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

By Sarah Finnan

November 21, 2019 at 4:29pm


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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🍔🎈🎉 — Today is our birthday, and we are celebrating 400 reviews over 5 years with our list of The World's 50 Best Burgers! . This is a handpicked rundown of the best hamburgers we've eaten from all over the world. Our top restaurants include everything from street food vendors to finer establishments, but they all share the same respect for the ingredients that's required in order to create an amazing burger. And with 20 countries in the top 50, we are happy to see that the burger craze is a global phenomenon! . Check out the link in our bio or our story highlights, and let us know what you think! — #burger #burgers #burgertime #burgerporn #burgerdudes #burgerlovers #food #foodie #hamburger #hamburgare #🍔 #🍟 #bestburgers #50bestburgers

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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?

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

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🌟🌟 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT | COMPETITION TIME 🌟🌟 Last weekend marked three years to the day that we set up Handsome Burger. And last weekend was also when we got word that we had been named at #35 in the BEST BURGERS IN THE WORLD 😱 It's been a crazy ride for us & looking back on our journey from market stall in Moycullen to being named as one of the best burgers in the world is hard to comprehend, and we're so proud to have came this far. Can't wait to see where we are in that list in three more years 😉🤣 It's also 35 days out from Christmas to the day, so we thought we'd mark the fact we're named as the 35th best burger in the world with a little competition... every day from now until Christmas - the 35 Days of Handsome 😁 Each day we're going to be posting on our social media pages and there'll be winners announced at the end of every week for food, vouchers & Handsome Burger merch 😍 and we'll also be donating a cheque to charity at the end of 35 days... So to enter, and you can every day, as many times as you like, all you've got to do is tag a friend on our posts & hashtag #HandsomeBurgerTop35 and you could win a free Handsome. So let's kick it off with a giveaway for a meal for four today. Get tagging below, enter as many times as you like! #HandsomeBurger

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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”.

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

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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