To say Brighton has a myriad of amazing burger restaurants would be a gross understatement. With various award-winning venues on our doorstep, you'd be hard-pressed to find a higher concentration of quality establishments in the UK. 

But which are the best? We put on our loosest trousers and prepared ourselves to create the definitive Brighton guide. This list is the fruit of our labour. Let us take you on a culinary journey of our favourite burgers served at Brighton restaurants.

Lucky Beach

Lucky Beach has more than luck to thank for being rated as the UK's #3 best burger restaurant. This chic seafront venue takes inspiration from the laid-back culture of Australia, serving organic burgers as fresh as the Australian surf. Try the Sussex Shoehorn dry-aged beef patty, made with streaky bacon that snaps with a delicious crunch, squidged between swirls of melting cheese and fig jam - you'll be bowled over by the waves of flavour.

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Coggings

Last year this smart Seven Dials eatery won the coveted ‘Best Burger’ award at Brighton & Hove’s annual food and drink awards. And with good reason. The meat itself is sourced from just up the road and the chips are triple cooked in beef dripping. Beyond the basics, bold fusions such as Manchego cheese, chorizo jam, roasted garlic mayonnaise, or scotch bonnet chilli sauce, pineapple salsa and Provolone cheese more than justify a hike up the hill.

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Burger Brothers

Once upon a time, two bold brothers introduced Brighton to 'Britain's Best Burger'. This is no hyperbole, no far-fetched claim based on our own experience of Burger Brothers. This is fact, as decided in a highly regarded championship and awarded by serial burger fanatic Gavin Lucas (otherwise known as Burgerac). Burger Brothers have hit high notes since day one, promising every diner a trip to burger heaven. This place is a foodie's must-try experience in Brighton, found inside a simple burger bar. The menu changes regularly, and is so rich in delicious description that we can't repeat it here. We will leave you with a taste of their famous Benneton Burger. An offbeat mix of thick beef, Tuxford & Tebbut Blue Stilton, juicy Portobello mushroom, super-thin chorizo, wasabi mayo and caramalised onions, expect taste explosion overload.

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Trollburger

Working out of a modest shack by Trafalgar Street arches, the Trollburger team is so confident they named their biggest seller ‘Stinky Breath’; organic beef, special sauce, St Giles cheese, home-made pickles and lettuce on brioche. Moist, hunky, moreish and magnificent, all burgers are seasonal, organic, locally sourced and ethically conscious. People literally travel from miles around for a trolling, Wednesday-Saturday from midday-9pm.

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Lost Boys Chicken

Winners of Bravo Brighton's Best Pub Grub are laying the smack-down with their fiery Buffalo wings and proper banging burgers, bringing the tastes of New York to Brighton. Grab a table, or the railway carriage-style booth, and start working your way through the menu centred around two main offerings – wings and signature ‘sandwiches’. When it comes to the wings, tailor your choice with one of the four house sauces from the Wendy original buffalo to the smoking hot Shadow (over 18's only) or choose from one of the week's guest sauces. There’s a Buffalo chicken sandwich smothered in swiss and blue cheese dressing with your name on it, too.

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Burger Kult

Like the East Street Tap boozer it calls home, Burger Kult’s wares are lively, juicy and dripping with good humour. Pick from a revolving roster of towering confections –  from the classic Back-Flip Truck (maple bacon, melted cheese and mustard) to the Peanut Brittle Nymph with smashed roast peanuts, paprika mayo and shredded butter leaf. The blue-haired barlady (astutely) steered us towards Swamp Thing: a moist mountain of ground chuck beef, crayfish tails, ‘swamp sauce’ and red chill jam, on brioche natch. Fries, served in a plastic tumbler, are rich and appropriately fatty. Pair with a pint and devour. A friendly, informal bite in the heart of town.

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Busby and Wilds

Salve your burger craving in the refined setting of this chic Kemptown gastropub, named after the architectural duo who laid out much of Brighton. Tuesday is burger night, and for a mere £14, you can sink a pint and nosh juicy patties in perfectly-toasted brioche (with thick-as-your-forearm chips on the side). The classic burger is ace, or if you’re craving more of a chilli-kick, the 'Firestarter' is piquant without being overwhelming. A serving of slaw as-standard means your portion size is never measly. And you can kid yourself you’re getting your five-a-day.

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Naughty Patties @ Caroline of Brunswick

Naughty by name, naughty by nature, so they say. While they’ve barely been open a year, Naughty Pattie’s kitchen in the Caroline of Brunswick pub has had tongues wagging all over town. As befits the agreeably gritty setting, the burgers are boldly flavoured – try the ‘Go to Hell’ with piquant ‘rocket fuel’ American cheese. They also go big on chicken; ‘What a Jerk’ is a frankly ludicrously-sized breast fillet slathered in spicy jerk sauce. Veggie options are available too, as well as perrrfect triple-cooked fries. Ideal for soaking up the atmosphere (and the booze).

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Revelator

For an authentic taste of the Southern experience, look no further than The Revelator on Western Road. With authentic food and hearty portions, you’ll definitely leave satisfied with full bellies. Famed for a cracking burger range, staff favourites and also one of their top burgers is the ridiculous ShotGun Burger: Handmade chuck steak patty dredged in a secret mix, deep frying that bad boy and topping it with pimento cheese, maple bacon caramelised onions and a generous helping of handmade bourbon BBQ sauce. Don’t fancy a burger? Not a problem! With a selection of grilled and smoked meat plates as well as some awesome veggie alternatives, there’s something for all palates here. Pair your tasty fare with a refreshing pint or sample one of their delightful whisky flights and take a trip around America without having to leave your bar stool!

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Sidekick Kitchen

Well-situated in the buzzing downtown Mash Tun pub, Sidekick Kitchen dishes food from an animated menu that is lively, juicy and dripping with colour. The Fuzzy Knight is a fiery ball of fury combining applewood sauce-topped beef patty with shredded beef brisket, 'angry' Korean sauce and onion rings. The Harley Quinn is pure veggie delight, a moist mountain of beetroot, mozzarella and butter bean risotto with Stinking Bishop, pan-fried peppers and apple ale chutney. The deeeelish beef brisket can be added as extra, and meat is served medium rare as standard (obvs).

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The Bok Shop

Welcoming one of the newest additions to Brighton's food and drink scene, The Bok Shop. A brand new gourmet fried chicken and vegan faux chicken restaurant sat on the corner of East Street. Try their innovative chicken burgers such as 'The Hot as Cluck' or 'The Satay Night Fever' or make it vegan easily with vegan chicken, mayo, and cheese. Load up on their range of tasty homemade sides, dips, and crispy chicken/cauliflower pieces too. Their 'All You Can Eat - Wing Wednesday' is well worth checking out with a group of hungry mates as well.

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Iceberger

Iceberger is one of the latest places proving that fresh ingredients and quality cooking can produce fast-food as we've never known it. Since commencing their burger flipping quest in 2015, Iceberger have settled into Regent Street like they never left the streets of Brighton. The menu is exciting, and the burgers are comprised of innovative ingredients such as beef patty, cheese, thick curry sauce, crushed poppadom, salad and mayo, at affordable prices.

Read more about Iceberger @ The Coffee Counter

Published -15th February 2017