Burgers in London demonstrate that the city’s appetite for ground beef between two slices of bread has not diminished.
The combination of meat and bread is always a hit, whether it’s a quick meal or a gourmet one.
London’s finest burgers are absolute meaty marvels: dripping with juice, bursting with flavor, and far more intricately constructed than is generally given credit for.
In spite of the efforts of tacos, Cacio e Pepe, and doughnuts, a gleaming burger remains the most popular cuisine in the nation’s capital, poised for Instagram every lunch and supper, every day.
These are some of the biggest and juiciest burgers you may find in London.
List of the biggest burgers in London:
- Mother Flipper
- The Double Standard
- Burger & Beyond
1. Mother Flipper
Mother Flipper serves four of the city’s finest burgers every Saturday at Brockley Market in southeast London and every Sunday at Victoria Park Market in the east.
The ‘Candy Bacon Fipper’ is a favorite among regulars (the bacon is fried in maple syrup) as well as the ‘Chilli Flipper,’ which combines fermented green chili relish with ranch mayonnaise.
All of their juicy patties are 35-day-aged sirloin cooked medium, and the vegetarian option, a sweetcorn fritta with all the standard condiments, is also outstanding.
Their juicy 30oz cheese and beef burger are comprised of ten 3oz crushed patties with American cheese melted on each layer.
It is encased in a standard-sized glazed brioche bun and topped with the cheeseburger sauce, salad, and gherkins that MotherFlipper is known for.
This monster may be made much more terrifying by adding 10 pieces of candy bacon. Be certain to stock up on napkins before you attempt it!
Brockley Market on Saturdays.
Victoria Park Market on Sundays.
Florentine is an all-day bar and restaurant located near the fashionable Lower Marsh and Waterloo on the London South Bank, and across from the Lambeth North tube station.
Florentine has Brasserie-style food and a bar with the finest craft beers and British bubbles, in addition to a selection of specialty cocktails.
The Herculean Truffle Burger served at Florentine in London is equivalent to twelve standard burgers.
Inside the burger are portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, Montgomery cheese, and 20 slices of bacon. Additionally, a freshly grated truffle is sprinkled upon it.
It comes with fries and dipping sauces, including handmade truffle mayonnaise.
The Derby beef patty alone contains around 1,500 calories and 260 grams of protein. This exceeds the recommended daily protein consumption for adults significantly (50g).
6 Hercules Road, London SE1 7DU, United Kingdom
Blacklock, one of the city’s finest chophouses, inaugurated its fourth site in Covent Garden this year.
Previous locations include Bank, Shoreditch, and an erstwhile brothel and lap dance club on Great Windmill Street in Soho.
Upon entering, the natural inclination is to point to the largest cut of meat on the chalkboard, which is quite reasonable.
You enter Blacklock anticipating to emerge in a sweaty food coma. But you would be losing out on a very exquisite cheeseburger: a double patty covered in vermouth-caramelized onions.
It is rich, juicy, and tasty. Order some thin chops with beef-dripping chips and you’ll get the best of both worlds.
Blacklock, 16a Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HE, United Kingdom
4. The Double Standard
The Double Standard is London’s restaurant and bar. It delivers wonderful hearty meals with beers, classic cocktails, and slushy spritzers.
The Standard, a stunning brutalist hotel that towers over King’s Cross and is filled with enough Seventies kitsch to keep your Instagram feed full for months.
Double Standard is renowned for its juicy burgers, DJs, and unlimited Sunday Brunch, all of which can be enjoyed in the 70s-inspired bar or on the sun-drenched terraces.
In addition to the constant streams of Prosecco and Bloody Marys that are delivered to your table, the food menu contains hot dogs, vegan banana pancakes, and other booze-soaked delights.
However, we highly recommend the Brunch Burger, which is one of the greatest you will have in London.
The breakdown is straightforward but effective: a juicy smash burger topped with their special Bloody Mary ketchup, melted smoky cheddar, and bacon. You will gobble it up in just seconds.
The Double Standard, Argyle Street The Standard, London WC1H 8EG
5. Burger & Beyond
Burger & Beyond sources its beef from Herons Farm in Colchester, which also provides Rare Breed Meat Company.
The bacon butter burger and cheeseburger are standouts, while the ‘dirty tots’ — tater tots topped with bacon, cheese, and hot sauce — are a must-order side.
It’s difficult to look past the ‘Bougie Burg’ when perusing the menu of Burger & Beyond, which is satisfyingly lean (especially when it lands on your plate).
All Burger & Beyond burgers have dry-aged beef, steak sauce 2.0, marrownaise, double American cheese, and beef fat onions, all cooked to perfection and oozing with flavor.
And while that might seem like enough condiments for a single plate, we also recommend trying the scorched butter mayonnaise and acidic secret sauce.
147 Shoreditch High St, Shoreditch, London E1 6JE, United Kingdom
Tel: 020 3848 8860
Designed by lawyer-turned-burger-master Zan Kaufman, Bleecker’s huge cheeseburger is widely regarded as London’s finest burger.
Why? Because it tastes nearly identical to a 99-cent cheeseburger from McDonald’s. The only difference is that Neil Rankin’s Symplicity Foods offers superior free-range beef and a new vegetarian option.
They use grass-fed, rare-breed meat from small farms in the United Kingdom. It is dry-aged and cooked to order, resulting in a robust beef flavor.
The final touches are sesame seed bread, homemade burger sauce, and traditional American cheese.
B, Pavilion Building, Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6EA, United Kingdom