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Attempting to put together a list of the best burgers in Delhi sparks some solid debate. Everyone protects their patty with unwavering loyalty, and they make no buns about it. In a city that doesn’t serve authentic beef, has an assortment of patty melts, fancy chef creations, and an influx of famous burger joints, which ones are the trailblazers? LBB presents its top 15 picks f0r 2015, in no particular order.

If you have a recommendation, write in to us at editors@lbbd.in

Bacon and Lamb Burger at Smokeys BBQ and Grill

Two meats, they had us there. An 8 oz lamb patty flavoured with thyme, and bacon lard, and served with a baconnaise, there’s no words to do this justice. Go try it, or have it home delivered.

Where: Plot 2, VIPPS Center, Local Shopping Center, Masjid Moth, GK 2; Ground Floor, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon

Contact: 011 33105146 for GK 2; 0124 4966321 for Cyber Hub

Price: INR 580

Ramen Burger at Guppy 

A relatively new introduction, this ones makes the cut based on versatility. Japanese staple Ramen, stuffed between two buns. Can anyone spell carbs? Available in both a vegetarian and non-vegetarian version.

Where: 28, Main Market, Lodhi Colony

Contact: 011 33107928

Price: INR 650 for veg; INR 700 for non-veg

New York Angus Burger at Qube, Leela

This one’s been consistent over three years, three burger trails. Money can’t but happiness, {or beef} but it can buy an Angus. A herb and garlic angus burger, topped with gruyere cheese, topped with red onion confit and BBQ sauce. Definitely enough for even two.

Where: The Leela Palace, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri

Contact: 011 39331234

Price: INR 1,700

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Make your own Burger at Fork you

So, half of us voted for the classic tenderloin burger, but with the make your own option, turns out you can tailor make it your idea of perfection. Slather the cheese, bacon and any and every artery-blocking ingredient.

Where: 30, 1st Floor, Hauz Khas Village

Contact: 011 33106457

Price: Starting at INR 395 for veg and INR 495 for non-veg

Chicken Tikka Burger at Lean Chef

Doing it different, and doing it right, is Lean Chef. They’ve retired the melting cheese, white bread buns, bacon and every thing else that makes a burger bomb, replaced it with whole-wheat bread, chicken tikka and green chutney and a calorie count of 383. And it’s still holding its own.

Where: M 22, GK 2 Main Market

Contact: 011 46536666

Price: INR 229

Legendary Burger at Hard Rock Café

There’s a reason legendary is part of its nomenclature; 10 oz patty, seasoned bacon, melted cheddar cheese, crisp fried onion rings and pickles to boot; take our advice, go on an empty stomach.

Where: M 110, 1st Floor, DLF Place Mall, Saket; DLF Cyber Hub, DLF City, Phase: III, Gurgaon

Contact: 011 33105028 for Saket; +91-124-4949630 for Cyber Hub

Price: INR 465 for veg; INR 620 for non-veg

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Goan Chorizo Sliders at Hungry Monkey

The Goan Chorizo kicked the Bomb Burger’s bun. Although a slider, technically it’s just a bite-sized burger. Delish chorizo, stuffed between butter soft bread topped with lettuce, onions and pickles, and small enough to avoid any side spillage. Winner.

Where: B 6/6, DDA Market, Opposite Deer Park, Safdarjung Enclave

Contact: +91 9810788196

Price: INR 595

MoBar at Monkey Bar

White bread, 300 gms patty, bacons, onion, seasoning and the usual burger suspects. With onion, tomato and lettuce, the MoBar is a keeper. Your hips might agree.

Where: Plot 11, Upper Ground Floor, LSC, Pocket C 6 & 7, Vasant Kunj

Contact: 011 33106238

Price: INR 633 inclusive of taxes

Juicy Lucy at Cafe Delhi Heights

We know you’ve been looking for this on our list, and we won’t disappoint. Although we’ve  heard some mixed reviews in the recent past, be it force of habit, the Juicy Lucy found its way back on our ultimate burger list. PS: Go completely empty stomach, or order it for two.

Where: DLF Place Saket; DLF Promenade Vasant Kunj; Ambience Mall Gurgaon; Cyber Hub, Gurgaon; Cross Point Mall Gurgaon

Contact: 011 41654033 for Saket; 011 41099797 for Vasant Kunj; 0124 4665784 for Ambience; 0124 49940571 for Cyber Hub; 0124 6672033 for Cross Point Mall

Price: INR 425

Big Boy Burger at Nirulas

There’s nothing like the taste of nostalgia. Say what you might, some spaces in our hearts {and stomachs} are reserved for comfort, familiar food, and the Big Boy Burger with the sparing serving of chips on the side is just that.

