Brighton is one of the unofficial food capitals of the United Kingdom, and for good reason. With quirky cafes, lively bars, and bustling burger joints around just about every corner, you’re spoiled for choice in this little seaside town.
If you’re a lover of cheeseburgers, you’re in luck! Because you haven’t had a real cheeseburger until you’ve been to Brighton. With a choice of beef, chicken, and veggie and vegan-friendly alternatives, Brighton is the best spot for indulging in a cheeky cheeseburger.
From classic American-style cheeseburgers and build-your-own burgers to kiddie’s burgers and 2-for-1 specials, we’ve got it all. Here are the best cheeseburgers you can tuck into when you next visit Brighton…
1. MOJO Burgers
The newest kids on the Brighton burger block is MOYOS Burgers on Preston Street, Just a 1-minute walk from Brighton Beach. Weighing in with their succulent homemade and freshly cooked delicious burgers, blending African, Black American with a Caribbean twist. The Signature burger here is the Soulfoo Philly Cheeseburger (£8) Just what I like to have when I come here, as the contrast between the soft cheese and the jerk paste is like a reggae salsa on the tongue.
Their unforgettable burgers, refreshingly honest prices, great location, fast service, and beaming smile will not only keep you coming back but get you booking your following Brighton trip on your last mouth full.
2. MEATliquor – for a £10 Lunchtime Burger Special
The #2 spot on your list for trying the best cheeseburgers in Brighton should be MEATliquor – hands down. This chilled-out franchise opposite St. Peter’s Church does burgers right. You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a cheeseburger though as they don’t have just one, but three!
The typical Cheeseburger comes with two patties, red onions, pickles, lettuce, French mustard, ketchup and, of course, a layer of cheese! The Bacon Cheeseburger comes with all of the above and it’s layered with a bacon patty, while the Green Chilli Cheeseburger comes with spicy chili butter that’s perfect for spice lovers. What’s more, carb-conscious customers can rest assured that any of their burgers can be served without a burger bun; instead, they’ll be wrapped in lettuce.
MEATliquor offers a fantastic lunch deal: get any burger, fries and unlimited soda for £10 until 3 pm on weekdays. Students can enjoy a 25% discount on the entire menu and there’s even a kiddies’ cheeseburger for little bellies! Not feeling up to heading out? They also offer takeaways and are available on Uber Eats. It’s really a no-brainer.
3. TGI Fridays – for a Classic American-Style Cheeseburger
When it comes to great cheeseburgers, you can’t go wrong with a typical American-style diner. Located in Brighton Marina, TGI Fridays is famous for its excellent burgers. The Cheeseburger Deluxe is to die for, made with a simple beef patty that’s smothered in cheese and Fridays® mayo. There are all sorts of other burger options available if you love a bit of cheese.
The Triple Jack Stack comes with a beef burger patty, chargrilled chicken, and crispy chicken fingers layered in candied bacon and cheese and topped with toasted sesame seeds and chili flakes. The Warrior Burger has double stacked beef burgers, mozzarella dippers, bacon, caramelised onions, Colby cheese, American cheese, and Fridays® mayo.
And the best part? You don’t have to be a meat lover to enjoy a cheeseburger at TGI Fridays. They also offer a Veggie Burger made with a spicy bean patty topped with Colby cheese and Fridays® mayo!
4. Burger Brothers Brighton – for a Gourmet Takeaway Cheeseburger
Burger Brothers Brighton is an independent takeaway burger joint in Brighton that’s been dubbed the #1 burger restaurant in the UK by TripAdvisor travellers. And it’s not surprising. Despite being a laidback hole in the wall that focuses on serving fast food in polystyrene boxes rather than a sit-down restaurant experience, the time and effort that goes into each burger is amazing. Each burger is made with locally sourced 100% prime British beef that is minced right here on the premises.
In order to set expectations, we should probably mention that they don’t serve fries… But the burgers themselves more than make up for it. For your typical cheeseburger, the Single Jack hits the spot with its slice of creamy Monterey Jack cheese, mayo and Tommy K, or step it up a notch with the Classic Beef which comes with a slice of cheddar cheese, plum tomatoes, wild rocket, mayo, and caramelised onions. There’s also a Veggie Special burger that’s served with Beachwood smoked cheese.
