Burgers are one of the all time favourite snack foods when you are in a hurry. But where do you find the best ones in London? Chains such as McDonalds are easily recognized, but if you want something just that little bit different while a resident at Aparthotels London then you need some local knowledge. Where do the Londoners go for those irresistible burgers?
We’ve picked a few of the best places to visit, where you can get burgers that are delicious and a little unusual.
Bleecker has several outlets around Southbank and Victoria and is well worth visiting while staying at some serviced apartments Central London. It’s Bacon Cheeseburger is extremely popular, with melt-in-your-mouth patties teamed with a rasher of juicy bacon. Don’t forget to try a portion of ‘angry fries’ which are covered in a mixture of blue cheese and a piping hot sauce.
Prefer a Vegetarian version? Then head for the Honest Burger, which has outlets scattered throughout London including Liverpool Street, Oxford Circus and Covent Garden. This is where you can enjoy an innovative veggie burger which has been described as being almost like a pakora in style. It contains a mix of cauliflower, sweetcorn, tomatoes and shallots seasoned with coriander and doused in a rich raita sauce. As if that is not enough, the accompanying rosemary salted chips are incredibly tasty.
How about a Seoul style burger? Hawksmoor is located in Seven Dials, close to Covent Garden and has an amazing atmosphere. Burgers are served as bar food, usually accompanying a cocktail, in a Victorian style setting. Worth trying the Kimchi Burger, especially if you are really hungry. This is a cheeseburger topped with beef short rib and a spicy fermented cabbage.
For slightly smaller burgers, the Opera Tavern in Covent Garden is worth a try. This is a great location for tapas style food, perfect for a quick pre-theatre meal. At the Opera Tavern, they specialize in a delicious Mini Iberico pork and foie gras burger combining patties made from Iberico pork meat and foie gras with melted manchego cheese, crunchy battered onion rings, lettuce and red onion jam to give that extra taste.
In nearby Soho, you can try a different slant on burger food by visiting Temper. Here you can buy Aged Cheeseburger tacos with a superb combination of tastes. The burgers are made from minced beef that has been aged up to 78 days, and are cooked on a charcoal plancha, placed on a corn tacos and covered with a lime and chipotle sour cream sauce together with provolone cheese and red onion.
Book a stay in Presidential Marylebone Mayfair and head for Meat Liquor. This is another outlet combining a bar with a food offering, and is well worth the visit. Burger afficianados recommend the Dead Hippie burger. This combines two thin double stacked ground chuck steak patties, with tangy melted cheese, gherkins, onions and a sauce – the secret of which has never been revealed but has burger fans drooling!