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Where to get the best burgers & beers in London

Date: 21 Aug 2019
Categories: Food Articles and Events, Pubs Articles and Events

Are you looking for the best place to get a beautiful burger in London with a side of great beer?

As burgers are somewhat of a staple food in England, and are best served alongside a quality pint, we have tasted our way around London to find the best places for burgers and beers in the city. Instead of keeping this knowledge to ourselves, we are passing it onto you in preparation of National Burger Day – which is celebrated in August each year.

Of course, you needn’t wait for National Burger Day to bite down on one of London’s best burgers. Not only are the burgers from the eateries listed below more satisfying than your local takeaway – made with fresh, unprocessed ingredients, they are all from great pubs which stock a fantastic range of beer.

Burgers and beers are a truly iconic duo – so if you’re looking for a tasty burger to sink your teeth into, we’ve got you covered. 

Best burgers in London

Listed in no particular order, here are London’s top places to get the best burgers and beers.

The Castle Inn, Ealing

The Castle Inn is home to some of London’s best burgers. Why, you ask? Because the lively Ealing pub lets you create your own burger masterpiece with its unique build-your-own burger menu with loads of fillings to choose from – served alongside an impressive range of beers and drinks.

You can turn the burger of your dreams into reality at The Castle Inn. A bonus is the pub often has live music if you feel like dancing off the calories from your monstrous creation afterwards… 

The Castle Inn is located at 36 St. Mary's Road in Ealing, London, W5 5EU. Visit The Castle Inn Ealing for more information and to make a booking.

Best burgers in London: The Castle Inn Ealing London
View The Castle Inn’s food menu.

The Hydrant, Monument

The Hydrant is a hive of activity in Monument, playing host to regular beer tasting sessions and mixology classes, but most importantly it also has an excellent range of burgers to tuck into.

Its flavour-packed burgers on offer include the likes of philly cheese rump steak, fried chicken with bacon jam, and classic beef. There’s even a vegan Kentucky fried seitan burger for non-meat eaters.

And, with an impressive array of craft beers, real ales, seasonal cocktails and freshly pressed juices to wash it down with, it’s a safe place to enjoy a great burger for all palates.

The Hydrant is located at Equitable House, 1 Monument Street in London, EC3R 8BG. Visit The Hydrant for more information and to book a table.

Best burgers in London: The Merchant London pub
View The Hydrant’s food menu.

Happy Bird at The Fine Line, Bow Churchyard

Lovers of chicken burgers should visit Happy Bird – an Indie premium chicken pop-up kitchen that has taken flight at The Fine Line pub in Bow Churchyard.

Nested in the kitchen to serve-up the tastiest free-range chicken in London, its unique burgers on offer include epic creations such as the Hells Chicken Burger, made with fried chicken thigh and mac n’ cheese bombs, smothered in Carolina Reaper sauce and topped with fried pickles – best enjoyed with a pint of craft beer from the bar. 

The Fine Line is located at 1 Bow Churchyard in London, EC4M 9DQ. Visit The Fine Line Bow Churchyard for more information.

Happy Bird pop-up kitchen opens at The Fine Line in Bow Churchyard, London
View Happy Bird’s menu at The Fine Line.

The Merchant, Canary Wharf

A craft house and kitchen in Canary Wharf, The Merchant brings a contemporary dining and drinking experience to London’s financial heart – and is a popular destination for craft beers and contemporary pub food overlooking the water of the North Dock. 

The pub’s Chalcroft Farm beef burger is a must-try, served with smoked applewood, gem lettuce, tomato, pickled red onion and triple cooked chips. Not into beef? Try the chicken burger or opt for the vegetarian falafel.

The Merchant is located at 25-27 Fisherman's Walk, Building FC2, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4DH. Visit The Merchant’s website for more information and to book a table.

Best burgers in London: The Merchant, Canary Wharf London
View The Merchant's food menu.

The Conductor, Farringdon

The Conductor offers laid-back pub dining on Fleet Place, near St Paul’s Cathedral and Thameslink Station in London. The vibrant bar is a popular spot for lunch and after-work drinks, with juicy burgers, gourmet sandwiches and social sharing platters at the heart of the menu.

Burgers on offer include the likes of buttermilk fried chicken, the Mexican-inspired crispy soft-shell crab burger, vegetarian falafel burger with halloumi cheese, and more… 

The Conductor is located at 1 Fleet Place in Farringdon, London, EC4M 7RA. Visit The Conductor to find out more.

Best burgers in London: The Conductor Fleet Place Farringdon London
View The Conductor’s menu.

The Parcel Yard, Kings Cross Station

If you're craving a great burger while you're waiting for your train at Kings Cross Station, The Parcel Yard has you covered. 

Raising the bar for station pub food, The Parcel Yard at King's Cross delivers first class 'train fare'. Set in a Grade I listed building, this beautiful pub is the perfect location for drink and a gourmet beef burger and fries – the way burgers are meant to be.

The Parcel Yard is located inside London’s King's Cross Station, by the Harry Potter Shop. Visit The Parcel Yard’s website for more information.

Best burgers in London: The Parcel Yard Kings Cross London
View The Parcel Yard’s food menus.

Sink your teeth into London’s best burgers

If you’re looking for a great burger with a perfectly paired pint, be sure to visit one of the pubs on this list, which are sure to satisfy your hankering for burgers.

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