Not your typical cheeseburgers, Burger Brothers also offers a Bennetton Burger that’s served with award-winning Tuxford & Tebbutt Blue Stilton, chorizo or halloumi, and wasabi mayo. The restaurant’s ‘favorite’ comes with creamy goat’s cheese, roasted peppers, honey mustard, caramelized onions, and the restaurant’s mysterious secret sauce. We doubt it’ll happen but if you find there’s not enough cheese, you can always add more – premium and sliced cheeses are available as extras from just £1.
5. The New Club – for an Award-Winning Cheeseburger
Set right on the Brighton seafront, The New Club Brighton is a well-known burger hangout for brunch, lunch, and dinner – in fact, it was voted one of Britain’s hottest new restaurants by Waitrose Magazine as well as one of the best spots in the UK for brunch and coffee by The Times, Sunday Times, and Stylist Magazine.
Go for the old faithful – a Classic American Cheese Burger that comes with American cheese, house sauce, mustard, pickles, onions, and fries. Or opt for the Dirty Burger (voted 5 stars in Shortlist Magazine’s hunt for the best burger in the UK) that comes with a beef and marrowbone patty, a double slice of Monterey Jack cheese, bread, and butter pickles, house sauce, salad, and fries.
If these haven’t tickled your fancy, then perhaps the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger will – it comes with a slice of American cheese, ranch dressing, buffalo yoghurt slaw, and salad. Pair your burger with a side of your choice, from traditional or sweet potato fries to house slaw and green salad. Make a cheeseburger of your own with the option to add mac ‘n jalapeno cheese or a slice of Monterey Jack or American cheese to any burger! They’ve also got some fantastic hangover cures and an extensive cocktail list, so come thirsty!
6. Burger Off – Worlds hottest Cheeseburger
Burger Off is easily one of Brighton’s most hip and happening burger joints. Located in Hove’s Brunswick Street West and named after its burger off challenge off eating the world’s hottest cheeseburger. At 6 million times the chili heatwave, this friendly little cafe/restaurant offers the chance to tuck into a juicy cheeseburger once you have signed the waiver form that is.
If you’re feeling adventurous, there are some other cheeseburger options here too. The Bacon Burger comes with bacon and mayo, while the Blue Cheese Burger comes with real blue cheese.
Vegetarians are catered for here too with a range of veggie cheeseburger options, including bean or soya burgers served with cheese and your choices of sauce, such as 1000 Island sauce, blue cheese, chilli, and garlic. All of these burgers can be ordered easily online.
7. West Beach Bar & Kitchen – for a Cheeseburger With a View
Located inside the Brighton Wheel (officially known as British Airways i360) on Brighton s beachfront, West Beach Bar & Kitchen offers dining with a difference. Inside, you’ll find an interior designed by award-winning Marks Barfield Architects and an outdoor deck with exceptional views of the sea and the beautiful West Pier.
Don’t expect to find your traditional cheeseburger here, but what you will find is very well-priced considering the location.
Aside from your typical fish and chips, West Beach Bar & Kitchen also offers their special burger: the West Beach Burger that comes with bacon, Applewood smoked cheddar, and their special burger sauce, served with skinny fries.
8. Burger Kult – for a Gourmet Cheeseburger
If you’re looking for something edgy, head to Burger Kult located at the Mash Tun in the center of Brighton. Their choice of burgers is simply tantalizing, and while many of their favorites already come with cheese, if you want to add extra, it’ll cost you just £1!
Offering traditional pub grub with unusual names like Chuck Satan and Trailer Trash, all of the burgers come with a plate of seasoned house fries. While the atmosphere is usually relaxed during the day, it gets much more lively after 8 pm.
The Back Flip Truck is the classic American cheeseburger. It comes with ground chuck steak with classic melted burger cheese, bacon, homemade pickles, mustard, and maple syrup, lathered in the Kult’s special sauce, while the Death Jam comes with St. Giles cheese and the Kult’s special chilli-bacon-bourbon-BBQ-jam.
