BurgerMonday Championship Tournament Draw


The names of 8 burger greats were drawn from a hat at the BurgerMonday Championship launch party on Monday April 14th to determine the match-ups in the opening round. All quarter-finals burger-offs in the #WimbledonOfBurgers will take place at Climpson’s Arch in East London:

May 5th – Hawksmoor vs Honest Burgers

May 19th – Disco Bistro vs Elliot’s Cafe

June 2nd – Bleecker St Burger vs Dip & Flip

June 16th – Burger Bear vs Almost Famous

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BurgerMonday Championship

London, 5 May - 4 August 2014
Honest Burgers
Disco Bistro
Elliot's Cafe
Bleecker St Burger
Dip & Flip
Burger Bear
Almost Famous

The BurgerMonday Championship is the Wimbledon of burgers, a single-elimination tournament pitting 8 burgers greats –  Almost FamousBleecker St BleeckerBurger BearDisco BistroDip & FlipElliot’s Cafe,  HawskmoorHonest Burgers – against one another in a series of Monday-night match-ups. All head-to-head clashes leading up to the August 4th #BMChampionship Final will be held at Climpson’s Arch, a bar, restaurant and roastery beneath the railways arches near London Fields Station in East London (map).

They’ll be no halving of burgers at the Quarters, Semis and Finals, at least not by the chefs. As a full ticketholder you will be asked to take on two full burgers, one from each competitor, before voting for the one you deemed best.

Due to space limitations no one will be admitted to #BMchampionship matches without a ticket. A limited number of admission-only tickets are available to those who either wish to share burgers with a full ticketholder or come as a spectator.

14 April Launch Party Climpson’s Arch £12.50
5 May Quarter-Final A Climpson’s Arch £25
19 May Quarter-Final B Climpson’s Arch £25
2 June Quarter-Final C Climpson’s Arch £25
16 June Quarter-Final D Climpson’s Arch £25
7 July Semi-Final A Climpson’s Arch £30
21 July Semi-Final B Climpson’s Arch £30
4 August Final Venue TBA £35


Meet the Burgers #LBBFinal


London Burger Bash Final – 6 April 2014
Jubilee Place at Borough Market
Fred's Bacon Cheeseburger
Piggy Rascal
Mangalitsa brioche bun, aged rib cap patty, Tallegio cheese, Mangalitsa belly bacon, confit pork shoulder, trotter & smoked pig dripping glaze, pickled cucumbers, smoked garlic mayo
Bleecker Black
beef, cheese, black pudding
Grizzly G&T
aged beef patty, wild sloe berry gin bacon jam, smoked bacon, smoked yuzu ketchup, American cheese, disco bun


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#TheSingleCut Burger
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Grinding it out for London, Fred Smith...
...and Daniel Young (& Foodish)
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