12 of the very best burgers in Eire: Beef up for Nationwide Burger Day

12 of the very best burgers in Eire: Beef up for Nationwide Burger Day

Bunsen Burger. Picture: Pól Ó Conghaile

Field Burger, at Bray and Eatyard (Dublin)

LegenDerry… at Pyke ‘N Pommes, Derry. Jalapeno burgers are in style too…

The Hungry Moose, Kilkenny

Biting into the Dunloe’s burger…

Featherblade: That is bernaise, not cheese, child!

Bujo at Sandymount, Dublin

Good-looking Burger, Galway

5 Guys burger and fries, Dundrum

Lino’s Membership Burger, Mullingar


Pól Ó Conghaile

12 of the very best burgers in Eire: Beef up for Nationwide Burger Day


The place’s the meat? My quest for Eire’s greatest burgers continues with this scrumptious dozen to your summer season grazing pleasure…



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The place’s the meat? My quest for Eire’s greatest burgers continues with this scrumptious dozen to your summer season grazing pleasure…

1. Bunsen Burger, Dublin, Cork, Belfast

Is that this the very best burger in Eire (above)? Bunsen led the nation’s informal burger cost and continues to reap the rewards. These are brilliantly constructed burgers, greatest served slightly pink – a easy, umami-friendly repair that units slightly juice drizzling down the fingers… however not an excessive amount of. Turnover is fast and house will be tight in its fast-casual areas, however Bunsen is the usual by which any new burger enterprise should be measured. It is ongoing enlargement testifies to a fantastic primary recipe. There are nice gluten-free choices, too.

Value: From €7.45 for a primary hamburger.

Particulars: Branches in Dublin, Cork, Belfast; bunsen.ie.

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2. Good-looking Burger, Galway

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Good-looking Burger, Galway

“It is all in regards to the juice,” Rory McCormack informed me as I bit right into a beast of a burger in Caribou, the craft beer bar in Galway’s Woodquay. Earlier than he’d completed the sentence, that juice was working down my fingers. Rory and enterprise associate Cathal O’Connor use a 6oz beef mix from Brady’s butchers in Athenry (80laptop chuck, 20laptop brief rib), including brioche buns, pickled cucumber, sticky onions and a secret ‘Good-looking Sauce’ to seal the deal. and so they’ve since moved to a everlasting location in Galway’s West Finish, and gained Greatest Burger in Eire on the 2019 Kepak Nationwide Burger Day awards. Oh, and the fries, triple-cooked in beef dripping, are the satan…

Value: From €eight.

Particulars: 49 Dominic St Decrease, Galway; handsomeburger.com.

three. Pyke N’ Pommes, Derry

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LegenDerry… at Pyke ‘N Pommes, Derry. Jalapeno burgers are in style too…

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Kevin Pyke is a legend in his personal lunchtime. Ditto his LegenDerry burger. Pyke gave the Walled Metropolis’s meals scene a kick within the pants when he started promoting road meals from a van by the Foyle a couple of years again, and right this moment has upgraded to a everlasting transport container (and sit-down restaurant, @57). His signature burger, made with native grass-fed Glebe wagyu beef, has been with him all the way in which, and options embrace a sizzling Jalapeno burger and a ‘VegenDerry’ model… with a chickpea and sweetcorn patty. 

Value: From £6.50/€7.30 for the Legenderry Burger.

Particulars: N124 Strand Highway; pykenpommes.ie.

four. The Hungry Moose, Kilkenny

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The Hungry Moose, Kilkenny

Final 12 months’s winner, and this 12 months’s runner-up, at Nationwide Burger Day is a charcoal-grilled chuck, brisket and brief rib patty served by The Hungry Moose in Kilkenny. In a former life, chef Chris Telford cooked for stars like Jay-Z and the Rolling Stones, so it is no shock to discover a contact of rock ‘n’ roll to his creation. Smoked bacon, dill pickles, Canadian moose cheddar and natural maple barbecue sauce are among the many toppings, and the brioche bun is brushed with melted rendered beef fats.

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Value: €14.95 with a selection of fries.

Particulars: 60 Higher John St; fb.com/thehungrymoosekilkenny

5. Featherblade, Dublin


Featherblade: That is bernaise, not cheese, child!

This can be a lovely burger. Entering into Featherblade, with its subway tiles, minimal lighting and matt black desk tops, I anticipated connoisseur overkill. I acquired the alternative. A easy burger, served on its tod on a small plate. No fuss. Only a frivolously smoked patty, gooey bearnaise sauce and a skinny layer of caramelised onions. Granted, it is advisable like tarragon (a powerful word within the sauce), and it will get messy, however the ‘home smoked burger’ deftly mixes robust flavours with out them repeating on you all afternoon. It might be impolite to not add the meat dripping chips (€three.50).

Value: €9 (lunch menu).

