When it comes to dressing a burger nothing is out of bounds. We’ve come a long way since the days when squeezy relish and cheese were the only additions on offer.

Here’s our list of the best burgers in Belfast including toppings such as black pudding, tzatziki, pulled pork and even a second burger.

But don’t worry, most of them include cheese and I’m sure they’ll give you some squeezy relish if you really like.

1. The Barking Dog Beef Shin Burger

The Barking Dog

A beef Shin Burger with Rocket, Caramelised Onions, Tomato, Cheddar, Horseradish Mayo and served with Chunky Chips. This is so good they ask that you allow 20 minutes for the chef to prepare it, but we reckon it’s to let the anticipation build.

2. Man v Food Burger at Hotplate Noshery


When it comes to food challenges, quality is often sacrificed over quantity, but not here. Every mouthful of this epic burger is to be savoured. Just for the record you’ll be getting two 6oz burgers, double bacon, double cheese, pulled meats, suicide sauce, veggies and fries. Great value at £10.50. And the suicide sauce is actually fairly mild.

3. Billy Burger at Folktown Market


Broughgammon Farm provides one of the many highlights of Folktown Market – a goat burger dressed with tzatziki, sweet chilli, umami, salsa as well the more traditional toppings of cheese, lettuce and pickles.  We’re not kidding when we say this is the greatest goat burger you’ll ever eat.

4. Clonakilty Burger at Bootleggers


A proper mash up of a burger containing a beef patty, crispy pork belly, black pudding, rocket, onion jam, apple cider sauce and crispy onions. The end result is glorious. For big spenders and big eaters add the Parful Fries.

5. The Scooby Snack at Lavery’s


The Scooby Snack is a mighty simple burger which is mighty effective. It’s a steak burger topped with onion rings, bacon and cheddar cheese and smothered in BBQ sauce. It’s best enjoyed with an ice cold pint and some sport on the big screen.

6. The Carnivore at City Picnic


As you’d expect from the name, The Carnivore is squarely aimed at meat eaters – a beef patty topped with pulled pork, bacon, cheese and an onion ring for good measure. One of the cheapest ‘big’ burgers you’ll get in the city at £5.95.

7. Santa Fe burger at Wolfes


We’re not sure what garlic mushrooms, melted cheese, bacon and pepper sauce has to do with Santa Fe – but we don’t care. This is one of the most awesome burgers you’ll ever get your jaws round.

8. Porterhouse Steak Burger

Porterhouse Special

If you’re crazy enough to order anything other than a steak in The Porterhouse, we’d recommend the steak burger topped with cheese, rocket and an incredibly generous helping of tobacco onions. Creamy pepper sauce and skinny fries make for a great accompaniment.

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