We’ve been looking forward to this day for a while now, and we can’t say we were disappointed by the variety that London has to offer. After narrowing it down heavily, Miss Jones has picked our top favourites for you to enjoy this National Burger Day.
Started by two friends who wanted to pay homage to the NYC food scene, Dirty Bones takes place in an unsuspecting basement, serving up some big apple eats and cocktails in the heart of London.
Their burgers range from ‘The Classic’ – a double brisket & dry aged steak burger with American cheese, red onion, gherkins and dijonnaise on seeded brioche – to ‘The Vegan Mac Daddy’ – Moving Mountains® plant-based B12 Burger topped with our signature vegan mac & cashew ‘cheese’, smoky mushroom ‘short rib’ and espresso-spiked BBQ sauce on a soft bun with ‘The Spicy Chicken’ – free-range crispy fried chicken burger with baby gem, chipotle aioli and sweet chilli sauce on seeded brioche – in between. If it’s a taste of America you’re looking for, without the hefty commute, we’d recommend this place.
If America isn’t your destination of choice, how about Japan? Ichibuns, recently opened in Leicester Square covers all of your cravings, from burgers to sushi to udon. Not to mention the the memorable atmosphere brought on by their special J-pop playlist and spurred on by their love of mixology.
Burger options range from Wagyu beef to chicken karaage and include a fish fillet burger too. Their veggie burger however, is a tempura vegetable patty braised in miso. We think it’s one to keep an eye on.
Another NYC inspired food adventure, one couple set out to create the best fried chicken joint in London. With plenty of fried chicken joints all over the city, they had their work cut out for them. Nevertheless, they have impressed at various festivals and won accolades, not only for their buttermilk chicken goodness, but also for their wings.
Back to the burger choices, we recommend ‘The original’, keeping it simple with their ‘OG’ sauce and house pickles, Butchies stays true to their original recipe fried chicken. Oh wait…wrong chicken joint (see what we did there?) If you like a little spice in your life, try the Butchies hot chicken, but beware, this one comes with a warning sign!
The newest burger trend has arrived in London, the Chicken Katsu Sando, owing to the success of a popular pop-up stand, ‘Katsu Sando’ in LA (now an official restaurant). The Panko-coated chicken breast and zingy tonkatsu sauce is paired with a Clarence Court omelette for texture and depth of flavour. It’s on the menu for one month only, so be sure to catch it soon!
In case those flavours weren’t enough for you, Hache burgers have also launched a Steak L’espresso burger. Yes. You read that right. Steak and espresso, together. A robust and flavoursome coffee rubbed steak burger, topped with tangy barbecue sauce, bacon jam, crispy bacon and Swiss cheese, this is not one for the faint hearted. Rather, it is a burger for unusual and adventurous, daring to brave such a combination.
The Vurger Co
We’d recommend this joint to you even if you aren’t vegan! Just take a look at their instagram and you’ll know why. The Vurger Co label their food as ‘soul satisfying’ so why not try one for yourself and test the theory? We recommend the ‘Auburger’ – an aubergine, caramelised red onion and Tabasco Chipotle chickpea patty with pickled red cabbage, tomato, gherkins, cheese and house cumin mayo.