Two Irish restaurants feature on 'World's Top 50 Best Burgers' list

By Sarah Finnan

November 21, 2019 at 4:29pm

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The Burger Dudes sound like our kinda dudes.

Claiming that they “really love burgers”, they tasked themselves with a very important mission – to find the world’s top 50 best burgers.

But wanting to do it right, they dedicated five whole years to the job. Their mission took them all around the world and saw them visit 50 countries and compile 400 reviews.

Now that’s commitment.

Having just celebrated their fifth birthday, they decided it was about time to release the list to the world.

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Labelling it “a handpicked rundown of the best hamburgers we’ve eaten”, the list features everything from street vendors to more high-end establishments.

The top 50 includes burger joints in 20 different countries, but get this…Ireland features not once, but twice. Quite impressive for such a small little island.

Amongst the other countries mentioned are Germany, USA, Norway, Thailand, Sweden and England.

Which Irish eateries impressed?

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Both Bunsen and Handsome Burger made the cut for their succulent burger offerings.

Bunsen, with branches in Belfast, Cork and Dublin alike, was commended for the cheeseburger with hand-cut fries. Coming in at a respectable number 44 on the list, according to the dudes it’s “definitely one of the finest specimens in Ireland”.

Describing the experience the Burger Dudes said: “the fluffy bun was perfectly toasted, keeping everything in place, and everything tasted great”.

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Galway’s Handsome Burger came in at number 35 on the list. Already named as the 2019 ‘Best Burger in Ireland', it didn’t disappoint the dudes. Commenting on the “sturdy bun that kept everything in place”, they hailed it “the best burger we’ve had from the Emerald Isle”.

Number one on the list went to Emily in New York City, which apparently isn’t even a real burger restaurant and only has one burger on their menu. Fair play to them.

Completing the top five were Burger & Beyond in London, J.G. Melon in New York, Bleecker Burger in London and Au Cheval which has branches in Chicago and New York.

If burgers are your gig then you know where to go.

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