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National Burger
of the year
2024 winners

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Our Story

In 2010 I tried the best burger I had ever eaten. I was working as a corporate lawyer in New York City and the burger was at Zaitzeff, an East Village burger joint. Soon, I started moonlighting there in my free time. I wanted to know everything about this burger: how it was made, where the ingredients came from and how it tasted so damn good. 


When I moved to London in 2012, I decided to leave my previous career behind for good. I bought an old van, converted it into a food truck and then this

loud-mouthed American broad started grilling up burgers for hungry Londoners. This was the beginning of Bleecker St. Burger.


Burgers are about the beef. We use rare-breed, grass-fed beef from small farms in the UK. It's dry aged and cooked when you order, giving it an intense, beefy flavour. The finishing touches: a sesame seed bun, scratch burger sauce and good old American cheese. 

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the best beef

At every stage of the supply chain, our beef is well looked after. It starts at the farms. Our beef comes from independent farmers who spend years raising their cows. All of these cows are native breeds. The breeds we most often use at Bleecker are Dexter, Hereford and South Devon.

All of our cows are grass-fed on the farms. This means they have a natural diet, which they forage and graze for themselves. After the cows leave the farm, they come into our butcher where it is aged on the bone for between 25 and 40 days. This process draws out the moisture leaving a more concentrated beefy flavor.

After the beef is aged, an exact recipe of different cuts is made to make our beef. Our farmers and butcher spend so much time making our beef outstanding, and it is our job to showcase this brilliance to you in our burgers.


We collaborate with the best chefs and restaurants in the business and have raised over £50k for charity and mental health with these events.

In the past two years, these funds have been used for Mental Health First Aid courses for people within hospitality and supplying much needed food and drink to Hackney Food Bank.

From creating a shake with top London bakery, Crumbs & Doilies to a Japanese-inspired burger courtesy of Koya, and most recently a pizza with Yard Sale, we're always on the look out for the next collaboration opportunity.

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