Bristol’s burger love is far from over, oh no. In fact, our voracious appetite for all things served in a bap is stronger than ever, and burger bars are popping up all over the place.
So you’ve conquered our top five? Well here are 10 more juicy suggestions to sink your teeth into.
Home of the Krispy Kreme cheese burger! That’s one 6oz Angus beef patty, topped with melted cheese and sandwiched between two delicious Krispy Kreme donuts. Yes, it is as heart-stoppingly wonderful as it sounds. Their HUGE eclectic menu also includes wild boar burgers, exotic ostrich burgers, bison burgers, ribs, crispy chicken wraps and plenty of veggie options, too. The YoYo Lobster Burger is a must (if you have £24.95 handy), and includes a whole grilled lobster, keta caviar, wagyu beef and loads of stuff on top. Fancy!
6 Byron Pl, Bristol, Avon BS8 1JT, more info
A burger bar on a boat, what’s not to like? Three Brothers serve up consistently excellent burgers. Juicy, plump, and cooked to perfection. They also stock a pretty impressive range of craft beers and cider – perfect for sipping out on the terrace in the warmer months. Prices are pretty reasonable, so you’ll be forking out around £6 for a plain burger, and a tenner for the Three Brothers Mega Burger, which is two of everything. Double patty, cheese and bacon. can you conquer it? Of course you can! We believe in you.
Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4SB, more info
They are a chain, but that doesn’t mean they don’t serve up a damn fine patty. As their name suggests, they sell plenty of of cocktails and a meaty menu to soak up all that liquor. Prices are towards the top end – a cheeseburger’ll set you back £8, whilst a cocktail will cost you around £7-9. It’s not all meat ‘n’ booze – there are plenty of soft drinks, and their veggie menu is pretty comprehensive. Their black bean chili fries come highly recommended – and they do a good halloumi and mushroom burger, too.
77-79, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RD, more info
This bright n breezy American-style diner’s pretty well know for it’s huge breakfasts, but their burgers are also a force to be reckoned with. Their blackened burger – a classic Rocotillos beef burger, coated in their special Cajun spice mix – comes highly recommended, and costs a reasonable £7.45. In addition to a range of classic beef burger variations, They also do pulled pork, chili burgers and an excellent falafel and halloumi burger for all the veggies out there. Don’t forget to pair your patty with an extra thick shake.
1 Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1EZ, more info
The Alma Tavern
They only do one burger – but my god, is it a good’un. The Alma short-rib burger comes with Gouda cheese, maple glazed bacon, American mustard and hand cut chips, and cost £12. They also do a pretty good veggie take on the classic burger, which includes a crispy-fried Portobello mushroom, fire-roasted red pepper and char grilled halloumi burger, onion jam and chunky chips. Enjoy!
18-20 Alma Vale Rd, Avon, Bristol BS8 2HY, more info
The Bank Tavern
You’ll find this old pub is tucked away down a side street, just off Broad street. It’s an unpretentious little place, with an excellent range of beers and ciders and a really well cooked menu. And now to the burger – they do three kinds: cow, chicken and squirrel (that’s veggie). They each cost £8.95, and come with all the trimmings- cheese, pickles, salad and their house burger sauce. PS – it’s the perfect hangover den. Dark, friendly and quiet.
8 John St, City Centre, Bristol BS1 2HR, more info
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Choose from their four main burgers – beef, lamb, chicken and veggie – then add as many extra toppings as you dare. Each comes with sauce and salad, but if you want cheese you’ll have to pay extra for it – a slight downside to this pricey £11 burger. But if you’re feeling flush, then it’s an tasty option, and it’s swanky enough for a date. Their burger come a little pink in the middle – although they’ll cook ’em through if that’s not your bag. Just ask.
St Paul’s Rd, Bristol BS8 1LX, more info
This Cozy pub up past the triangle boasts an impressive burger board, starting with a no-frills variations on the classic – patty, bap and salad – for £7.95, and progressing up to The Lansdown, a sandwich of meat, Monterrey Jack cheese and sticky BBQ sauce. Each creation comes in three options – beef, chicken and veggies, and comes served with chips – chunky or skinny.
8 Clifton Rd, Avon, Bristol BS8 1AF, more info
The Burger Lounge
They’re not pretty, but they taste damn good. Juicy, a wee bit greasy and piled high, just the way a burger should be. This Horfield-based burger diner serve up modest plain burgers, all the way up to the towering beast that is The Big Daddy Platter, a mighty food challenge consisting of 1.5kg steak patty served in a 10 inch sourdough bap, and slathered in slaw and onion rings. This isn’t date fare, just good ‘n trashy junk food.
229 Filton Ave, Bristol BS7 0AY, more info
Think you’ve got what it takes to devour the Triple Bypass Burger? That’s 3 7oz burgers, 2 hash browns, pulled pork, cheese and pickles. Whilst you’re there, you may as well pair it with the house ‘Dirty Dirty Fries’ (chips with two types of cheese, pulled pork and coriander mayo) and wash it all down with a pint – they have a great selection of beers and ales on tap, including the excellent local Bath Gem. Chin chin!
69-71 Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 8AS, more info