The very best burgers in London: From beef bourguignon to chicken satay
National Burger Day is returning to the capital on Thursday 24 August 2017 and if obsessing over burgers is a crime then consider us Brits ‘grill-ty’ as charged! A barbecued burger may be a time-honoured British favourite, but on National Burger Day the extravagant creations are too tempting to miss out on – London’s burgers are going international.
Here we’ve rounded up a few of the best buns to transport you to more exotic climates.
Black Coconut Jude’s Ice Cream Burger at Pear Tree Cafe
Nothing can make you feel like you’re on holiday like an ice cream and Jude’s will be serving the Black Coconut Ice Cream Burger throughout the August Bank Holiday Weekend. The burger is made with a scoop of Black Coconut ice cream between a toasted black brioche bun, finished with freshly sliced mango, a lime-juice glaze and coconut curls. Priced at £6 each.
The Beef Bourguignon Burger at Dexter Burger
Dexter Burger has brought Soho-style dining to the suburbs of Purley with its rare breed, grass-fed beef burgers. For National Burger Day, diners can say ‘mais oui!’ to The Beef Bourguignon burger, which includes a Dexter beef patty, topped with pulled beef bourguignon, dauphinoise, Boursin sauce and a side of extra-garlicky garlic fries.
The Slav Burger at Studio Kitchen
The Slav Burger is the newest to come from Studio Kitchen and will sit in the hall of fame alongside previous favourites such as the ‘Absolutely Crabulous’ Burger and the viral Crème Egg Burger. This indulgent creation is not for the faint-hearted: 7 ounces of deep-fried minced beef, topped with pickles, cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and ketchup. Served with home-made coleslaw and crispy skin-on-fries, the burger is priced at £16.50.
The Chicken Satay and The Fishcake Burger at Nipa Thai
Award-winning Nipa Thai has combined the nation’s love for indulgent burgers with its expertise in authentic Thai cuisine to create two specialties: The Chicken Satay Burger and The Fishcake Burger. Inspired by the flavours of true Thai street-food, both burgers come wrapped in vibrant green Pandan leaves. The rich Chicken Satay Burger is topped with sweet basil, red onion and cucumber relish and served with sweet potato chips, whilst the Fishcake Burger (made with Whiting) is topped with a green mango salad and served with crunchy plantain chips. Priced at £15.50 or £20 with a Singha Beer.
The Houston Slopper at Red’s True BBQ
Go big or go home – or go to Red’s. The Houston Slopper is a mammoth of a messy burger: a double bacon cheeseburger, a drizzle of cheese sauce, ‘slopped’ with Red’s brisket, rib and pork meat Brunswick chilli and garnished with grated cheddar. The Houston Slopper is available at all Red’s restaurants from Monday 21 – Sunday 27 August.