I am a big fan of all things beef (and occasionally chicken) and I wanted to share with you the best burgers I have tried in London in 2016:
1. Patty and bun
Without doubt the best burger I have tried this year – specifically the Ari Gold. Whilst the burgers are a little on the small side they make up for it in taste. The beef patties ( I always have mine medium rare) are cooked to perfection and melt on the tongue. The brioche buns are deliciously sweet and that’s not forgetting the mouth watering sticky chicken thighs for sides too.
Whilst this isn’t a place that sells traditionally ‘ dirty’ burgers, the variety of burgers from classic bacon and cheese, to slabs of Bavarian cheese, peanut butter and truffle oil put this restaurant in my top 5.
3. Duck burger @ the Sky Garden
Again not another typical dirty burger venue but the perfectly cooked confit duck egg that runs down a moist rich duck patty, makes this spot a must visit for burger fans.
4. Honest burger
This place does live up to its rave reviews. Like most London joints there are only a handful of options, but the pattys taste delicious and their infamous rosemary fries are definitely worth trying.
5. The Salt Burger @ Salt, Barcelona
Whilst not strictly in London I couldn’t write about my favourite burgers and not include this place. When I visited Barcelona in 2015 a friend recommended this place (which happens to sit underneath the grand W hotel and looks out over the beach) and when I had the chance to go back to Barcelona this year I couldn’t pass up another visit. With more toppings than could ever possibly fit in your mouth in one go and moreish truffle oil parmesan fries this is quite possibly the best burger I have eaten. Ever.
And the not so good burgers:
1. Shake shack
I visited this place when I was extremely hungover and looking for some solace in food. The patties were dry and thinner than McDonald’s and the chips soggy and sparse. Despite the hype this place actually felt like a slightly upmarket Burger King.
2. Dip and flip
A burger place that specialises in putting gravy on possibly every meal option, I was extremely disappointed to receive a burger so soaked in gravy it crumbled and fell apart as soon as I picked it up. My ‘cheesy’ chips and gravy were served to me in a takeaway box with cubes of cut up, non melted cheese.
Oh dear what have you done! I’ve just shared this with my daughter and my son’s girlfriend and I think we might be about to organise a best burger tour. Jenni (said daughter) is already researching a list!!
haha I’m glad you liked the post and feel honoured that you would create a best burger tour 🙂 there are plenty of other great places too so if you come across any, please do let me know!
Oh I’m sure to post about it!!
The Duck Burger looks and sounds great !
You should have been nominated for a ‘New Year Honour’ for services to humanity!
hahaha thank you.. perhaps I should put that forward as an award to the burger community?!
Haven’t tried patty & bun but it looks good. My fav is honest burger, yum!
Let me know what you think when you try it 🙂
Honest Burger for me is the absolute one! But keen to try Patty and Bun now too. Nom nom nom
Let me know what you think of Patty and Bun when you try it! x
ps for some reason whenever I click on your blog it says it’s no longer available?
Will do! And thanks for the heads up – I had no idea that happened but hopefully it works now?
yes it does! I can finally follow your blog now 🙂
I love burgers and this is a very useful list. I so wanna try the Patty and Bun burger. Looks yummy.
Thank you – I hope you enjoy your trip there 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Omg they all look so sinfully beautiful! Definitely trying some of these places out soon! Thanks xx
You know how to torture a guy. 😉
Cheese and gravy sounds rank.
If you’re from the north of England it’s a speciality 😉
Thank you for making me hungry right after I brushed my teeth and was ready to go to bed. Those look divine! 🙂
haha my apologies! Glad you liked the post though 🙂
Uh oh this hasn’t helped the january diet!!!
You could save visiting the places for your ‘treat’ days! 🙂
Hey! Happy new year! So, I was tagged in and just wrote a post on a New Years Q&A and I’ve tagged you to do the same. Find it here: https://zeeslondondiaries.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/20162017-tag-qa/
Hey Zee! Happy New Year 🙂 thanks for this! I will fill it in today and post it up 🙂 thanks for tagging me in it!
I’ll keep my eye out for it 🙂
They all look delicious! 😛
Thanks for sharing your list and totally agreed with you! A bit disappointed by Shake Shack but it is a fast food and we can’t compare with Haché (my favorite one until now). Thank to you I have 2 new places on my list. Can’t wait to taste your top of the list.
Thank you 🙂 I agree they are completely different types of burger joints, but didn’t want to go into too much detail categorising them into fast food/restaurant/dirty burger.. but maybe that could be a future post! Let me know what you think of the 2 new ones when you try them 🙂
Couldn’t agree with you more on the dip and flip burger. The gravy really needed to be thicker in my opinion!
Glad you could relate! I didn’t get the hype to be honest..
Give Mother Flipper a try in Brockley Market!
It’s top on my to do list along with Bleecker St! thank you 🙂
I LOVE your blog already 😂
Thank you so much 🙂
I can’t wait to try some of theses burger places.
Let me know what you think when you do 🙂
These look ridiculously good. I definitely shouldn’t be staring at food porn when I’m hungry. Also thank you so much for stopping by my blog!
Thank you 🙂 No problem! Our blog layouts are very similarr… you have great taste! haha
haha thanks very much
That’s an impressive group of burgers. You should check out The Burger Club blog. I’m not part of the group, but they do good burger reviews. http://burgerclubwinnipeg.blogspot.ca/
thank you! and thanks for the recommendation.. i’ll definitely check it out 🙂
These look seriously good!! Thanks for making me very very hungry 🙂
haha thank you and sorry! 🙂
Delicious ! Amazing blog I must say …I am a foodie myself and I really enjoyed reading your posts!
Thank you very much 🙂
Thank you for following my blog!
No problem! I think it’s ace 🙂