The very best burgers in London (including deliveries and kits)

It's been almost a decade since London's burger scene transformation kicked off with the arrival of the MeatWagon in Peckham and New Cross. Now Londoners are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a cracking burger which hopefully makes our guide to the best burgers in town, that bit more useful.


Baba G's

Baba G's

Pop Brixton and Vinegar Yard (London Bridge)

Street food legends won an episode of the BBC's Million Pound Menu but then went on to start their Camden restaurant by themselves. At the heart of the menu are the Bhangra Burgers - Indian-influenced burgers that are certainly not subtle and have won them legions of fans. Burgers include the Crazy Lamb Jalfrezi Burger - their spiced lamb burger with mint raitha, mango pulp and fresh chilli pepper. 

Delivery: Deliveroo from Pop Brixton

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Black Bear Burger

Black Bear Burger

Brixton and Boxpark Shoreditch

Black Bear Burger started out in Brixton and late 2019 they returned with their first permanent restaurant. The beef is grass-fed and dry-aged beef sourced from native breeds raised in the South West - one of the founders comes from a farming family so knows a thing or two about sourcing the best. Burgers include the Black Bear burger - Aged Beef Patty, American Cheese, Onion Jam, Pancetta Bacon, Garlic Mayo

Delivery: Deliveroo from Shoreditch and Brixton.

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bleecker burger


Victoria, Bloomberg Arcade, Spitalfields

If you ever fantasise about quitting your job and devoting your life to burgers, then Bleecker Burger Founder Zan Kaufman is your poster gal. Six years ago she quit her job as an NYC lawyer, moved to London, bought a food truck and started making burgers. Of her burgers, Zan says: "We use rare-breed, pasture-fed beef from small farms in the UK. It is dry-aged, giving it an intense, beefy flavour." Burgers include the double cheeseburger, a longstanding top London burger for us. One of the very best. 

Delivery: via Deliveroo

DIY Burger kit: Order online

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Burger and Beyond

Burger & Beyond

Shoreditch - 147 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6JE

It's all about the aged beef burger at Burger & Beyond. Their signature burgers may be on the pricey side but are, in our humble opinion, worth every penny. Even better, their first bricks and mortar place in Shoreditch has allowed them to put loads more on their permanent menu. Burgers include the Bougie Burg - two aged beef patties, cold smoked American cheese, steak sauce, marrownaise and beef fat onions. (£16.50)

Delivery: Via Deliveroo

DIY burger kit: Order online

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The Duke of Richmond

The Duke of Richmond

Dalston - 316 Queensbridge Road, Hackney, London E8 3NH

Tom Oldroyd's pub is pretty perfect in every way - and they've gone to great lengths to ensure that their burger is right up there - messy in the very best way. The Duke Burger is a 6oz rib cap patty, Roquefort, confit onions, béarnaise and served with chips. Go the whole hog and pair that with a crab and chip butty. Just because. And, if you head down there on a Monday, they do a special deal of a burger and 40 Ft beer for a tenner.

Delivery: Takeaway only, call 0207 923 3990 to order (from 3 December 2020)

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Four Legs burger compton arms

Four Legs at The Compton Arms

Islington - 4 Compton Ave, Islington, London N1 2XD

Tucked down a side street in Islington, this historic pub doesn't seem like the most obvious place to find the current content for London's Best Burger, but the Four Legs' burger is not only a super bar snack, it's easily one of the best in town. The patty itself is made with Dexter breed meat from Yorkshire and their burger sauce was apparently inspired by how McDonald's used to taste when you were a kid.

Delivery: Via their website.

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Hawksmoor burger


Spitalfields, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Borough and Covent Garden

Given the love and attention Hawksmoor give to their steaks, it's hardly any surprise that their burgers are A-class too. You'll find a small selection on their bar menu - look out for the third burger - a regularly rotating special. There's a lot of love for the Kimchi burger, but for us, it's their classic cheeseburger and made more glorious with the addition of small nuggets of bone marrow in the patty. Choose whether you want it served with either Ogleshield or Stitchelton. 

