The humble hamburger hardly ever has an area in conventional pleasant dining, however for lots pinnacle cooks it’s one of the food world’s best responsible pleasures.
It’s a simple dish that’s observed everywhere and cherished everywhere in the globe. But wherein can you get the great one and what is the name of the game to turning a handful of minced beef (or something else) and a few bread into a delicacy? We asked the culinary elite — chefs weighted down with Michelin stars and different accolades — for their favourite burgers whilst they're having a sneaky day trip from gastronomy.
Here are their selections.
AUSTRALIA
Burger Project, Sydney
Neil Perry of Rockpool Bar & Grill is the big-name chef behind Burger Project, which goes with nearby suppliers. The patty is hand-made, a hundred% grass-fed pork. Try the American, with Cape Grim red meat, cheese, pickles, onions, mustard, secret sauce & rose mayo; or a easy cheeseburger.
Chosen with the aid of Scott Collins of MEATliquor, London
Butchers Diner, Melbourne
This 24-hour, hole-in-the wall joint with a counter and stools is a fave with cooks who revel in its unfussy food with terrific elements. The hamburger is a a hundred and twenty-gram beef patty with tomato sauce, pickles & mayo in a milk bun.
Chosen by using Ashley Palmer-Watts, formerly of Dinner by way of Heston Blumenthal, London
Butter, Sydney
Butter is a hybrid sneaker, fried chicken and Champagne bar in Surry Hills. If that sounds an not likely setup, it's far the task of reputable chef Julian Cincotta and the group from Thievery eating place in Sydney. The OG Chicken Sandwich isn't always to be overlooked.
Chosen by using Josh Niland of Saint Peter, Sydney
Mary’s, Melbourne
This is an outpost of a Sydney chain, with loud music, natural wines and an American vibe. Founders Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham want local providers for their meat and wines, and large flavors. The cheeseburger is a should except you’d decide on the vegan menu.
Chosen via Andrew McConnell of Cutler & Co., Melbourne
CHINA
Honbo, Hong Kong
This homage to the classic American burger joint serves top notch meals. The patties are made with Double Gold American red meat from Wisconsin, served in a potato milk bun. The double cheeseburger is the signature option.
Chosen by Shane Osborn of Arcane, Hong Kong
DENMARK
Gasoline Grill, Copenhagen
Fresh natural burgers are cooked at this walk-in joint, which is attracting interest some distance past Denmark. Housed in a former gasoline station, it has a brief menu like a simple roadside grill. It’s really worth going off piste with the vegetarian Green Burger.
Chosen by Jamie Lee of Kødbyens Fiskebar, Copenhagen; Clare Smyth of Core via Clare Smyth, London
FRANCE
Badia, Grand Hôtel Thalasso, Saint-Jean-de-Luz
This grand old resort overlooking the bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz is an idyllic spot to devour. And Le Burger is specifically suitable, proposing truffled bread, Charolais floor beef, Basque sheep’s cheese and Espelette pepper ketchup with fries.
Chosen with the aid of Shane Osborn of Arcane, Hong Kong
Bioburger, Paris
As the name indicates, this Parisian eating place serves natural burgers and they are complete of taste. One favorite is Le Poivre: a choice of red meat or vegetable patty with farmhouse cheddar, tomato, salad, onion jam and pepper sauce. It’s like ingesting steak au poivre on a bun.
Chosen by using Greg Marchand of Frenchie, Paris
CAB Comptoir à Burger, Biarritz
This restaurant is positioned near Les Halles, the each day market in Biarritz, from which the cooks supply the most up to date of produce. The buns are cooked to a unique recipe and all the sauces are home made, says Paris-based totally chef Hélène Darroze. Try Le Parm, with a Parmesan tuile, Mozzarella and arugula and pesto with solar-dried tomatoes.
Chosen by way of Hélène Darroze of Hélène Darroze, Paris
INDIA
Swati Snacks, Mumbai
Burgers don’t have to be about a piece of meat. Try the Vada Pav at this popular vegetarian cafe. Fried potato dumplings are served in buttery tender buns and laced with sinus-clearing spicy chutneys and deep fried inexperienced chilis. Not for the fainthearted.