Particulars: 51 Dawson St, featherblade.ie

6. Boxburger, Bray, Co Wicklow

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Field Burger, at Bray and Eatyard (Dublin)

I’ve acquired two primary burger guidelines. 1) They need to slot in one hand (to not point out one set of jaws). 2) They shouldn’t be pinned along with a stick. Each are staples at Field Burger. Burgers begin merely, with a moist, brioche-style bun, and observe via with a succulent patty and ridiculously melty cheese. Fancy choices embrace a beef and Clonakilty black pudding patty, and there is a Dublin outlet in Portobello’s Eatyard in case you do not fancy the Dart journey.

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Value: From €9.50 (takeaways additionally out there)

Particulars: 7 Strand Highway, Bray; boxburger.ie

7. Son of a Bun Cork

Now for the starvation shot. The Drunken Bun. Insurgent crimson BBQ sauce, Chieftan IPA Battered onion rings, Porter stout cheddar, insurgent crimson beer candied bacon, 2 x 3oz patties, mayo, brioche bun. All served with a style of Archway lager. Out tomorrow. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/1h1xkCcJEw

— Son of a Bun (@sonofabuncork) June 24, 2018

Cork is catching up on Dublin’s burger scene, now boasting a Bunsen, in addition to scorching stops on the West Cork Burger Firm and Coqbull. Son of a Bun has generated the largest nationwide buzz, nevertheless. Right here, burgers start with the day by day baking of brioche buns and mincing of West Cork Aberdeen Angus beef. A number of varieties embrace a burger of the month, a current ‘Drunken Bun’, for instance, with a riff on barbecue sauce that includes Franciscan Effectively’s Insurgent Crimson ale.

Value: From €9

Particulars: 29 MacCurtain St; sonofabun.ie

eight. 5 Guys, Dublin, Belfast


5 Guys burger and fries, Dundrum

5 Guys will get the nod for its happy-clappy serving to of old-school Americana. €13.95 for a cheeseburger and fries is a hefty price ticket however there’s high quality below the hood within the form of two recent Irish beef patties that make a moist mouthful, mixed with big-ass pickles and good squishy buns. Everybody from Ed Sheeran to Barack Obama has sung the praises of this US staple, and toppings are free (as are the peanuts). The fries will be insanely salty, so you’ll want to deal with this if you place your order.

Value: From €7.95.

Particulars: Dundrum City Centre; 56 South Nice Georges St; fiveguys.com

9. The Duck Terrace, Gorey, Co Wexford

Attractive house & wealthy, tasty autumn menu at @theduckgorey at @MarlfieldHouse. Price a drive, or a detour. #Wexford pic.twitter.com/gTHO6UbiXA

— Pól Ó Conghaile (@poloconghaile) September 10, 2017

Burgers work all over the place, from dive bars to five-star resorts. Marlfield Home sits in direction of the flamboyant finish, and you will find its Hereford dry-aged beef patty within the new Duck Terrace restaurant. Native elements are given pleasure of place and toppings together with Knockanore oak-smoked cheddar, slaw and crimson onion jam. A superbly posh cease off the M11.

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Value: €19.

Particulars: Marlfield Home; marlfieldhouse.com

10. Bujo, Dublin

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Bujo at Sandymount, Dublin

Bujo is a loud, buzzy, forward-thinking burger joint overlooking Sandymount Inexperienced in Dublin four. The philosophy is bang on-point right here, from compostable packaging to household suppliers like Coghlan’s Bakery in Newbridge, although the expertise feels so much like an meeting line. Prospects order and pay earlier than ready for takeaway or receiving a pager that buzzes for sit-in collections. The burger itself is a double patty, cooked to medium with a agency, granular really feel within the enamel, a touch of pepper and a slight kick to the sunshine pink sauce.

Value: From €eight.50.

Particulars: 6A Sandymount Inexperienced; bujo.ie

11. The Humble Chipper, In every single place


Lino’s Membership Burger, Mullingar

There was quick meals in Eire earlier than Instagram. Everyone knows low cost ‘n’ cheerful chippers are able to unspeakable meals crimes, however they will throw up the odd shock, too. Hat-tips right here to the Membership Burger at Lino’s in Mullingar (above), which native writer Ronan Casey describes to me as “a rural Large Mac… however larger and higher with style, character, measurement, scent and grease”. Different impartial chippers getting nods on Nationwide Burger Day awards have been Raffaeles in Tubberycurry, Co Sligo; Mullen’s in Dundalk; Miss Ellie’s in Clonmel, Co Tipperary; The Friar’s Relaxation in Letterkenny, Co Donegal and The Chippy in Limavaddy, Co Derry.

Costs: Differ.

12. The Dunloe, Co Kerry

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Biting into the Dunloe’s burger…

I appreciated the look of this one a lot I took a chew earlier than the picture. Look previous that cardinal sin of meals images, and you may at the very least see that it is a heck of a burger for a lodge. Yep, it is a five-star (with costs to match), however I cherished the double patty (two 2oz burgers), the mildly mustardy sauce, the soft-yet-crunchy pickles and the juicy squirt after I packed down (watch it does not spoil your fancy outfit). Throw in what could also be the very best restaurant view in Eire, and you’ve got a burger to recollect.

Value: €20 (with fries)

Particulars: Beaufort, Killarney; thedunloe.com

NB: All costs/particulars topic to alter. This story has been up to date.

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