Next time you feel your regular burger craving don’t give in to Mcdonald’s or any of the other corporate fast food joints. Challenge yourself to try a different burger every time you feel it coming! There are so many burgers to conquer in Shanghai you’d weigh at least half a tonne by the time you’ve eaten them all. This burger list has everything from bacon-cheese to foie gras, black truffle and even burgers for vegan-eaters.
The Bull & Claw
At footballer Cristiano Ronaldo’s favourite Shanghai gastropub, the Premier Bull & Claw burger is just ¥148. Famed for its steak, lobster, oysters, beers, burgers and excellent service, it’s no wonder The Bull & Claw in Jingan attracts great athletes for brunch and dinner.
466 Xikang Road, near Kangding Road // 西康路466号, 近康定路
You may have tried Korean fried-chicken and BBQ, now taste the one and only Seoul burger at GumGum, featuring beef, spicy kimchi, cheddar cheese and sesame scallion mayonnaise. If you don’t fancy Seoul then go for New York, Mexico City or East Indes, each with their different cultures and flavours, but all made from the same top-quality Australian beef.
Lane 273, Jiaozhou Lu, No 60, near Xinzha Lu // 胶州路273弄, 60号, 近新闸路
American diner in the bustling heartland of Jingan, Grinder Burger prides itself on having first-class ingredients such as Australian beef, healthy vegetables and homemade sauces. You can customise your burger with some fancy toppings like foie gras or black truffle, and on weekdays if you order two or more burgers then sides are half-price.
1097 Wuding Road, near Yanping Road // 武定路1097号, 近延平路
Every Wednesday from 6 PM, head to The Camel for Bacon & Cheese Burger Night where the burger with fries and a pint of Carlsberg is just ¥50! Watch HD sports from around the world and tuck into burgers any day at either of The Camel sports bars in the former French Concession and Puxi.
FMR. FRENCH CONCESSION: 1 Yueyang Road, near Dongping Road // 岳阳路1号, 近东平路
PUXI: 116 West Waifang Road, near South Pudong Road // 潍坊西路116号, 近浦东南路
All beef patties at O’Delice are made with 200g of premium, grain-fed Australian Wagyu beef, so if you’re looking for a juicy hunk of red meat at an affordable price then look no further. Check out the flagship French burgers, pictured above from left to right, the O’Chic with pan-seared foie gras, the O’Salmon with melting leeks and mascarpone sauce, and the O’Veggie with buffalo mozzarella.
FMR. FRENCH CONCESSION: 208 Xinle Road, near Donghu Road // 新乐路208号, 近东湖路
GUBEI: 3219 Hongmei Road, near Chengjiaqiao Road // 虹梅路3219号, 近程家桥路
Feast your senses on the ‘Le 32′ burger at La Cabane – a crispy, toasted French bread with two medallions of full-flavoured foie gras, a juicy Australian Wagyu beef patty and a side of fries. The combination of beef and foie gras gives the burger a robust flavour, and fig chutney adds a sparkle of sweetness. Layers of melted cheese and mashed fries round out the burger’s intensity.
1 Taojiang Road, near Dongping Road // 桃江路1号, 近东平路
On weekday lunchtimes from 11 AM – 4 PM at Enoterra, burger sets with fries, salad and a glass of wine, soft drink, tea or coffee are just ¥58! The wine bar in Jingan and the former French Concession is famous for its happy hour with 50% off selected wines, so you could spend the whole day there without breaking the bank.
JINGAN: 343 Jiaozhou Road, near Wuding Road // 胶州路343号, 近武定路
FMR. FRENCH CONCESSION: 53-57 Anfu Road, near Changshu Road // 安福路53-57号, 近常熟路
Fountain offers a special burger deal on weekends in April, buy a burger and get the second one half-price! Make sure to tell the waiter about the deal before you order. Expect beautifully presented, healthy food for less than ¥100 including fish & chips and delicious pastrami sandwiches as well as stella burgers.
888 Shenchang Road, The Hub, Building 2, Room B1-02, near Jianhong Road // 申长路888弄, 虹桥天地, 2号楼, B1-02室, 近剑虹路
For just ¥88 on lunchtimes at Avenue, get a drink, a starter and one of five burger sets including the Superior beef burger, pictured above, featuring mustard with bacon, eggs, cheddar cheese, salad and a big hunk of beef. The perfect antidote to daytime drunkenness on Hengshan Road and all for an exceptionally good price.
844 Hengshan Road, near Tianping Road // 衡山路844号, 近天平路
From the bun to the sauce, everything at MUST Grill is made in-house by the French chef, using premium, fresh ingredients and Angus beef. Choose from five different burger combinations including the London Fog fish burger, the crispy chicken burger and the vegan tofu burger, plus every Tuesday they’re buy-one-get-one-free!
881 Wuding Road, Building 2, Floor 1, near Changde Road // 武定路881号, 2号楼, 1楼, 近常德路
Everything at Kakadu Aussie restaurant comes in hearty-big chunks and gargantuan portions, check out the Kangaroo burger pictured above made with actual roo meat! Try all the Aussie specialities including crocodile and emu burgers, kangaroo is said to taste like a spiced sausage and with amazing texture.
8 Middle Jianguo Road, near South Chongqing Road // 建国中路8号, 近重庆南路
New York Style Steak & Burger
All day every Tuesday, New York Style Steak & Burger is offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal on all of its burgers! Each burger is made in-house from freshly ground beef and cooked to order and the restaurant has one of the best burger reputations in Shanghai, plus a stunning Tianzifang balcony.
TIANZIFANG: No. 22, Lane 155 Jianguo Road, near Ruijin Road // 田子坊, 建国中路155弄22号 近瑞金路
HONGQIAO: Arch Walk, 533 Loushanguan Road, Basement Level 2, near Maotai Road // 娄山关路533号地下2层, 近茅台路
Mini-burgers are the speciality at Sliders, try the ‘Say Cheese’, Grilled Eggplant, Harissa Chicken and Spicy Lamb sliders to see how the bar got its name. What’s more, the sliders go especially well with 5 shots for ¥100 or happy hour ¥20 beer available everyday from 2 PM to 8 PM.
45 Yongkang Road, near Jiashan Road // 永康路45号, 近嘉善路