Delivery: n/a

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The very best burgers in London (including deliveries and kits)

Honest Burgers

Many locations across London 

When so much of coming up with a great burger is down to sourcing (and grinding/mincing) the beef, it's not that surprising that Honest Burgers have now opened their own butchers. Their quality patties are made with Scottish beef made from the chuck and rib cap. The Honest is topped with red onion relish, smoked bacon, cheddar, pickled cucumber and lettuce and it's worth keeping an eye on their monthly specials which often see them teaming up with some great London restaurants.

Delivery: Via Deliveroo

DIY burger kit: Order online

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Mac and Wild

Mac and Wild

Fitzrovia and the City (delivery only right now) 

Mac and Wild are best known for serving venison on their menu - and that includes in their burger too. The Venimoo burger is a beef patty and a venison patty with cheese, béarnaise & caramelised onions - served in a seeded bun. A previous winner of the National Burger Awards for best burger, this combines beef and venison into an epic creation. 

DIY burger kit: Order online

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The very best burgers in London (including deliveries and kits)

Lucky Chip

Islington and London Fields

Lucky Chip are one of the longstanding members of the London burger community. Ben Denner launched Lucky Chip back in 2011 and his obsession with burger perfection led him to visit 70 bakeries before finding the perfect bun. Oh, and the aged beef patty he uses has incredible flavour. Our favourite is the Kevin Bacon - an aged patty with American cheese and applewood smoked bacon.

Delivery: Deliveroo from Islington (when open) and London Fields.

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Various locations across London

Arguably the burger company that changed the way all Londoners think about burgers, this street van turned million-pound business set up by Yianni Papoutsis and Scott Collins is still pushing the envelope both as far as great burgers go and how businesses are run. Their most recent opening just off Oxford Circus sees them opening really late and with loads more lethal cocktails on the menu too. The Dead Hippie is their signature - featuring two French's mustard-fried beef patties and dead hippie sauce.

Delivery: Via UberEats

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Mother Flipper

Mother Flipper

Victoria Park Market, Brockley Market

Mother Flipper serves up smashing (and smashed) burgers. Just make sure whatever burger you do order here features candy bacon because you need that in your life. The Candy Bacon Flipper is a good choice, topped with American cheese and bacon fried in maple syrup

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atty & Bun

Patty & Bun

Various locations across London

Is it really seven years since Patty & Bun opened their first bricks and mortar spot? Since then the street food merchants turned proper restaurateurs have begun empire-building in London and beyond. Their burgers (the patties are 35-day aged, grass-fed Aberdeen Angus beef) are fabulously messy, but who cares when they taste this good? The Ari Gold is their cheeseburger, featuring their signature Smokey P&B Mayo in a brioche bun

Delivery: Various sites on Deliveroo

DIY kit: Order online

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Shake Shack

Various locations across London

The frenzy surrounding the arrival of Danny Meyer's elevated burger chain on these shores back in 2013 may have abated somewhat, but we're still big fans of their burgers. The 100% Angus patty is always cooked pink unless you request otherwise and we're marginally obsessed by the Martin's potato roll it comes in. We love the Double ShackBurger because one patty simply isn't enough

Delivery: Via Deliveroo

DIY kits: Order online

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Slow Ritchie's

Slow Ritchie's

18 Peckham Rye, London SE15 4JR

For six years, brothers Alex and Richie Calver built up a fanbase for their burgers across London with pop-ups and residencies. Now they're in a permanent Peckham location serving up their much-loved burgers. They include the Black beef - with Black Pudding, Cheddar and Original Hot Sauce and Haggis beef - with Haggis, Cheddar and Original BBQ Sauce. 

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Also worth trying:

  • Filthy Buns - currently popping up with their messy burgers at the Three Compasses in Dalston
  • Truffle - serving up truffle laden burgers from their new Soho restaurant
  • Goodburger - a delivery-only offshoot of Coqfighter
  • The off-menu cheeseburger at Joe Allen is the London restaurant world's worst kept secret (still to reopen at the time of writing)
  • Dip and Flip down in South London are best known for their roast meat sandwiches, but their smashed burgers are pretty darned good too.
  • In King's Cross, Slider Decider winner Adam Rawson's burger in The Standard's Double Standard is worth checking out. 
  • They're best known for their chops, but Blacklock also have the special Blacklist on the menu - but you have to ask specially for it...


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