Christmas food sleighs. Everrrrrybody knows that. But why should we have to save the turkey and stuffing to one day only?! Okay so it’s not always convenient to nosh down on an entire plate of roast dinner, but luckily for us these London restaurants have created the perfect way to gift wrap a huge festive feast between two pieces of bread. Here are our top picks of the cities mightiest, meatiest Christmas burgers…
1. The Christmas Dinner burger @ All Star Lanes
This mouth-watering yuletide creation wraps a sage and onion encrusted turkey burger with sausage stuffing, lashings of cranberry & treacle-cured bacon jam and topped with a pig-in-a-blanket combining an entire Christmas feast into one bite. Turn your meal into a real treat by pairing your burger with Truffle and Parmesan tator-tots, after all, you’re allowed to indulge – it’s Christmas (sort of)!
Available from: 23rd November
2. Cheesemas @ Byron
You’re offered a slightly less conventional Christmas burger at Byron this year. Move over turkey, the ‘Cheesemas Number 1’ boasts two beef patties, Cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, an onion ring, bacon island sauce, pickles and onion relish. It certainly looks like the cheesy, beefy tower of our dreams. If you’re feeling extra naughty, (which you definitely are because it’s Christmas), you can add smoked bacon mac ‘n’ cheese to your burger! We’re sure you don’t need much more convincing… they had us at the name ‘Cheesemas’, tbh.
Available from: 8th November
3. Mac and Wild @ John Lewis Oxford Street
This absolute monster of a Christmas burger comes complete with buttermilk fried turkey, mince meat, stuffing and Stilton cheese. The only thing we can find wrong with it is that we don’t think we’ll actually be able to fit it into our mouths. The Garden Society’s pop-up restaurant with Mac and Wild (on top of John Lewis) is a charming festive forest themed hideout and an idyllic place to scoff down a burger after a long, loooong day of shopping on Oxford Street. Read more about The Garden Society in our round up of festive pop-ups here.
Available from: 7th November
300 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1C 1DX
4. Christmas burger @ Honest
Juicy beef and smoked bacon are improved only by the addition of the gooiest, creamiest slab of deep fried brie, cranberry sauce and rocket. We’re practically drooling just looking at that union of perfectly pink meat with the crispiness of the cheese and the fruity freshness of the cranberry sauce… ugh… we’re going to need a tissue here!
Available from: “Soon” – keep an eye on their website!
5. Cheeky Burger @ Little Feast
The ultimate Christmas pop-up is returning to Shepherd’s Bush Yard for another English Winter Garden themed residency. Included in the line-up of food vendors is award winning Cheeky Burger, dishing up sumptuous meaty delights. We’re particularly interested in the Cheeky Turkey Special complete with Wagyu, foie gras and truffle mayo for a particularly upmarket Christmas treat! Read more about Little Feast in our round up of Christmassy pop-ups here.
Available from: 4th November
Shepherds Bush Yard, Goldhawk Road