The 11 best burgers in London

Finding the best burger in London is no easy task, as the choice is nearly endless. Get your hands messy with our pick of the best burgers in London.

1. Honest Burger

This London burger chain started in 2011 as a small concern in Brixton, but now has more than 20 branches across the city, including Soho, Kings Cross, Notting Hill and Oxford CircusHonest Burgers' patties are made from top-quality British meat served on a toasted bun, and with locally-sourced sides, including its signature rosemary-salt chips.

2. Dip & Flip

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Want to take your burger to the next level? Dip it in gravy, of course! Or at least, that's what they believe at Dip & Flip. Order its namesake burger, topped with roast meat, with a bowl of dipping gravy on the side. With locations in Battersea, Wimbledon, Tooting and Brixton, the mini chain has quickly become one of the best burgers restaurants in London.

3. Patty & Bun

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Love them or not, Patty & Bun's cheesy burger names: Smokey Robinson, Hot Chic and Lambshank Redemption are certainly memorable. This growing brand has branches in the double digits now across London including Liverpool Street, London Fields and Soho. Look out for the £5 daily burger specials too. 

4. Joe Allen

Joe Allen is about as authentic as you can get when it comes to American-style restaurants in London. Founded in New York in 1965 and a Covent Garden favourite since 1977, Joe Allen has developed a mystique around its off-menu burger (ask your server for details). It's not guaranteed to be available, but it's a surefire highlight when it is. And you can always fall back on its smoked beef hot dog .

5. MEATliquor

Ticking all the boxes for meat-eaters, MEATliquor in London's West End serves up perfectly cooked slabs of beef in a range of American-style combinations. The perpetual fan favourite is the Dead Hippie burger made with secret sauce, grilled with real butter and fries (not chips) on the side, and we haven't even mentioned the liquor yet... You can also find MEATliquor in Islington, Croydon, Hoxton, Queensway and other London locations.

6. Stokey Bears

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Check out the fun menu at Stokey Bears featuring the likes of a Quarter Panda and Grizzly Bear. But don't let the names distract you from the quality of the food, including Flock and Herd supplied 100% Sussex beef burgers and moreish chilli cheese fries, which have helped the London burger venue to build a loyal cult following in Stoke Newington seven days a week.

7. Mother Flipper

Hunt down Mother Flipper's mobile burger van for juicy burgers on the go. There's just six choices, including the Mother Flipper Cheeseburger and Chilli Chorizo Flipper, all so flippin' tasty you'll be queuing up for more. It's usually situated at Brockley Market on Saturdays and makes regular appearances at other London street food markets - check the Mother Flipper Twitter feed for updates.

8. Meat and Shake

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Looking for a halal burger? Experience southern barbeque at its finest at Meat and Shake, where the delicious meat is halal. Tuck into Lafayette wings in sweet and sticky Louisiana and Thai sauce, BBQ smoked brisket burger and pit beans. If you've got room, top it off with salted caramel shake or deep fried Oreo doughnuts with ice cream. All of this indulgent deliciousness is available in Tooting, Ealing and Watford.

9. Burger & Lobster

When you see lobster as a burger option and truffle on the list of toppings, you know you're in for a treat. This is as upmarket as burgers come, and with its select list of burgers and lobster rolls, you can trust the Burger & Lobster team have got their recipes down to perfection.

10. Mooshies

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Go meat-free at this 100% vegan burger joint in east London. Battered aubergine burger Fillet-Om-Phish, and The Nutcracker, which features a lentil and mushroom burger, are just two of the offerings at Mooshies, a well-loved Brick Lane burger bar. Healthy junk food is its slogan.

11. Boom Burger

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Find out if the promise of "a little piece of Jamaica in the heart of London" is really true at Boom Burger, on 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 relaxed vibe at this London burger restaurant from Jamaican-born chef Josh de Lisser.

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