In honour of #NationalBurgerDay, we asked Bristol's very own Burger Queen, Natalie Brereton, to tell us about the best ones in town. Take it away, Nat...

Three Brothers Burgers 

A serious Bristol burger institution with a far-reaching reputation, Three Brothers has nabbed probably the most picturesque location within the city, sitting on Welsh Back with lovely views over the water. 

I’m a big fan of the Blues Brothers burger – a meaty patty topped with caramelised onions and creamy blue cheese. If you truly are a nutter though, the Mega Burger is a double stack of everything – double burger patty, double cheese and double bacon, PHEW!

There are also vegetarian and vegan burger options, as well as chicken burgers. A special mention has got to be made for the chilli cheese fries - a big portion of fries topped with Monterey Jack cheese and covered in slow cooked beef brisket chilli. 

A burger at Three Brothers Burgers in central Bristol - credit Three Brothers Burgers
Image: Three Brothers Burgers

Burger Theory

Passionate about using local and quality produce, Rory and his team here are never afraid to experiment and be creative, and the menu here is a burger lover’s dream for if you love to try something different. I’d recommend the KFC burger, and The Don.

One of the most exciting things Burger Theory offers is their Bottomless Burger Club, where you can book a two hour slot to enjoy unlimited slider burgers, sides and drinks. 

One of the burgers at the Burger Theory restaurant in Bristol's Old City - credit Burger Theory
Image: Burger Theory


Asado burgers make me want to have a party. Not only are they consistently great, the restaurant is also lively and funky, with bright décor and a banging soundtrack. Oh, and the Negronis are awesome too.

Everything in Asado is cooked over a wood-fired grill, giving the patties that distinctive smoky taste and setting them aside from other burgers within the city. Owner and head chef Lucien is passionate about supporting and promoting local produce, and is very dedicated to serving only the best in quality beef.

I’d struggle to recommend a favourite burger here, as they are all so downright dirty and delicious, but if you are a first timer go for the Asado burger or the El Don to get a taste of what this restaurant is about (or one of the many specials that change regularly).

Fried chicken lovers don’t go uncatered for, as the Pollo Libre with chunky guacamole and chipotle mayonnaise has you covered. I’ve heard whispers that the vegetarian burger here is one if the best in Bristol too. 

One of the burgers at Asado in central Bristol - credit Natalie Brereton
Image: Burger at Asado, credit Natalie Brereton

Oowee Diner 

Their strapline is ‘Deliciously Dirty’ and never has there been a truer word said when it comes to the fantastically filthy Oowee. They’ve developed quite the cult following in Bristol due to their loaded fries and banging burgers.

Some obvious go-tos for me are the Cluckin’ fries, a loaded portion topped with crispy buttermilk fried chicken, melted mozzarella, chicken gravy and spring onion. When it comes to burgers, there are SO many I could recommend, but two of my favourites are the Clucked Up burger and the original Double C.

Non-meat eaters can venture to Oowee Vegan, found on Picton Street in Montpelier and Baldwin Street in the city centre. 

One of the burgers available at Oowee restaurants across Bristol - credit Natalie Brereton
Image: One of the burgers at Oowee Bristol, credit Natalie Brereton

Danny's Burgers

Having won multiple awards (including Burger Chef of the Year 2021 at the National Burger Awards) and often spotted by following the queues at markets and events around Bristol, Danny's Burgers do simple but delicious smash burgers. Choose from classic combos such as the bacon cheeseburger, or their vegan option with a Moving Mountains patty, American cheese, dill pickles, fresh onion and house sauce is very popular too!


Anyone who knows me will know my one true love is the St. Werburger, named after the part of Bristol Alex calls home. You'll find Squeezed tucked into one of the shipping container unit in Wapping Wharf.

This bad boy consists of two beef patties, Monterey jack cheese, smoked bacon and caper aioli, chipotle and tomato relish and confit shallots (cooked in beef fat) – it’s an absolute dream of a burger, and teamed with his homemade lemonade, one you really should try if you want a banging bap in Bristol. 

One of the burgers available at the Squeezed restaurant on Bristol's Harbourside - credit Natalie Brereton
Image: Burger at Squeezed, credit Natalie Brereton


This gourmet burger joint in Clifton Village puts a lot of effort into their homemade buns as well as the burger patties. Choices include the classic Bronx (beef, American cheese, pickles, red onion, mustard, ketchup), Fumo (beef, house BBQ sauce, smoked applewood cheese, Birra Moretti™ onions) or the El Chapo (beef, chimichurri mayo, shredded lettuce, chilli cheese, fresh chilli).

Honest Burgers 

These guys know a thing or two about meat, having opened their own butchers within the business. This allows them to serve their burgers slightly pink (if you so wish) due to the traceability of the produce, and so far they have been a big hit within the city.

Rosemary fries come as standard with every burger, so it's value for money as well. The Bristol burger menu option sees Honest collaborating with local producers whilst they have also worked with Psychopomp Microdistillery on their own gin and their own ‘Honest’ drop with Good Chemistry brewery.

The burgers are quite simply, honest produce served excellently, and if they keep up this standard – I am sure they will become favourites with burger fans across Bristol. 

One of the burgers at the Honest Burger restaurant in Bristol's Old City - credit Natalie Brereton
Image: Burger at Honest Burgers Bristol, credit Natalie Brereton

Wing's Diner

Not in the mood for beef? Head to Small Bar on King Street to try some of the best chicken burgers in town! Wing's Diner is well-known and loved for their choice of sauces, toppings and gravy to go with their top notch fried chicken, as well as their huge loaded fries! Choose to have your fried chicken burger with a Korean-style chilli sauce, Malaysian-style peanut sauce or a Thai-style spicy mayo.

About the author

Natalie Brereton writes food blog Stuffed and is locally known as Bristol's Burger Queen.  

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