Where is the best Burger in Brighton and Hove?

Finding the best burger in Brighton and Hove is a serious business and it is a topic that rolls on and on.

So which burgers are leading from the front, leaving the rest for dust?

The Cricketers, food pub, Golden lion Group, Black Lion Street, The lanes, Brighton

Here are some of the best burgers in Brighton and Hove and listed in no particular order. Full burger reviews and pictures  are included next to each featured venue (where we have done them) with full write ups from our team of burger food bloggers.

So whether you’re in need of a double double, a 35 day aged, a cheese burger, a buffalo burger, a chilli burger, a juicy lucy, a roadside slider, a slopper, a warrior, a nosh of the titans, a dead hippie, a death melt, a titty twister, the bounty hunter, the ODB or a simply just a dirty burger – we hope that you can find a few different burger options to choose from, so you can get your juicy fix! So here they are – and do let us know if you have any recommendations…

Brighton & Hove’s Best Burgers


Coggins & Co, seven Dials, Burger Restaurant, BrightonCoggings & Co – Seven Dials, Brighton
A benchmark entry that is punching its weight with the very best in the city. When a restaurant serves just one type of food, ie burgers, it’s essential that every detail is correct. Coggings and Co is all about great burgers, made with local ingredients sourced with care, prepared with skill and served with warmth. Outstanding.
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEW  Burger Rating: 47.5/50
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Malmaison, Chez Mal, Burger at The MarinaMalmaison – The Marina
Enjoy a burger at Chez Mal Brasserie in the Malmasion Hotel. If the Mal burger with Ayrshire bacon, Gruyère cheese, burger relish & fries tempts you then you’re in for a treat! Situated on Brighton’s Marina, you can dine alfresco and smell the sea air on the ship-shaped terrace overlooking the sea. Or for the view without the sea breeze try their conservatory.

Burger Rating: 47/50

The Coal Shed Restaurant, Brighton, Pre-Theatre MenuThe Coal Shed – Boyce Street, central Brighton
Known for its great grilled meat and seafood, the Coal Shed uses ethically sourced quality cuts of beef which is chargrilled over their josper oven. The ‘Steak Burger’ is 250g of a prime steak pattie served with lettuce, pickles, tomato, onion, dripping chips & a homemade relish. In the top 5 best burgers in Brighton easily!
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEW  Burger Rating: 45/50


Sidekick Burgers at Mash Tun pub, BrightonSidekick Kitchen at The Mash Tun, Church Street
Looking for an indulgent ‘dirty’ burger made with quality ingredients, great flavours and always served medium rare? Sidekick’s the place for you! Peruse the quirky menu with themed names and mouthwatering burgers. If you’re lucky and the weather’s sunny you can eat outside too!
Burger Rating: TBC


burger and chips at the chimney house seven dialsThe Chimney House, Seven Dials
Home to the dirty little burger, a burger created from a 35 day aged beef patty, onions, gherkins, tomato sauce and English mustard in a homemade brioche bun. Their chips are chunky, the pub cosy and in a great location if you fancy getting away from the madness of central Brighton for an evening.
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEW   Burger Rating: 40/50


The New Club, Brighton, Restaurant, DinerThe New Club, Kings Road
Modern NYC vibes and toe to ceiling trendy back drops. This NEW-ish venue on Brighton seafront is definitely creating a stir on the cocktail and burger scene, with its great brioche buns and their aptly named ‘dirty burger. ‘ Trendy American diner style. Named in the top ten ‘Brighton Budget Restaurants’ by the Guardian. Comes with an impressive breakfast menu which even features a burger.
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEW  Burger Rating: 47/50


The Breakfast Club, Brighton, Market Street

The Breakfast Club, The Lanes
London’s successful Breakfast Club dining experience has ventured into Brighton’s Lanes after much anticipation. The Breakfast Club have brought a bit of Miami Vice and Art Deco to Brighton. With an extensive menu, their burgers are definitely one to try! Featuring American dishes such as the ‘MR BIG CHICKEN’ which is a Fried buttermilk chicken burger with all the trimmings, you can read about it in our review.
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEW  Burger Rating: 43.5/50

