National Burger Awards finalists announced

Restaurant brands are among the 16 finalists (pictured below) who have been chosen to compete in the 2021 National Burger Awards.

The event, which is in its seventh year, will see chefs from the restaurant, pub and street food sectors battle it out to see if their burger has what it takes to be judged as the best in the UK.

High street favourites, such as MEATliquor and Shake Shack, will take on chefs from independent businesses like Dalston’s Filthy Buns and Glasgow’s El Perro Negro, which won the National Burger Awards in 2019.

The live cook-off will be held on 28 September 2021 at London Shenley Club and will be overseen by a panel of industry judges. On the day, chefs will also face technical challenges using specific products for the chance to win other coveted titles including Burger Chef of the Year.

“This year’s National Burger Awards is definitely the most exciting instalment yet,” says Rosanna Spence, editor of Dine Out magazine, which organises the event. “We have four former champions coming back to defend their titles, as well as a number of other previous finalists and category winners returning. Our 2021 line-up is brimming with burgers worth worshipping – it’s time our finalists have a reason to celebrate and enjoy the boost the National Burger Awards will bring to their businesses.”

The latest chapter of the UK-wide search for the best burgers on British menus is sponsored by Americana, Danish Crown, Farm Frites, Hellmann’s, Kühne and Meatless Farm.

The 2021 finalists

Authentic Pub Co. (The Bell Inn, Middlesex)
The Philly Burger

Bare Grills
The Bare Grills Burger

Cut + Grind Burgers
C+G Ultimate Cheeseburger

Danny’s Burgers
The Beef Chucky

El Perro Negro
Top Dog Burger

Filthy Buns
Millionaire's Short Rib & Biscoffy Peanut Butter Burger

HILLS
The Beef Wellington One

Hotbox
Bandit Burger

Hub Box
Hub Burger

MEATliquor
Green Chilli Cheeseburger

Revolution Bars Group
Brooklyn Mac ‘n’ Chicken Burger

Shake Shack
Crispy Vegan Shallot Burger

Smashburger UK
Classic Bacon Cheeseburger

Smashed Preston
Smashedit!

Squeezed
St Werburger

The Restaurant Group PLC
K-Pop Burger


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