Big doesn’t have to mean better (check out The Beast in our TNT vs Food). This lot (find branches in Brixton and Soho) serve ‘em sans bells and whistles, with nothing more exotic than bacon for garnish. Good, honest grub from £7.50.
Haven’t tried Lucky Chip? Then you’ve no idea how good burgers can taste. Everything, from patty to bun, is exceptional – but you’ll get messy. Try the El Chapo with blue cheese and jalapenos. From £8, various venues.
Best known for its steaks, the Hawksmoor in Seven Dials also does a rather special kimchi burger, wrapping the spicy Korean staple around a mammoth hunk of beef and cheese. Not for the faint-hearted. Costs £15 with a side.
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