best burgers in london

The Best Burgers In London

If you, like us, are just a little bit addicted to a succulent patty (or three) of minced beef wrapped in a soft bun and your pick of accompaniments, look no further! For here, in all its dirty-good glory, is our guide to the best burgers in London.

If you think we’ve missed anything, let us know (comment at the bottom of the page) – we’re always excited to hear about sexy burger goodness!

Bukowski Grill | Shoreditch & Brixton

Bukowski_burger (1)We’re listing in alphabetical order BUT this might be top of our list anyway… A Bukowski burger is truly a juicy, meaty, finger-licking joy to behold. The Boxpark branch is about 30 minutes from To Do List HQ door-to-door, and it takes every ounce of effort to restrain ourselves from a daily visit for a Mother F or two More Info

Chinwag | New Cross

ChinwagWhen To Do List needs an instant burger fix, we happily don’t have far to go. Chinwag in New Cross serves some of the best burgers in town (not to mention a great breakfast) – burgers as big your face! You better get in early though, it’s always busy (being just across the road from Goldsmiths – at least when summer arrives properly, you can sit outside… More Info

Five Guys | Covent Garden

five_guys_tulsa_foodFrom humble beginnings in Arlington, Virginia in 1986, Five Guys now have over 1100 stores across 47 states and 6 Canadian provinces – and now, they’re coming to London. You’ll have to wait a short while – the Covent Garden branch is due to open in July. But come on, look at that picture and try to kid yourself that it’s not worth the wait! More Info

Honest Burgers | Brixton & Soho

03_HonestBurgerHubba hubba, we love an honest burger! A proper mouth-busting tower of meat and bread (with associated extras as required) is always guaranteed. Get there before June 17th to try out the Louisiana Special  ”True Blood Burger” – a Cajun Blackened Patty (with Aged Ginger Pig Beef), Bloody Mary Ketchup, Fired Onions, Beef Tomato and Blood Leaf More Info

MEATliquor | Near Oxford Street

meatliquorOk, so the whole MEAT[insert text here] thing is maybe a bit last year – but hey, lets not go down that route, else this whole article might just undermine itself! If you’ve never heard of MEATliquor, you’re not a real burger lover, go away. No reservations, but then, this is a burger joint – who makes reservations to eat a burger? Limit yourself to one visit a week, or incur the wrath of the medical profession More Info

Mother Flipper | Various Locations

6653810941_f84c221232Every Saturday at 10am, we roll out of To Do List HQ and have a decision to make – turn left, and have a regular Saturday, or turn right, and have a Mother Flipper Saturday. Yes, just 5 minute walk from our lofty premises, Mother Flipper grace the Brockley Market with their stunning burgers. If you’re not of the New Cross/Brockley persuasion, check out the Mother Flipper website to find out where else they’ll be around London  More Info

Shake Shack | Covent Garden

shack burgerAnother Covent Garden burger establishment you’ll just have to wait for – the grand opening is on July 5th! They promise a menu showcasing all the Shack classics from across the pond, as well as a selection of location-specific items (A Yorkshire puffing burger? Maybe not) – check out a sample menu from New York to get some idea of what you might expect More Info

Stuart Wilson


I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.