The Best Burgers in Nottingham

Posted on: 07 August 2017

We often get asked the question "Where can I find the best burger in the city?" and now it's time for us to answer with a bang! We have 19 fabulous city centre eateries ready to serve everything from classic cheeseburgers to epic meal challenges. Loosen those belts people... we're going in!

Hall-a-loumi Burger and Blue cheese & Bacon Burger at The Maltcross 

The veggie halloumi option comes with two homemade sweet potato & halloumi patties, lettuce, rocket, red onion, tomato chutney & coriander, and the meaty option comes with a homemade beef patty, stilton, bacon, lettuce, rocket, tomato & red onion. All burgers will be £8 instead of £10 on Thursday 24th August to celebrate National Burger Day!

Warrior Burger at TGI Fridays

It's time to get your battle gear on and tackle the towering Warrior Burger at TGI Fridays! Say hello to a double stacked burger, mozzarella dippers, Colby and American cheese bacon, caramelized onions and Fridays mayo. If you're after a hotter bite then The Chief includes a beef burger and a chargrilled chicken breast smothered in scorpion hot sauce, chillies, crispy bacon, cheese and chili mayo, topped with a whole fresh chilli. (Both £14.99 and come with fries) If meat isn't your main then try their veggie burger for only £8.99 which comes with a spicy burger topped with Colby cheese, fresh tomato, red onion and Fridays mayo.

A Pizza in a Burger in a Pizza at Rub Smokehouse 

They've only gone and combined our two fave meals! This epic feast is made to share and consists of the equivalent of eight brisket & Jacob's ladder beef burgers surrounding a pepperoni pizza, grilled with more cheese in between two more pepperoni pizzas acting as burger buns and garnished with slaw, lettuce and Rub BBQ burger sauce and not forgetting the love or hate item - gherkins! Head over and tackle this mammoth meal for £29.95.

The Chicken & Waffle Burger at Annie's Burger Shack 

You can't come to the city centre without a stop at Annie's! Every single burger on the menu can be made veggie or vegan, including their latest addition the Chicken & Waffle Burger. This Southern fried sister features a burger topped with two American waffles, seasoned fried chicken, whipped cream, rich maple syrup and crispy American bacon bits. Student discount is available from 12-5pm Monday - Friday with a valid NUS card.

Wednesday is Burger Night at The Cross Keys

If you're after a burger with no frills and plenty of taste in a cosy pub atmosphere then you'll love Burger Night at The Cross Keys. Enjoy a homemade burger with chips or wedges and a soft drink, wine or beer for only £8.95 every single Wednesday! There's chicken, beef and veggie options, as well as regular new toppings.

The Devastator at Red Dog Saloon 

There's no skirting around the issue - this beast lives up to its name and isn't for the fainthearted! It features 18oz of 100% freshly ground, aged chuck steak, 200g pulled pork, 6 rashers Applewood smoked bacon, 6 slices American cheese serve on top of Red Dog Sauce, homemade pickles & fresh cut onions. Feel up to the challenge? If you finish this along with fries and a milkshake of your choice within 10 minutes, then you'll receive a free t-shirt and end up on the Red Dog wall of fame if you beat the top 10! After something more tame? A cheeseburger and fries are only £9.95 12pm-4pm Monday to Friday. 

The Smoking Bacon at Revolution

Their best-selling burger comes with a hand made burger patty, covered in smoked cheddar, streaky bacon, crispy onions, chorizo ketchup and smokenaise.... and a handful of Wotsits! Does it get any better than that? Another menu marvel is their Bean Dreamin' veggie burger, which comes with a sweet potato and bean burger topped with Harissa Hummus, rocket and beetroot - perfect for those lazy summer afternoons dining al fresco.

The Taxi Driver at Gourmet Burger Kitchen

We'd love to tell you this is served by Robert De Niro but we'd be telling you a huge fib. This delicious addition to their menu features a crunchy onion ring smack bang in the middle of American cheese and a beef patty. It also comes with salad, Cajun relish, dill pickle slices and smoked chilli mayo. You can also enjoy a  4oz burger and a side from £5.95 Monday to Friday until 5pm.

Winning Veggie Tastie Burger at Cafe Sobar 

You voted and the winner is.... the Veggie Tastie! This limited edition burger comes with a toasted bun, spicy veggie bean burger, chipotle mayonnaise, salad and is topped with cheese. Be quick though as it's only available from the 24th to the 28th August.  


