honest Burger restaurant tries to offer a burger inspired by its neighbourhood, so in Soho try the Soho Special. Beef, smoked bacon, mozzarella, The Gay Farmer pesto, garlic mayo, tomato and rocket.
Address: 4a Meard Street, London, W1F 0EF
Opening: 11:30am to 11pm all week, closes at 10pm on Sunday
Price: Burger, a side and a drink, between £15-20
8. The Pack & Carriage
You might not expect to find further candidates for the best burger in London in a pub as good at pulling pints as The Pack & Carriage, but the burgers here are next level and made with entirely organic ingredients. Better yet, we’re dropping the first vegetarian burger in this list with Pack & Carriage’s The Fake. A homemade veggie pattie, halloumi, chilli jam, garlic mayo, lettuce and onion. The Pack & Carriage isn’t going to blow you away with any hip frills, but the burgers and the beer are absolutely spot on.
Address: 162 Eversholt Street, Euston, London, NW1 1BL
Opening: Opens at midday every day except Mon-Tues when it’s 4pm. Closes midnight weekdays. 2am Fri-Sat, 11pm Sun.
Price: Again, around a tenner
9. Meat and Shake
Meat and Shake in Tooting gets the nod as many folk in this part of London will tell you the rib ‘n’ cheese burger here is their best burger in London. We’re not going to argue too much because, frankly, it is ridiculous in the very best kind of way. Picture pulled beef rib covered in monterey jack cheese, bbq sauce and aioli. It’s what burger dreams are made of in London and it does actually melt in your mouth. Get a milkshake as well because they’re also a treat. Meat and Shake it up, yeah?
Address: 47 Upper Tooting Road, London, SW17 7TR
Opening: Open at midday every day, closes at 10pm every day except 11pm Thurs, midnight Fri-Sat
Price: The rib ‘n’ cheese burger is £11
Limeyard knows how to do burger. And it should, really, given it’s a Californian-style kitchen brought to us by the same folk behind Côte Brasserie, which is as good a guarantee of quality as there is in London. The crispy buttermilk chicken burger is one you can’t miss. It arrives at your table stacked high and proud with spicy slaw, gem lettuce and a chipotle mayo that carries quite the kick. One of our favourite chicken burgers in London, no doubt about it.
Address: 8 Ealing High Street, London, W5 5DB
Opening: 8am-11pm Mon-Fri, 9am-11:30pm Sat, 9am-10:30pm Sun
Price: The buttermilk burger is £9.95
11. MEATliquor London
MEATliquor is thought by many to be the best burger restaurant in London and we agree that it’s definitely up there. There are beef and chicken burgers at MEATliquor London that send the crowds wild, particularly the green chilli cheeseburger that might knock your socks off with its spicy chilli butter. Meanwhile, the Tower Block burger is a fried chicken fillet, cheese, a hash brown, jalapenos, slaw and a curious Russian dressing. To round things off, the loaded fries at MEATliquor London are very, very worth their price tag and subsequent food comba.
Address: 74 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 0BA
Opening: Midday-midnight Mon-Thurs, midday-2am Fri-Sat, midday-11pm Sun
Price: Expect to spend between £15-20 per person
12. Planet Hollywood
Planet Hollywood is one of our best burger restaurants in London because alongside burgers it’s a mighty cool place just to sit and take in the vibes. Hollywood vibes, those are, thanks to American diner-style decor, cutouts of Hollywood’s elite and staff so friendly you’ll want to take them home. Planet Hollywood’s Mac Attack is one of the most indulgent and best burgers in London, stacked high with hickory-smoked bacon, five cheese mac ‘n’ cheese, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and crispy onion straws. We never said it was healthy…
Address: 57-60 Haymarket, Piccadilly, London, SW1Y 4QX
Opening: 11:30am-midnight Mon-Fri, 11am-midnight Sat, 11:30am-11pm Sun
Price: You’ll probably spend over £20, but it’s worth it
13. Waffle Jack’s
We’re big fans of Waffle Jack’s because it resembles the classic American diner. The sort you imagine on the whole road trip across The States thing. For a large dose of nostalgia and burgers that are homemade, grilled and simple yet spot on every time, Waffle Jack’s is where it’s at. Very worth the trip out to Wimbledon.
Address: 8 Merton Park Parade, Wimbledon, London, SW19 3NT
Opening: 7am-11pm every day
Price: Roughly ten of the Queen’s English
14. Jackson + Rye – Soho
Jackson + Rye in Soho offers a style of American dining that’s lesser seen in London as the restaurant is inspired by New York City-style brasseries which have a bit of French influence as well. And this applies to the burgers, too, of course, which do feel that bit different. The Jackson + Rye shrimp burger is a one of the best in London if you fancy something fishy and is filled with lettuce, radish slaw, chilli and tartare sauce. Better yet, it’s served with fries, and you can add some Monterey Jack for an extra quid if you like.
Address: 56 Wardour Street, London, W1D 4JG
Opening: 8am weekdays and 9am weekends, closing at 11:30pm every day except 12:30 Fri-Sat and 10:30 on Sunday
Price: The shrimp burgers is £12.95 with fries
15. Bun & Bar
Bringing together some top London burgers with exclusive and exciting cocktails, Bun & Bar is exactly what it says on the tin and has Harringay and North London more than covered. There are no gimmicks here, just high-quality good mood food in the way of more burgers than you shake a stick at. A Bun & Bar signature worth getting excited about? The B&B Fire is filled with cajun blackened and dry-aged beef, applewood smoked cheddar, bacon, jalapeno pesto, baby leaves, fried onions and Bloody Mary sauce. Hot damn.
Address: 553 Green Lanes, Harringay, London, N8 0RL
Opening: 12pm-12am Mon-Wed, 12pm-2am Thurs-Fri, 9am-2am Sat, 9am-12am Sun
Price: A burger with fries and a cocktail, £20-25
Last but by no means least, some of the best burgers in London come courtesy of Bird. They’re big, they’re dirty, they’re creative and we love them. Head to this Islington haunt for a waffle burger that’ll take you a short age to eat – fried chicken, bacon, American cheese, house BBQ, mayo, hot sauce, Canadian maple syrup all served between two fresh waffles – or the katsu curry burger. This, if you were wondering, is everything you love about a katsu curry but in a burger. ‘Nuff said.
Address: 81 Holloway Road, London, N7 8LT
Opening: 11am-11pm every day