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The Ultimate Burger

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I'll be in London on Sunday and looking to stuff my face with a quality burger and fries. I know Meat Liquor is closed on Sundays. I've got Honest Burgers listed down but not sure if I will want to make a dedicated trip. I'll be in the central touristy areas and staying in South Kensington. I'll also be on my own, so will want somewhere pretty casual.

Anything off this list?

http://youngandfoodish.com/london/top-10-burgers-in-london/

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I'll be in London on Sunday and looking to stuff my face with a quality burger and fries. I know Meat Liquor is closed on Sundays. I've got Honest Burgers listed down but not sure if I will want to make a dedicated trip. I'll be in the central touristy areas and staying in South Kensington. I'll also be on my own, so will want somewhere pretty casual.

Anything off this list?

http://youngandfoodi...gers-in-london/

Bar Boloud is in Knightsbridge, and it's well worth a visit. You'll probably need to book though.

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So, uh, I took some pictures of burgers and exported them as full quality.

I hope these thumbnail properly, I think 3888x2592 might break the tables a bit.

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The Hawksmoor Spitalfields burger was easily the nicest I've had in London, it was basically perfect. I nicked some of the hubby's because I'd ordered the shortrib french dip sandwich (insanely nice). We also had the shortrib nuggets (also insanely nice), chicken burger which I didn't try, both types of poutine (oxtail and chicken) which were awesome.

Amazing cocktails and chocolate ice cream sundaes for dessert :D

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Honest is worth the trip. It's very easy to get to from central and right next to the station. Just make sure the Victoria line is working first cos it sometimes has engineering works on at weekends.

Went to Meat Liquor last week, and while it was a tasty burger, I was a little disappointed that it wasn't a show stopper. I had the dead hippy and that messy chicken thing. Prefer honest burger for pure flavour if i'm honest.

Also, The Hoxton, on Gt Eastern st does a really thick, juicy, flavoursome burger.

Has anyone been to Catlle Grid in Balham? Excellent burgers and ribs.

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Im in London soon for a few days looks like i will be making a few burger related trips

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I also prefer the Honest Burger to the Dead Hippie at ML, even with the lack of plastic cheese in Honest's effort. Tbh those burgers I made a couple of days ago were nicer than the Dead Hippie.

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Bristolites should really visit yoyo burger at some point in their lives.

Last time I went I had the wagyu burger with truffle alioli and fries. So good. It's very unpretentious inside, just a normal burger place which happens to sell incredibly good burgers. No queuing or plating or anything. It's a proper fast food place in every respect but with seriously tasty burgers. Damn, I know what I'm doing tonight.

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Has anyone been to Catlle Grid in Balham? Excellent burgers and ribs.

I've been to the one in soho a few times and didn't think the ribs were that special. Nice enough that i've been multiple times when I've not gotten in to bodeans but still not amazing. Pitt Cue Co. was miles better, though getting in there is a pain.

Best burger i've had recently was at a pub in Crofton Park called Jam Circus. It's one of the Antic chain of pubs and they all do their own food so Jam Circus gets its meat from a really good deptford butcher. I'm not sure it's worth a trip down south but for people around the area it's a lovely big burger with good toppings. Excellent skin on chips too.

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There's quite a few Cattle Grids now, honestly I just never bothered visiting because it was a chain, I was expecting GBK quality but I might have to check them out at some point.

Fox, the colouring on the cheese slices there is beautiful, which did you use?

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Tomato is definitely unnecessary, lettuce depends on a lot of things but the red onion and pickles are essential for the sweet crunch and a better balance of flavours and temperatures.

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I like a bit of red onion. I'm nonplussed by lettuce. Tomato next to bread is 100% wrong in all circumstances.

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@neom just some from tesco. Not the ultra cheap value brand ones, but the next ones up. Plastic cheese product is pretty much all the same though isn't it?

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i just went to McDonald's because i haven't eaten there for about 10 years. i had 3 cheeseburgers and an apple pie, for £4, which is amazing. the food was shit. really quite terrible.

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Every year or so I get a craving for Maccie Ds and go an buy a cheeseburger. It's normally a crushing disapointment but recently i've stopped trying to compare it to normal food and appreciate it for what it is. Anyway, BK all the way.

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I had a Whopper the other day because they were doing them for £1.99. It was shit.

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I went to BK recently and they'd started doing the Big King again. It wasn't as good as I remembered it to be

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Before my first trip to Meatliquor I picked up a BK cheeseburger on the way for comparison purposes and fucking hell, I can't believe I ever thought that was a good burger. It's no surprise that burger places are doing so well in London at the moment when the standard of burgers has been that low.

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I've never been a fan of McD's or Bk. The burgers are dire. I love a good burger, but the fast food places really don't provide that. One thing that always stuck with me was one of the first McD's in Scotland opened in my home town for some bizarre reason. The thoughts of pretty much all that tried it was that the food was ghastly, so it was interesting to see that over the years the franchise has exploded in the UK. Now many of the folk that spat out the food at that franchise on those early visits are regulars and 'treat' their kids to it. The powers of marketing I guess.

When I head over top Chicago and NYC later in the year I plan to do plenty of fact finding on locating some high quality burgers.

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I don't mind McDonalds or BK burgers in the slightest in fact I quite like them, if you're expecting a burger for 3 or 4 quid that will rival a home made or a burger from the new breed of more expensive outlets then you're a little bit dense.

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You can easily make a good cheap burger. Sadly BK and McDonalds seem unable to do that.

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