Hove Place BurgerHove Place, Hove, 1st Avenue
“The quality of the meat was evident from the first taste – it was simply gorgeous.  Juicy and succulent, more of a large cricket ball than a patty, it was my kind of burger with a great flavour to it and well-seasoned.”  comes served with delicious apple and raisin coleslaw. One of Hove’s favourite food pubs.
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEWBurger Rating: 41/50

Lucky Beach Burger, Brighton

Lucky Beach, Brighton Seafront
35-day aged burgers from local conservation stock served with a lot of bacon.  Shortlist Mag: ‘Brighton Beach is lucky to have this ace burger and beer joint,’ and ‘the undoubted standout’ according to the Guardian. Serious brioche buns and pickled red onions! Look out for Pop-Ups at this venue too as it attracts some great chefs along.
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEW  Burger Rating: 44.5/50

Burger Close Up MokshaMoksha, York Place
Moksha keep it simple with four burgers to choose from, including one vegetarian option. All burgers are made with 150g of free-range 21 day matured beef, minced and made into patties just down the road at The Brighton Sausage Company. Our reviewer, Sarah had a slight eek from the lack of fries, but seeing as this is a lunchtime cafe we can understand the emphasis on the burger itself.
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEW  Burger Rating: 45/50


Old Albion, Pub, Hove, Church Road, Food PubThe Old Albion, Church Road
In the heart of Hove The Old Albion served a great food selection of food and delicious drinks with a fantastic range of gin. The menu has a real mix on it to suit everyone, from your traditional pub food such as Fish & Chips to a big juicy burger. Grab yourself a burger and pint at the recently revamped Old Albion!
Burger Rating: 41/50


The Revelator, Pub, Western Road, Brighton, Drink, Food PubThe Revelator, Western Road
Located on Western Road, the Southwest American style pub has got some real tasty dishes to try. Take a look at their themed burger menu, at £10.50 a burger with an array of choices you can’t go wrong. Think fried chicken, juicy steak burgers and plenty of BBQ!
Burger Rating: 42/50



Trolls Pantry Burger, Brighton, The BrunswickTrolls Pantry, Various
Everyone you ask has the Trolls Pantry range of burgers in their top 3. From humble beginnings at the Woodstore, Paul and his team are now resident at the HobGoblin and StreetDiner. With a range of unique toppings and aged Sussex beef, the Trolls Pantry is a must! People will queue for hours for his burgers – will you?
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEW  Burger Rating: 47.5/50


LangeLee’s Restaurant & Cafe, York PlaceLangeLee's Cafe and Restaurant, York Place, Brighton, South African and British

For a burger with a South African twist, try one of LangeLee’s Boerie Burgers or their Hoender Burgers. They have a delicious vegetarian option too with a tasty Grilled Halloumi Burger all served in a seeded bun with salad & mayonnaise alongside chips & homemade chakalaka.

Burger Rating: 43/50

Restaurants BrightonThe Sussex Yeoman, Seven Dials 
Have you tried the Sussex Yeoman Burger yet? “They were firm and hot and kept their shape nicely.  I’m starting to sound a bit like Nigella so I’ll move on…” Just a stone throw up the hill from Brighton station and a real contender for top 5 status. Great locally sourced produce, a juiciness of real calibre. Try the wild venison burger if it is on the menu. Do a pretty mean steak too.
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEW Burger Rating: 41/50


Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Awards 2015Burger Brothers, North Road
A small takeaway open until late serving some cracking burgers. A contender for ‘top 5’ status. Served with a sweet doughnut type bun and very affordable. We hear many great things via the Brighton twitteratti! Locally sourced, 100% beef served with lots of cheeky Brighton attitude. No chips, just burgers!
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEW  Burger Rating: 46.5/50


Best Burger in BrightonEarth and Stars
The most environmentally friendly pub in Brighton. A late entry to our burger hall of fame and a venue also known for their excellent roasts. Their burgers are nice and crunchy on the outside and nice and pink in the middle. Quite a price tag but a great quality burger. Features veggie burgers too and some rather nice beer.
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEW Burger Rating: 40.5/50


