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11 of the best burger restaurants Newcastle owns this National Burger Day

Because National Burger Day should be celebrated with the best burgers Newcastle has to offer.

Written by Becky Hardy
Published 23.08.2023

Lola Jeans

1-3 Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6JE

The Arcade, Front Street, Tynemouth, North Shields NE30 4BS

Former champions of Battle of the Burgers Newcastle for five years running, with restaurants in both Tynemouth and the city centre.

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Fat Hippo

2–6 Shakespeare Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AQ

35a St George’s Terrace, West Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2SU  

Filthy burgers, dirty fries and naughty milkshakes.

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Dabbawal

69–75 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX

1 Brentwood Mews, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3DG

By The River Brew Co., Hillgate Quay NE8 2BH

Authentic Indian street food-style burgers, Newcastle, Jesmond and Quayside outposts.

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Meat:Stack

41-43 Groat Market, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1UG

Real American cheeseburgers, smashed, steamed and served fast. You’ll find plenty of wacky, limited edition combos here, too.

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Brack Burger

SOHO Jesmond Osbornes, 61-73 Osborne Rd, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2AN

The Jubilee Gosforth, Jubilee Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3PN

Ouseburn Garden, Unit 12, 1 Stepney Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PZ

Tynemouth Surf Café, 2, Palace Buildings, 2 Grand Parade, Tynemouth, North Shields NE30 4JH 

The judges’ favourite at this year’s Battle of the Burgers Newcastle.

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Chloe Mae’s

2 St George’s Rd, Cullercoats, North Shields NE30 3JY

A quirky coffeehouse restaurant serving breakfast burgers, lunch burgers and Sunday dinner burgers Newcastle style.

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Beanie Bun

Quayside Sunday Market, Swing Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DE

100% plant-based street food stall, flipping and flying crazy combos every Sunday at Quayside Market.

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The Scranners Arms

1 Byker Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2NS

Current holders of the coveted Battle of the Burgers Newcastle title. Street food in Ouseburn never tasted so good.

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Jam Jar

88 Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2AP

Global flavour combos. Plus, 2-4-1 on all burgers every Monday.

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Smash Burger

Grey’s Quarter Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7JB

A former Deliveroo Best Burger winner, where everything is smashed, seared and seasoned to order.

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Las Iguanas

62-74 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AF

Latin American burger beauts, as well as create-your-own options.

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