Chosen by using Ravinder Bhogal of Jikoni, London; Prateek Sadhu of Masque, Mumbai
ITALY
Lucernaio Pub, Ragusa
This pub in Sicily serves an high-quality sausage burger with black olives, radicchio, stewed onion and Ragusano cheese, says Italian chef Ciccio Sultano, who holds two Michelin stars for his Sicilian haute cuisine. “It’s my move-to order if I am there,” he says.
Chosen by means of Ciccio Sultano of Duomo, Ragusa
JAPAN
MOS Burger, Tokyo
This Japanese chain has been serving burgers tailored to Japanese tastes on account that 1972. Try the Rice Burger served with grilled beef, candy soy and BBQ sauce among patties of compacted rice. The Kinpira Burger is a amazing vegan option.
Chosen with the aid of Hisato Hamada of Wagyumafia, Tokyo
Wagyumafia, Tokyo
The Cutlet Sandwich from Wagyumafia at Nakameguro station is made with thick-sliced natural Kobe beef, breaded and deep fried, sandwiched between slices of Japanese milk bread with a secret residence-made sauce. It harkens back to the unique burger at Louis' Lunch in New Haven, yet is rather Japanese, says 3-Michelin star chef Kyle Connaughton. The fees are something else. The budget (Zabuton) version is five,000 yen ($45.50) growing to 50,000 yen for the Kobe Champion.
Chosen through Kyle Connaughton of Singlethread, Healdsburg, California
MEXICO
Hamburguesas al Carbón Torreon
The inexpensive charcoal-grilled burgers at this street stand close to Pushkin Garden are international class, in line with Mexican chef Enrique Olvera, whose Pujol locations at 12 in the current rating of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Chosen by using Enrique Olvera of Pujol, Mexico City
El Rey del Taco, Mexico City
Mexican chef Martha Ortiz prefers tacos to burgers. El Rey del Taco covers each bases with the Cheeseburger Taco, which functions a grilled patty with Chihuahua cheese served in flour tortillas with mayo, tomato and avocado.
Chosen by using Martha Ortiz of Filigrana, Mexico City
NEW ZEALAND
Fergburger, Queenstown
New Zealand chef Josh Emett is a big fan: “You will constantly recollect you first Fergburger. First, there’s the long queue, and then the care taken to place them together so they're all picture perfect. I love a chunk of avocado and bacon in some thing and those burgers by no means disappoint.”
Chosen through Josh Emett of Rātā, Queenstown
PERU
Café a Bistro, Lima
The Hamburguesa Café A comes with coarse floor roast pork, caramelized onions, cheese and a secret sauce. “It is simple and it honestly is scrumptious,” says Gastón Acurio, one of the most extraordinarily acclaimed chefs in Latin America.
Chosen with the aid of Gastón Acurio of Astrid & Gastón, Lima
La Lucha Sanguchería, Lima
This casual Peruvian chain serves a amazing hamburger with double cheese, in keeping with Virgilio Martinez, whose Central, in Lima, ranks at No. 6 inside the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. “It has a delicate Peruvian touch of acidity in case you upload the sauces they suggest — a piece spicy,” he says.
Chosen by way of Virgilio Martinez of Central, Lima
Maido, Lima
You don’t at once consider hamburgers at Maido, which has been topped Latin America’s exceptional eating place for three years in a row. But London-based totally Sanjay Dwivedi remembers being served a steam bun packed with slowly cooked belly pork, aji rocoto mayonnaise and salsa creole. “It was a healthy made in heaven,” he says.
Chosen by way of Sanjay Dwivedi of Coya, London
SAUDI ARABIA
One O’ One, Riyadh
An Italian chef admits his expectations were low when he become taken to this burger chain in Riyadh. But he changed into won over via a small cheeseburger that was so desirable, he without delay ordered every other after which went back day after today. “It changed into so juicy,” he says.
Chosen by Francesco Mazzei of Radici, London
SLOVENIA
Pop’s Place, Ljubljana
This inexpensive burger bar near the fortress in valuable Ljubljana is successful with both vacationers and younger Slovenians. Ana Roš, a winner of the World’s Best Female Chef accolade, likes to head there with her kids. All the meat is aged and reduce in-house.
Chosen via Ana Roš of Hiša Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia
SOUTH AFRICA
Buns Out Burgers, Johannesburg
This new joint in suburban Linden is the primary of actor and TV celebrity Maps Maponyanes. It has attracted a number of media interest. There are approximately a dozen burgers, including vegetarian and vegan alternatives. Quirky names consist of, Is It Brie You’re Looking For?
