The best burgers in Brussels 2024

With an array of trendy burger joints, stylish bistros, and hidden gem eateries, Brussels has become a haven for burger enthusiasts. Whether you prefer a simple cheeseburger or a gourmet creation loaded with unique toppings, there is something for everyone in this vibrant city. In this article, we will explore some of the best burger establishments in Brussels, highlighting their distinctive flavors and inviting atmospheres. Whether you're a local resident or a tourist exploring the city, this guide will help you navigate the bustling burger scene in Brussels and ensure that you experience the very best that the city has to offer. So, get ready to sink your teeth into the juiciest and most flavorful burgers the capital of Belgium has to offer!

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The Huggy’s Bar

Rue Jourdan 8, 1060 Bruxelles, Belgium

Inspired by the USA and adapted to Belgian tastes, Huggy’s Bar serves a high quality burger paired with a choice of 8 house beers. They have something to suit every taste, including vegetarian and vegan options. Everything is homemade, from the buns to the sauce. They have a huge range of burgers to choose from, ranging from classic options, to international inspired flavours, to gourmet picks that include beef tartare and truffle!

You get your burger with unlimited fries and coleslaw, and they have 12 homemade sauces to choose from: pepper sauce, truffle, tartare and cheddar to name a few!

Opening hours: Open daily from 11:45am – 10pm

Price range: €12-22


Rue du Bailli 30, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Bikette is the brainchild of Léa, a hospitality pro with a passion for doing things right. Specializing in unique burgers (€10), you pick the cheese – options like Cheddar, blue, goat cheese, and more. The Angus beef is top-notch, sourced straight from an Irish farm. The homemade brioche buns steal the show, baked by Léa herself using her grandmother’s recipe.

The menu is based around 6 burger options – beef, chicken, vegetarian, pulled pork, and the changing burger of the month. You then customise them with your pick of cheese and additions like bacon and pastrami. Léa’s dedication shows in the details, from handpicked second-hand plates to a carefully curated beer selection. In a nutshell, Bikette is about love, detail, and darn good burgers.

Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12-2:30pm, 7-10pm, Sunday 7-10pm

Price range: €10-13


Rue de Flandre 124, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

H&K’s offers multiple vegan options with clearly labeled choices. While not exclusively vegan, the restaurant provides a variety of vegan bread, burger patty, vegan cheese, and mayo options.

The ordering process involves selecting from a range of vegan buns and fully customizing the burger with choices for sauce, garnish, and additional sides. The complete vegan burger, including all selected options, is priced at 15.90€.

Opening hours: Mon – Fri 5-11pm, Saturday 1-11pm

Price range: €15

Chez Bichon

Chau. de Roodebeek 590, 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium

“Chez Bichon,” a revamped 1930s bistro in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, stands out in the growing landscape of burger joints. Run by a motivated trio – chef couple Andrea and Yannick, affectionately nicknamed “biche” and “pig,” the restaurant exudes a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

The menu offers pleasant surprises, starting with well-crafted cocktails influenced by the owners’ experience at the English Pharmacy and Green Lab. Standout options include the “Millionaire,” a carefully measured blend of spiced dark rum, apricot brandy, Sloe Gin, and lemon. Drawing inspiration from Andrea’s Spanish roots, the menu also features delectable ham croquetas and homemade tomato tapenade.

When it comes to burgers, Chez Bichon impresses with choices like “Le Bichon” (beef, double cheddar, red onions, mushrooms, and Bichon sauce) and “L’Espagne” (beef, Serrano, mozzarella, red onions, red peppers, and tomato tapenade). The meat is cooked to perfection, and the crispy bread adds to the overall satisfaction. Accompanying seasoned potatoes in patatas bravas style and a commitment to sourcing from local merchants further enhance the dining experience.

Opening hours: Tue 6pm-10pm, Wed-Fri 12-2pm, 6-9:30pm, Sat 6-10pm

Price range: €14-17


Rue de la Paix 27, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium

Rambo, a collaboration between the teams behind Old Boy’s, Chez Richard and Chez Franz, and Bold, brings Smash Burgers to Brussels. The place is designed with concrete walls, a wood counter, neon-colored posters by Bold, and a diner-style setup reminiscent of American diners.

Rambo specializes in Smash Burgers, where Black Angus meat is smashed on the plancha for an ultra-juicy and crispy result using the Maillard technique. The menu features the double cheese burger in three variations: classic, special with homemade Big Mac sauce, and veggie with a Beyond Meat patty. 

The focus on quality and affordability shines, with a double cheese burger priced at 10€. The dessert, soft-serve ice cream with creative toppings like caramelized bacon and cookie dough bits, adds a playful touch.

