Prepare yourself for some unreal burgers.
With National Burger Day (August 26) fast-approaching, there’s no better time to get our burger fix. Although, to be fair, any time is burger time. Here to provide you with plenty of food porn, check out our guide to some of the most drool-worthy and delicious burgers in Glasgow that you’ll want to get your chops around. We challenge you to make it through this post without dribbling over these banging burgers – but if you do succeed, you’re no friend of ours I’m afraid…
Boasting three branches in Glasgow, it means we’re never too far away from a top notch burger. Bread Meats Bread serves up an array of burgers varying from classic to speciality and fried chicken to plant-based so everyone can tuck into a burger that’s a bit of them. This restaurant’s menu features a timeless classic that is the Royale with cheese as well as extraordinary favourites such as the Chad Hogan burger guaranteed to bring on the meat sweats- a double cheeseburger with smoky BBQ pulled beef; tangy BBQ pulled pork; crispy fried onions; gochujang mayo; and pickles on the side. However, the showstopper on Bread Meats Bread’s menu is the Luther burger that swaps the usual burger bun for a caramelized glazed ring doughnut which is toasted and filled with a cheeseburger then topped with candied bacon, gochujang mayo and crispy onions. Phwoar!
Bread Meats Bread, 65 St Vincent Street, G2 5TF
90 Provan Walk, Glasgow Fort Shopping Park, G34 9DL
701 Great Western Road, G12 8RA
Winner of the National Burger Awards in 2019, the team at El Perro Negro sure know how to make a damn good burger. Their Black Dog burger is something else. Featuring bone marrow butter; burger cheese; Lawson black pudding; caramelised onion; pickles; and burger sauce, it’s a definitely a drool-worthy combination. Bone marrow butter also features in their Top Dog burger with Roquefort and bacon and NYC burger with pastrami, itmay sound unusual but don’t knock it til you’ve tried it! They also recently revealed a new veggie option to go alongside their panko bean burger with katsu mayo, this burger features crispy coated, aged, marinated tofu; lettuce; Asian style cabbage and carrot pickle; and Korean BBQ mayo. Still peckish? Be sure to order some crispy fried confit wings in either buffalo or gochujang sauce or fries topped with togarashi or buffalo sauce and blue cheese.
El Perro Negro, 152 Woodlands Road, G3 6LF
3. Bloc +
Looking for an upgrade to the infamous burger from the golden arches? Well, look no further than The Mad Mac at Bloc+. The Glasgow burger purveyors describe it as “better than the real thing” and it features a double smashed beef patty, trailer trash cheese, special burger sauce and crisp iceberg lettuce all served in a maple-glazed sesame bun. Other special burgers on the Bloc+ menu include the ultimate hangover cure that is The Sloppy Jock- a 6oz beef patty with Scottish haggis that is smothered in their infamous peppercorn sauce and guaranteed to sort you right out. For all the Irn Bru lovers, there’s The Bru Boy featuring pulled pork slow cooked in Irn Bru and chipotle with Scottish cheddar served on a toasted brioche bun with pickles and mayo. And if you can’t get enough crispiness from a fried chicken burger, Bloc+ aren’t clucking about as there’s The Keep F*king Calm that’s topped with a crispy hash brown and some of that Mad Mac sauce.
Bloc+, 117 Bath Street, G2 2SZ
4. The Meat Bar
It’s in the name so this restaurant is guaranteed to be serving uh-mazing meat inside their burgers. All of The Meat Bar’s special recipe beef patties are created from three different cuts of the finest Scottish beef and they ooze deliciousness. Taking our love for all things meat and gravy to the next level, this Glasgow restaurant has created The Double Dip. Featuring a beef patty, thinly sliced beef brisket in gravy, smoked cheddar, caramelised onion, pickle, French’s mustard all on a brioche bun, you can then dunk that creation into the extra boat of pouring gravy that accompanies it. Dinner is served! Then there’s the Trailer Trash burger and there isn’t anything rubbish about this as the burger includes a beef patty, cheddar, candied bacon, straw fries and a good dosing of peppercorn sauce. Also, be sure to try some haggis bon bons, deep fried pickles or Korean style cauliflower popcorn to start before taking on one of The Meat Bar’s mouthwatering burgers.
The Meat Bar, 142 West Regent Street, G2 2RQ
Available on The Butchershop’s lunch menu and every Tuesday as part of their Burger vs Steak Frites Tuesdays, the beef burger here is cooked to perfection. Served with tomato and rocket on a brioche bun, the Butchershop Burger can be described as classic yet effective as it lets the beef do all the talking as the patty is succulent and juicy. If you can’t decide whether you love a steak or burger more, every Tuesday you can enjoy two burgers or two dry-aged rump steaks or a mix of the two. Each dish is served with fries and a bottle of house wine for just £40 for two people. And if you do want to up the ante on your burger, why not top it with some Cheddar, Gruyere, goats cheese, caramelised onions or bacon? We know it’s all about the burgers here but damn we also need a shout out to their hand cut chips and chunky stacks of onion rings as these are something special. Thank us later!
