Best burgers in Edinburgh

Best Burgers in Edinburgh

The Cambridge Bar

We've done the tough job of testing out Edinburgh's burger restaurants to give you our best picks


Although Edinburgh jumped on the burger bandwagon sometime after Glasgow, it has done a fierce job at catching up. New independent burger bars are battling queues at the door, chain restaurants are branching out around the city and old favourites are upping their burger game. Take a look at some of our favourite places to get your chops round some good-old tasty burgers.

Bell's Diner
This neighbourhood diner has been serving great burgers since 1972, which means it more than qualifies as an Edinburgh institution.

The Boozy Cow
A provocative punk dive bar and burger joint serving dirty dogs and punny cocktails with live music.

The Cambridge Bar
Credited with starting the burger-trend in Edinburgh, this newly enlarged pub is laid-back and cosy.

The Holyrood 9A
A well-earned reputation as one of the city's best burger bars means the Holyrood is busy year-round. Decent veggie options too.

The Lioness of Leith
Their new burger menu hits the spot, as do the cocktails, wine and chat.

Perhaps better known for their steaks and exotic meats, Shebeen's burgers also pack a mighty flavour punch.

Eating & Drinking Guide 2018/19

Eating & Drinking Guide 2018/19

25th Edition published April 2018. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
A Bell's Diner
7 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AN
This legendary wee spot has been serving great burgers to the good people of Stockbridge since 1972.
B The Cambridge Bar
20 Young Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JB
Loaded homemade burgers, craft beers, ales and live sports add up to a solid reputation for the Cambridge Bar.
C The Boozy Cow
17 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EY
Edgy burger restaurant serving massive portions, interesting cocktails and catchy live music.
D The Holyrood 9A
9a Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AE
A modern, traditional bar in the Old Town where good burgers and beer dominate.
E The Lioness of Leith
21–25 Duke Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8HH
This Leith hipster favourite is one of the best in the city for drink, burgers and socialising.