National Burger Awards

Entries for the 2024 National Burger Awards are now open, with chefs across the UK restaurant, food-to-go, hotel and pub and bar sectors invited to submit their very best burger recipes.

Now in its 10th year, the event will showcase the ultimate burger creations from all over the UK, with finalists facing off in a live cooking showdown in a bid to earn the coveted National Burger of the Year crown.

The event will see competitors take part in a Signature Round, judged by a hand-picked panel of industry experts, as well as a Technical Round requiring them whip up the best burger from a selection of sponsor ingredients. Finalists must also construct the best Plant-Based burger in a round sponsored by Redefine Meat.

Here's how things went down at the National Burger Awards 2023:

“The burgers are back, with everything pointing to this unmissable event being even bigger and better than the last,” says Genna Ash-Brown, editor of Dine Out magazine, which runs the awards alongside sister titles OOH and Pub & Bar.

“It’s always one of the most exciting days on the industry calendar, shining a light on the passion, talent and innovation that form the foundations of the incredible hospitality sector. So, if you think your venue’s burger business is unmatched, it’s time to throw your spatula into the ring and submit your winning recipe today.”

Entries close on 31 December, with the live final taking place on 20 February at London’s Big Penny Social). Head to to submit your entry.

The National Burger Awards 2024 is headline sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, and sponsored by Americana, Danish Crown, Fleet Street Communications, Kühne, Redefine Meat and Santa Maria.