McDonald’s announced on 27 July that they will be increasing the prices of a variety of items on their menu. It’s just the latest in numerous price rises people in the UK are having to contend with amid the cost of living crisis.
For the last 14 years, McDonald’s famous cheeseburger has been available to hungry Brummies for under £1, but that’s all about to change. At a new price of £1.19, it really isn’t as much of a bargain as it once was.
And with National Burger Day upon us (August 26) it’s made us think - should we just spend a little extra and get a better quality burger? We took a look on Tripadvisor to find some of the best options out there in Birmingham.
Where are the best burgers in Birmingham?
Without further ado, here are the five best burger places in Birmingham, according to Tripadvisor reviews.
1. Original Patty Men, Digbeth
Address: 9 Shaws Passage, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5JG
If you’re looking for somewhere to get a tasty burger near the Bullring shopping centre, look no further. Original Patty Men, who describe themselves as the ‘purveyors of filth’, rank number one for burger places in Birmingham, according to Tripadvisor reviews.
Selected review: “Wow!, what a burger. Never tasted a burger like it. Great place, good range of burgers, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Definitely going again”, one happy customer said.
2. The Meat Shack, Thorp Street
Address: 17 Thorp Street, Birmingham, B5 4AT
Just around the corner from the Birmingham Hippodrome, The Meat Shack is the perfect place to grab a sumptuous burger before or after a live performance. Coming in at number two for Tripadvisor’s best burgers in Birmingham, you’re bound to enjoy whatever you dig into.
Selected review: “We went here yesterday before our visit to the hippodrome. The food was tasty and fresh and the service was lovely I’m so glad I discovered this little gem,” one couple said.
3. Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham, New Street
Address: 7 Stephenson Street (opposite Birmingham New Street train station), Birmingham, B2 4BL
Conveniently placed across the road from Birmingham New Street train station, Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham certainly packs a punch when it comes to burgers. With great vegetarian and vegan options available to choose from, there’s something for everyone.
Selected review: “I chose a cheeseburger which was amazing, filled with any salad I wanted, in fact it was so filling I couldn’t eat it all so hubby finished it for me, but would definitely have again. Cannot wait to go again and try something else off the menu,” one delighted customer said.
4. Flamin Patties, Balsall Heath
Address: 332 Ladypool Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 8JY
The penultimate Birmingham burger joint on our list is Flamin Patties, based in the outskirts of the city - in Balsall Heath. One of the community favourites, Flamin Patties delivers when it comes to their burgers, and their milkshakes aren’t half-bad either.
Selected review: “Ordered the cheeseburger, chicken strips with cheesy fries, and strawberry mojito. The best burger I’ve ever had! Honestly I wanted to order the same meal the next day it was so good,” one impressed customer said.
5. Café Rouge Birmingham, Bullring
Address: Unit SU744 Upper Mall West, Birmingham, B5 4BG
Last - but certainly not least - on our list of the best burger places in Brum is Café Rouge Birmingham, based on the upper level of the Bullring shopping centre. If you’re looking for a chilled-out place to have a proper sit-down meal as you enjoy a burger, this is the place for you.
Selected review: “My wife and I both had a burger which was absolutely delicious. The staff were friendly and efficient and the food arrived quickly considering how busy they were. We will definitely return next time we are in town,” one grateful couple said.