The Butchershop Bar and Grill, 1055 Sauchiehall Street, G3 7UD
You can’t call yourself BRGR and not serve up some incredible burgers, and this burger joint certainly brings some deliciousness to the table. Describing themselves as the purveyors of Scotland’s best value burgers, it’s a claim that is impossible to argue with as you can get a burger for as little as £4 and they taste insane. Both BRGR’s classic and deluxe burgers are packed full of flavour with awesome combinations such as haggis, pepper sauce, Cheddar, lettuce and caramelised onion all in one bun. Then there’s blue cheese and bacon burger served alongside a beef patty, BRGR sauce, pink onion, lettuce and pickle, which offers an explosion of creamy, tangy, salty, crispy and sweet flavours. Veggies and vegans needn’t miss out either as BRGR serves up falafel and halloumi options as well as cluck-less and moo-less burgers.
BRGR, 6 Royal Exchange Square, G1 3AB
526 Great Western Road, G12 8EL
Duck Club Buns are Partick Duck Club’s take on a burger, served on a soft milk bun and filled with an array of ingredients they are absolutely quacking! Choose from the likes of a Moroccan lamb and feta burger with harissa mayo and green chilli slaw or crispy halloumi with homemade sweet chilli jam, aioli, shallots and leaves. Plus, in true Partick Duck Club style, they serve a bun filled with crispy, slow-cooked duck, seared pak choi, coriander and pomegranate mayo. The restaurant has also recently launched a colourful, meat-free bun that includes tandoori paneer, onion bhaji, raita and curried onion relish. And no trip to Partick Duck Club is complete without duck fat fries with toppings such as Black Bomber cheese, chilli and hollandaise; truffle mayo, parmesan and black pepper; or homemade sriracha aioli, sour cream and tobacco onions.
Partick Duck Club, 27 Hyndland Street, Mansfield Park, Partick, G11 5QF
8. Buck’s Bar
Yes, many of us love a classic beef burger but is a buttermilk fried chicken burger enough to rival it? Well, we think the ones from Buck’s Bar are up for the challenge. Serving over eight huge but different flavoured burgers, these buttermilk chicken creations take the definition of whopper to new heights, or in this case, lengths. Each burger includes a full buttermilk fried chicken breast bursting out of its brioche bun and served with fries with the option of upgrading to salt and chilli flavoured chips. Choose from the likes of Buck’s Ninja Chicken Burger (chicken with a tonkatsu glaze, togarashi spice, Japanese kewpie mayo, crispy onions and iceberg) or the Hot Cock (Nashville hot sauce, iceberg, pickles and sriracha mayo). Plus, you can wash that ginormous burger down with one of their hard shakes like Caramel Jack, a blend of Jack Daniels, salted caramel Kahlua and more caramel.
Buck’s Bar, 111 West Regent Street, G2 2RU
96 Trongate, G1 5EP
Come for the name, stay for the messily indulgent vegan burger. A worthy winner when it comes to meat-free burgers according to Secret Media Network’s editor-in-chief and not-vegan Georgie, who was absolutely blown away by Biff’s Samuel Hell Jackson burger, a crispy jackfruit patty with its chipotle slaw, maple chipotle hot sauce, jalapeños, gouda cheeze and BBQ sauce just shading the battle of the burgers. Grab one, but for goodness’ sake, don’t skip the wings. For those who like a little luxury, Biff’s Truffle Shuffle burger is an absolute shout with truffled cracked black pepper mayo, smoked flat mushrooms, caramelised onion, rocket, smoked gouda and sliced red onion, you won’t even miss the meat. Available for delivery across Glasgow, get yourself one stat, but do not skip the wingz.
Biff’s, 99 Hutcheson Street, G1 1SN
Dennistoun Bar-B-Que is a no-frills, Texan-inspired diner serving BBQ-smoked meats, ribs and sides and of course, show-stopping burgers. If you thick one patty or two in your burger won’t suffice then you’ve come to the right place for some full-on, hearty portions. Dennistoun Bar-B-Que gives you the option to more than double up on your burgers by offering a Quadruple Kinney burger or a Columbia III burger described as an “absolute unit.” The Kinney is a mustard-fried double beef burger served with cheddar and pickles, and optional bacon, and it is gorgeously juicy. But if you’re looking to beef things up a bit, then look no further than the restaurant’s Bar-B-Q Brisket Bun. With beef brisket smoked in-house with imported Texas oak, BBQ sauce, pickles, pulled pork and purple slaw, it’s a standout burger.
Dennistoun Bar-B-Que, 585 Duke Street, G31 1PY