Nice buns! Where to celebrate National Burger Day

By Phil Clarke, Editor of The Handbook website Phil Clarke and Lottie Hulme |
23rd August 2018

If you’re a big fan of baps like us, you’ll be just as excited as we are that today is officially National Burger Day. A day that sees burgers of all shapes and sizes adorn our favourite London eateries, ready for you burger-bandits to stumble upon. However, if you’re need of a push in the right direction, here’s a guide that will have your belly full for days to come, post-munch. From burgers made of donuts to Smith and Wollensky’s burger bigger than a plate that will have you posing for a photo and saying double cheese, it’s time to feast.

Florentine

Florentine

Who fancies 20% off one of London’s biggest burgers? Waterloo’s Florentine are offering the discount today on their 2.2kg Herculean Burger. The burger, enough to serve a party of four, comes with is stuffed with Montgomery cheese, Portobello mushrooms, lettuce, tomatoes, streaky bacon, black truffle and served with chips, sweet potatoes fries and 5 Dips. Gargle it down with craft beers or British bubbles and settle into a full-on DJ session to celebrate National Burger Day.

Where: 6 Hercules Road, Waterloo, SE1 7DU
Website: www.florentinerestaurant.co.uk

Heliot Steak House

Heliot Steak House

There’s a new day of the year every day it seems…yes, this might sound obvious, but I mean days like “national save a ladybird” day or “national toothache day”, yep, it does exist sometime in January…

Suffice to say, we’re never not celebrating something or other. National Burger Day however? Well that’s head-turner, which is why we’re all super-duper excited for the big ol’event on 23rdof August. Giving all you burger-bandits the chance to scoot to your nearest bun and beef joint to grab one. However, alternatively you could feast your eyes on this: Heliot Steak House are launching their savoury, 300g, 60-day donut burger to mark the day, created by the world’s first Meatologist and Executive Chef Ioannis Grammenos. Inspired by the latest, D-urger, a U.S craze that sees social media awash with sweet donut burgers, the feast features a savoury donut bun, served with spring onion coleslaw, wild mushrooms, red wine sauce and sweet potato fries. Well posh.

So, if you do-nut want to miss out on this National Burger Day, and you’re fond of big buns, you know where to head.

Where: 14 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7JH
Website: www.hippodromecasino.com

Smith & Wollensky

Smith & Wollensky

One of the staples of the London steakhouse scene, Smith and Wollensky do a mighty fine job at producing a meaty amount of delectable dishes, and National Burger Day is no exception. This year, they’ve gone burger-crazy and produced a bit of mouthful – quite literally. They have created their biggest ever burger to-date, weighing in at a whopping 5lbs – ooft! The burger is eight times the size of their usual option, as big as a dinner plate and definitely requires an empty belly.

If, however, your eyes are typically found to be bigger than your belly, you can take part in their Man vs Burger challenge, and walk away for free if you successfully consume the burger within the hour. Sound easy? Well, there’s only one way to find out.

Where: The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, Covent Garden Riverside, London WC2N 6HT, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Charing Cross (0.1 miles)
Website: www.smithandwollensky.co.uk

Galvin HOP

Galvin HOP

Time to hop over to chicken from beef now, as Galvin HOP introduce their crispy buttermilk chicken burger, sandwiched in a golden brioche and potato flour bun along with pickles, beef heart tomato, butter leaf salad and a refreshing sriracha lime mayo. We’re sure, after that sentence, that we’ve captured your attention. However, if we haven’t, how does 20% off sound courtesy of National Burger Day? Yep, that’s what we thought…

Just rock up with your discount voucher which can be found here

Where: 35 Spital Square, E1 6DY
Website: www.galvinrestaurants.com

Bonfire

Bonfire

Describing their burgers as “brutally brilliant”, we’ve got high-hopes for Bonfire, a recently opened venue at The Barbican. The industrial-chic eatery has a range of burgers to enjoy this National Burger Day, including a Shakespeare tower burger with 2 x 60z beef patties, a fiery chicken burger, or beetroot burger. And because you’re going to need to quench that thirst some how, why not throw in a cocktail or two?

 

Where: Barbican Centre, Level 1, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
Website: www.bonfirelondon.co.uk

The Athenian
Opening of the Athenian Restaurant in Victoria. LondonPhoto Zute Lightfoot

The Athenian

My Apollo-gees if you’re not a huge Greek food fan, but The Athenian have shaken up the burger scene with their Gyros burger, with succulent marinated chicken, pork or vegan seitan marinated in herbs, lemon juice and oil and served in a bun with lettuce, tomatoes and Athenian’s special sauce or for vegans, a vegan mayo.

Where: 15A Elizabeth Street Belgravia, Victoria, SW1W 9RP
Website: www.theathenian.co.uk

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