Best burgers in Edinburgh: where you need to go

Get your buns out! We’re talking burger buns of course, or better still leave the burger making to the pros. There’s always time for a good burger come rain or shine, and if you’re in Edinburgh for the Fringe or just happen to be passing through make sure you stop by our top picks of the best burgers in Edinburgh. (or should we call it Edinburger?)

Bar Soba

If you’re looking for a good burger but something a little different from the norm, Bar Soba might just be the place for you.  Known for stellar South-East Asian cuisine, Bar Soba have fused these delicious flavours to make The Bangkok burger (£10).  This burger made up of a chargrilled beef patty flavoured with Thai spices, sliced cheddar, fried shallots, soba mayo and served with Thai fries and soba sweet chilli is a pure delight that will leave you wanting more.

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best burgers in edinburgh
best burgers in edinburgh

Smoke Stack

A local favourite and close to the city centre, Smoke Stack is well known for serving the best in Scottish Steaks but did you know they serve one of the best burgers in Edinburgh as well?  As members of the Scotch Beef Club and Sustainable Restaurant Association, their aim is to take top quality locally sourced produce and cook it simply. The beef burger (£8.85) made with 100% Scottish steak mince, handmade on the premises is a simple classic and don’t you have the option to double up your burger for an extra £3, don’t mind if we do.

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Lebowskis Edinburgh

After a few years wowing Glasgow, Lebowkis took its winning formula to the capital in 2009 and has been bringing White Russians and burgers (much to the joy of many Scottish rugby fans) ever since. Stacked high and packed with flavour Lebowkis serve up some of the best burgers in Edinburgh, after all it’s what they do. Sink your teeth into the famous Lebowski burger (£9.95), their exclusive aged minced rump steak burger or if you see yourself as a real burger badass might we suggest The Big Lebowski (£13.95) – Not for the faint hearted, this burger is made with a huge stack of the exclusive minced steak burgers and double melted cheddar, are you up to the challenge?

 

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best burgers in edinburgh
best burgers in edinburgh

Howie's Waterloo

The flagship venue of Howie’s, Waterloo can be found in a beautiful Georgian building at the foot of Calton Hill.  Each restaurant is unique with its own passionate chef and team creating wonderful dishes from Scotland’s incredible natural larder.  Pop in for lunch and enjoy the delicious handmade beef burger with chutney and fries, depending on how hungry you feel you can also add bacon, cheese, onion rings or haggis for an extra quid each.

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The Scran and Scallie

At The Scran and Scallie, “Sit ye doon, yer welcome” is their motto, so we took them up on it. The Scran and Scallie is a charming pub with two of Scotland’s top chefs, Michelin star chef Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack.  Together they create the most delicious, fresh home-cooked dishes using seasonal local produce. Now you have some background let’s get to what you really want, the burger verdict.  We recommend the Highland beef burger and chips (£14.50) a juicy and delicious classic, and aifter yer burger we suggest making your way to the bar for a wee dram…or two.

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