Where: Find your closest location, here.

Price: INR 120

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Houston at Johnny Rockets

Johnny Rockets has been another consistent performer, and the Houston, complete with jalapeños, a buff patty, jack cheese, topped with their special Johnny Rockets spicy sauce should tell you exactly why. PS: You also have the option of customising your burgers here, and let us tell you: It is worth it.

Where: 2nd Floor, Select City Walk, Saket; Ambience Mall, Gurgaon; Shop 310, Level 2, DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj

Contact: 011 33105744 for Saket; 011 33105892 for Gurgaon; 011 33105073 for Vasant Kunj

Price: INR 350 for veg; INR 375 for non-veg

Heaven Can Wait Burger at Dunkin Donuts

Pepper chicken patty, spicy chicken patty, cheese, chili mayo, cheesy jalapeño sauce and fresh veggies, heaven might wait, but you shouldn’t. Also, literally don’t wait, their burgers are at their freshest and flavourful best in the first half of the day.

Where: Find your nearest one, here.

Price: INR 229

Mutton King Burger at Kents

Old school salami sandwiches? HA! Say hello to the grilled, double mutton patty, King burger. Yes, it still comes with the french fries on the side.

Where: 29, Defence Colony Market

Contact: 011 24333575

Price: INR 210

Baconator at Smoke House Deli

They got their game face on – a tenderloin patty wrapped in oak smoked bacon? Not sure where a heart attack ends, and high cholesterol starts. You have the choice of multigrain bread; just throwing it in there, in case you’re cutting some corners.

Where: DLF Place Saket; DLF Promenade Vasant Kunj; 1st Floor, 17, Khan Market; 12, Hauz Khas Village

Contact: 011 33105019 for Saket; 011 33106421 for Vasant Kunj; 011 33105615 for Khan Market; 011 33107888 for Hauz Khas Village

Price: INR 550

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Chicken Whopper at Burger King

Yes, we know, we know, the essence of Burger King lies in its beef, and the Indian menu has gotten a lot of mixed reviews. But, in the fast food race, it’s definitely one of the frontrunners. What’s best about them? Their special spicy sauce; ask for an extra dose.

Where: Select City Walk Saket; Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj; Epicuria Food Mall, Nehru Place; Shipra Mall, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad; M Block, GK1; E-8, Inner Circle, Connaught Place

Contact: 011 41403240 for Saket; 011 40870522 for Vasant Kunj; 011 26234547 for Nehru Place; 011 41040512 for GK1; 011 43509889

Price: INR 119

Smokeys BBQ & Grill
Plot 2, VIPPS Center, Local Shopping Center, Masjid Moth, Greater Kailash 2, New Delhi
+911133105146
Starting at 2100 for 2
Smokeys BBQ & Grill
Ground Floor, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon
+911244966321
Starting at 1700 for 2
Guppy By Ai
28, Main Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi
+911124690005
Starting at 3000 for 2
The Qube
The Leela Palace, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
+911139331234
Starting at 3500 for 2
Fork You
30, 1st Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
+919990778881
Starting at 1800 for 2
Double Roti
SF-64, 1st Floor, DLF Galleria, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon
+911244239596
Starting at 1000 for 2
Lean Chef
M-22, M-Block Market, Greater Kailash 2, New Delhi
+917861000888
Starting at 1000 for 2
Hard Rock Cafe
M-110, 1st Floor, DLF Place Mall, Saket, New Delhi
+911133105028
Starting at 2500 for 2
Hard Rock Cafe
Unit 4/5/104/105, R Block, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon
+911244949630
Starting at 2500 for 2
The Hungry Monkey
B-6/6, DDA Market, Opposite Deer Park, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi
+911146049801
Starting at 2300 for 2
Monkey Bar
Plot 11, Upper Ground Floor, LSC, Pocket C-6 & 7, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
+911141095155
Starting at 1800 for 2
Cafe Delhi Heights
221, 1st Floor, DLF Place Mall, Saket, New Delhi
+911141654033
Starting at 2100 for 2
Cafe Delhi Heights
308, 2nd Floor, DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
+911141099797
Starting at 2000 for 2
Cafe Delhi Heights
R-301, 3rd Floor, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon
+919716254033
Starting at 2000 for 2
Cafe Delhi Heights
GL-121-123, 1st Floor, Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon
+911246672033
Starting at 2000 for 2
Nirula's
K-14, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
+911141230404
Starting at 1100 for 2
Nirula's
17-18, The India Mall, Community Center, New Friends Colony, New Delhi
+911126319799
Starting at 1100 for 2
Johnny Rockets
2nd Floor, Select City Walk, Saket, New Delhi
+911142147777
Starting at 1400 for 2
Johnny Rockets
Ambience Mall, NH 8, Gurgaon
+91124665656
Starting at 1400 for 2
Johnny Rockets
Shop 310, Level 2, DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
+911141668474
Starting at 1400 for 2
Dunkin Donuts
N-6, Connaught Place, New Delhi
+911141523637
Starting at 700 for 2
Dunkin Donuts
Shop 3, HUDA City Centre Metro Station, Sector 29, Gurgaon
+919266600152
Starting at 700 for 2
Dunkin Donuts
327, 3rd Floor, The Great India Place Mall, Sector 38-A, Noida
+911204321883
Starting at 700 for 2
Kent's Fast Food
29, Defence Colony Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi
+911141552666
Starting at 500 for 2
Smoke House Deli
17, 1st & 2nd Floor, Khan Market, New Delhi
+911143542819
Starting at 2000 for 2
Smoke House Deli
Ground Floor, DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
+911146075646
Starting at 2000 for 2
Smoke House Deli
252-253, DLF Place Mall, Saket, New Delhi
+911140612823
Starting at 2000 for 2
Smoke House Deli
12, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
+911126567001
Starting at 2000 for 2
Burger King
Epicuria Food Mall, Nehru Place Metro Station, Nehru Place, New Delhi
+911133107643
Starting at 500 for 2
Burger King
3rd Floor, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
+911133107642
Starting at 500 for 2
Burger King
Shop 18, Ground Floor, Shipra Mall, Vaibhav Khand, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad
+911133107639
Starting at 500 for 2
Burger King
2nd Floor, Select City Walk, Saket, New Delhi
+911141403240
Starting at 500 for 2
Burger King
M-22, Ist & 2nd Floor, M Block Market, Greater Kailash 1, New Delhi
+91133558000
Starting at 500 for 2
Burger King
E-8, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
+911143509889
Starting at 500 for 2