The Witch is something a little different – it comes with beetroot relish, mushrooms, bacon and blue cheese, while the Holy Ray comes with butter griddled halloumi. And we’ve only mentioned a few!
Brighton Cheese Burger Price Comparison Chart
|Restaurant||Standard Cheese Burger Price||Fries||Chips|
|1.||MOYOs Burger||£5.00 (£7.50 double)||£2.50|
|3.||TGI Fridays||£11.99 (Fries included)||Yes|
|5.||The New Club||£13 (Fries included)||Yes|
|6.||Burger Off||£ 4.20||£ 2.65|
|7.||West Beach Bar||£ 11.50 (Skinny Fries included)||Yes|
|8.||Burger Kult||£ 11 (Fries included)||Yes|
|9.||Moksha Cafe||£ 10 (Fries included)||Yes|
|10.||The Coal Shed||£ 10 (Fries included)||Yes|
|11.||Block Bar||£ 9||£ 3.50|
|12.||Bok Shop||£ 9.20||£ 3.10|
|13.||Wolfsmouth||£ 9.50 (Fries included)||Yes|
|£ 5||£ 2.70|
|15.||Smash Burger||£ 6.25||£ 2.95|
|16.||Kooks||£ 12 (Twin Cooked|
|17.||Honest Burgers||£ 11.50 (Salted Chips Included)||Yes|
|£ 17 (Fries Included)||Yes|
|19.||The Better Half||£ 13.75 (Thick Fries Included|
So a Chip/Fries Hybrid)
|20.||The Cricketer’s||£ 14.50||Yes|
|21.||Stock Burger||£ 10.95||£ 3.50|
|22.||Patty & Bun||£ 8.75||£3|
|23.||The Old Bank||£ 10||£ 3||£3|
|24.||The Black Lion||£ 14.50 (Fries Included)||Yes|
9. Moksha Caffe – for Cheeseburger Alternatives
Moksha Café is one of the best burger spots in Brighton. Located opposite St Peter’s Church in the center of Brighton, this independent family-run cafe offers some fantastic handcrafted cheeseburgers that are ready to tantalize your taste buds.
Take a look at the menu and you’ll be spoiled for choice. For die-hard traditional cheeseburger fans, the Monterey Jack Burger comes with a free-range 14 to 21-day mature beef patty, Monterey Jack cheese, balsamic onions, tomatoes, iceberg lettuce, mayo, and homemade chipotle BBQ sauce.
If you’re looking to step it up a notch, why not go for the Brighton Blue Burger that comes with award-winning Brighton blue cheese, free-range Sussex bacon, and skin-on fries? The Tex Mex that comes with Monterey Jack cheese, jalapenos, and avo and tomato salsa, while the Mushroom and Halloumi Burger is perfect for vegetarians! The hardest part will be choosing which one to go for…
10. The Coal Shed Brighton – for a £10 Cheeseburger Special
If you’re looking for a decent cheeseburger at a decent price, head to the Coal Shed in Brighton. As part of their express lunch menu, they’re offering a burger special for just £10, available on weekdays from 12 pm to 4 pm. Plus, on Mondays, you can bring your own wine with a minimal £5 corkage fee!
Go for the signature gourmet Coal Shed Burger that comes with an aged Angus steak beef patty, house pickles, cheese, and onions served with shoestring fries and house pickles. Add bacon, a fried egg, or kimchi for just £1 extra.
Three other smoky buns are available on the menu if – god forbid – you’re not a cheeseburger fan: Smoked Short Rib, Smoked Aubergine and Dorito Hake. Kids are catered for too with their own mini burger and fries, and if you visit before 7 pm, children under seven eat free!
11. Block Bar – for a Premium Cheeseburger
Set on lively St. James Street within Brighton’s vibrant Kemptown area, Block Bar offers a lovely sunny terrace and an impressive menu offering locally sourced produce and premium meat.
When it comes to burgers, Block Bar has it all. The Aged patty that comes with smoked Goodwood Sussex cheddar, Malbec onions, and chimichurri or aioli sauce is delightful, while the Brighton Blue Cheese Burger is phenomenal. The Panko Halloumi Burger is also highly recommended for veggies.