In terms of taste, the burger is described as melt-in-your-mouth delicious, satisfying both fast-food cravings and the desire for quality produce.

Opening hours: Open daily from 12-11pm

Price range: €12

Manhattn’s Burgers

Av. Louise 164, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Manhattn’s Burgers, with four locations across the city, delivers delicious and straightforward burgers without overwhelming toppings. Their mastery of “frites” is particularly noteworthy in a country where they’re practically a religion.

The standout feature is the remarkable burger itself. From crispy bacon to melty cheddar, juicy tomatoes, perfectly caramelized onions, grass-fed and matured beef, and expertly cooked meat – it all comes together on a soft and juicy brioche bun inspired by a recipe from Little Italy. The setting complements the concept with red brick walls, long wooden tables for sharing, a counter with stools for on-the-go eating, and a big open kitchen.

Opening hours: Open daily from 11:30am-10:30pm

Price range: €9-12

Ellis Gourmet Burger

Pl. Sainte-Catherine 4, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Ellis Gourmet Burger at Place Sainte Catherine is a reliable choice for a fantastic burger in Brussels. The restaurant, named after Ellis Island in New York, boasts a blend of retro and modern decor with high ceilings, a gallery wall, 50s chairs, and burger-related facts on the walls.

The star of the show is the food, offering a diverse menu with vegetarian options. The Meatlover burger, featuring extra cheddar and bacon, stands out with a juicy 100% beef patty from the renowned Hendrick Dierendock. The Mini Trio, including beef, chicken, and lamb, is a recommended option for those wanting variety. Don’t miss out on the sides – both the fries and coleslaw salad are excellent.

Opening hours: Open daily from 11:30am-10pm

Price range: €14-17

Green Mango

Chau. de Vleurgat 142, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Green Mango brings a taste of exotic flavors to the city after the owner’s culinary adventures around the world. Filling a void in quality burgers and fresh fruit juices, they present a concept of simple, good, vitaminized, and funky food.

The burgers are not only delicious and appetizing but also reasonably priced. With an emphasis on quality and freshness, the diverse range of over 40 burger recipes includes some of the largest in the country. You get to choose one sauce for free, and the fries on the side are included. 

Opening hours: Open daily from 12-2:30pm, 6:30-11pm

Price range: €14-22

Hashtag Burgers & Brunch

Rue Pletinckx 55, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Hashtag, established in 2018, is renowned for its innovative waffle burgers, introducing a Belgian twist to plain hamburgers. Their unique waffle dough recipe, with minimal sugar, is a nod to the classic sweet waffle. Blurring the lines between fast food and restaurant, Hashtag offers a variety of waffle burgers inspired from world foods, including an Italian burger with sundried tomatoes and olive tapenade, and the British burger with fried cod and pickles. 

The space itself looks great, with bright windows, pink walls, and a vertical garden. They’re also popular for their brunch menu, which featuring unique pairings like waffles & salmon. 

Opening hours: Open daily from 10:30am-7pm

Price range: €11-14


Rue Grétry 48/50, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Baogo in central Brussels stands out for its creative offerings served on fluffy steamed bao buns. These buns, distinct from regular burger buns, are squishy yet maintain their shape, making them ideal for various fillings.

Favorites at Baogo include the crispy salmon burger with avocado, cucumber slaw, and basil mayo. Priced at 12 Euros each, all bao burgers come with a generous side of fries, offering classic, spicy, or sweet potato options. The menu also features rice bowls and vegetarian/vegan choices, including a tempting pulled pork bao.

Opening hours: Open daily from 12-11pm

Price range: €12


Rue Simonis 62, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium

At Bintje their mission has always been clear: serve the best fries. Quentin, the kitchen head, starts each day by slicing organic potatoes from Ghent, maintaining that New York fries charm by keeping the skin. Twice-fried in vegetarian-friendly organic sunflower oil and seasoned with Brittany organic salt, these fries are a Brussels delight.

Before expanding their menu to include burgers, Bintje mastered the art of fries. Now, for €10 (lunch menu), you can pair your fries with a burger and a homemade sauce. Notable choices include the chicken burger, cooked daily on the broiler, featuring Yves Guns’ delicious bread, red onion pickles, parmesan flakes, and honey-mustard sauce. The chicken skin, fried separately for added crispiness, elevates the experience. The bacon and cheese burger, using Irish beef ground on-site, is another standout with bacon crumbles and caramelized onions.

Opening hours: Open daily from 12-10:30pm

Price range: €8-10

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