Chosen with the aid of Lorna Maseko, TV chef
SPAIN
A Fuego Negro, San Sebastián
The Basque city is thought for the “pintxos” (small bites) served at informal bars, and chef Elena Arzak is going for the burger pintxos served at A Fuego Negro, where she is a regular. “It is authentic and surprising,” she says.
Chosen by means of Elena Arzak of Arzak, San Sebastián
Hamburgueseria Cuchus, Bizkaia
London-based Nieves Barragan fondly recollects the meals at this family eating place in Bizkaia. “It become an elderly female promoting the best burgers - I think she’s surpassed over to her son now. The burger is like a steak bocadillo . It’s so mild, you could devour two.”
Chosen via Nieves Barragan of Sabor, London
La Royale, Barcelona
This bar serves a wide range of burgers, such as tuna and vegan options. But London-based totally José Pizarro recommends the Americana, with elderly beef, ketchup, lettuce, cheddar and tomato. “It’s great and easy however really delicious,” he says.
Chosen by way of José Pizarro of Pizarro, London
UNITED KINGDOM
Dinings SW3, London
Restaurateur Scott Collins is a hero among burger fanatics for his MEATliquor eating places. But his choose is an uncommon one: A local lobster slider with yuzu aioli and pickled shallot. “Expensive, small, flawlessly formed and eats as good because it reads,” he says.
Chosen by using Scott Collins of MEATliquor, London
Eggslut, London
“I am not a big burger fan,” two-Michelin-megastar chef Clare Smyth admits, however she makes an exception for an American import, Eggslut, on Portobello Road. “They have a awesome menu, with the cheeseburger being a bit of a favourite,” she says.
Chosen through Clare Smyth of Core by means of Clare Smyth, London
Hawksmoor, London
Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti is one of the maximum trendy guys within the burger business. So wherein does he move other than the Shack? “I love hitting the bar at Hawksmoor for his or her burger,” he says. “So many right ones to choose from.”
Chosen by way of Randy Garutti of Shake Shack, New York; José Pizarro of Pizarro, London
Honest Burgers, London
“I love going to Honest Burger, Brixton Market, with my twins at least once a month,” Sanjay Dwivedi says. “I love the simplicity of the eating place and their consistency. It is progressive and their burger of the month is my preferred choice.”
Chosen by way of Sanjay Dwivedi of Coya, London
MEATliquor, London
“MEATliquor burgers are quality,” says London-based Spanish chef Nieves Barragan. They use high-quality substances and the burgers just flavor extremely good. The Green Chilli Burger is my ordinary order, or the Dead Hippie if I want some thing conventional.”
Chosen by way of Nieves Barragan of Sabor, London
Patty & Bun, London
This home-grown British chain become born in 2012 and now numbers three-Michelin-big name French veteran chef Pierre Koffmann amongst its enthusiasts. “I pass there with the youngsters and it's miles always good,” he says. He loves the Ari Gold Cheeseburger on brioche.
Chosen via Pierre Koffmann, previously of Koffmann’s London
Smith & Wollensky, London
The London outlet of this U.S. Steak restaurant chain has a fan in one of the growing stars of London gastronomy, Ollie Dabbous. “Definitely the Butcher Burger,” he says. “This is completed just about as well as it is able to be: The brioche buns are even baked in-residence.”
Chosen through Ollie Dabbous of Hide, London
The Wolseley, London
This is one of the most fashionable eating places in London and has been since the day it opened in 2003. Italian chef Francesco Mazzei keeps going back for the Wolseley Hamburger. “It’s the most best burger,” he says. “It makes you glad.”
Chosen via Francesco Mazzei of Radici, London
UNITED STATES
Au Cheval, Chicago
This diner, with stores in New York and Chicago, is famous for its cheeseburger. Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio, who orders the double, says: “It’s were given layers of appropriate cheese, with a scrumptious thick piece of bacon and an egg. It’s succulent and fashionable at the identical time.”
Chosen by way of Gastón Acurio of Astrid & Gastón, Lima
Burger Joint, New York
This cash-best speakeasy-fashion joint hidden beside the foyer in the Parker Meridien is famous. It’s darkish and moody with outstanding track and for lots cooks it's miles a few of the coolest in New York. Jamie Lee from Copenhagen says you could’t go wrong with the cheeseburger.