If you prefer a more classic burger, there’s a classic American burger with your name on it. Plus, if you see something else you like on the menu, you can transform it into your own cheeseburger by adding a slice of classic American cheese, Brighton blue cheese, or Goodwood smoked cheddar. You won’t regret it!
12. The Bok Shop Brighton – for a Chicken Cheeseburger
The Bok Shop offers a cheeseburger with a difference. As an alternative to your typical beef patties, they offer chicken burgers with a mouth-watering stack of delicious toppings. All burgers are cooked fresh with homemade ingredients and can be combined with a choice of delicious sides, such as Captain Super Fries, Katsu-Katsu Fries, or Frickles (fried pickles).
The chicken cheeseburger choices are varied and have some interesting names. There’s Jennifer Bualopez which comes with a buttermilk fried thigh, lathered in homemade Bok bu‑alo sauce, blue cheese sauce, and pickled celery. The Piggie Smalls comes with a buttermilk fried thigh, twice melted Applewood cheddar, smoked rosemary BBQ ham hock, and iceberg lettuce.
You can also ‘Bossman Your Burger’ by adding any extras, such as extra cheese for just £1, or add all of the extras (thighs, hash browns, bacon, and cheese) with an O.G Bok wing skewered through the top! One thing is for certain: you’ll need to come hungry.
13. Wolfsmouth @ the World’s End – for a Vegan Cheeseburger
When it comes to great burgers, you can’t go wrong with a traditional English pub. After all, they know their stuff. And Wolfsmouth @ the World’s End is just one of those great places that offer even better food.
You’ll have your choice of cheeseburgers – every burger on the menu comes with cheese in one form or another. Choose from the OG Burger that comes with an aged beef patty, wolf relish, and double cheese or the Rodeo Done that comes with BBQ brisket, onion rings, a slice of American cheese, covered in blue cheese sauce.
The Wolf Classic comes with cheese and Big Dog Burger Sauce, the Buffalo Chicken Tower Burger comes with buttermilk fried chicken, hash browns and double cheese, while the Tex Mex Chilli Chee Burger comes with cheese, nachos, and jalapeno salsa.
Vegetarians and vegans won’t go without their cheeseburgers either. There are seitan patties served with cheese or vegan cheese too.
14. Martin’s Burger House – for a Beef, Chicken and Vegetarian Cheeseburger
Martin’s Burger House is famous for serving some of the best cheeseburgers and potato wedges in Brighton, made with 100% beef patties. Located in East Street, this relaxed restaurant proves that sometimes simple really is best. It offers sit-down, takeaway, and home delivery for burgers in Brighton.
Start off simple with a Single Cheese Burger – it will set you back just £5 – and comes with a single patty served with relish, onions, lettuce, and cheese in a seeded brioche bun. Or treat yourself to a Double Bacon Burger which comes with a double patty served with mayo, onion, tomato, lettuce, and double cheese.
What’s great about these cheeseburgers is that you can choose your patty: there’s beef, chicken or vegetarian patties available.
15. Smashburger – for Build Your Own Cheeseburgers
Part of a successful franchise across the UK, Smashburger Brighton is a cosy burger joint on North Street. The menu is incredibly diverse so the only thing you’ll have to worry about is having to decide which one to go for.
The cheeseburgers range from classic cheeseburgers served with American cheese, Swiss cheese, cheddar, or bacon, to something different like blue cheese or goat’s cheese. Haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for (we doubt it), but don’t worry. You can build your own cheeseburger with a choice of add-ons like American cheese, cheddar, aged Swiss, goat’s cheese, and Monterey Jack.
Special diets Veggie and vegan customers can choose from the Alternative Burger menu. They offer the same burgers on a juicy patty made from plant-based and vegan ingredients including mushrooms, chickpeas, beetroot, bulgur wheat, kidney beans, and soya beans.
There’s even a kiddies’ cheeseburger!
