The simple hamburger is easily one of the tastiest creations in the world; juicy, meaty and always reliable, it’s a relief for fellow greedy guts to know that the very best of Essex burgers are top class.
From the huge and monstrous burgers full of toppings; street vendors cooking up simple patties right through to fine dining restaurants with their gourmet take on it, we’ve come up with a list that has something for everybody.
Best burgers in Essex
There are no frills here, just locally sourced meat, pressed on-site daily to make the some of the tastiest burgers in Essex. There’s 10 droolworthy burgers to choose from, including the Plain Jane with with red onion marmalade. Go wild with the Incredible Turk: a buttermilk chicken burger with Sujuk (Turkish garlic sausage).
Barringtons serves up American BBQ grub, with great steaks, burgers, ribs, beers and cocktails all featuring on the menu. It’s the burgers that are a real highlight though. Juicy patties are made of pure Angus chuck, with toppings such as melted double Swiss cheese and garlic mushrooms.
Inspired by similar spots in NYC, Henry Burgers is a burger joint that also has the feel of a speakeasy style cocktail bar. They serve up nine different burgers that are all unbelievably tasty and a real struggle to get into your mouth in one go. One for the burger purists.
Smokin’ Griddle are super passionate about their product, focusing on sourcing and prepping only the best beef for the burgers. For seriously hungry eaters, try their Grilled Shrimp burger, which is your regular hamburger but with chorizo, jalapenos, sour cream, cheese and salsa inside. Interesting and tasty.
This is a wildly popular spot in Southend-on-Sea, where they serve everything from BBQ ribs to nachos and other popular bar snacks. The burger can’t be missed though, because it is one of the tastiest things you’ll ever eat. Sheer joy in every mouthful.
There’s just two burgers on the menu at The Red Dog, but they’re two of the best burgers in Essex. Their steak beef patty burger comes with smoked bacon, Jack cheese, pulled pork, coleslaw and BBQ sauce, while a tender chicken burger has bacon, chorizo and guacamole.
This place is a classical American diner that serves great shakes to go along with their burgers, which are no fuss and just perfectly made. Big juicy patties, perfect buns and sauces that bring the whole experience together perfectly.
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