Best Burgers in Manchester
The burger revolution is showing no signs of letting up, and it’s not just those damn snapback cap-wearing fashionistas in East London indulging. The burger boom has gone nationwide with every town, city and hamlet in the UK now swimming in beef, cheese and something called ‘berserk’ sauce or an equivalent. So without further ado, here are the best places in Manchester to get your beef patty sandwich fix.
Location: 100-102 High Street, M4 1HP.
Don’t believe the name, Almost Famous is famous. At least it is among indulgent Mancunians! If you thought the London burger boom was something, it was nothing compared to Manchester’s, and Almost Famous was at the forefront with two restaurants in the city. It’s remained at the hamburger haven in Manc ever since, and our tip would be the Triple Nom. Cheese, pulled pork, coleslaw, Redneck BBQ, Famous sauce.
Burger & Lobster
Location: Ship Canal House, 98 King Street, M2 4WU.
Founded in 2011, Burger & Lobster do what they say on the tin. Stripping things back to bare basics – apart from the succulent lobster of course – B&L have grown in size and rep thanks to their burgers made from the highest quality beef, and their sustainable crustaceans. As you’ve probably guessed by now, the baring of a patty and a tail is like nothing you’ve had before and we’d recommend their burger and lobster burgers with brie and truffle mayo. Hamburger decadence at its finest.
Luck Lust Liquor and Burn
Location: 100-102 High Street, M4 1HP.
Just like the food it serves up, North American road-trip style restaurant Luck Lust Liquor and Burn is quite the mouthful. Specialising in ‘bold, exciting Californian style Mexican food’ straight from the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, we’d recommend you head down for one of their ‘Triple Threat’ burgers, a double cheeseburger, pulled BBQ pork and bacon masterpiece topped with the restaurant’s Redneck Sauce and sundried tomato aioli. Portions are also suitably huge here, so go in with an empty stomach.
Yard & Coop
Location: 37 Edge Street, M4 1HW.
Though burgers automatically conjure up thoughts of all things beefy, a chicken burger can be just as special. As one of the best fried chicken joints in Manc is Yard & Coop. Serving a whole host of buttermilk chicken concoctions, as well as some seriously creative sides and cocktails, this funky, barnyard-chic restaurant has to be visited purely for their ‘Massive Cock Burger’. Full buttermilk fried chicken breast, battered chorizo, salty battered jalapeños, lettuce, tomato, mayo and sriracha chilli sauce in a double stacked brioche bun. Topped with dill pickle and served with chips. Ooft.
Location: Turner Street, M4 1DW.
SoLita Bar and Grill is a Manchester institution. Home to the famed ‘Big Manc’, SoLita has branches in Didsbury, Preston and Prestwich, as well as our favourite in the city’s Northern Quarter. But really it doesn’t matter which one you go to, each offers wings, steak, burgers, grilled seafood, loaded fries, nachos and generous sides. Though it’s famous for ‘The Big Manc’ burger, we think the stand out is the ‘Once in a Lifetime’, which includes two patties, pulled pork, crispy bacon, buttermilk chicken strips, shoestring onion, Monterey jack cheese and house BBQ sauce. What more could you possibly want?
Red’s True Barbeque
Location: 22 Lloyd Street, M2 5WA.
Red’s Church of true barbecue believers is one of Manchester’s must hit burger joints. The menu, or ‘The Good Book’ as Red’s lovingly call it, offers a range of ‘Divine Morsels’ including the likes of Barbecue Trays with a variety of ribs, chicken and steaks, and of course their burgers. The Pit Burger is where Red’s gained their reputation and it’s not hard to see why with a two patty creation, complete with Red’s pulled pork, smoked peppered bacon, Red’s Dirty sauce, tomato, onion, pickles, lettuce and an onion ring. Let there be meat!
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