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16. Kooks Restaurant – for a Cheeseburger and Cocktails
If you’re looking for a lunchtime spot, the bohemian-style Kooks Restaurant in the trendy North Laine area of Brighton is the way to go. They offer small and big plates until 5 pm. The highlight of their big plate lunch menu is their decadent beef burger that comes piled with cheddar cheese, bacon, red onion preserve, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise on a brioche bun served alongside twice-cooked chips. After all, you can’t go wrong with a tried and tested recipe.
Veggies won’t miss out either with the portabello mushroom vegetarian burger. It comes with halloumi, blue cheese, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a brioche bun and served with twice-cooked chips.
Wash your cheeseburger down with one of the Kooky cocktails with a twist – think unusual twists on classics like the Moscow mule and espresso martini.
17. Honest Burgers Brighton – for Homemade Beef Cheeseburgers
Honest Burgers has a reputation for serving up delicious gourmet burgers, and the restaurant in Brighton’s Duke Street is no different. As with all of their stores, the focus of the menu here is on classic beef burgers made with prime British beef – all the meat is managed through their own Honest Butchery.
Go for the traditional beef burger (add cheese to turn it into a cheeseburger) or go gourmet with the Honest Burger that comes with cheddar, smoked bacon, red onion relish, lettuce, and pickles. Whichever burger you choose, it will come served up with their tasty rosemary salted fries.
Alongside their tried and tested beef burgers, they also have chicken, a homemade vegetarian southern fried fritter, and a vegan burger. The Plant Burger, which features the Beyond Meat (TM) patty, comes with vegan Gouda and chipotle plant-based mayo. There’s even a kids’ menu that offers kiddies’ size burgers.
18. Chez Mal Brasserie – for a Cheeseburger With a View
The Chez Mal Brasserie at the Malmaison Brighton hotel at the Brighton Marina is a great spot to tuck into a melt-in-your-mouth burger for lunch or dinner. The Good or Bad Menu is available for both and offers the Chez Mal burger that comes with Gruyere cheese, Ayrshire bacon, burger relish, and fries.
Sit indoors in the contemporary styled brasserie or, weather permitting, take a seat on the ship-shaped waterfront-facing terrace. For the best of both, there’s also the conservatory with its floor to ceiling glass windows, protected from the elements. Planning on eating out with your family? Kids under 10 eat free during the week.
19. The Better Half – for a 2-for-1 Cheeseburger Special
The Better Half is a relaxed yet sociable pub not far from the Hove seafront in Brighton. While it doesn’t offer a traditional cheeseburger on its impressive burger menu, any of the burgers can have cheese added for a DIY cheeseburger you won’t regret!
Meat lovers will love the Better Half Classic Beef Burger that comes with shredded lettuce, gherkins, buffalo tomato on brioche, and hand-cut fries or sweet potato fries. Vegetarians will love the Katsu Halloumi Burger or the Beetroot and Red Kidney Bean Burger, while gluten-free customers can tuck into the Naked Burger that comes without a bun and with salad instead of chips.
Pop by for a pub quiz or one of the live music nights. Oh, and did we mention that there’s a two for one burger special on Wednesdays? Sold!
20. The Cricketer’s Pub Brighton – for a Cheeseburger and Live Music
The Cricketer’s Pub Brighton is a traditional English pub in the centre of Brighton’s Lanes. Dating all the way back to 1547, it’s one of the oldest pubs in Brighton – in fact, it’s arguably the oldest! It has a fascinating history and is said to be a hangout of the infamous murderer, Jack the Ripper.
A series of rooms lead off from one another and feature Victorian décor, plush carpets, and a warm and friendly atmosphere. As you would expect, the menu offers classic pub fare, from English pies to hearty burgers.
There’s a good variety of burgers to choose from, such as chicken, beef, and halloumi burger. All of the burgers come with pickles, triple cooked chips, and a ‘dirty’ option that includes a stack of onion rings, Mayfield cheese, and bacon.
Don’t miss the live music nights in the ‘Courtyard Bar’ every Tuesday and Friday Night!
21. Stock Burger Brighton – for Burgers and Beers
Stock Burger in Brighton is the perfect spot to chill, hang out and enjoy the perfect combination of burgers and beers. In fact, the menu even suggests a beer or cider pairing with all of their burgers!
