Best Burgers In Edinburgh

They say a balanced diet is having a burger in both hands, and we think there's something in that. Nothing beats a good patty and bun, with melted cheese, crispy bacon and all the other goodies that come with it. The capital is full of places that sling out various versions of these meaty extravaganzas, from signature stacks with 'nduja through to melt-in-the-mouth wagyu wonders. If you're out and about and need a helping hand figuring out where to chow down, here are the best burgers in Edinburgh.

Last updated on 16th March 2022




While known primarily as a steak restaurant, Hawksmoor are purveyors of high-quality beef – and you know what else is made of that? Burgers. That's right, this meat palace serves up grass-fed, dry-aged patties accompanied by triple cooked chips.

Belushi's Edinburgh

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Over on Market Street, Belushi's are the heroes of hungry tums, with a flippin' delicious menu on offer. Highlights include the firecracker, made of spicy chorizo and jalapenos, as well as the blue sizzle, which sees piquillo red peppers mingling with saucy stilton and smoky bacon.

For a killer hamburger, pop over to The Greyfriars Bobby on Candlemaker Row. Expect meaty mouthfuls of chargrilled beef topped with Monterey Jack cheese, nestled together with lettuce, tomatoes and gherkins, accompanied by a side of BBQ salsa and skin-on fries.

Whether you're popping in for a pre-dinner bite or just have burgers on the brain, The Theatre Royal Bar are ready to provide. If you need something to wash it down, the Edinburgh stalwart also boasts a delicious selection of local ales and tasty wines.

A favourite among the locals, The Pear Tree on West Nicholson Street is a haven of pub classics, dishing out chargrilled cheeseburgers and buns filled with Cajun chicken. Tuck into your feast in their massive beer garden with a pint in hand.