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A Guide to the Best Burgers in Edinburgh

The Best Spots to Satisfy a Hearty Craving

23 . 08 . 2017

The humble burger has risen in popularity in recent years, with several awesome burger bars springing up across Edinburgh.

There’s nothing more satisfying than a good burger and with its recent rise in popularity, Edinburgh has seen several independent burger restaurants springing up across the city. So whatever your preference, from traditional beef to gourmet pulled pork, we’ve got you covered with our definitive guide to the best burgers in Edinburgh.


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Edinburgh's Best Burgers

The Boozy Cow

Edinburgh’s first socially-conscious burger bar The Boozy Cow has a “no plates, no cutlery, no wine glasses” policy, just unashamedly meaty food paired with boozy milkshakes and hipster-friendly beers.  Set within a grungey basement, with graffiti-covered walls and neon lighting, this trendy burger joint promises to donate 100% of its profits to local charities.

We recommend the Holy Cow Burger – a double burger patty topped with caramelised chilli onions, sliced mature cheddar, crispy streaky bacon and a hot chipotle sauce.

Address: 17 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EY

Fountain Court guests receive a 15% discount on food.

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Edinburgh's Best Burgers

Badabing

Inspired by the famous gangster joints of the 1920s, Badabing is an Italian-American piano bar and Edinburgh’s new late night hotspot. With plush velvet seating and nods to classic films such as The Godfather and TV series The Sopranos – the menu offers a selection of American classics including a range of aptly-named “bad-ass” burgers.

Try the Tennessee Jack Bad Boy burger – a not-so-little number topped with pulled pork, smoked cheese, onion rings, tomato, jalapenos and a Jack Daniels BBQ sauce.

Address: 2 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QB

Fountain Court guests receive a 20% discount on food and drink.

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Hard Rock Café

It may be one of the smallest but despite over 200 locations worldwide, Edinburgh’s Hard Rock Café has been voted the no.1 location a total of five times – which is no mean feat! With its unique rock ‘n’ roll atmosphere and original memorabilia it remains a popular choice amongst locals and tourists alike.

We recommend the Local Legendary Burger – made from locally sourced haggis, whisky-laced caramelised onions, mature Scottish cheddar and crispy ‘neep’ straws.

Address: 20 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF

Fountain Court guests receive a 15% discount on food.

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Edinburgh's Best Burgers

The Mockingbird

A friendly neighbourhood pub just outside the city centre, The Mockingbird is the latest contender for the best burgers in Edinburgh and well worth a little walk. With a laid-back atmosphere and cosy interiors, it is already a favourite of locals and visitors alike.

Besides impressively huge burgers, it also serves mouth-wateringly large charcuterie boards perfect for sharing with a group of friends over a glass of wine. We recommend the Mockingburger, a true beast topped with bacon, onion, haggis and peppercorn sauce which is sure to satisfy a hearty craving.

Address: 72-74 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QN

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Edinburgh's Best Burgers

Burger.

If you’re looking for a laidback, no-frills dining experience, Burger. is the place to go. As its name would suggest, this restaurant offers a stripped back approach to the humble burger, but while its menu may be relatively simple, it is brought to life by imaginative specials that change on a fortnightly basis.

Catering to carnivores and herbivores alike, Burger. offers plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Using thoughtfully sourced ingredients, their burgers are made from 100% Scottish beef. We recommend trying the Bacon Cheeseburger, washed down with a delicious homemade frozen custard shake.

Address: 94A Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QA

Fountain Court guests receive a 10% discount on food

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Burgers in Edinburgh

The Cambridge Bar

A round-up of Edinburgh’s best burgers would not be complete without The Cambridge Bar. Sat on a quiet side-street, this hidden gem was awarded ‘Best Burger’ in I-ON’s Food and Drink Awards in 2016. Specialising in craft beers and gourmet burgers made from 100% Scottish beef, this cosy pub is a pleasant escape from the bustling city centre.

For something a bit different, we recommend choosing the Aussie Burger – a beef burger patty covered in bacon, cheddar, pineapple, and beetroot and topped with a fried egg.

Address: 20 Young Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JB

Fountain Court guests receive a 20% discount on food.


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