Newcastle has been infiltrated with burgers: the good, the bad and the downright ugly. Burger fanatics will know the hardships of being presented with a disappointing patty – so we’re here to guide you in the right carnivorous direction.
We’ve assessed the burger situation in the North East, and we’re pleased to report there’s plenty to savour. Here’s a guide to some of Newcastle’s top burger destinations.
Lane 7 Eat & Drink
Blood-thirsty hangovers all round this morning. Who needs one of these right now? We're open in 30. pic.twitter.com/S8JUxyqDBd
— Lane7 (@Lane7Newcastle) November 1, 2014
Although this establishment also includes ten bowling lanes and ping pong tables, don’t be alarmed! Lane 7’s Head Chef Chris Finnegan and his team have fashioned up legendary menus. This quirky restaurant caters for all ages and you could even have a round of bowling or two to burn off your meal. Everybody needs to get their hands on Lane 7’s double cheese burger. This meaty treat comes with two beef patties and all the trimmings, including Monterey jack cheese. The menu also offers a mouth-watering array of sides, such as the much talked about sweet potato fries.
St James Boulevard, NE1 4BN (0191 261 6161, website)
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Jam Jar is situated on Osborne Road in the student populated suburb of Jesmond. This funky restaurant and bar offers a range of delicious burgers that can be enjoyed in an edgy environment, and the Breaking Bad inspired Hiesenburger is a definite show stopper. It’s a pulled chicken burger comes with Swiss cheese, bacon and harissa mayo. If that isn’t enough to tempt you to go every Tuesday Jam Jar hosts a burger night that offers two tasty burgers and fries for £14. With adventurous burgers and the bonus of a cheap deal, Jam Jar is definitely a burger joint to visit.
88 Osborne Road, NE2 2AP (0191 908 7158, jamjarjesmond.co.uk)
The Fat Hippo Underground
Following the success of the Fat Hippo in Jesmond, the restaurant branched out into the city centre and the Fat Hippo Underground was created. The Fat Hippo Underground bills itself as a cool, rough and ready burger joint that aims to promote “the good kind of gluttony”. It sources its beef locally from the North East, and tackles the problem of mundane and boring burgers by adding gourmet toppings and ingredients to the mix, such as their exemplary PB&J burger which brings together a double patty, chunky peanut butter, bacon jam and cheese. An iconic burger that would make anyone curious to try it!
35A Saint George’s Terrace, NE2 2SU (0191 340 8949, website)
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If you are heading to the Quayside for a drink then you must give the Burger Stop a visit. Not only does Burger Stop provide burger lovers with locally sourced tasty British beef, but it also boasts an extremely chilled and laid-back atmosphere. This cool little restaurant’s ethos is to serve customers up with ‘burgers, beers & beats’ and it does so accordingly. For those who like it spicy the Chilli Chilli Bang Bang burger is right up for. This fiery number sees chipotle mayonnaise and jalapenos atop a juicy chuck steak patty. Furthermore, Burger Stop has a selection of sides such as the highly praised fries with house salt. Wash this down perfectly with a beer while listening to the chilled out tunes and you’re all set for the Quayside.
35 The Side, Quayside, NE1 3JE (0191 261 4080, www.burgerstop.co.uk)
The Butterfly Cabinet
TheButterflyCabinet couldn't eat all of them chips after that lush black & blue burger pic.twitter.com/C8z4ZnrPVH
— Jordan Smith (@MrJordanSmith) January 22, 2014
If you are hungry and in Heaton then this is the place to go. With its renowned New York Style break menu, the burgers are somewhat glossed over until tasted. The menu holds a vast selection and even has the vegetarian equivalent for almost each one. For those with a large appetite the Black and Blue Burger is the one for you. This includes a whopping 10 Oz ground beef burger which sees a topping of black budding, blue stilton cheer, pepperoni, lettuce, beef tomato and onion inside a toasted sesame bun. If this wasn’t enough, this burger is also served with the Chef’s burger sauce, dill pickle and two onion rings. Yum.
200 Heaton Road (0191 265 9920, butterflycabinet.com)