Top 16 Burgers Across Budgets in Delhi and Gurgaon

Multiple Locations

Attempting to put together a list of the best burgers in Delhi sparks some solid debate. Everyone protects their patty with unwavering loyalty, and they make no buns about it. In a city that doesn’t serve authentic beef, has an assortment of patty melts, fancy chef creations, and an influx of famous burger joints, which ones are the trailblazers? LBB presents its top 15 picks f0r 2015, in no particular order.

If you have a recommendation, write in to us at editors@lbbd.in

Bacon and Lamb Burger at Smokeys BBQ and Grill

Two meats, they had us there. An 8 oz lamb patty flavoured with thyme, and bacon lard, and served with a baconnaise, there’s no words to do this justice. Go try it, or have it home delivered.

Where: Plot 2, VIPPS Center, Local Shopping Center, Masjid Moth, GK 2; Ground Floor, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon

Contact: 011 33105146 for GK 2; 0124 4966321 for Cyber Hub

Price: INR 580

Ramen Burger at Guppy 

A relatively new introduction, this ones makes the cut based on versatility. Japanese staple Ramen, stuffed between two buns. Can anyone spell carbs? Available in both a vegetarian and non-vegetarian version.

Where: 28, Main Market, Lodhi Colony

Contact: 011 33107928

Price: INR 650 for veg; INR 700 for non-veg

New York Angus Burger at Qube, Leela

This one’s been consistent over three years, three burger trails. Money can’t but happiness, {or beef} but it can buy an Angus. A herb and garlic angus burger, topped with gruyere cheese, topped with red onion confit and BBQ sauce. Definitely enough for even two.

Where: The Leela Palace, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri

Contact: 011 39331234

Price: INR 1,700

Top_burgers_delhi_budget_fork_you

Make your own Burger at Fork you

So, half of us voted for the classic tenderloin burger, but with the make your own option, turns out you can tailor make it your idea of perfection. Slather the cheese, bacon and any and every artery-blocking ingredient.

Where: 30, 1st Floor, Hauz Khas Village

Contact: 011 33106457

Price: Starting at INR 395 for veg and INR 495 for non-veg

Chicken Tikka Burger at Lean Chef

Doing it different, and doing it right, is Lean Chef. They’ve retired the melting cheese, white bread buns, bacon and every thing else that makes a burger bomb, replaced it with whole-wheat bread, chicken tikka and green chutney and a calorie count of 383. And it’s still holding its own.

Where: M 22, GK 2 Main Market

Contact: 011 46536666

Price: INR 229

Legendary Burger at Hard Rock Café

There’s a reason legendary is part of its nomenclature; 10 oz patty, seasoned bacon, melted cheddar cheese, crisp fried onion rings and pickles to boot; take our advice, go on an empty stomach.

