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6 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH
  • Telephone 0131 556 5646
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm.
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Budget-friendly burgers in a busy, informal restaurant on Nicolson Street.

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BRGR’s philosophy can be summed up as back to basics, and that's no bad thing when it comes to a burger. Conveniently located near Edinburgh University and the Festival Theatre, it’s a decent option if you just want to grab a quick bite between classes or before a show. The menu features all the classic beef and chicken burgers, plus some more elaborate options with double beef, double cheese or indeed double bacon. Gluten-free buns are available and sides include chicken nuggets and all sorts of fries. There’s also a vegan menu, created with Daring Foods, a Glasgow-based start-up aiming to make GMO and palm-oil free vegan ingredients for fast food restaurants. There are four of their burgers to choose from, plus a chilli cheese bowl. Desserts include ice-creams and some very sweet milkshakes, with tastes ranging from Oreo to strawberry.

The List's rating






Assa Samaké-Roman visited BRGR on 1 March 2019
  • High point: Decent burgers for these prices
  • Low point: Slow service at peak times
  • Notable dish: The Highland coo burger with haggis
  • Average price: £9 (lunch); £9 (dinner)
  • Delivery:
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Party anthems
  • Capacity: 57
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £4 single serve bottle per bottle