Buttermilk chicken, Welsh chorizo and maple bacon all feature in 16 of the UK’s best burgers, which will all be cooked up and tasted at this year’s National Burger Awards.
A vast selection of restaurants, pubs and street food traders across the UK entered the competition by submitting their recipes online, and Casual Dining Magazine, organisers of the event, has now revealed who has made it through to the final. The selected 16 finalists (listed below) will now compete at a live cook-off at Islington Metal Works, London, on Wednesday 21 February 2018.
There are four awards up for grabs – Burger Chef of the Year, Technical Burger of the Year, the Booker Mystery Box Award, and the overall winning Burger of the Year, which will see the winner go home with £1,000.
“The quality of entries we received this year was truly astounding, making it very difficult for our judges to whittle them down to just 16,” says Tristan O’Hana, editor of Casual Dining Magazine, which hosts the event. “I’m sure that all you burger connoisseurs out there will agree that our judges are going to find it very hard to select a winner from this incredible list of finalists.”
The National Burger Awards finalists
Cut and Grind Burgers Ltd
The Cut and Grind Juicy Classic
The Big Matt
Triple Hot Triple Double
The Smokey Joe
Young’s Burger Shack
The Streaky Burger
The Great Chase
Buttermilk Chicken Burger
Soulfoo Food Bar
Soulfoo Philly Cheese Burger
The National Burger Awards 2018 is sponsored by Booker Wholesale, Branston, Danish Crown, Electrolux, Farm Frites, Speciality Breads, Buffalo Trace and Arla Pro.