Where: M 110, 1st Floor, DLF Place Mall, Saket; DLF Cyber Hub, DLF City, Phase: III, Gurgaon

Contact: 011 33105028 for Saket; +91-124-4949630 for Cyber Hub

Price: INR 465 for veg; INR 620 for non-veg

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Goan Chorizo Sliders at Hungry Monkey

The Goan Chorizo kicked the Bomb Burger’s bun. Although a slider, technically it’s just a bite-sized burger. Delish chorizo, stuffed between butter soft bread topped with lettuce, onions and pickles, and small enough to avoid any side spillage. Winner.

Where: B 6/6, DDA Market, Opposite Deer Park, Safdarjung Enclave

Contact: +91 9810788196

Price: INR 595

MoBar at Monkey Bar

White bread, 300 gms patty, bacons, onion, seasoning and the usual burger suspects. With onion, tomato and lettuce, the MoBar is a keeper. Your hips might agree.

Where: Plot 11, Upper Ground Floor, LSC, Pocket C 6 & 7, Vasant Kunj

Contact: 011 33106238

Price: INR 633 inclusive of taxes

Juicy Lucy at Cafe Delhi Heights

We know you’ve been looking for this on our list, and we won’t disappoint. Although we’ve  heard some mixed reviews in the recent past, be it force of habit, the Juicy Lucy found its way back on our ultimate burger list. PS: Go completely empty stomach, or order it for two.

Where: DLF Place Saket; DLF Promenade Vasant Kunj; Ambience Mall Gurgaon; Cyber Hub, Gurgaon; Cross Point Mall Gurgaon

Contact: 011 41654033 for Saket; 011 41099797 for Vasant Kunj; 0124 4665784 for Ambience; 0124 49940571 for Cyber Hub; 0124 6672033 for Cross Point Mall

Price: INR 425

Big Boy Burger at Nirulas

There’s nothing like the taste of nostalgia. Say what you might, some spaces in our hearts {and stomachs} are reserved for comfort, familiar food, and the Big Boy Burger with the sparing serving of chips on the side is just that.

Where: Find your closest location, here.

Price: INR 120

Top_burgers_delhi_budget_johnny_rockets

Houston at Johnny Rockets

Johnny Rockets has been another consistent performer, and the Houston, complete with jalapeños, a buff patty, jack cheese, topped with their special Johnny Rockets spicy sauce should tell you exactly why. PS: You also have the option of customising your burgers here, and let us tell you: It is worth it.

Where: 2nd Floor, Select City Walk, Saket; Ambience Mall, Gurgaon; Shop 310, Level 2, DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj

Contact: 011 33105744 for Saket; 011 33105892 for Gurgaon; 011 33105073 for Vasant Kunj

Price: INR 350 for veg; INR 375 for non-veg

Heaven Can Wait Burger at Dunkin Donuts

Pepper chicken patty, spicy chicken patty, cheese, chili mayo, cheesy jalapeño sauce and fresh veggies, heaven might wait, but you shouldn’t. Also, literally don’t wait, their burgers are at their freshest and flavourful best in the first half of the day.

Where: Find your nearest one, here.

Price: INR 229

Mutton King Burger at Kents

Old school salami sandwiches? HA! Say hello to the grilled, double mutton patty, King burger. Yes, it still comes with the french fries on the side.

Where: 29, Defence Colony Market

Contact: 011 24333575

Price: INR 210

Baconator at Smoke House Deli

They got their game face on – a tenderloin patty wrapped in oak smoked bacon? Not sure where a heart attack ends, and high cholesterol starts. You have the choice of multigrain bread; just throwing it in there, in case you’re cutting some corners.

Where: DLF Place Saket; DLF Promenade Vasant Kunj; 1st Floor, 17, Khan Market; 12, Hauz Khas Village

Contact: 011 33105019 for Saket; 011 33106421 for Vasant Kunj; 011 33105615 for Khan Market; 011 33107888 for Hauz Khas Village

Price: INR 550

Burger_King_CP-45

Chicken Whopper at Burger King

Yes, we know, we know, the essence of Burger King lies in its beef, and the Indian menu has gotten a lot of mixed reviews. But, in the fast food race, it’s definitely one of the frontrunners. What’s best about them? Their special spicy sauce; ask for an extra dose.

Where: Select City Walk Saket; Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj; Epicuria Food Mall, Nehru Place; Shipra Mall, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad; M Block, GK1; E-8, Inner Circle, Connaught Place

Contact: 011 41403240 for Saket; 011 40870522 for Vasant Kunj; 011 26234547 for Nehru Place; 011 41040512 for GK1; 011 43509889

Price: INR 119

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