You can't really beat a nice juicy burger or a big fat sandwich for a hearty and filling lunch, and when it comes to burgers, the Geordies know their stuff. In fact, last year their gourmet burgers were one of the most popular dishes for delivery nationwide.
Over the past few years, Newcastle's food scene has gone from strength to strength and now features some of the best restaurants in the country to grab a great burger. Let's take a look at some of the best burgers in the city and where you can grab one.
1. The Rub Burger
There's nothing quite the same as a well-smoked meaty dish to serve as the perfect comfort food, which is what Rub's Smokehouse does just right. Their signature Rub Burger is a hearty, smoky delight; a delicious burger featuring a brioche bun jam-packed with tasty goodies such as aged jacob's ladder beef, chuck steak and brisket all in one burger, barbecued, and topped with lettuce, pickled coleslaw and house barbecue mayo sauce. Get your hands dirty as you enjoy every last morsel of this meaty goodness and you'll surely be coming back again for more.
Where: Rub's Smokehouse, The Gate, Newcastle Upon Tyne
2. The Porchetta
If you're more of a sandwich person then be sure to try out the Porchetta from Kracklin. Kracklin prides itself on serving some of the best meat dishes in the city, so it's safe to say they know what they're doing. The Porchetta uses beautifully slow-roasted pork which is seasoned to perfection with aromatic herbs and spices and paired with green salsa verde with crunch Kracklin all served in ciabatta bread. It is the perfect lunch option and will keep hunger away for a long time - and hey, we wouldn't blame you for opting for it again for dinner!
Where: Kracklin, Market Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne
3. The Cease and Desist
Meat: Stack serves some truly delicious burgers, and their Cease and Desist is no exception. This is a burger packed with flavoursome delights such as ancho chilli and black garlic infused honey, smoky dry cured bacon and creamy mascarpone along with all of the fixings which make each bite exciting. Pair it with some Parmesan and Truffle Fries for a truly indulgent experience you won't regret.
Where: Meat: Stack, Nelson Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne
4. The Fat Hippo Burger
The Fat Hippo serves some of the most famous burgers throughout the whole of the North East, and their signature Fat Hippo Burger perfectly showcases why this is. Like all of their meat, the double 4oz beef patties come from local farms in Durham and Northumberland, and are topped with Monterey Jack cheese, chorizo, streaky bacon and their homemade Fat Hippo sauce. This combination makes for a juicy burger bursting with flavour. With just one bite you will understand the hype immediately - they are truly delicious.
Where: Fat Hippo Underground, Shakespeare Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Burgers are the perfect guilty pleasure food, so the next time you're in the mood for some comfort food, be sure to try out one of these and you won't be disappointed. Get your next burger sent to your door with Deliveroo.