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5 Best Burger Restaurants In Glasgow

5 Best Burger Restaurants in Glasgow

How We Picked


First, we rated the quality and the selection of burgers in each burger joint to let you know which ones could satisfy your cravings.

Restaurant Staff

We also looked at the responsiveness and demeanour of the staff in terms of their ability to cater to customer requests.

Value for Money

Next, we checked out the prices of their burgers to let you know which places can provide the best bang for your buck.


Lastly, we checked out each burger place’s decor and amenities. This will let you choose which places would be great for dates, for a gossip-fest with friends, for a family meal, or just for some much-needed alone time.

1. The Burger Cartel

The Burger Cartel's Homepage


  • Beef: The Classic Burger, The Cartel Burger
  • Chicken: Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger, Spicy Fried Chicken Burger, Peri-Peri Burger
  • Vegetarian: Falafel Burger, Shroom Burger


Address: 380 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8AR, United Kingdom

Contact Details:  +44 141 339 8809

Operating Hours: Mon-Sun: 12–10 PM

Google reviews score4.5/5
Facebook reviews score4.5/5
Score consistency5/5
Total Reviews4.66/5
Restaurant Staff5/5
Value for Money3.5/5


  • Open all week
  • Known for their specialty burger, The Cartel Burger 
  • Has chicken and vegetarian burgers
  • Bright and cheery interiors
  • Accommodating staff


  • Uses plastic cutlery and paper plates
  • Reports of burgers being too salty or greasy
  • No wheelchair access to the loo

The Burger Cartel is open all week, which is great news for those who are only available during weekends.

This restaurant is known for their one-of-a-kind, self-named burger, The Cartel Burger. This burger features a soft brioche bun, two beef patties, melted cheese, fried onions, lettuce, jalapeno, and the restaurant’s signature sauce.

They also have chicken and vegetarian options, which other restaurants do not offer. Chicken burgers cost £6 – £7, while vegetarian options are £7 – £8, and considering their large portions, we think these prices give really great value for your money.

We also like their cheerful, welcoming restaurant. Its white and yellow walls, quilted colourful booths, and well-lit interior make this a fantastic place to hang out with friends or family.

What sets this restaurant apart is their amazing customer service which others do not provide. They are known for letting customers taste things they are not certain of, or accommodating menu orders with special requests.

Unfortunately, several customers complained about their use of plastic cutlery and paper plates. They felt this usage is not environmentally-friendly, and they were a tad harder to use as well.

We also heard reports of burgers being a tad too salty or greasy.

Lastly, their toilets are located down a very steep flight of stairs. Thus, it is not wheelchair-friendly, nor is it for those who have trouble walking.

2. Bread Meats Bread

Bread Meats Bread's Homepage


  • Classic: Classic Burger, Cheeseburger, Bacon Cheeseburger, Black and Blue
  • Speciality: Wolf Burger, Biscoff Honey Bacon Burger, Luther Burger, Koreatown Burger, Chad Hogan Burger, Cali Burger, Ayia Napa Burger
  • Chicken: Classic Fried Chicken Burger, Fried Chicken Cheese, AngryBird, Challoumi, Truffle Shuffle, Chicken Luther Burger

Plant-Based: Plant Burger, Cheesy M and M, Soyul Burger


Address: 701 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8RA, United Kingdom

Contact Details:  +44 141 648 0399

Operating Hours: Mon-Sun: 11 AM–10 PM

Google reviews score4.5/5
Trip Advisor reviews score4.5/5
Score consistency5/5
Total Reviews4.66/5
Restaurant Staff3/5
Value for Money4/5


  • Award-winning burger joint
  • Has a signature burger – Wolf Burger
  • Wide selection of bold-flavoured burgers
  • Has a plant-based selection of burgers
  • Family-friendly, chic barnyard vibe


  • A bit pricey
  • Long wait times

Bread Meats Bread is an award-winning burger joint based in Glasgow, and we think they are also highly-capable of satisfying your burger cravings. 

As proof of their burger-making prowess, they were actually two-time winners of Big 7 Travel’s ‘Best Burger in Scotland’ Award. They were even placed among their Global Top 50 list, which is pretty awesome.

