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 burgers in Bruges are some of the best in Belgium.
From the huge and monstrous burgers packed with toppings; street vendors cooking up simple patties right through to fine dining restaurants with their gourmet take on this American snack, we’ve come up with a list that has something for everybody.
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The Potato Bar is a superb example of just how great Belgian cuisine is: you can dig into 100% real Belgian fries with extraordinary toppings, and try their flame-grilled burgers on a soft brioche bun. As well as their classic beef burger, there’s also a crispy fried chicken burger and a vegan option.
The sort of place you wish there was one on every corner in the world.
For a truly gourmet burger, this is the place to go. Jilles does artisan burgers, and has even brewed their own beer to match them perfectly. While the menu has plenty of choice, you can’t miss out on the Hot Gillian: this explosive spicy beef burger has melted cheddar cheese, red onion, pickle, lettuce, tomato and homemade spicy dressing.
This is like classic Belgian frituur, but way more gourmet. Order your burger and fries at the bar and take a seat to wait for your juicy burger to come out. Choose from succulent Irish beef burgers, chicken burgers and fish burgers, as well as lots of veggie options. Kudos to owners Elise and Bruno for the fun names too, like ‘Sex Pistols’ and ‘Escobar.
Burger & Burger is a stylish restaurant that uses only the best Angus beef for its burgers, resulting in a tender and juicy burger.
The burger is so juicy, thick, packed full of flavour and well made that you’d be foolish to ignore it if you’re in the area. Throw in great service and you have the perfect combination.
Delaney’s Irish Bar & Restaurant is a foolproof option when it comes to tasty burgers in Bruges. All burgers come on fresh multi grain buns, with toppings such as salsa, bicky dressing, sliced gherkin, dried onions, mayonaise, tomato & lettuce. As well as prime Irish beef, there’s also turkey or ostrich burgers, as well as veggie options.
The name is a reference to Ellis Island near New York which was the main place for Europeans immigrating to the US during the last century. The founders believe the best burgers are in America and want to bring that culture back to Europe, hence the name.
The burgers themselves have juicy patties, thick crispy fries and great dipping sauces.
This classic bistro is one to come to if you are absolutely starving because their portions are massive. You’ll struggle to get the burgers all into your mouth, but once you do the flavours are superb. It’s a great spot to try one of the best burgers in Bruges.