It’s National Burger Day today (apparently) and a good opportunity, I thought, to update this old post about the best burgers in London.
I’m sticking to my division of thin and coarse/thick patties. I like both, but at different times.
Reading this post made me realise that Soho Diner still hasn’t opened its doors since the refurbishment (?) and I miss their burgers terribly… Sob.
- Shake Shack – This is burger perfection in my world. Thin crispy but not overdone patties, the best burger sauce and those lovely soft but almost chewy buns.
- Bleecker Burgers – A very close second to Shake Shack. The patty is nice and thin and pink in the middle, the buns good and the dressing lovely, only thing I don’t love is the fries.
- Sophie’s Steakhouse – Great burger, tired fries.
- Meat Liquor and Meat Market – This used to be favourite before I discovered Soho Diner and before both Shake Shack and Bleecker had opened (in London). Oldie but a goodie.
Coarser and thicker patties:
- Dirty Bones – Really nice burger, but would have preferred a slice of cheese instead of the cheesy sauce.
- Tom’s Kitchen – Close second! Great burger, well seasoned, perfectly nice chunky chips and plus points for making their own ketchup!
- Bar Boulud – Also very good, but a bit crumbly.
- Opera Tavern – The mini burgers with pork and foie gras are still phenomenal!
Note: I haven’t yet been, but I could bet money on that Dip & Flip would make this list.