The purveyors of dry-aged beef is taking the city by storm with their numerous openings across town – for a quick bite, however, try their Butchers Club Burger in Wan Chai. Pair one of their yummy burgers with duck fat fries, and check out their “secret menu” when you are there. They also have vegetarian options and special, limited time burgers designed by the city’s top chefs.
The Butchers Club Burgers - Wan Chai, G/F, Rialto Building 2 Landale St, Wan Chai, +852 2528 2083; The Butchers Club Burgers - Central, G/F, Sunrise Building, 112-114 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.butchersclub.com.hk.
SoHo may not be the first place that springs to mind when planning a family outing, given its location smack dab in the middle of the bar scene, but the cute 1950's soda shop-inspired diner underneath the escalator screams family-friendly. Part of the Black Sheep Group, which are responsible for Boqueria, Carbone and others, the burger shop has lots to choose from, plus don’t go home without trying their amazing New York style cheesecake!
Burger Circus, 22 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2878 7787, www.burgercircus.com.hk
The go-to for bankers and business dinners, Blue Butcher is another oddball choice to bring the kids in tow, but man oh man the burgers there are the bees knees! Known for their top-cut steaks, the burgers are just as juicy and there are many other menu items to choose from, plus a good selection of wines for mom and dad. Try their Burger of the Month – a rotating roster of carnivorous delights!
Blue Butcher, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2613 9286, www.bluebutcher.com
This popular eatery has been around since 2006 and was one of the first to embrace the gourmet burger concept with quality, 100 per cent grass-fed New Zealand beef. Signature items include Double Truffle that includes a black truffle-scented patty, Morning Glory with an egg and streaky bacon and Bangkok Bang – a free-range chicken burger with Thai-inspired ingredients. Vegetarian options abound here as well.
Gourmet Burger Union, 17 Old Bailey Street, Hong Kong, Facebook Page
The Diner boasts an all-American menu that comprises classic favorites such as wings, mac ‘n cheese and buttermilk fried chicken, not to mention burgers of all varieties! There’s a selection of 10 burgers using 100 % USDA Angus beef, such as the dazzling Skirt burger. There are also four non-beef burgers featuring options such as pulled pork, chorizo and a veggie burger.
The Diner, G/F, 4-8 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2562 3181, www.thediner.com.hk. Kids eat free on Mondays, and they’re able to host children’s parties onsite.
At the heart of LKF, we foresee this place being a popular joint for the late-night crowd. But, if the line-ups for free burgers to celebrate their opening day were any testament to their future success – this is the place to be. Juicy, mouthwatering burgers using grass-fed Aussie beef, creamy milkshakes and fries are served out of its tiny 20-seater restaurant. Try their double-patty “Double D” burger or one of their fish or chicken burgers.
Double D Burger, Shop E, G/F, Duke Wellington House, 22 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.doubledburger.com. Currently closed until their official launch next month...watch this space!
This place focuses on burgers, lots of burgers. Using grass-fed beef from Tasmania and freshly baked sourdough buns, it’s no wonder this place ranks high among burger-lovers of all stripes. Though the burgers are smaller in size compared to other joints, they give you all the more reason to order a side of fresh salad (for a balanced meal) or go all out with their sweet potato fries.
Beef & Liberty, 2/F, 23 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, 2811 3009, Hong Kong, www.beef-liberty.com
Set in Tin Hau’s bustling food streets, Texas Burger boasts all-American burgers including menu toppers such as Texas Barbecue Burger, crunchy onion rings, jalapeno mayo and bacon all bound together by fluffy poppy seed buns that are toasted to perfection. Other options include Mexican prawn and avocado and chicken burgers. The kids will love the restaurant’s playful Texan cowboy theme.
Texas Burger, 109 Electric Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong, +852 2576 9011, www.facebook.com/texasburgerhk
Getting a table at this bustling burger kingdom can be difficult, but once you’re able to snag a seat you and your wee ones find one of the largest and most creative burger menus in town. Not only are there classic beef, chicken and fish burgers, other options include their best-selling crispy soft shell crab, a Hiroshima oyster burger, not to mention their famously decadent Portobello cheeseburger topped with seared foie gras.
BurgeRoom, 7 Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2890 9130, www.burgeroom.com
Those who’ve been to the In N Out Burger chains along the West Coast will have high expectations from a Californian burger. CaliBurger does their best at living up to the hype with their version of the American favorite with the essential fixings. There are also greasy snacks such as wings, onion rings, potato wedges and fries, as well as assorted desserts such as an ice cream sandwich to boot.
CaliBurger, 68 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2696 9008, www.caliburger.com
Taking inspiration from America's food trailer scene and blending the robust flavours of Hong Kong's vibrant scene in one cool setting, Boomshack is worth a visit. Burger favorites include the Kimchi Burger, the Pretender (complete with a Quinoa bun), and the King Kong. While there is a not a "kids menu" per se, this resto has plenty of awesome pick-ups they will enjoy including beet fries, Mexican corn and tater tots. Enjoy!
Boomshack, Shop B G/F Wo On Building, 8-12 Wo On Lane, LKF Central, Hong Kong, +852 2660 5977, www.boomshack.asia.
If you are looking to enjoy a top burger while in TST, look no further than BLT Burger. You will find lots of options including Hong Kong named burgers such as Canton Road, Australian Wagyu, and the Stripper. Of course, the go-to favorite will be the classic BLT. The kids will enjoy their own menu as well! Pair it up with a shopathon, a trip to the Science Museum, or stroll down Festival Walk.
BLT Burger, Shop 301, Level 3, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2730 2338, Website. Highchairs available.
Burgers on the beach...we are in! There is a new resto at The Pulse in Repulse Bay with rockin' burgers! Hot Shot has officially opened on the beach and offers American style grub in a surfer style venue. They are in soft opening now with lots more coming your way soon. Be sure to bring the scooters as the kiddies can roam directly in front of the restaurant.
Hotshot, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, +852 2151 1661, www.facebook.com/hkhotshot