Burgers in Bury St Edmunds: 8 great places to go

PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:01 10 July 2018

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The best thing about a burger is that it’s simple food we all identify with, but the way you make it special is in the details. With A brioche bun or maybe a secret sauce, here are 8 places in Bury St Edmunds that make a delicious burger

1. The Snug, St Johns Street

The Snug began life as a local neighbourhood bar in Cambridge back in 2005, since then, due to its fantastic range of drinks, delicious food and passionate staff it has grown to become a 10-strong family fleet of restaurants in various locations across the UK.

The Snug in Bury St Edmunds is their newest and biggest site to date, with a quirky, chalk board décor and traditional burger joint style seating. Their open kitchen not only allows you see your food being cooked but also appreciate the mouth-watering aromas of wonderful freshly cooked food.

All of the burgers are freshly made using 6oz patties of 100% British beef served in a brioche bun with house slaw and skinny seasoned fries. There are nine different varieties of burger on the menu with topping to suit all tastes including chicken, fish and vegetarian options. Choose from the simple ‘Cheese Burger’ to the more extravagant ‘Devil Burger’ with Bloody Mary salsa, jalapenos and chilli sauce or the ‘Snug Burger’ with lashings of streaky bacon, crispy onion rings and house burger sauce. Happy hour is everyday from 3-7pm so why not pay a visit and enjoy a 2for1 cocktail with your burger.

2. Byron, Auction Street

Byron Burger first opened its doors in London in 2007, taking inspiration from the classic burgers that owner Tom Byng used to eat in a small diner in America. Living in London and unable to get a decent burger like he used to enjoy back in the States, Byron was born.

All Byron burgers are made from 100% British beef using 6oz patties cooked medium to keep them pink and juicy and served with pickles and a fresh bun. The theme of simplicity runs throughout the menu: burgers range from the ‘Classic’, ‘Cheese’, ‘Double Bacon’ or the ‘B-Rex’ with BBQ sauce, onion rings and jalapenos.

3. The LP, Woolhall Street

The LP is a nightclub, bar and restaurant that’s the perfect spot for food, drinks and dancing in a vibrant, modern atmosphere. It has an extensive menu of light bites, sharer platters, pasta and even pizza cooked in their very own wood-fired pizza. There is also a fantastic range of eclectic cocktails to enjoy after your meal.

The burger menu is not large but at The LP guests are encouraged to customise. After a picking a burger – classic, pulled pork, chicken or falafel – there is an extensive selection of extra toppings that can be added to the burger ranging from goats cheese and red onion marmalade to smoked cheddar, blue cheese or avocado and bacon. The combinations are practically endless and it allows you to create your own taste and make your burger your own.

4. Edmundo Lounge, Cornhill

The ‘Lounges’ are relaxed, comfortable café cum bars for the local community and the ideal place for a few casual drinks with friends at any day and any time. The Lounges started as a small business venture by three friends in Bristol and quickly grew in popularity. Today there are ‘Lounges’ all over the country and whilst no Lounge is the same, each one retains that casual, homely feel that makes all of its diners and drinkers feel welcome.

Edmundo lounge can be found right in the centre of Bury St Edmunds, tucked away on the cobbled streets amongst the shops. The burgers – all served in a brioche bun with house fires and slaw – range from the simple ‘Lounge Burger’ to the outrageous ‘Hero Burger’, a combination of beef, buttermilk fried chicken, bacon and slow-cooked pulled pork all in one delicious burger. Make sure to visit on a Monday after 5pm where any burger comes with a free glass wine or dessert off the menu.

5. Giraffe, Unit R3 – Parkway

Giraffe touts itself as a “world kitchen” where different flavours and classic dishes from around the globe meet under one roof. Take tea like they do in Japan, break your fast Texas style then jet over to India for dinner. As a successful chain, Giraffe can be found all over the UK and the Bury St Edmunds branch is large and bright with décor from all over the world. It’s also located next to the cinema making it the ideal destination after taking in a movie.

The burgers on the menu are all served with a brioche bun and fries, or for those trying to be healthy they can be had bun-less with a rainbow side salad. There is a choice of five burgers, including the ‘Classic’, ‘Bacon’, ‘Chicken & Bacon’, ‘Halloumi & Falafel’, or our personal favourite: the ‘BBQ Brisket’.

6. The Spread Eagle, Out Way

The Spread Eagle is a traditional, family friendly pub and restaurant serving up a huge variety of food from pub classics to sharer platters. They pride themselves on warm and attentive service and having a relaxed atmosphere where anyone is welcome, whether you’re looking for a meal with lots of friends, or just a burger and a beer with a good book. It really comes to life during summer months with its spacious, sun-trap beer garden and play area for the kids.

There are different burgers on the menu at the Spread Eagle all served on glazed brioche bun with mayo, gherkin house fries and coleslaw – for an extra £1 you have the option to double up with an extra patty. Perhaps keep it simple with the classic 6oz ‘Steak Burger’or if you’re feeling a tad adventurous try the ‘Mac & Cheese Stack Burger’ or the ‘Spicy Jerk Chicken burger’.

7. The Old Cannon Brewery, Cannon Street

The Old Cannon Brewery has got it all: an in house brewery, a bar, a brasserie and a B&B. Its stunning Victorian building was – as the name suggests – originally an old brewery that was closed during the First World War and today the old brew house is used to accommodate the hotel guests. Open since 1999, the brasserie has earned a reputation for producing wonderful food using the best local ingredients from the area that change seasonally.

The mouth-watering ‘Old Cannon Beef Burger’ from the Cannon Fodder Favourites menu is a real crowd-pleaser: made up of a juicy beef patty on a homemade bun, with stacks of bacon, lashings of melted cheese and chilli jam and onion rings, burgers don’t come better than this. Make sure to enjoy with a pint of one of the Brewery’s locally brewed beers – we recommend the Brass Monkey!

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8. Bay Tree Bistro, St Johns Street

This independent café and bistro is well known in the area for providing freshly prepared food at fair prices with fantastic service. The family-run Bay tree has been on St Johns Street for over 10 years catering to all tastes with superb freshly brewed coffee, specialty teas, home made cakes, and all manner of delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes.

Despite only having three burgers on the menu, they are freshly made using local ingredients and are extremely well priced. The beef burger uses 100% British beef on a light toasted bun with mustard mayo, fries and a salad. Alternatively, guests can opt for the lamb burger with sweet chilli jam or the spicy bean burger with sour cream and fresh tomato salsa for vegetarians.

Not in the mood for a burger? How about some delicious, fresh seafood instead? See if any of these Suffolk seafood restaurants tickle your fancy.

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