Everyone loves a good burger. It just works. You’ve got a soft bun, a juicy patty and it can be topped with all your favourites! Below are handpicked suggestions of places to grab a good burger
Did you know? This iconic food originated in Hamburg, Germany; before evolving to the hamburger as we know and love today, in Seymour, Wisconsin. However, to this day, there is still a debate over who actually created the universal dish.
LDC Kitchen + Coffee
One for the vegetarians! This weekend, visit any LDC outlet around town for a bite of the Very Veggie Burger. Made with a homemade black bean, cashew nut and shiitake mushroom patty, Dijonnaise (a blend of Dijon mustard with mayonnaise) and cheddar cheese, all stuffed into a brioche bun, alongside the eatery’s hand-cut fries.
This casual and cosy space with Bollywood inspired furnishings and a menu inspired by India’s street food (Mumbai), is serving up gourmet Indian-inspired sliders. Tuck into the real Indian burger o’vada pao (deep-fried potato dumpling with red and green chutney); a butter chicken pao alongside butter chicken fries; or a butter-up cottage cheese pao with loaded fries or the same flavour.
The Duck Hook
Hotfoot to this gastropub and garden at Dubai Hills Golf Club on International Burger Day and dig into The Mighty Duck Burger, a whopping 250g homemade stockyard beef burger with mature cheddar, fried onion and fries. Diners can opt to top their burgers with a selection of extras, including portobello mushroom, veal bacon, fried organic hen’s egg and Welsh rarebit.
May 28 from 11:30-12am. AED95 onwards. Call 800 666 353.
Burger lovers, mark your diaries. VIBE café promises to be bigger, better and tastier on this special day. Whether you are a vegan lover, meat lover or vegetarian lover, hotfoot to this stunning restaurant on the day and receive a buy one get one free on all burgers!
May 28 from 12-6pm. BOGO offer on dine-in at Al Wasl or DIFC. Call 800 8423 or visit Instagram.
Sanderson’s, The Sustainable City
The vibrant café has created a unique dish for those who can’t choose between a pie and a burger, the ultimate burger pie! This double cheeseburger comes with caramelised onion with pickles, all wrapped in a pie crust and served with fries and gravy. Yum! And it gets better. For International Burger Day, the restaurant is giving diners a 15 per cent discount on this burger pie.
May 28 from 8am-8pm. AED69 (exclusive of discount). Email email@example.com.
Perry & Blackwelder’s
The American smokehouse in Souk Madinat Jumeirah is serving its signature Empire State Burger in celebration of the occasion. The meal is complete with cheddar cheese, pickles, onion rings, veal bacon, fried mozzarella sticks and barbeque sauce; and served together with smoky fries and coleslaw on the side.
May 28 from 12pm-11:30pm. AED108. Call 800 666 353 or visit Instagram.
The Nine Gastropub, Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk
Head over to this venue for scrumptious British comfort food on any other day. However, in celebration of the special day, enjoy The Nine Burger made with home-ground prime beef patty and topped with battered onion rings, bacon, egg, English cheddar and the works; juicy pulled-beef short rib sliders; or a special vegan burger made with a spiced vegetables medley and chickpea patty, cucumber and dill, wrapped in a lettuce bun.
May 28 from 12pm-1am. AED69 onwards. Visit the website.
Weslodge Saloon, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
The North American restaurant is adding fun and fizz to the occasion by pairing burgers with bubbles or hops. The exclusive menu features gourmet burgers such as The Weslodge Classic (double beef patty on a potato bun with pickles, double cheese and secret sauce), The Brisket burger (beef brisket in a sourdough bun with mozzarella, coleslaw and French mustard), or the Down to Earth (seed and root vegetables topped with double cheese and mushrooms).
May 28 from 5:30pm-12am. AED150 onwards per person (inclusive of burger and 2 beverages). Call +9714 560 1700 or WhatsApp +97152 9153 335.
On International Burger day this weekend and coinciding with the final of the Champions league, this JBR hotspot is offering a special burger deal to its diners. Enjoy a Bla Bla Burger (double patty on a potato bun with cheese, bacon, pickles and onion) with a bucket of four hops at any one of the venue’s 20 bars, with football on at The Beach Bar and Irish Pub.
May 28, 6pm to May 30, 12am. AED160. Call +9714 584 4111.
To commemorate the day, Ugly Burger is teaming up with Keto Goodies for an exclusive menu addition, ‘The Stan’. The super low-carb burger is packed full of keto-friendly ingredients that have also been macro-checked by Keto Goodies. Ingredients include Ugly’s beef burger made with a secret Wagyu blend and topped with real double cheddar cheese, beef bacon, fried egg and avocado slices and Japanese mayo, with optional extras such as mushrooms, pickles and onions.
Dar Wasl Mall on May 28 to May 29 from 12pm-12am. AED60 per burger. Call +97158 938 4784.
An International Burger Day roundup isn’t complete without mention of Pickl. If you’ve tried a burger from the restaurant, you’ll know what we’re talking about. The menu features options such as a classic cheese burger (with an option to make the burger double or triple stacked), a bacon cheese burger, the famous chicken sando (yes, you can even choose your heat level) and more. A tip, pick up their special heat spice blend, the ‘bag of Jeff’ for that extra kick.
Garden on 8, Media One Hotel
Indulge in a burger with a twist at this Media City hangout. The irresistible Lotus Biscoff ice-cream burger is an exclusive, special addition to the menu for one-week only. Celebrate the day and satisfy those sweet cravings with this creamy and caramelised goodness.
May 28 to June 4. AED45. Call +9714 427 1000.
Rustle up some yummy burgers in your own kitchen! Les Gastronomes is releasing their first-ever gourmet DIY burger kits this International Burger Day. The kit comprises Black Onyx Angus burger and slider patties, brioche burger buns, Marmande tomatoes, sucrine lettuce, Comté and Beaufort cheese slices; along with a bottle of San Marzano ketchup.
May 28. AED295 onwards. Visit the website.