Lucky Chip Burgers and Wine, Dalston

Good to see that burgers are still going strong in our wonderful city. Lucky Chip have been doing the rounds for ages with pop ups here, there and everywhere and now they’ve finally set up shop in a pretty restaurant on Ridley Road market in Dalston. Without wishing to offend any locals, the road itself is a bit minging; it’s not one I’d wish to … Continue reading Lucky Chip Burgers and Wine, Dalston

Bleecker St. Burger, Spitalfields 

This was never going to be the longest blog post; there’s only so much I can say about tucking into a burger while sitting on a park bench in Old Spitalfields Market. What I can say however is that it was the best bloomin’ burger I think I’ve ever eaten. Bleecker St. Burger started life as a food truck and it has had stints all … Continue reading Bleecker St. Burger, Spitalfields 

Tommi’s Burger Joint, Chelsea

I loved our visit to Tommi’s Burger Joint just off Marylebone High Street (the first of the Icelandic burger chain in the UK from a guy called Tomas Tomasson). After a slightly unfulfilling dinner at Lyle’s in Shoreditch, we decided to cross town for a quick burgery snack at their new shop in Chelsea. The small ground floor dining room was a cutely designed space; … Continue reading Tommi’s Burger Joint, Chelsea

Patty&Bun, Liverpool Street

My visit to the original Patty&Bun just off Oxford Street provided me with one of the tastiest (and messiest) burgers I’ve come across. The mahoosive queues have however put me off eating there every night, which is probably a good thing. When I heard there was a new one opening slap bang opposite Liverpool Street Station (by the McDonalds) I knew it was only a … Continue reading Patty&Bun, Liverpool Street

MEATmission, Shoreditch

Since my first visit to MEATmission in Shoreditch (by the same people behind MEATliquor and MEATmarket) I’ve become a bit of an addict – I simply love their burgers. When I heard they were celebrating their first birthday by offering 50% off the bill if you took along a helium balloon, I made sure I was there. The inside is my favourite of all three … Continue reading MEATmission, Shoreditch

Byron, Waterloo

“Home of the proper hamburger” Byron was recently sold for a whopping £100m which is a humongous sum of money for their 36 outposts across London and the UK. I think that means we’re going to be seeing a lot more of them. On a Sunday evening our burger obsession got the better of us and we popped along to Byron on the Cut, right … Continue reading Byron, Waterloo

Honest Burgers, Brixton

There’s currently four Honest Burgers in London (Brixton, Soho, Camden and Portobello Road) but the one in Brixton Village is the original. To be frank I don’t do Brixton much (it scares me a little and I’m a whimp) but as I was working in the area I couldn’t resist popping in for a bit of beef. The place was tiny and very run down … Continue reading Honest Burgers, Brixton

Meatliquor Brighton

Meatliquor in London gave me my first ever glimpse into the world of big fat greasy burgers and I blame them for my subsequent addiction. Whether it be Liquor/Market/Mission I’ve enjoyed and devoured them all. When I heard they were opening one in Brighton, I immediately planned a trip to the seaside – with my gentleman companion and my parents in tow. At 4pm on … Continue reading Meatliquor Brighton

Tommi’s Burger Joint, Marylebone

I absolutely loved my meal at the original Tommi’s Burger Joint pop-up so when I heard it was finally making itself a proper and more permanent home just off Marylebone High Street, I knew I had to drag my gentleman companion along to try it. It had a similar look and vibe as before but was slightly bigger.  The premise was the same too; order … Continue reading Tommi’s Burger Joint, Marylebone

Dirty Burger, Vauxhall

I wasn’t wholly in love with Dirty Burger when we visited their first outpost in Kentish Town. The simple concept was good but it was the burger I found disappointing. When I heard the Soho House Group were opening their second Dirty Burger I thought I’d give it a go. It’s situated on that massive roundabout in Vauxhall and at 11:45am we had to wade … Continue reading Dirty Burger, Vauxhall

Jamie Oliver’s Diner

In the heart of tourist land (Piccadilly) above a souvenir shop and where those blokes draw caricatures of people, sits Jamie Oliver’s latest venture. It’s a three year pop-up (if such a thing exists) which attempts to serve up everything that is popular right now; burgers, chicken in a basket, ribs, pulled pork and there’s even a flat iron steak on the menu. The first … Continue reading Jamie Oliver’s Diner

Five Guys Covent Garden

Five Guys, said to be one of Barrack Obama’s favourite burger joints, was set up in Virginia in 1986 by the Murrel brothers. It managed to get a cult following and became a huge hit across America. It was so popular that in 2003 they decided to offer franchise opportunities and now they have over 1000 Five Guys nationwide – that’s an awful lot! It … Continue reading Five Guys Covent Garden

Shake Shack Covent Garden

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a mild obsession with burgers – and I’m getting a belly to prove it. I’ve covered nearly all of London’s offerings; Meat Liquor/Market/Mission, Dirty Burger, Tommi’s Burger Joint, Burger and Lobster, Bar Boulud, Burger & Shake, BRGR.CO, Patty&Bun, Honest Burger and even Joe Allen’s “secret” burger, so you can imagine my excitement when I heard Shake … Continue reading Shake Shack Covent Garden

Bar Boulud

Bar Boulud is a bistro and wine bar in the heart of Knightsbridge. It’s owned by Daniel Boulud who is a Michelin starred chef with many a restaurant all over the world. He’s possibly best known for his eponymous three Michelin starred restaurant in New York. This being his only London restaurant it’s clearly popular with the warmly welcomed locals, as when we visited on … Continue reading Bar Boulud


If you pay Meatliquor a visit during lunch or dinner time then you’ll most likely be faced with a rather large queue. Such is the length of the queues that the bouncer (yes they have a bouncer) stamps your hand to avoid any annoying queue jumpers or pusher-inners. Even though all this seems rather daunting, I really do feel it’s worth the wait – bear … Continue reading Meatliquor