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Harden's says

With 23 branches already in London and the South East this popular patty purveyor - “the best and most distinctive of the upmarket burger chains” - headed to the country's second city, and has finally opened, next to Manchester Hall, offering the usual menu with some regional specialities.

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Summary

“A lot of chains could learn an awful lot from Honest Burgers” which is pipped to the crown of London’s best burger only narrowly by a couple of smaller groups (Patty & Bun and Bleecker). “Gloriously juicy” and “scrumptious” patties are served “with lovely buns” and – not to be forgotten – “the legendary, addictive rosemary fries to die for” (included in the price). All this plus “really helpful staff and a lively, industrial-chic vibe” make it a massive ongoing hit. “They even do gluten-free burger buns!”. “No wonder it’s tough times at Byron…”

£28
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The best and most distinctive of the upmarket burger chains”: they “dare to serve them medium-rare as standard”, alongside those “deliciously moreish rosemary fries, which deserve mention as a stand out simple side”; all this plus “warm and welcoming staff and a cool vibe”“what more can a girl want?”

£28
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Simple, perfect burgers… simply the best!” – the survey’s top slot, certainly amongst the bigger burger brands, goes to this “cool” chain, whose “to-die-for, salty rosemary fries” help inspire addiction; expect “huge lines”, but “their app allowing you to queue virtually is genius”. Top Tip – the original Brixton branch remains a destination in itself.

£30
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Not fancy, just bloody good!”“of all the burger chains that have proliferated in recent years, this is the tops” (the original Brixton branch rating particular mention). Why? – they’re “brilliantly sourced”, “the specials are more special”, and the “unique” rosemary flavoured fries are “seriously addictive”. Queues, though, are “daunting”.

£28
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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