The top smash burgers in London

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A leader in smash burgers

Widely considered one of the city's top spots for a smash burger, Manna brings a dose of American diner-style food to London. This place has a vibrant modern style and serves up a whole host of smash burgers with delicious toppings, as well as a vegan alternative. Fried chicken is also on the menu.

  • Battersea Power Station, Vauxhall/Battersea 103-105 New Oxford Street, Greater
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    Battersea Power Station, Vauxhall/Battersea
    Manna Centre Point
    103-105 New Oxford Street, Greater
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Beer + Burger Store Dalston – Smash burgers
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Beefy burgers and craft brews

At Beer + Burger Store you can sample refreshing craft brews along with delicious burgers, with both meat and plant-based choices on hand. The beef-based burgers are made with juicy smashed patties, ranging from a simple cheeseburger to a monthly guest burger loaded with exciting toppings. The venues are modern and bright.

  • 88 Walm Ln, Brent 1 York Way, King's Cross 584 Kingsland Rd, Dalston
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    88 Walm Ln, Brent
    Beer + Burger Store King's Cross
    1 York Way, King's Cross
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    584 Kingsland Rd, Dalston
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    Beer + Burger Store Willesden Green
    020-301 975 75
    Beer + Burger Store King's Cross
    020-396 357 95
    Beer + Burger Store Dalston
    020-319 534 54
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Indulgent American burgers

The Blues Kitchen has a few locations around town where music is as important as the food and drinks. Live tunes from the house band are on every night, there's whiskey behind the bar, and down-to-earth Southern US-style cooking is on the menu. There are several burgers to choose from, including a bacon double smash burger with cheese.

  • 40 Acre Lane, Brixton 111-113 Camden High Street, Camden Town 134-146 Curtain Rd, Shoreditch
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    40 Acre Lane, Brixton
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    111-113 Camden High Street, Camden Town
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    134-146 Curtain Rd, Shoreditch
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    020-772 972 16
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A buttery burger

There are a few branches of Band of Burgers around town. These bold and modern restaurants serve burgers for every palate, with everything also being halal-friendly. Choose a beef, chicken, or plant-based burger, including the brown butter smash burger, made with two patties infused with rich butter and served with cheese and other tasty toppings.

  • 661 Garratt Ln 41b Tolworth Broadway 98 Lillie Rd, Fulham/Hammersmith and Fulham 154 Hoe Street, Walthamstow/Waltham Forest 20 The Broadway, Enfield 23 Camden High Street, Camden Town
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    661 Garratt Ln
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    41b Tolworth Broadway
    Band of Burgers Fulham
    98 Lillie Rd, Fulham/Hammersmith and Fulham
    Band of Burgers Walthamstow
    154 Hoe Street, Walthamstow/Waltham Forest
    Band of Burgers Southgate
    20 The Broadway, Enfield
    Band of Burgers Camden
    23 Camden High Street, Camden Town
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    Band of Burgers Earlsfield
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    Band of Burgers Tolworth
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    Band of Burgers Fulham
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    Band of Burgers Walthamstow
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    Band of Burgers Southgate
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    Band of Burgers Camden
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Supernova

Burgers that draw a crowd

One of London's top picks for a smash burger is Supernova, serving up flavour-packed burgers in Soho since 2023. It's a low-key spot that often attracts a crowd with its tempting menu of burgers, fries, and sundaes. This is a highly curated menu that keeps things simple, but that doesn't stop hungry diners from flocking to this spot.

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Takeaways in East London

Located in East London, the Bun & Sum venues specialise in LA-style smash burgers. There are a range of burgers to choose from at this casual spot, from a simple and classic smash burger to one with cheese and green chillis or a changing monthly special packed with tempting ingredients.

  • Unit 3, Bow Triangle Business Centre, Tower Hamlets 224 Graham Rd, Hackney/Dalston
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    Unit 3, Bow Triangle Business Centre, Tower Hamlets
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    224 Graham Rd, Hackney/Dalston
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Bake Street

Burgers and brunch

Bake Street is well-loved for its brunch offering, served on weekdays and at the weekend. Customers also flock to this cosy local spot in Hackney for burgers – try a chicken burger or a smash burger with classic toppings on a brioche bun. There's also a sought-after pastry counter here serving up imaginative treats.

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Make it plant-based

Smash burgers aren't just for meat eaters. Plant-based fast food spot Neat has a number of retro-styled locations around the capital where you can get a generous smash burger made with two vegan patties, plant-based cheese, grilled onions, and delicious sauces. These award-winning eateries are casual, sustainable, and vibrant.

  • BOXPARK Wembley, Wembley/Brent 36 Buckingham Palace Rd 44B-46 Camden Lock Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town 33 Old Compton St, Soho
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    36 Buckingham Palace Rd
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    44B-46 Camden Lock Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town
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    33 Old Compton St, Soho
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Camden Diner

Classic diner experience

Classic American cooking is served in Camden Town at Camden Diner. This venue is low-lit with exposed bricks and comfortable leather booths, plus outdoor seating. Burgers are a big part of the menu, with beef, chicken, fish, and plant-based options. All the hamburgers are made with double smash patties with toppings ranging from American cheese to battered pickles.