Chosen by way of Jason Atherton of Pollen Street Social, London; Jamie Lee of Kødbyens Fiskebar, Copenhagen
DB Bistro Moderne, New York
French-born Daniel Boulud is famed for his luxurious DB Burger, full of braised short ribs, foie gras and black truffle. “DB in NY is first-rate and a chew that you will continually recollect,” says Spanish chef Elena Arzak. French chef Pierre Koffmann is every other fan.
Chosen by using Elena Arzak of Arzak, San Sebastián; Pierre Koffmann, London
Five Guys (diverse)
This American chain is increasing the world over and has caught the eye of a number of London’s best chefs. Claude Bosi, who holds two Michelin stars, says: “I like the choice of toppings and the beef has right taste. But the chips are the best.”
Chosen with the aid of Claude Bosi of Claude Bosi, London; Ashley Palmer-Watts, previously of Dinner through Heston Blumenthal, London
In-N-Out (diverse)
Chefs love this local chain based in California. Claude Bosi praises the wonderful meat patty, light bread and notable shakes. “A experience to In-and-Out burger is continually a need to,” says New Zealand chef Josh Emett, who is going for the Double Double, made with two cheese-crowned patties. It’s the equal for Randy Garutti: “If I’m in L.A., I’ll snag a Double Double.”
Chosen by Claude Bosi of Claude Bosi, London; Josh Emett of Rātā, Queenstown, New Zealand; Josh Niland of Saint Peter, Sydney; Martha Ortiz of Filigrana, Mexico City; Randy Garutti of Shake Shack, New York
Joe Junior, New York
Japanese chef Hisato Hamada loves to visit Joe Junior while he's in New York. “I order the red meat with out cheese,” he says. “For me, the beauty of this burger is in its simplicity. I like that it is unchanged and has a classic soul. It is my definition of America.”
Chosen via Hisato Hamada of Wagyumafia, Tokyo
The Loyalist, Chicago
The Dirty Burg is the pleasant burger inside the States, Kyle Connaughton reckons. “It's an super mixture of chuck, brief rib and returned on the patty with a tender, absorbent bun loaded with sesame seeds, grilled onions, cheese, residence-made pickles, and onion mayo,” he says. “For me, it is the burger all others are measured through.”
Chosen through Kyle Connaughton of Singlethread, Healdsburg, California
Minetta Tavern, New York
Randy Garutti of Shake Shack says: “When I’m not ingesting a ShackBurger, I love the burger at Minetta Tavern.” Australian-based totally chef Andrew McConnell orders the Black Label Burger. Mumbai-based totally Prateek Sadhu loves the meat and the buns.
Chosen with the aid of Randy Garutti of Shake Shack; Andrew McConnell of Cutler & Co., Melbourne; Prateek Sadhu of Masque, Mumbai
Roister, Chicago
Chef Daniel Boulud enjoys the A-5 Wagyu Burger on the brunch menu at Grant Achatz’s Roister in Chicago. “It’s a scrumptious aggregate of fatty red meat, elderly cheddar and smoked bacon,” he says.
Chosen through Daniel Boulud of Daniel, New York
Shake Shack (diverse)
It’s an extraordinary chef who isn't always a fan of Shake Shack, where restaurateur Danny Meyer raised the bar for burgers. “It’s my preferred,” says French chef Greg Marchand. “I always cross for the SmokeShack ( double stack of course) and I additionally love their cheesy crinkly fries. “I love Shake Shack!” says Thailand’s Thitis Tassanakajohn. “It’s so addictive,” says Jason Atherton.
Chosen by using Jason Atherton of Pollen Street Social, London; Ravinder Bhogal of Jikoni, London; Daniel Boulud of Daniel; Hélène Darroze of Hélène Darroze, Paris; Greg Marchand of Frenchie, Paris; Thitid Tassanakajohn of Le Du, Bangkok
Superiority Burger, New York
Here's one for the vegetarians, with many vegan alternatives. The Superiority Burger capabilities Muenster cheese, iceberg lettuce, tomato, dill and pickle. Superiority is the introduction of chef and musician Brooks Headley, former pastry chef at Del Posto.