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Best burgers in London

12 August 2022

You can’t go wrong with a burger, rich, juicy and packed with flavour. The UK’s capital is bursting with some of the best burger joints globally. Whether you’re visiting London for a day, frequent the city for work or celebrating National Burger Day, why not come equipped with the knowledge of the city’s favourite burger spots?

Veggies and vegans can also jump on the burger hype. London is home to some fantastic vegetarian and vegan burger restaurants that don’t deal with meat. So you can order and enjoy without worrying about any order slip-ups. Ready to satisfy your burger cravings? Here are some of the best burger restaurants and takeaway spots in London:

The best burger restaurants in London

Looking for a place to relax and escape the London bustle for a while? These dine-in restaurants offer the perfect sanctuary.

Gordon Ramsay Street Burger, Charing Cross Road

Gordon Ramsay Street Burger
Gordon Ramsay Street Burger

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24-28 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0HX

When it comes to cooking, Gordon Ramsay can do no wrong. It’s no surprise that the Charing Cross Road branch of Gordon Ramsay Street Burger has made it onto our list. This American-inspired chain diner is everything you’d expect from a classic burger joint. Expect delicious burgers, plenty of sides and a friendly atmosphere. The Hell's Kitchen Burger is a popular choice that contains grass fed Hereford beef, jalapeño and padron salsa, smoked sriracha sauce and smoked cheese.

If you like the sound of Street Burger but aren’t in the Charing Cross area, good news! You can also find branches inside the O2, in Farringdon, Islington, Covent Garden, St Paul’s and on High Street Kensington. And best of all you can get 20% off at Street Burger with SWR Rewards.

Price range: ££

How to get there: Gordon Ramsay Street Burger in Charing Cross is a 20-minute walk from London Waterloo. You can also get there in eight minutes on the tube via the Northern Line (northbound) to Leicester Square. It’s less than a minute’s walk from there!

Kua 'Aina, Soho

Kua Aina
Kua 'Aina

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26 Foubert's Pl, Carnaby, London W1F 7PP

Kua 'Aina is worth a visit just for its venue alone, bringing a taste of Hawaii to central London. This fun, Americana-inspired café is brightly decorated with a beachy theme, including surfboards and a bamboo roof to transport diners out of the city. The fresh and premium burgers at Kua 'Aina are 'lava-grilled' and filled with housemade marinades and seasonings. The fluffy burger buns are freshly baked daily by a Michelin-starred chef!

Price range: ££

How to get there: From London Waterloo, Kua 'Aina is just a quick tube ride away. Take the Northern Line (northbound) and get off at Oxford Circus, then it’s just a five-minute walk away.

The Diner, Camden

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2 Jamestown Rd, London NW1 7BY

Soak up the atmosphere of a true American Diner at The (aptly named) Diner in Camden. Serving up the much-loved classics as well as a couple of more out-there choices, it’s got everything you’d expect from a burger bar. Keep things simple with the grilled chicken burger, or opt for the popular crispy chicken ramen burger for something a little different.

Fancy 20% off your meal with SWR Rewards? To claim your discount at either the Camden or Spitalfields branches, simply present your SWR train ticket to your server upon arrival.

How to get there: From London Waterloo, the Camden branch can be reached by tube, via the Northern line (northbound) to Camden Town. If you're heading to the Spitalfields Branch, take the tube via the Waterloo & City line (eastbound), switch at Bank and hop on the Central line (northbound) to Liverpool Street.

Price range: ££

Honest Burgers, Borough

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Honest Burgers

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5-7 Southwark St, London SE1 1RQ

Fresh and delicious with a rustic, homemade feel, Honest Burgers have gained a reputation for being one of the best burger chains in London. This forward-thinking chain makes burgers daily in their own butchery. They cut and cook their famous rosemary chips there, too! Honest Burgers take inspiration from their location – at the Borough restaurant, you’ll find a special Borough burger and an exclusive monthly burger inspired by local food heroes.

