London’s best burgers prove that the city’s panting lust for minced beef in a bun does not wane. For all that tacos, cacio e pepe or doughnuts try to muscle in, a glistening burger remains the capital’s number one It dish, primed — between improbably stretched thumb and fingers — for Instagram, every lunch and dinner, every day of the week. Some are twelve napkin sloppy, others four-bites-and-out. Brioche buns, homemade “secret sauces” and impeccable sourcing are unifying factors. There’s also a new, welcome asceticism to London’s best burgers, moving away from the decadent 2010s where a beef patty was a canvas for “look, there are eight toppings on it” energy and towards a more restrained union of savoury, rich beef and cheese, enlivened by onion, pickles, or heat and acidity from those sauces.
London’s restaurants, pubs, cafes, and bars reopened for full indoor service on 19 July, when the government lifted all legal coronavirus restrictions. Some venues will continue to practice social distancing and masking: Customers can check with individual venues to determine their availability and Covid-secure measures before deciding to visit.Read More