10 of the best burger joints in manchester – the i newspaper online inews

It’s clear that Manchester has been having an intense love affair with the burger for years now.

Whether you’re looking for a classic burger with outdoor-reared local beef, a good quality vegetarian option, or a filthy tower of fun involving Frazzles or donuts, you can find something to fulfil your burger cravings in Manchester. How to make spicy mayo Solita

Solita is a Northern Quarter institution, and rightly so. Recipe for spicy mayo Chuck steak patties – studded with little nuggets of bone marrow – are cooked on the INKA grill, giving their burgers a great smoky taste and a juicy pink middle.

The Big Manc and the Once in a Lifetime burger (with pulled pork, chicken schnitzel, beef patty, onion rings, chow chow slaw, Monterey Jack cheese and barbecue sauce) are the stars here if you like your burgers big.

If red meat isn’t your thing, the Buttermilk Fried Chicken burger is addictive, and their chargrilled halloumi burger is a great veggie option.


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For something a little different, try Home Sweet Home’s Cheeseburger Toastie – a smashed beefburger patty with cheddar, onion, pickle, American mustard, ketchup, baconnaise and burger sauce on toasted sourdough.

Brilliant for brunch, when a normal burger might be a little too much.

Visit: 49-41 Edge Street, M4 1HW / Unit 4, Great Northern Square, M3 4EN – homesweethomenq.com Hawksmoor

They may be known for their steaks, but miss the burgers at Hawksmoor at your peril.

A simple, elegant bar menu with three burgers offers the option of the Hawksmoor Hamburger, the Kimchi Burger (created after a trip to Seoul), and a Third Burger which changes each season and allows the chefs to experiment.

If you want to keep things classic, the Hawksmoor Hamburger is the best choice. Japanese spicy mayo recipe It comes with a patty made from 100 per cent well-loved Longhorn beef (including small nuggets of bone marrow) topped with Ogleshield cheese or Colston Bassett Stilton.

The meat is of superb quality and it steals the show, as you’d expect from Hawksmoor.

Visit: 184-186 Deansgate, M3 3WB – thehawksmoor.com Almost Famous

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The menu here reads like a bizarre (but tasty) dream, with inventive toppings including rare steak, Monster Munch or Frazzles.

Don’t dismiss this place as a gimmicky – Almost Famous really know what they’re doing with burgers.

Although the menu is large and changes fairly regularly, the River Phoenix has been around for a while. Spicy mayo sauce recipe Look forward to tucking into a meaty burger topped with cheese, bacon, shoestring onions, Frazzles, red chillies, redneck BBQ sauce, bacon bacon mayo and winning ketchup.

Above all – make sure you’ve got a pile of napkins, and – whichever burger you choose – add some Bacon Bacon Fries, topped with baconnaise and bacon rain, if you’re up to it.

Visit: Unit 2, Great Northern Warehouse, Peter Street, M3 4EJ / 100-102 High Street, Northern Quarter, M4 1HP – almostfamousburgers.com Red’s True Barbecue

Along with ribs, wings and a host of fine barbecued meats, the burgers at Red’s True Barbecue are worth writing home about.

Flame grilled over lump wood charcoal for a true smoky barbecue flavour, and served with skin-on fries, their classic bacon cheeseburger is available as a single or double.

The more substantial Juicy Lucifer consists of two five ounce housemade steak patties with a lava-hot melted spicy three cheese centre. Spicy mayo recipe sushi On top, you’ll be treated to dirty sauce, fried onions, peppered bacon, and a spicy hot wing.

For the more adventurous eaters out there, Red’s have their huge Pit Burger (coming in at ?16.95) or their infamous Donut Burger. Spicy mayo recipe for burgers The former features two patties with sliced brisket, pulled pork and streaky bacon, and the latter comes with two steak patties, melted cheese, bacon and onions – all sandwiched between two sweet glazed donuts.

Visit: 22 Lloyd Street, Albert Square, M2 5WA – truebarbecue.com Yard & Coop

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If you prefer chicken to beef, Yard and Coop is serving up some of the best fried chicken in Manchester.

Their provocatively named Massive Cock Burger (?15) consists of a juicy whole buttermilk fried chicken breast, battered chorizo, salty battered jalapenos, lettuce, tomato, mayo and sriracha chilli sauce in a double stacked brioche bun, topped with dill pickle and served with chips. How to make spicy mayo for sushi They’re not lying when they say it’s massive.

For something smaller, try the Parma Bird (fried chicken breast wrapped in parma ham with parmesan cheese, rocket, tomato and mayo) or the simple Fill It Burger, with lettuce, tomato and mayo in a brioche bun, served with chips and dill pickle.

Handmade in their kitchens to a special recipe with dry aged Cheshire beef, the World Famous Trof Cheeseburger is this eatery’s signature, topped with double cheese, butterhead lettuce, pickles and onion, and served on a brioche bun with delicious rosemary salted fries.

A chargrilled halloumi and Portobello mushroom burger with garlic parsley butter, aged cheddar and roasted red pepper is a great vegetarian option, or vegans can tuck into an animal-free ‘beef’ and white bean burger.

Visit: 6-8 Thomas Street, M4 1EU – trofnq.co.uk Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn

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From the minds behind Almost Famous, this establishment produces juicy with a Californian and Mexican twist.

Go classic with an Americana Dreamin double cheeseburger, blue cheese sauce and crispy bacon bits, or get messy with a Sloppy Juan – double hand smashed wonder patty, brisket chilli, double cheeseburger sauce, lime jalapeno mayo and taco sauce.

Veggies who like a bit of heat will go mad for Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn’s Life’s A Bean Burger – a spiced bean patty, grated cheddar, fresh salad stack, jalapeno lime mayo, taco sauce and guacamole.

Visit: 100-102 High Street, M4 1HP – lucklustliquorburn.com Albert’s Schloss

Bavarian-influenced restaurant Albert’s Schloss has a few brilliant burgers on their generous menu.

Their Halloumi Schnitzel Burger is a treat for vegetarians and non-veggies alike, with crunchy golden breadcrumbed halloumi, griddled courgette, mint, lemon, beetroot slaw, watercress and lemon mayo piled on to a focaccia bun. Chilli mayonnaise recipe If you want something a little meatier, try the chicken version.

For something more traditional, try their classic cheese burger with mature cheddar, butterhead lettuce, burger sauce and pickles, all on a soft sourdough bun. Spicy mayo for sushi Add treacle cured bacon for an extra treat.

Visit: 27 Peter Street, M2 5QR – albertsschloss.co.uk Tib Street Tavern

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As well as offering a great selection of real ales and beers, Tib Street Tavern also does some mighty fine burgers, freshly made in-house, using the finest local beef chuck steak and seasoned with a secret blend of herbs and spices.

Options include a Saints Cheese Classic, the Spartans Maple Dream (with barbecue sauce and maple bacon) and a Rebels Blue Revolution, topped with stilton.

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