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
71 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for 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 Dining in London

JW Steakhouse London at Grosvenor House

££££·Steak·
Mayfair
1,652 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 West End London

High Timber

££££·Steak·
St Paul's
624 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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Scenic View in London

Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill — Park Walk

££££·Steak·
Chelsea
530 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
3,237 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
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Gaucho Hampstead

££££·Steak·
Swiss Cottage
2,272 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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
5,837 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • 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

Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill

££££·Steak·
Mayfair
3,424 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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
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Hawksmoor Seven Dials

££££·Steakhouse·
Covent Garden
9,805 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

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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Steakhouse in London
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New Street Grill

££££·Steak·
Liverpool Street
559 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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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Great for Brunch in City of London
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Hard Rock Cafe - London

££££·American·
Mayfair
2,376 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch

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
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Boxcar

££££·Grill·
Marylebone
310 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch

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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The Jones Family Kitchen

££££·Steak·
Belgravia
170 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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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