The Top Burgers in London

The OpenTable Team

There's nothing more satisfying than a juicy burger, and London has some of the meatiest offerings in Britain. From gastropubs to fine dining establishments, burgers grace countless menus in the capital. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. The quest for the best burger in London has led our diners to refined steakhouses in the most high-end hotels in Mayfair. They’ve sat on the banks of the River Thames with stunning waterfront views. They’ve relaxed in hidden, walled courtyards in Spitalfields. Follow their lead and score a table; we wish we could join you.

Restaurants:Whyte & Brown, JW Steakhouse London at Grosvenor House, High Timber
Price Range:££ - £££
Cuisines:Contemporary European, Steak
Neighborhoods:Soho, Mayfair, St Paul's

Whyte & Brown

££££·Contemporary European·
Soho
59 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays
A haven for chicken lovers, Carnaby’s Whyte & Brown has made the menu all about Britain’s favorite bird. A hint of Sunday tradition shines through the roast chicken crispy burger, Read more
100% recommended

JW Steakhouse London at Grosvenor House

££££·Steak·
Mayfair
1,550 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
When staying in a high-end hotel, diners expect a certain level of quality from the in-house restaurants. JW in the Marriot Hotel at Grosvenor House definitely delivers this. The sRead more
95% recommended
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High Timber

££££·Steak·
St Paul's
561 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
It may surprise readers to know that the best burger in London is at a South African restaurant founded by the owners of a famous wine estate. That’s according to diners at High TiRead more
98% recommended
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Gordon Ramsay Maze Grill Park Walk

££££·Steak·
Chelsea
456 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Casual
Chelsea is famous for being affluent and exclusive, so diners know this is the place to be for some “top grub.” Maze is celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s baby, and the Park Walk venueRead more
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Hawksmoor Guildhall

££££·Steak·
Bank
2,900 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
Right in the heart of the city, Hawksmoor Guildhall has an interesting history linked to Queen Anne and a host of other regal characters. Smooth, leather chairs and dark wood give Read more
92% recommended
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Gaucho Hampstead

££££·Steak·
Swiss Cottage
2,180 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Why do diners consistently go to steakhouses to find the best burgers? Because steak-joints know what they’re doing when it comes to beef. There are many branches of Gaucho in LondRead more
89% recommended
Most Booked in North London
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Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·Steak·
Shoreditch
5,579 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Although this branch of Hawksmoor has an opulent and indulgent restaurant that wows critics, burger fans need to head downstairs. The basement bar with its unusual history has an aRead more
93% recommended
Steak in London
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The Jones Family Project

££££·Steak·
Shoreditch
634 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
Brightly colored chairs contrast charmingly with bare wood, while the black-and-white movie stills on the menu add a touch of humor to this Shoreditch restaurant. The carefully souRead more
91% recommended
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Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill

££££·Steak·
Mayfair
3,643 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Special Occasions
Gordon Ramsay’s first Maze restaurant sits in the iconic area of Mayfair, close to the beautifully maintained Grosvenor Square. Look up to see the quirky patterned ceiling, then siRead more
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Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steak·
Covent Garden
8,924 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Covent Garden locals love this branch of Hawksmoor. Unusually, the full restaurant menu is available in the bar, meaning diners can enjoy the top-end dishes in a more casual and reRead more
93% recommended
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New Street Grill

££££·Steak·
Liverpool Street
547 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
  • Casual
This restaurant lies in a converted historic warehouse between Finsbury Circus and Spitalfields. Billed as a British grill, New Street prides itself on regional produce and an exteRead more

The Meat Co.

££££·Steakhouse·
Shepherd's Bush
871 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
This restaurant brand has so many accolades and awards and this London venue is the only branch in the U.K., so fans must make the trip. The dining area is large, modern, and desigRead more
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Artesian Bar

££££·Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service·
Marylebone
80 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Special Occasions
An award-winning cocktail bar at the Langham Hotel, Artesian focuses on perfectly mixed drinks served in elegant surroundings. But one of their best features is the unusual bar menRead more
88% recommended
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Dirty Bones Soho

££££·American·
Soho
66 reviews
  • Fun
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
An NYC-inspired cool yet welcoming joint, Dirty Bones offers comfort food and signature cocktails within a Brooklyn loft aesthetic. The menu runs from buns to bones, with buns inclRead more
100% recommended
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Hard Rock Cafe - London

££££·American·
Mayfair
1,875 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
The Hard Rock Café is a global institution, and the London venue keeps the flag flying with a range of rooms and bars from The Vault to The Rock Room. Set in the prestigious area oRead more
92% recommended
American in London
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Boxcar

££££·Grill·
Marylebone
294 reviews
  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Marylebone is a shoppers’ paradise with plenty to see, including some of London’s top restaurants. Boxcar fits right in, with its farm-to-fork ethos and community vibe. The décor iRead more
91% recommended

BRGR.CO - Soho

££££·Burgers·
Soho
11 reviews
  • Casual
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Comfort Food
A burger restaurant in the heart of Soho might seem like a dream come true, and according to delighted diners, it really is. The team aren't chefs; they're “brgrologists” at this fRead more
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The Jones Family Kitchen

££££·Steak·
Belgravia
154 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Refined and sophisticated, the neighborhood of Belgravia has a sense of aristocracy about it. The Jones Family kitchen is a delightful contrast to this, with its relaxed yet quirkyRead more
100% recommended
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ICHIBUNS

££££·Japanese·
Soho
408 reviews
  • Fun
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Love Japanese food? Love burgers? ICHIBUNS is the place to be, then. This “Japanese Super-Dinner” restaurant serves Japanese flavors mixed temptingly with a range of burgers to suiRead more
91% recommended
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Kua 'Aina Goodge Street

££££·Hawaiian·
Fitzrovia
9 reviews
  • Fun
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
When it comes to burgers, what some diners want is choice. This Hawaiian-inspired joint in bustling Fitzrovia delivers just that. There are 10 options in the beef burgers, includinRead more
100% recommended
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