OpenTable reveals what Brits have chosen as the UK’s perfect burger

– The UK’s perfect burger is a well done, Angus steak burger that’s 2.5 cm thick, topped with cheddar cheese and ketchup, inside a white sesame seed bun

– Bacon, cheddar cheese and caramelised onions are among the most popular burger toppings

– The nation’s favourite burger sauce is Ketchup

– OpenTable reveals 10 of the best burgers in the UK and where to get them

London, 26th August 2015… Brits may love their fish and chips, bangers and mash and roast dinners but there’s no denying that burgers are quickly becoming one of the nation’s favourite foods.

Thursday 27th August marks National Burger Day and OpenTable, the world’s leading restaurant booking website, is today revealing the results of a nationwide survey exposing what the UK has chosen as their all-time perfect burger.1

The study has revealed that on average Brits are consuming an impressive 1,668 burgers over a lifetime.2 OpenTable asked Brits to vote separately for each of the elements that make up a perfect burger, including the thickness, bun, topping and sauce, and it can now be revealed that the UK’s top choice is a well done, 2.5 cm thick Angus steak burger, topped with cheddar cheese and ketchup, inside a white sesame seed bun.

The research went on to reveal that men are eating more burgers than women, with British men admitting to buying 2.25 burgers a month, compared to just 1.7 burgers a month for women.

Looking closer at the different cities in the UK, it turns out that the people of Liverpool enjoy burgers the most, with Liverpudlians eating, on average, 2.4 burgers a month. The folk of Aberystwyth enjoy burgers the least with residents consuming just 1.1 burgers a month.

While the traditional Angus steak burger is the UK’s number one choice, the study also looked at the Britain’s’ favourite alternative burger, which turned out to be the venison burger, with 34% choosing this meat, over more exotic choices like ostrich, kangaroo and even zebra.

Mike Xenakis, Managing Director at OpenTable, comments, Whilst giving diners the chance to combine a number of different flavours, the versatile burger is just as tasty on its own, making it clear to see why it’s such a crowd-pleaser. With bacon, onion rings and even mac and cheese being considered as worthy toppings, the burger is now seen as a staple dish on thousands of menus across the country.”

In honour of National Burger Day, the restaurant experts at OpenTable have selected a roundup of some of the best burgers across the UK, and where to find them:

Ten of the best burgers in the UK*:

  • The Grizzly Bear at Stokey Bears, London
    (Cheeseburger topped with double oak smoked bacon and Burger Bear bacon jam) £10
  • The Dead Hippie at MEATliquor, Leeds
    (Two French’s mustard-fried beef patties, Dead Hippie sauce, pickles, lettuce, mustard, ketchup) £8.50
  • Elliot’s Cheeseburger at Elliot’s Café, London
    (Ginger Pig beef, beer-braised onions and Comté in a linseed bun) £15
  • The Hawksmoor Hamburger at Hawksmoor, Manchester
    (Longhorn beef and bone marrow patty with Ogleshield cheese or Colston Bassett Stilton) £12
  • The BB burger at Bar Boulud, London
    (8oz beef patty, foie gras, short ribs, horseradish mayo, confit tomatoes, black onion seed bun) £24
  • The All American XXXL Roadhouse Burger at Hickory’s, Chester
    (Two beef patties, smoked bacon, pulled pork, Cajun onion rings and American cheese) £13.95
  • The Smokey Bandit at HotBox, London
    (Aged patty, smoked short rib, jalapeno, red cheddar) £12
  • The burger at Slim’s Pork Chop Express, Liverpool
    (Homemade sirloin and chuck pattie with house burger sauce) £6.00
  • The Goodman burger at Goodman, London
    (Aged beef patty, lettuce, pickle, tomato and onion) £15
  • The Brunch Burger at Flaming Cow, Eton
    (6oz beef patty, crispy bacon, American cheese, Portobello mushrooms and a fried egg) £9

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Calculated using OnePoll survey, commissioned by OpenTable, of 2,000 Brits which took place between 21.08.15 – 24.08.15 and using the ONS average life expectancy of 81.5 and eating burgers from the age of 12

*Prices correct as of 25/08/2015

About OpenTable:

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