Hip utilitarianism reigns at this simple but satisfying burger shack at Kelvinbridge, also specialising in milkshakes, sides and cut-price beer.
Burger dominance in Glasgow is no longer reserved for neon-lit multinational corporations, but rather small independent places that focus on the production of quality gourmet burgers. This hip, diner-style place at Kelvinbridge offers hallmarks of a fast food outlet in terms of the speed of service, but with infinitely more charm and ethical sourcing policies. BRGR’s operation centres on providing quality burgers in an informal setting – don’t expect plates or cutlery here, it’s all about utilitarian tiling, disposable cutlery and tinfoil-wrapped burgers. But don’t let that put you off – the burgers are universally succulent and juicy. Their Hot Coo offers the best of Scottish beef fired up with Cajun spice, while the blue cheese and bacon burger’s pungent flavour is complemented well by a side of rosemary and sea salt fries or red cabbage coleslaw. Their excellent ‘hard shakes’ (alcoholic milkshakes to the less trendy among us) shouldn’t be missed. With bargain pricing and quality burgers, BRGR is an excellent example of why Glasgow remains in love with the burger.
- High point: Pairing a Cajun spiced burger with a vanilla and malibu milkshake
- Low point: Tables are very close together
- Notable dish: Blue cheese and bacon burger
- Delivery: Deliveroo
- Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: indie pop mix
- Capacity: 36
- Largest group: No booking
- Open since: 2014
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- House wine: £10 per bottle