A hamburger popularly known as burger is a sandwich consisting of one or more cooked patties of ground meat, usually beef, placed inside a sliced bread roll or bun. The patty may be pan fried, grilled or flame broiled. Hamburgers are often served with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, bacon or chiles; with various supplements such as ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, relish or special sauce; and are frequently placed on sesame seed buns. A hamburger topped with cheese is called a cheeseburger.
Burger can also be applied to the meat patty on its own, most especially in the UK, where the term “patty” is rarely used, or the term can even refer simply to ground beef. Burgers are always prefixed with the type of meat used in its preparation like beef burger, turkey burger, bison burger, veggie burger, slam burger, just to mention a few.
Burgers are sold at fast food restaurants, diners and specialty and high-end restaurants (where burgers may sell for several times the cost of a fast-food burger, but may be one of the cheaper options on the menu). There are many international and regional variations of the hamburger.
1. South Social House
They don’t believe in using canned goods and processed ingredients here, so everything is fresh. They source fresh vegetables and greens coming in daily from all corners of the world and their beef is always of high quality and consistency. A simply delicious burger that is always good and never lets you down.
2. Golden Eagle Spur
They place a big focus on sourcing the very best ingredients and it shows in the end product. The perfect place to come and chill out with friends and enjoy one of the best burgers in the entire country.
Samantha’s Bistro & Grill is a modern bistro with simple, seasonal and well prepared meals. They offer a chef daily special of classic French, Nigerian and Italian dishes. It is however, their burger that you need to order with one thing being certain: you won’t be leaving here hungry.
They do a large range of tasty American-style food including wings, hot dogs and pancakes. Their large selection of burgers are a must-try: they’re super inventive with their toppings and sauces and will absolutely melt into your mouth.
5. HSE Gourmet
HSE gourmet is a real comfort food restaurant that will fill your belly and excite your tastebuds, situated in the heart of Lekki, Lagos. Great salads and a wonderful mac and cheese but to ignore the burger here would be foolish. Beyond delicious.
Johnny Rockets is a well known franchise with two locations in Nigeria. Their burgers are superb; when ordered with some of their loaded fries and house milkshakes you are going to find yourself leaving as one seriously happy customer. One of the truly great Lagos burgers.
7. The Backyard
One of the great places in Lagos for a night out with friends, Start with wings and burgers but stay long into the night listening to the live music. The burger is cooked perfectly and served up in a casual style. Perfect for sharing with friends.