There’s already a couple of places in Edinburgh we spotters like for their burgers (check the Holyrood 9A and Red Squirrel articles). But, while the other spots offer great burgers in a pub setting, Burger offers a unique opportunity for good quality fast food in Edinburgh.
The menu’s pretty simple and focused on quality, local ingredients that are prepared to order. A handful of burger variations, hot dogs accompanied by shakes, beer or wine and followed with ice cream or sorbet.
For a long time, I stuck to the classic burger as I didn’t think it could get any better but having branched out I’ve not been disappointed yet. The veggie burgers are amazing and the hot dogs spectacular! The fries, made daily from russet potatoes, are perfectly crunchy and not stringy as you often get in fast food places.
There’s always a good specials menu on offer too. Usually there is a couple of special burgers and a special hot dog, the options change once a week. My latest discovery is the boozy shakes – they are a little bit too good!
As well as the original location in Fountainbridge there is also a newer restaurant on Shandwick Place.
Whichever one you go to though you can’t go wrong with Burger.