While last year’s list has some tasty options, the best burgers in Manila for 2020 are bringing things to a new level. Expect old favourites and some exciting newcomers. But above all, expect a seriously good burger feast.
From high-end restaurants putting a fine dining spin on it to grab n’ go burger joints, this is one city where burger fiends will be well looked after.
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Sweet Ecstasy is one for the true burger aficionados. Premium, juicy beef patties are grilled to perfection and served on a toasted brioche bun. Order their famously ‘secret’ Steam Burger, which has all the burger components steamed together to melt the cheese and beef into one tasty bite.
Not only are the burgers at 8Cuts absolutely picture perfect when they come to the table (an Instagram shot is a must!), they taste unreal and tick every single box. Patties are freshly ground, hand-pressed and seared to order, with droolworthy toppings including sharp yellow cheddar, sunny-side egg or fried basil.
The Burgery call themselves the ‘bad boys of burger’, and these burgers really are bad ass. Must-eat signature burgers include their Jimmy Bleu Eyes, with bacon, shredded romaine, crumbled bleu cheese, bleu cheese sauce and onion jam. Or, for a proper burger feast, tackle the triple patty ‘Executioner’ burger. It’s a beast.
With a food truck set up, the vibe is very American. Alongside their burgers, which are absolutely world class, they probably do the best fries in Manila and their fried chicken is also a must try. What grew from a hole-in-the-wall burger joint now has seven locations in Manila, all serving up their juicy burgers that come stacked high.
This funky diner-style restaurant and bar has all sorts of classic comfort food on the menu. But, we urge you to hone in on the burgers. They keep things simple, with just two burger options to choose from but when they’re this good you don’t need any more than that. Think: buttery soft buns and tender beef that’s dripping with jus and gooey cheese.
They don’t overcomplicate things here and just focus on making what is quite honestly a ridiculously good and wholesome burger. Burger Geek bakes their own buns fresh daily and adds on fresh and tasty toppings. You can look forward to some pretty out there creations, such as burgers piled high with fries inside, as well as the classics.
Come here to satisfy your burgers, ribs, wings and freakshake cravings. Sure, the burgers are a messy eat, but they’re delicious. There’s charcoal black buns, burgers topped with crispy onion rings or hot dogs and more. You’ll struggle to eat these, but in the best, finger-lickin’ good way.