They are well-known for their signature burger, ‘Wolf Burger.’ This burger is a bacon cheeseburger with a Korean twist– it is loaded with pulled pork, smoky BBQ, fried onions, and gochujang mayo.

What makes this restaurant special is their wide selection of bold-flavoured burgers, which is great for foodies that have adventurous palates. An example is their Luther Burger, which is a burger made with two glazed, ring doughnuts instead of buns.

Some of their other burgers also have unique flavours due to their featured out-of-the-box ingredients. Some examples are blue cheese, Lotus Biscoff spread, kimchi, and halloumi, just to name a few.

Unlike other restaurants, they have a plant-based selection of burgers. These are burgers that have plant-based patties, however, they may or may not contain ingredients with dairy.

As for their restaurant aesthetic, they have a family-friendly interior with long wooden tables and yellow-leathered booths that can seat 12. We especially enjoy their unique wall of antique wooden serving trays that you won’t find elsewhere.

We felt, however, that their plant-based burgers were a tad overpriced at £9. This is because they were around 30% smaller than the other burgers without the same level of taste.

We also heard customers complaining about the long wait times. Apparently, some were even seated for half an hour before someone got their orders.

3.  Smashburger

Smashburger's Homepage


  • Signature Beef: Classic Smash, Bacon Cheeseburger, Spicy Jalapeno Baja, Avocado Club, BBQ, Bacon, & Cheddar, Truffle Mushroom Swiss
  • Oklahoma Collection: Oklahoma Smash, Oklahoma Hot and Smoky Smash, Bacon Oklahoma Smash, Oklahoma Mushroom Blue Smash
  • Signature Chicken: Classic Smash, BBQ, Bacon, and Cheddar, Spicy Jalapeno Baja, Avocado Club, Truffle Mushroom Swiss
  • Signature Vegan and Vegetarian: Classic Smash, BBQ Cheddar, Spicy Jalapeno Baja, Avocado Club, Truffle Mushroom Swiss (not available for vegan)


Address: 165 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EW, United Kingdom

Contact Details:  +44 141 332 4554

Operating Hours: Mon-Sun: 10AM-10PM

Google reviews score4.1/5
Trip Advisor reviews score4/5
Score consistency5/5
Total Reviews4.36/5
Restaurant Staff3/5
Value for Money3/5


  • National Burger Awards Finalist
  • All their burgers have two beef patties
  • Uses quality ingredients
  • Has an Oklahoma Smash Collection
  • Unique avocado burgers
  • Has vegan options
  • Modern, well-lit, chic diner


  • Rather small portions
  • Reports of ignoring customer food requests
  • Underwhelming flavour

Another noteworthy Glasgow burger joint is Smashburger. This is because they are one of Dine Out Magazine’s finalists in the 2021 National Burger Awards.

Unlike other restaurants, all of their burgers contain two beef patties. Not only that, they also use high-quality ingredients such as 100% certified Angus beef, artisan buns, brisket, applewood-smoked bacon, premium cheeses, and fresh produce.

This burger restaurant is known for their unique Oklahoma Smash burger collection. Not all restaurants use this smash technique, wherein the ground beef is shaped into a ball, seasoned, and then smashed onto a hot griddle.

Unlike other restaurants, they are also known for putting avocados in their burgers. They also have purely vegan options as well, which is not being offered in other burger joints.

We like their modern, bright, industrial-looking diner. It is quite spacious and has wall-to-wall windows, classic red booths, and warm, wooden tables.

Unfortunately, compared to other restaurants, their burger portions are quite small. The owners have defended their portions, stating that they make up for it by using artisan-forward ingredients.

Thus, we think this option might be better suited for foodies who want to sample American-style burgers. This might not be the best option for those expecting large portions.

They are also known for ignoring customer requests. Some customers mentioned how they requested for certain ingredients to be left out, but when these items were served, the ingredients were still there.

