Welcome to the burger joint

Since opening in August 2009, the burger joint has earned a reputation for selling the best burgers in Bristol.

We are unique in our combination of quality and value. We´re serious about food, and want everything here to be the highest standard and best quality – burgers, sides, salads or drinks. We´re convinced that you´ll agree that the quality and value are outstanding. Others clearly agree – over the 3 years we have had some outstanding reviews and have consistently been among Tripadvisor´s top-rated restaurants in Bristol (including, from time to time, No 1). And we were judged Bristol's top burger restaurant in the 2013 Bristol Good Food Awards, and by a number of national newspapers and sites.  Click here to see some of the reviews. 

As our reputation has grown over the years so too has the number of our customers,  and in 2012 we moved from our original restaurant on Cotham Hill to larger premises in Whiteladies Road.  And in order to meet the continually increasing demand in May 2014 we opened our second restaurant in North Street, Bedminster.

Whether you dine in our licensed restaurants, or take your food away, we can guarantee you an outstanding experience.


Application for planning permission for our proposed Fishponds restaurant is now with the Council and we would be really grateful for your support. It couldn't be easier – just click here


As is well known, McDonalds has been stuggling lately.  When the BBC World Service were doing a programme about this for their Economics Weekly, they attributed this to the rise of the Independent quality burger restaurants - and who did they identify to represent this trend?  Why, the Burger joint!  You can hear Dan explaining where McDonalds went wrong here, beginning at 21 minutes.


The accolades keep coming!  We are now the only restaurant in Bristol to have been shotlisted best restaurant in our class every year in the Bristol Good Food Awards! And, even better, we were selected as one of only five restaurants by the Ultimate Guide to Bristol in their review of things to do and places to go.


Thanks to George Osborne for putting gourmet burgers in the headlines; and thanks to the Daily Telegraph for identifying the 10 top burger restaurants in Britain - among them, yes, the burger joint!  Click here to see the article


And In its search for Britain's best burger, shortlist.com has tried 150 restaurants nationwide and described the burger joint's as "something approaching burger perfection".  Only 14 others matched our top rating.  Click  here to see more (review on April 19th).


And then the Week Magazine listed the burger joint among the best 6 Burger Restaurants in Britain!  Only one of the others was outside London.


And finally Time Out has put the burger joint top of Bristol's Burger restaurants - see article and reviews here

What others have said

  • Don´t be fooled by The Burger Joint title. Everything here is of excellence. Quite possibly the best burgers in the land.... Food Magazine
  • Probably the best burgers in Bristol, possibly the best in England, a statement that wed agree with more if the words probably and possibly were removed... IRC Independent Retailer of the Week
  • I can´t name a better burger in the city... Bristol Eating Adventures
  • There will always be demand for great burgers and the Burger Joint serves the best burgers in Bristol... Bristol culture
  • I really can´t recommend The Burger joint enough; The Burger Joint is definitely the best of its kind in our beloved Bristol... Canapes and cupcakes
  • Foodwise, The Burger Joint was a lot better [than the other restaurant in the review] and I would definitely go there again... Eatbigbristol
  • I challenge you to find a better burger venue... 24/7
  • The verdict was unanimous-we had probably just discovered the best burgers in Bristol... Bristol Foodie
  • When the gods invented burgers, this was what they had in mind... Venue magazine
  • I thought I would start with the best of the best - The Burger Joint ... Abigail
  • Right now if I go to any other burger place I´ll wish I´d have gone to the burger joint instead... Somethingdoing
  • They are the best burgers around. [And] as brilliant as the burgers: the service... IRC Independent Retailer of the Week
  • "The next step for The Burger Joint must surely be to roll it out elsewhere in the region – and then really give the American chains a run for their money. It’s certainly good enough."... Mark Taylor, Bristol Evening News
  • The [sticky toffee pudding] was the perfect end to a perfect meal. So perfect in fact that we returned again next week for a friends birthday ... Foodnerd
  • Nothing is lacking here – it’s hard to imagine how they could improve. This is something approaching burger perfection. ***** ... Shortlist.com
  • A lively, buzzy venue with a spirited, vibrant atmosphere, extremely generous portions of magnificently tasty food, and served with a smile by warm, attentive and friendly staff. Bruschetta was outstanding...BBQ chicken wings were beautifully cooked ...Burger was perfectly cooked....The accompanying mountainous colossal of chips were equally faultless.... 365 Review