Grubbs Brighton BurgerGrubbs, Various locations
Need we say any more? Perhaps the original late night burger venue that we have all grown to love and trust. Iconic status in Brighton and Hove in our opinion and providing a no fuss approach to their delivery. Here is their Facebook page for further info. Top 5 contender. Much better after a beer night out on the way home 🙂
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEW Burger Rating: 35/50


The Hampton, Food pub, Upper North Street, BrightonThe Hampton, Brighton
‘We both agreed that the beef tasted great – it was well seasoned and of high quality – and the toppings were interesting and well considered…The blue cheese and beetroot relish was a dynamo combo.’ Located on Upper North Street in Brighton.
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEW Burger Rating: 43/50


Meatliquor Brighton, York Place, BrightonMEATliquor, London Road
Still a relatively new contender to the Brighton food and drink scene known for its burgers and cocktails. REAL meaty burgers with a choice of gourmet toppings. Potentially a ‘game changer’ according to a few burger bloggers out there. The Dead Hippie comes recommended. Be careful in there as you lose track of time. MEATliquor strapline – “Come Hungry. Leave Drunk.”
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEW Burger Rating: 42.5/50


The Cricketers, food pub, Golden lion Group, Black Lion Street, The lanes, BrightonThe Cricketers, Black Lion Street
Serving a great variety of burgers at a very good price. The Cricketers in Brighton is great old school boozer to pop into when you’re in the centre of town. We’re talking a burger with friends rather than a romantic burger for two. Great buns with THICK tasty hand cut chips. A great vibe and full of characters usually.
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEW  Burger Rating: 40/50


Thomas Kemp - Bar ShotThe Thomas Kemp, St Georges Road
Presented on a square wooden tray alongside some homemade coleslaw and rather large wedges, the ‘Thomas Kemp Gourmet Beef Burger with cheese.’ Boasting a broad food menu and a delicious selection of wines, mixtures of local cask conditioned ales and wide variety of whiskeys.
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEW  Burger Rating: 33.5/50


The Worlds End, London Rd, Pub, Brighton, Bar-B-Q ShackThe Worlds End, London road
Burgers of status and size. Expect to be overwhelmed and remain in control because the Worlds End has a reputation for pile high burgers. Apparently big enough for two, the ODB has seen grown men buckle in defeat. A meat feast – not for the faint hearted. Here is our take on this great burger venue.
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEW  Burger Rating: 46/50


Fountain Inn, Royal Oak, Rainbow Inn, Sussex pub, restaurant, foodThe Royal Oak, Poynings
The Royal Oak is a popular Sussex country pub nestled in the beautiful hamlet of Poynings, at the foot of the famous Devils Dyke. Both burgers were meaty and juicy and had that lovely char-grilled flavour all burgers should have.’ Meat sourced from Holmansbridge farm in Cooksbridge near Lewes.’ A great option if you find yourself craving for an escape from Brighton and a quality burger.
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEW  Burger Rating: 42/50


The Rainbow Inn, Cooksbridge, Nr Lewes, Sussex, BurgerThe Rainbow Inn, Cooksbridge
A Revelation. The burgers both looked amazing when served and very big, I cannot see anyone complaining about the portion sizes here! The burgers were presented simply on a wooden chopping board with the fries served in a stainless steel pot. No fuss here – its all about the well cooked food.
Burger Bio: BURGER REVIEW Burger Rating: 44/50



We take our burger reviewing very seriously so each burger is assessed on the below 6 areas when conducting our reviews:

  • Appearance (Presentation and beauty/ structure or build/ segmentation.)
  • Toppings (Range of flavours/ ingredient combinations/ overall chemistry.)
  • The Bun (Fitness for purpose/ freshness/ finish/ flavour.)
  • Meat (Overall seasoning/ flavour/ juicy-ness factor/ meat quality.)
  • Accessories (What does it come with/ seasoning condiments/ extras?)
  • The Venue (Vibe/ decor/ location.)

Then to get the overall score for the best burger in Brighton we then provide an average mark out of ten based on the average score for each section. Simples!

Please be patient while we conduct all of our burger reviews and please get in touch if you think there are any other contenders for our summary of ‘Brighton and Hove’s Best Burgers.’