Scotland is known for its excellent quality beef (and Aberdeen Angus beef in particular!), so it’s no surprise that the burger game all over the county is strong. While Edinburgh and Glasgow have some big hitters, the standard of burgers in Aberdeen is just as impressive.
We’ve rounded up our top picks for a burger feast in the city, from upscale eateries to craft beer bars. Drooling yet?
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This iconic craft beer bar has locations all across the world and is renowned for its quality brews and tempting bar bites. Take your pick from the daily changing 16 taps and then settle in for a feast. Burgers here are made with beef from British farms and freshly baked brioche buns, with toppings such as chorizo, black pudding, blue cheese & bbq sauce.
This cosy little restaurant might be small, but it has a mighty menu of craft beers and charcoal grilled burgers. Using local Angus beef, they dry age it on the bone for a minimum of 28 days. The end result? Easily some of the best, juiciest burgers in Aberdeen. Toppings such as Highland cheddar or haggis finish it off perfectly.
If you’re craving down home, Southern-style USA eats, Maggie’s Grill is the place to go. This funky Cajun BBQ joint has all sorts of tasty dishes, from Louisiana gumbo to platters of smoked brisket and pulled pork. It’s the burgers though, that really stand out. Choose from six different burgers on soft brioche buns with toppings including pastrami or four cheese.
The Stag is a traditional bar in the heart of Aberdeen city centre with plenty of great beers and proper home cooked food on the menu. This spot always satisfies with its classic comfort food dishes. Come with a big appetite and order their signature Stag burger: it’s two 6oz beef burgers stacked high with black pudding & served with whisky sauce, salad, coleslaw & chips.
This charming eatery in the West End has an exciting menu of modern Scottish eats. With a seasonal menu using local ingredients and a wide range of beers and whiskeys, it ticks all the boxes. The burgers are big and juicy. You can also make them ‘dirty’ with add-ons of black pudding mac & cheese, or venison chilli.
P.S. Don’t confuse this place with No.10 Bar & Restaurant below.
This stylish restaurant focuses on seasonal and local fare, resulting in a menu that’s full of seriously good things to eat. While delights such as roast Gressingham duck or a tender ribeye steak might tempt you, the burgers are a true highlight. Perfectly juicy Aberdeen Angus beef patties come on a pillowy brioche bun with a homemade spicy relish.
The Braided Fig has been going strong for over 15 years now, with a loyal local customer base who can’t get enough of the quality cooking and friendly atmosphere here. Ask anyone and they’ll you this place serves up some of the best burgers in Aberdeen. There’s a divine Angus Wagyu burger for a treat, as well as a cheesy mac burger.