4.  Steak, Cattle, and Roll

Steak, Cattle, and Roll's Homepage


  • Beef: The Classic, The Steak, Cattle, and Roll, The Beefy Cheese, The Mac and Cheese, The Godfather
  • Chicken: The Kanses, The Dakota, The Louisiana, The Buffalo
  • Vegan: The Classic Vegan, The Mac No-Cheese Burger, The Substitute, Oh My Dog


Address: 17 Bell St, Glasgow G1 1NU, United Kingdom

Contact Details:  +44 141 258 6500

Operating Hours:

  • Friday: 12 PM –11:30 PM
  • Saturday: 12 PM–11:30 PM
  • Sunday: 12 PM–10 PM
Google reviews score4.2/5
Trip Advisor reviews score4/5
Score consistency5/5
Total Reviews4.4/5
Restaurant Staff4/5
Value for Money3.5/5


  • American-inspired food sourced from local suppliers
  • Relaxed, industrial-styled eatery
  • Has vegan options
  • Also a cocktail bar


  • Closed from Mondays to Thursdays
  • Comparatively pricier
  • Reports of foul-mouthed staff

Another Glasgow restaurant that serves American-inspired food sourced from local suppliers is Steak, Cattle, and Roll. We like their relaxed, industrial-styled eatery, and they offer outside seating as well, which we appreciate.

They have a one-of-a-kind, signature burger, The Steak, Cattle, and Roll. This is made with rib-eye steak, cheddar cheese, pan-fried onions, and peppercorn sauce.

Another burger of theirs which is certainly American-inspired is their Mac & Cheese Burger. What could be more American than a burger with macaroni cheese, smoked bacon, and Coca-Cola BBQ sauce!

Unlike other restaurants, they have solid vegan options. Since the number of vegans in the UK are steadily-rising, we think offering vegan options is a great choice.

What’s unique about this joint is that it is also a cocktail bar. Along with their burgers, people can also choose from their large selection of cocktails, which includes old classics, as well as unique, bespoke ones.

One downside is that they are closed from Mondays to Thursdays. Meaning, you can expect the rest of the days to be packed since this restaurant is quite popular. 

Also, they are comparatively pricier, with some of their signature burgers priced at £16. However, these burgers are still their bestsellers, so we think they might be worth the price.

We were also dismayed when customers mentioned that some of their wait staff were quite rude. Some stated that they even heard them swearing from time to time, which kind of ruined the laid-back vibe of the place.

5. Five Guys

Five Guys' Homepage

Burgers: Hamburger, Bacon Burger, Cheeseburger, Bacon Cheeseburger


Address: 57-61 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5TF, United Kingdom

Contact Details:  +44 141 221 2186

Operating Hours:

  • Mon-Thurs: 11 AM–11 PM
  • Fri-Sat: 11 AM–12 AM
  • Sunday: 11 AM–11 PM
Google reviews score4.3/5
Facebook reviews score4/5
Score consistency4.8/5
Total Reviews4.36/5
Restaurant Staff3.5/5
Value for Money3/5


  • Family-run business which started in 1986
  • Prides themselves in not having a freezer
  • Uses high-quality beef
  • American red and white diner aesthetic with a modern twist


  • Limited burger selection
  • Not worth the price
  • Long wait times for orders

Five Guys is a family-run business which started in 1986. We appreciate their original backstory – these five brothers were asked by their dad whether they want to go to college or start a business, and the rest is history.

The owners pride themselves in not having a freezer. This is because everything is cooked fresh from scratch, and even their fries are hand-cut and cooked on site everyday, which is quite impressive.

Another thing we admire is how they only use high-quality beef for their burgers. Their beef, which comes from Scotland, is grain-finished for a marbled texture, and this texture is ideal for burger patties. 

We do like their American-inspired, red and white, diner/fast food chain aesthetic. While maybe not as picturesque as the other restaurants, it is still full of energy, and is more geared towards the dine-and-dash crowd.

Unfortunately, they have a very limited selection of burgers. Unlike other restaurants, they do not have vegan, vegetarian, or even chicken burgers.

Also, some customers have complained that while their burgers taste good, they are not worth the steep prices they charge. They felt they could have the same level of taste at McDonald’s or Burger King, at a fraction of the cost.

We also heard complaints about their long wait times, mostly due to order mix-ups. After their initial wait, customers were given the wrong orders, so they had to wait for another 25 minutes or more.

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