Not near Borough? You can also find Honest Burgers on Leicester Square, in Covent Garden, South Bank, Holborn and two in Soho!

Price range: ££

How to get there: It’s a 20-minute walk from London Waterloo to Honest Burgers in Borough. Or catch the tube via the Jubilee Line (eastbound) and get off at London Bridge and walk for four minutes.

The best takeaway burgers in London

If you’re grabbing a burger on your lunch break or making a quick pit-stop between destinations, here are some of the best burger takeaways in London:

Truffle Burger, South Bank

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Under Hungerford Bridge, 30 The Queen's Walk, London SE1 8XX

If you’re looking for a delicious burger on the go, then it doesn’t get better than Truffle Burger in South Bank. This quaint little window serve features rustic picnic tables and beautiful river views, perfect for a quick pit stop. On the menu, you can find generously loaded, cheesy burgers, plus plenty of tasty sides, including an irresistible mac and cheese.

Price range: ££

How to get there: It takes just seven minutes to walk from London Waterloo to Truffle Burger.

The Frenchie, Southbank Centre Market

The Frenchie burger
The Frenchie

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Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX

If loaded, no-holds burgers are your thing, you’ll be in your element at The Frenchie. Located in Southbank Centre Market, this favourite burger stand draws crowds with its mouth-watering menu. Choose classics or unique combinations, like The Frenchie’s famous duck confit burger. Don’t forget an order of homemade chunky chips served with truffle mayonnaise!

The Frenchie is a weekends-only spot, so pick somewhere else if you’re looking for a midweek burger fix.

Price range: ££

How to get there: The Frenchie is a six-minute walk from London Waterloo.

The best vegan burgers in London

Plant-based diet? Take a look at some of the best vegan burger restaurants on offer in the English capital:

The Vurger Co, Shoreditch

Vurger
The Vurger Co

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Unit 9, Avant Garde Building, 6 Richmix Square,Cygnet St, London E1 6LD

Meat-free doesn’t mean sacrificing flavour. At The Vurger Co, meat-free burgers are given the creative treatment to ensure they’re some of the best in town. The menu is 100% vegan and includes a selection of pork, chicken and beef-inspired burgers, salad bowls, mac and cheese and sweet potato fries. Round your meal off with a delicious vegan shake if you've still got room to spare.

Price range: ££

How to get there: From Clapham Junction, hop on the Overground to Shoreditch High Street. It’s just a three-minute walk to get your burger fix. If you’re coming from London Waterloo, the quickest route is via the tube and then a bus. Take the Jubilee line (eastbound) to London Bridge, then catch the 149 bus from stop A towards Lower Edmondton and get off at Bethnal Green Road.

VBurger, Camden

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Unit 305, Camden Lock Market, 215 - 216 Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AF

This unassuming market stall might be small, but VBurger in Camden is not one to be underestimated. Ideal for a quick meal on the go, VBurger’s 100% vegan menu includes something to suit every taste. Choose from vegan burgers, hot dogs and delicious sides, and treat yourself to a sweet vegan milkshake or smoothie for dessert.

Price range: ££

How to get there: VBurger is just a quick tube journey from London Waterloo. Take the Northern Line (northbound), get off at Camden Town and walk for around four minutes.

Neat Burger, Mayfair

Neat Burger
Neat Burger

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4 Princes St, London W1B 2LE

If you like your burgers sustainable, planet friendly and 100% plant based, then Neat Burger in Mayfair is the place for you. The menu consists of a range of meat-inspired burgers, from chick’n to filet-no-fish, so it’s easy to satisfy those cravings while doing your bit for the planet. The menu also includes fries, veggie nuggets and tater tots, as well as delicious vegan milkshakes.

Price range: ££

How to get there: It only takes 11 minutes to get from London Waterloo to Neat Burger. Get on the tube via the Bakerloo line (northbound) and exit at the Oxford Circus stop.

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