If the proof of the cuisine were in the number of accolades it had garnered, then this place would be Bristol’s undisputed burger champion. Shortlist gave it five stars, TripAdvisor ranked it the second best burger restaurant in the UK, and even The Daily Telegraph places it in its top ten. This isn’t just hollow praise, either – The Burger Joint comes recommended for a reason.
The concept is simple – take your seat, pick a starter or Lite Bite (from £1.75), and then tick off any extra toppings you fancy from a burger-building form. Wait 15 minutes, and voilà – your juicy, custom-made burger is brought to you. The standard burger base (meat or veggie patty, or chicken, with salad, gherkin and ciabatta bun) starts from £7.95, and includes one side and up to two sauces of your choice. But don’t stop there – opportunities to create your dream burger don’t come often, and with extra toppings from 80p a piece – and a mind-boggling 78,912,800 possible combinations – you should find something to satisfy. A personal favourite comprises a wild boar burger base topped with grilled red chillies, and BBQ and apple sauce, served with a side of beer battered onion rings.
If you’re in the mood for something a little lighter, The Burger Joint also offers a range of salads (starting from £6.95), including a meat patty offering for those who want their burger without the bun.