Tuck into the Stock Burger – the restaurant chain’s signature burger – which comes with their signature beef patty layered with Monterey Jack cheese, red onions, tomatoes, gherkins and crispy lettuce, layered in Stock Burger Co. sauce. This burger is best paired with a Stock Burger Pale Ale.
The El Toro Burger is another great choice. This award-winning burger comes with a signature beef patty and pulled Glenarm oxtail, as well as melted Swiss cheese and double ox jus, best paired with a Bedlam Porter.
Build your perfect cheeseburger with a choice of beef (UK-reared shorthorn beef) chicken and veggie patties. As any good cheeseburger should, there’s a selection of cheeses, such as Monterey Jack, Sussex crumbles, halloumi, blue cheese, vegan cheese. For those who would prefer a gluten-free cheeseburger, there is an option to have your burger wrapped in iceberg lettuce with a side salad.
22. Patty & Bun – for a Plant-Based Cheeseburger
Patty & Bun in the south Lanes area of Brighton offers a trendy and fun atmosphere with banging tunes and burgers. With the perfect vibe for sitting down and enjoying your burger right there, there are also other options if you don’t – they do takeaways from a little side street grab-and-go hatch and they’re also on Deliveroo!
The ultimate choice is hands down the Ari Gold Cheeseburger. It includes a prime beef patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickled onions, and smokey P&B mayo on brioche. But you’ll be spoiled for choice because there are two more cheeseburger variations! They even give you the choice of french fries or Triple cooked chips.
Opt for the Smokey Robinson that’s pretty much the same, but it comes with an extra mound of caramelised onions, or the Jose Jose Chilli Burger that features chilli sobrassada relish! What’s more, if you’re a vegetarian, the Ari Gold Cheeseburger and the Smokey Robinson are available on a plant-based patty!
Other plant-based cheeseburgers include The Whoopi Goldburger that comes with a tempeh and mushroom fritter and vegan cheddar or the Pamela that comes with a plant-based patty, THIS Isn’t Bacon and vegan cheddar. Yum!
23. The Old Bank – for a Kiddies’ Cheeseburger
The Old Bank in Kemptown is a famous steak and rib house in Brighton, voted the #1 Steak House in Brighton&Hove by TripAdvisor, but their burgers are totally underrated. Made with British beef that’s been hung for at least 28 days, you can be sure they’re of excellent high quality.
The Banker Burger is perfect for purists. It comes with a flame-grilled burger patty, American cheese (or blue cheese if you’d prefer it), streaky bacon, and crispy onions, coated in their special Old Bank burger sauce and served on a toasted brioche bun.
Veggie-friendly options include a halloumi burger and a black bean burger that you can top with extra cheese. Visiting with the kids? Even the little ones can enjoy a cheeseburger off the Old Bank kid’s menu.
Keep an eye on the pub’s social calendar. There’s always something fun happening, such as the magician shows every Friday evening.
24. The Black Lion – for Build Your Own Cheeseburgers
The Black Lion is one of the oldest pubs in Brighton. Located right in the heart of the Lanes, it’s a popular late-night venue with everything from blues and funk bands during the week to vinyl-spinning DJs over the weekend. And the best part? There’s a heated outdoor beer garden so you can sit outside all year long!
Expect classic pub fare on the menu, but with some originality. For example, you can build your very own burger by choosing your patty – from a 6oz beef burger, Southern-fried chicken burger, or a Moving Mountains’ vegan burger – and then select your preferred toppings from the list.
Cheeseburger fanatics can opt for The Smokey with bacon and home-smoked mozzarella, The Texan with Monterey Jack cheese and pulled pork, or The Spicy with Mexican cheese, jalapeno, Scotch bonnet aioli, and crispy onions.
Feeling hungry yet? When it comes to excellent pub fare and juicy, mouth-watering cheeseburgers, Brighton has plenty of choices. Whether you’re looking for a laidback café, a lively pub, or a trendy restaurant where you can taste test your way through the best cheeseburgers in Brighton, you’ll find all you’re looking for here – and more!