6 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH
  • Telephone 0131 556 5646
  • Seasonal times Mon–Sun noon–1am
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm.
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Nicolson Street's BRGR is typically filled with students enjoying a cheap juicy burger and thick, luxurious milkshakes.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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BRGR has many frills as it has vowels and this budget-friendly eatery is all the better for it. With the influx of destination burger bars in the city, what's perhaps missing is something that goes back to basics and does it well – and BRGR more than meets this demand. The diner-style layout is relaxed and comfortable without an ounce of pretension. Burgers are served in tin foil, chicken wings come in a wee takeaway box and there isn’t a board, slate or any other kind of imitation plate to be seen. But even with this simple approach, no corners have been cut when it comes to the food. The burgers are well-sized and wide-ranging, with everything from classic bacon and cheese burgers to Philly cheese steaks. Sides include halloumi fries, mac and cheese and chicken wings, while Crolla's locally loved ice-cream is there to see you home. Popular with students and business folk alike, this is a great place for a mid-week lunch, or a quick dinner if you're watching the dimes.

The List's rating






Rebecca Monks visited BRGR on 22 January 2018
  • High point: Wallet-friendly menu
  • Low point: Limited wine and beer selection
  • Notable dish: Big cheese burger
  • Average price: £6 (lunch); £6 (dinner)
  • Delivery:
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 57
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £10 per bottle