Where to Find the Best Burgers in London


Food trends can come and go quickly – and whatever the latest trend might be, you’re likely to find it being sold in London. Bubble tea, cronuts and bacon-flavoured everything have given way to rainbow-coloured bagels, cauliflower pizza and sous-vide. It won’t be long before those currently popular options are forgotten, and something else takes their places.

But there are also plenty of firm favourites, which aren’t going anywhere anytime soon – and burgers are a perfect example. Sure, burgers might get their own trendy makeovers on a regular basis – such as smothering them in macaroni and cheese, swapping the bun for a curly kale leaf or shrinking them down into bite-sized sliders – but the basic concept of a good hamburger is timeless and a true treat for the taste buds.

So, where can you find a great burger in London? Here are some of the top spots for this iconic food:

    • Honest Burgers – With 20 locations around London, you’re never far from an Honest Burger when you’re in the capital. This chain has taken a decidedly British approach to what’s normally viewed as an American dish and offers a straightforward, ingredient-led menu featuring dry-aged British chuck topped with onion relish, bacon and plenty of delicious British cheeses like Red Leicester and Stilton. The West Kensington Branch is less than a mile from the Park Grand London Kensington.
    • Patty & Bun – This burger chain has nine branches in London, and it’s known for offering creative toppings. For example, there’s the Smokey Robinson, which includes bacon, caramelised onions and smokey mayo. The Notting Hill branch on Pembridge Road is just 1.4 miles from the Park Grand London Kensington Hotel.Burger
    • The Admiral Codrington – Situated in the heart of Chelsea, this lively pub features an all-weather heated beer garden and an award-winning restaurant. Whether you’re looking for a light lunch or a cosy dinner, you’re sure to enjoy a delicious meal, and you can wash it all down with a pint of ale. If possible, try to visit on Tuesday evenings for Burger Night, when the dedicated menu takes the restaurant’s burger game to a whole new level. Options include rare breed beef, topped with slices of pan-fried foie gras and duck egg, or haddock layered with crisp pancetta and piccalilli. This restaurant is just 1.3 miles from the Park Grand London Kensington.
    • Burger & Lobster – The story of this restaurant goes back to 2011 when four schoolmates came up with the idea to set up a restaurant focussed on perfecting the craft of just two main ingredients. Not long after, they’d established the brand in a small Irish pub in Mayfair. Today, the restaurant has expanded to locations around the world, including Bangkok, Kuwait, Dubai, Manchester, Stockholm and New York, but it’s still doing just two things: burgers and lobsters – and it’s doing them perfectly. The restaurant located on the fifth floor of Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge is the closest location to the Park Grand London Kensington, and it’s less than two miles away.
    • Meat Liquor – This US-style diner is located just off Oxford Street (about three miles from the Park Grand London Kensington Hotel), and serves up a variety of American classics like chicken wings, hot dogs and onion rings. But its burgers hold centre stage on the menu. They were the reason Yianni Papoutis created his MeatWagon van several years ago, and that food truck became so popular, he opened a restaurant. Options range from a cheeseburger, through to the “Dead Hippie”, which comprises two French’s Mustard-fried beef patties with Dead Hippie sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and minced white onions. Each beef burger is made with high-quality ground chuck steak, and you can wash it all down with a signature cocktail or an ice-cold beer.