The Top Burgers in London

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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Whyte & Brown Limited, JW Steakhouse London at Grosvenor House, High Timber
Price Range:££ - £££
Cuisines:Contemporary European, Steak
Neighborhoods:Soho, Mayfair, St Paul's
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Whyte & Brown Limited

££££·Contemporary European·
Soho
68 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Lunch

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, while the fried chic...

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Outdoor Eating in London

JW Steakhouse London at Grosvenor House

££££·Steak·
Mayfair
1,643 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date

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 stately interior is w...

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Steak in London
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High Timber

££££·Steak·
St Paul's
617 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Notable Wine List
  • Waterfront

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 Timber, a riverside re...

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Steak in London
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Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill — Park Walk

££££·Steak·
Chelsea
516 reviews
  • Romance
  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies

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 venue is bright, welcomin...

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Hawksmoor Guildhall

££££·Steakhouse·
Bank
3,164 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Business Meals

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 the dining area a ri...

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Steakhouse in London

Gaucho Hampstead

££££·Steak·
Swiss Cottage
2,305 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date

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 London, keeping meat-lov...

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Hawksmoor Spitalfields

££££·British·
Shoreditch
5,794 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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 award-winning team se...

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Best Overall in East London

The Jones Family Project

££££·Steak·
Shoreditch
634 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings

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 sourced ingredients for...

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Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill — Mayfair

££££·Steak·
Mayfair
3,530 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Brunch

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 sit in one of the curv...

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Steak in West End London

Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steakhouse·
Covent Garden
9,542 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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 relaxed environment. T...

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New Street Grill

££££·Steak·
Liverpool Street
560 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date

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 extensive wine list. In ...

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Brunch in London
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Artesian Bar

££££·Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service·
Marylebone
86 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

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 menu, which aims to mak...

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Dirty Bones Soho

££££·American·
Soho
68 reviews

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 including the Mac Daddy,...

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Hard Rock Cafe - London

££££·American·
Mayfair
2,311 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings

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 of Mayfair, this Hard...

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American in London

Boxcar

££££·Grill·
Marylebone
310 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • 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 is bright and pleasan...

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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 fun yet foodie haven ...

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The Jones Family Kitchen

££££·Steak·
Belgravia
162 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays

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 quirky décor and bright ou...

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ICHIBUNS

££££·Japanese·
Soho
407 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 suit all tastes. The cl...

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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, including The Duke with baco...

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The Meat Co. - Permanently Closed

££££·Steakhouse·
Shepherd's Bush
871 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • 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 designed to reflect the o...

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