The 10 Best Burgers in London

Where do you go for the best hamburger in London? The answer is hotly contested and ever-changing, so here's our current top 10.

1. Honest Burgers

What started in 2011 as a small concern in Brixton now has a further five branches across London: Camden, Soho, Kings Cross, Notting Hill and Oxford Circus. Honest burgers are made from top-quality British meat served on a toasted bun with locally-sourced sides of rosemary-salt chips, coleslaw and more.  

2. Patty & Bun

Don't let Patty & Bun's cheesy burger names: Smokey Robinson, Hot Chic and Lambshank Redemption put you off; this boutique burger joint in Marylebone is serving up the goods. Eat in or take away, (we suggest to nearby Hyde Park) you won't be disappointed.

3. Five Guys

London has seen a spate of burger chains from across the pond open up here in the past year or so. Five Guys is our pick of the US imports, with locations in Covent Garden, Islington and Westfield London. There's no fanciness here, just tasty American-style burgery deliciousness with as many free toppings as you like. Yee Haw!  

4. Boom Burger

Jamaican-born chef Josh de Lisser brings a taste of the Caribbean to his Boom Burger joint on London's world-famous Portobello Road. Chomp down on a Boom Burger, Jerk Chicken Burger or Fish Boom with a side of plantain fries, then step out and soak up Notting Hill's "Carnival District" vibe.

5. Admiral Codrington

Chelsea pub the The Admiral Codrington consistently crops up on Michelin's London pub food guide and we reckon their burgers are second to none. Stop in anytime for the handmade Admiral Burger with Montgomery cheddar and crispy bacon, or make a date for Wednesday's "Burger Night" where you can sample a changing menu of luxury burger offerings.  

6. Bar Boulud

If you want to kick things up a notch, book a table at Bar Boulud, sister restaurant to the popular New York bistro. Located in the plush Mandarin Oriental hotel in Knightsbridge, here you can sink into a deep red leather banquette and enjoy one of London's best burgers from a kitchen overseen by French-born NYC chef Daniel Boulud.

7. Meatliquor

Ticking all your red-blooded boxes, Meatliquor serves up perfectly cooked slabs of meat in a range of American-style burger permutations (Philly cheese steak, Buffalo Chicken, Red or Green chilli and the winningly-named Dead Hippie) grilled with real butter and fries (not chips) on the side, this is the epitome of non-PC dude food, and we haven't even mentioned the liquor...

8. Mother Flipper

This mobile burger van has proven immensely popular. There's just three choices – cheeseburger, chilli or double candy-bacon, all so flippin' tasty you'll be lining up for more. Currently situated at Brockley Market on Saturdays and Camden Brewery on Friday nights, also check the Mother Flipper website for more appearances.

9. Burger & Lobster

A simple concept. You pay £20. There are two choices: burger or lobster. Unlimited fries and salad. Drinks cost extra and include wine, beer and some very good cocktails. Five branches: Soho, Knighsbridge, Mayfair, Farringdon, City. Reserve a table because the queues are insane.  

10. Lucky Chip

Located in a trendy part of East London, Lucky Chip serves up fantastic burgers to the poptastic hipsters of Dalston and beyond. Find them at the Birthdays Dalston until they set up a permanent home which is soon to be confirmed. Not too far away, you'll find top burgers at Hackney's The Advisory.