With it being National Burger Day and given I’m a massive burger fan (!!) I thought I would summarise my favourite places in London for that all important meat sandwich.
If you haven’t visited any of the below, I strongly recommend you add these to your list – the perfect places for that weekly ‘cheat meal’ !
There is a vast array of great burger joints in London, but here are 3 of my absolute favourite:
Dirty Bones is one of my favourite restaurants when it comes to comfort food and superbly executed meat dishes. Having originally launched in Kensington, there are now 4 locations spread across London including Shoreditch, Carnaby and most recently Soho on Denman street.
The menu is very meat focused with some incredibly enticing combinations on offer, but the stand out dish is without doubt The Mac Daddy – a brisket and dry aged steak burger topped with pulled beef short rib, mac n cheese and cayenne & coffee-spiked BBQ sauce.
Ladies and gentlemen, this burger is immense on every level and is damn photogenic! The perfect treat to end a tough week at work or fuel a night out on the tiles.
Another highlight and ‘must have’ is the cheesy truffle fries with cheddar, aged parmesan and white truffle oil – sheer bliss.
Even if burgers aren’t your thing, it’s worth popping in for a succulent short rib or pulled pork slider.
If you watch my Instagram stories you won’t be surprised on this inclusion. From the day we moved to the edge of Brixton, Honest Burger became one of our local haunts and since they’ve opened a branch in Clapham, Josie and I can be found there most Friday evenings!
When it comes to burgers, the guys at HB know their stuff, combining high quality meat and flavour combos with some of the best chips on the market. It’s amazing how many burger joints put all the effort into the burger and drastically let the show down when it comes to the chips!
All in all, you can’t go far wrong with any of the burgers on offer at Honest Burger, but my pick is one of their recent specials, The California – French’s mustard-fried beef with smoked bacon, double American cheese, caramelised onions, pickles and burger sauce. Simply one of the tastiest burgers around with a real mustard hit.
All the burgers come with fries included and they are often the star of the show – crisp, rosemary salted sticks of goodness made that much better with a side of chipotle mayonnaise.
If you are yet to break your Honest Burger Virginity, you need to make this place next on your list. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
The Big Easy
The Big Easy is a throwback to old American style diners and crabshacks, with a real focus on BBQ meat and fried shrimp. Stepping through that door is like stepping back in time and their is a real atmosphere about the place.
For me, the Big Easy Smokehouse Burger is the perfect way to celebrate the end of the week and the ultimate indulgence. Combining 10oz of freshly ground chuck steak with BBQ sauce, smoked cheddar and fried onions – add some crispy bacon to take it to the next level.
The golden chicken tenders are crisp and succulent, served with a moorish house made honey and mustard dipping sauce, the ideal way to kick things off. And when it comes to side dishes, the aged mac ‘n cheese is an absolute winner, perfectly gooey and crispy on top.
Aside from the above, the Big Easy also have a number of daily specials that are extremely good value. From ‘Shrimp Tuesdays’ with unlimited deep fried shrimp to limitless hog roast night, it’s well worth checking them out beforehand.
Do you guys agree? What are your ‘go-to’ burger joints?
Where are your favourite places for ‘cheat meals’?