Where did you eat on National Burger Day?
Whether you like yours dripping in gravy or like to pile yours high with layers of cheddar cheese, there’s not many people who would say “no” to a thickly-stacked burger oozing with flavour.
On Thursday 22 August, burger lovers around the world had the chance to celebrate National Burger Day.
History of Burger Day
Burger Day was established by Mr. Hyde to celebrate their favourite food, and all the places they’ve sampled that make them. It’s a great system, free from any of the false advertising you may experience elsewhere. As they say “If we say we like a burger place, it’s because we ate there and liked it.”
Burgers were said to be invented in Hamburg, Germany, or to be more precise the meat that would become the hamburger was. Ground beef used to be considered a waste product, the leftovers of the prime cuts that were then sold off on the cheap. These days premium ground beef is the foundation of one of the world’s most popular foods. It got its start as a hamburger steak, a popular dish served with multiple variations, but one day it found its way onto a bun, met cheese and bacon, and has never looked back. Burger Day is your opportunity to indulge in as many of these delicious concoctions as you desire!
How To Celebrate Burger Day?
Celebrating Burger Day is one of the easiest, most entertaining, and absolutely delicious celebrations we can imagine. You eat burgers. Enjoy a nice juicy burger as many times as your heart desires, in as many different configurations. We suggest hosting a great big burger party at your house where everyone makes their favourite variety with their favourite toppings and introduces it to the group.
But, if you fancy a night out…keep reading to find some of the best places where you can enjoy amazing burgers on this special day!
There isn’t one major street in Bristol which doesn’t have a good burger place. When taken together with the fact that so many pubs now serve great quality burgers as standard, it’s arguably the city’s favourite dish when eating out. So, where can you find the best of the bunch?
Buckland Burgers call themselves The Real Burger Kings. Founded during the Summer of 2015, they now serve their quality patties from their stall at The Harbourside Market every Thursday. If you’re strolling down the Harbourside browsing for books, crafts and other independent traders’ products then why not stop for lunch?
The Burger Joint
The most established independent burger brand in Bristol? The Burger Joint team aren’t new on the scene, but their longevity among a constantly revolving cast of burger enterprises might tell you all you need to know about what they produce. The sight of Burger Joint customers filling the Whiteladies Road and North Street outlets is a fixture for Bedminster and Clifton residents. So, what’s on the menu that has kept Burger Joint customers so happy for so long? Meat from Bristol’s premium Ruby & White butchers goes into Burger Joint patties, which you can order with toppings such as black pudding, Montere Jack cheese and pulled jackfruit.
Buttermilk & Maple
Located on Welsh Back alongside some of the busiest spots in Bristol during the Summer months, Buttermilk & Maple sits right at a prime location close to St Nicholas Market. Alongside their classic B&M Burger, you’ll also have the choices of a Quinoa Burger or Buttermilk Chicken Burger. Buttermilk & Maple is the perfect stop at the end of your stroll along the Mud Dock and Welsh Back.
Reputedly one of the friendliest pubs in Bristol, The Hobgoblin is well-known for having another outstanding feature – it’s probably the best pub in Bristol for heavyweight burgers and American-influenced pub grub. Located at 69 Gloucester Road, the pub is one of those city-centre meeting places where there’s a good balance of regulars, students, people looking for a pub quiz win and plenty of groups out celebrating. Apart from the infamous pub quiz on Sundays at 7pm, the pub has been known to challenge brave diners to complete burger-based challenges.
Self-described as “a tiny restaurant with big adventure,” Squeezed is run by Alex Hayes, who also happens to be the Burger Chef of the Year 2019 – the best burger chef in the whole UK. Perhaps as you’d expect, Hayes’ creations are already talked about by pretty much everyone in Bristol who’s visited the Wapping Wharf burger spot. Although in February his dozen competitors at the national finals in London may not have heard of him, almost all of Bristol seems to be spreading great word-of-mouth reviews.
Squeezed focus on making sure that every element of the burger experience is well-crafted: drinks are given as much thought and attention as the patties themselves, and accompanying sauces are treated with the same care. You’ll find Squeezed at Cargo (Wapping Wharf), number 23
Three Brothers Burgers
Three things make up the priorities for Three Brothers Burgers – their constantly revolving range of ciders, new craft beers and, obviously, excellent burgers. Opening in Spring 2014, Three Brothers has become a staple attraction for Bristolians and tourists alike. The location, right beside the Old Duke and the Apple bar and at the end of the King Street drag, means that Three Brothers is almost always bustling and full to the brim.
Founded by experimental chef Rory Perriment who began trying out new ways of putting burgers together in 2012. Rory was then joined by Oliver Thorogood and Nicolas Makin, and they decided to take their burger creations to the rest of the world. You probably already noticed the Burger Theory outlet on the corner of Baldwin St and St Stephen Street – it’s surely one of the busiest places to eat in the whole city at the moment.