Burger and a Drink for £7 at Slug & Lettuce 

Enjoy a delicious burger and a drink for only £7 every Monday and Tuesday at Slug and Lettuce folks! Or why not enjoy 50% off all food on Mondays? (Bank Holidays included) Treat yourself to The Cheese & Bacon Burger which is a hot favourite with Nottingham diners. Looking for a veggie option? Try the Chipotle Bean Burger instead. Why not team with their 2-4-1 cocktail offer or a bottle of skinny prosecco? Yum!

Big Cow Burger at Spanky Van Dykes

Cowabunga dudes! The lovely lot at Spankys have created this moo-vellous burger with a beef patty, steak fingers, cheese sauce and crispy fried onions. But what about the vegan option we hear you say? Never fear as the New Age Hippy Burger features a tasty black bean, red pepper and quinoa patty. Burgers are 2-4-1 from 12pm - 10pm every Tuesday, and it's also 2-4-1 on all sides and fried chicken. (We're full just typing that...)

The Major Oak Burger at Oaks 

Think you can handle two 7oz Angus beef burger patties with streaky bacon, cheddar cheese and smoked chilli mayo? Head over to Oaks and fill your boots! Their veggie option features Portobello mushroom, aubergine and avocado, and they also offer a veggie plank with roasted vegetables, homemade humus and deep fried halloumi cheese. If you're looking for a deal then pop by every Wednesday where certain burgers are only £10.95 and come with house wine or a pint of Curious lager. 


Jerk Chicken Burger at Revolucion De Cuba

Shake those maracas all the way over to Revs De Cuba and sample their sweet and spicy Jerk Chicken Burger for only £10 with skinny fries. It includes a Jamaican jerk spice marinated chicken breast and is topped with mango salsa. Heat not your thing? try their Cuban cheeseburger complete with rum mayo on the side, plus it comes as part of the two courses for £10.95 deal from 3pm - 7pm every Monday to Friday. 

New York Deli Burger at The Roebuck Inn

It's time to hail a cab and hit downtown New York at The Roebuck Inn. This burger is made up of a 6oz, 100% British beef burger on a glazed brioche bun, topped with American mustard mayo, pastrami and sliced gherkins, and comes with signature chips and beer battered onion rings. Best of all it's only £6.40 with a soft drink and £7.40 with an alcoholic one. They also have 15 different burgers on the menu - including great veggie options. 

Big Cheese and Bacon at The Crowne Plaza Hotel

This epic bite comes with Monterey Jack cheese and crispy bacon, and is also served with skin-on chips and smoked chill mayonnaise. Other options include 'The Carolina' with pulled brisket, Monterey Jack Cheese and mustard BBQ sauce. Looking for a great veggie option? give their sweet potato, red pepper, mozzarella and basil burger a whirl. Get 50% off your food Monday - Sunday, 5.30pm - 7.30pm by showing their Facebook post - check it out here.

The Houston Slopper at Red's True Barbecue

This is one messy momma of a burger so get ready to dive in with a classic bacon cheeseburger, topped with cheese sauce, slopped with Brunswick Chili and scattered with grated cheddar cheese. It's only £11.95 and comes with skin-on fries (if you have room!) Enjoy 20% off all burgers on Thursday 24th August to celebrate National Burger Day!

Mac 'n' Cheese Fest Burger at George's Kitchen 

One for those cheese lovers out there... Macaroni bound in rich mature cheddar cheese, seasoned with a pinch of smoked paprika and French’s mustard, formed into a pattie and coated in British panko, served in a lightly toasted brioche bun with a proper slice of beef tomato, baby leaf salad, panko breaded halloumi, red Leicester, bread and butter pickles and lashings of dirty mayo AND twice cooked chips for only £11.95. Plus, if you have an NUS card you'll receive 15% off Sunday - Wednesday. 

Bacon and Cheese Burger at Son of Steak 

Son of Steak sure know how to do great burgers! Tuck into their mighty meaty Bacon and Cheese burger with free toppings such as American mustard, pickles and caramelised onions for £7.95, or £10.95 with two standard sides. Fancy 20% off your food bill? simply take in a receipt or selfie of your having fun in the city centre as part of their #STEAKATION campaign.

Tavern Fried Chicken Burger at The Curious Venues

Enjoy all burgers at Curious Manor, Curious Townhouse and Curious Tavern for only £8.95 as part of National Burger Day! How delicious does their TFC Burger look with a large dark ale? We highly recommend their Goats Cheese and Portobello Mushroom burger for any veggies out there. 

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