Simply Smashed

Prepared with quality ingredients

Simply Smashed served halal-certified smash burgers in Stepney Green. This casual restaurant is modern and simple, with takeaways also available. These burgers are made from premium ingredients like British Angus beef and served on soft brioche buns. As well as the smash burgers, fried chicken and fries are on the menu.

No Drama.

In-demand Acton restaurant

Diners in Acton head to No Drama. for tasty food in a laid-back and on-trend environment. Indoor and outdoor seats are available, plus this spot does takeaways and catering. The smash burgers here have a big reputation and even got a mention in GQ. Sandwiches and filled buns, plus sides and a big choice of drinks, are also available.

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Straight from the USA

US import Shake Shack now has locations all around the city, serving an array of tasty smash burgers with a range of toppings. A veggie alternative is served here too. Burgers are cooked fresh to order and you can pair yours with crinkle-cut fries and shakes. This is casual food served in a buzzy and informal setting.

  • 188 Clapham High Street, Clapham 287 Camden High St, Camden Town Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Barnet Westfield Stratford City, 124-125 Westfield Avenue, Newham Park Pavillion, 40 Canada Square, Canary Wharf/Tower Hamlets British Wharf 45 Cannon Street, The City/City of London 172 Victoria Street, Westminster 10 Argyll Street, Soho 80 New Oxford Street, Fitzrovia/Bloomsbury 24, Market Building, The Piazza, Covent Garden Leicester Square, 1-2 Coventry Street, Soho/Covent Garden
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    188 Clapham High Street, Clapham
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    287 Camden High St, Camden Town
    Shake Shack Brent Cross
    Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Barnet
    Shake Shack Westfield Stratford
    Westfield Stratford City, 124-125 Westfield Avenue, Newham
    Shake Shack Canary Wharf
    Park Pavillion, 40 Canada Square, Canary Wharf/Tower Hamlets
    Shake Shack Bermondsey
    British Wharf
    Shake Shack Mansion House
    45 Cannon Street, The City/City of London
    Shake Shack Victoria
    172 Victoria Street, Westminster
    Shake Shack Oxford Street
    10 Argyll Street, Soho
    Shake Shack Tottenham Court Road
    80 New Oxford Street, Fitzrovia/Bloomsbury
    Shake Shack Covent Garden
    24, Market Building, The Piazza, Covent Garden
    Shake Shack Leicester Square
    Leicester Square, 1-2 Coventry Street, Soho/Covent Garden
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    Shake Shack Bermondsey
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    Shake Shack Mansion House
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    Shake Shack Victoria
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    Shake Shack Oxford Street
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    Shake Shack Tottenham Court Road
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    Shake Shack Clapham
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    Shake Shack Brent Cross
    019-238 862 17
    Shake Shack Westfield Stratford
    019-235 551 67
    Shake Shack Canary Wharf
    019-235 551 82
    Shake Shack Mansion House
    019-238 862 10
    Shake Shack Victoria
    019-235 551 88
    Shake Shack Oxford Street
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    Shake Shack Tottenham Court Road
    019-235 551 71
    Shake Shack Covent Garden
    019-235 551 29
    Shake Shack Leicester Square
    019-235 551 85
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Big burger choices

Head to Buk if you want a smash burger in Camden. A number of smash burgers, ranging from the simple to the towering, are served here, as well as fried chicken burgers and a vegetarian option made with halloumi. Tasty sides and milkshakes are on the menu too. This place is bold and contemporary, serving a completely halal menu.

  • Waterside Hall East, Hawley Wharf, Castlehaven Road, Camden Town 8 Ferdinand Street, Camden Town
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    Waterside Hall East, Hawley Wharf, Castlehaven Road, Camden Town
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    8 Ferdinand Street, Camden Town
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Burnt

Up-and-coming barbecue spot

Tucked into a railway arch in Leyton, Burnt Smokehouse specialises in indulgent barbecue dishes. It's a relaxed spot where you order at the counter and are welcome to bring your own booze. Juicy smash burgers are particularly popular here but other options include brisket, meaty sandwiches, and veggie-friendly options.

Smash & Grill

Find your favourite

Close to Oval station, Smash & Grill specialises in fast food prepared with quality ingredients. The menu includes something for every appetite, including meals for children. Go for a standard grilled burger or choose from a number of smash burgers from the classic option to burgers loaded up with cheese or spice.

Smash N' Slide

Informal burger truck

You're promised a delicious smash burger at Smash N' Slide. These patties are made with grass-fed native beef that's dry-aged for 28 days for impressive flavour and quality. This informal food truck is located in West London, offering takeaways and events catering. Fried chicken burgers are also served here, plus fries and cheesecake.

Smash

Modern fast food restaurant

Head to Smash in Forest Gate for a simple menu of juicy burgers and tasty sides. This place is popular for takeaways but you can also eat in the modern restaurant. Diners can choose from a variety of Angus smash burgers but chicken and vegetarian options are also on offer. Meals for children are also available here.

Brim

Street food at Westfield

Located at Westfield Stratford, Brim is a street food spot that's popular with shoppers. This food truck is bold and casual, specialising in smash burgers. Have yours with an assortment of delicious toppings or create your own ideal combo. This spot also serves up hot dogs, sides, and dishes for kids.

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