The Best Burgers in Lagos
FOLLY: National Burger Day was a couple of days ago and I created this thread to celebrate the greatest burgers we've had in Lagos so far in this journey of eating through the struggle. That thread is definitely going to be lost in a few days but this post is forever (or at least close to), so in this post we're going to attempt to delve into more detail on why each one of the burgers made the cut.
NOSA: There are tons of burgers in Lagos, but there's a serious paucity of elite burgers. Quantity has never been our problem because from the top tier restaurants to the bottom feeders, there's a burger on the menu. What's real unfortunate is that almost every restaurant out there is slapping a Chi Foods patty between a Shoprite bun and calling it a burger. Disgusting.
We've been around the block a bit and we've put together a definitive list, in no particular order, of the best burgers in Lagos. If you disagree, find me on the internet and fight me.
The Eatalian @ Harvest Lagos
NOSA: This is the "newest" of all the burgers on this list, but it has more than earned its right to be here by virtue of it's very unique flavor. The Eatalian is more than a play on words with "Italian", it literally tastes like Italy. If you've ever wondered what an antipasto burger would taste like, this is your guy.
The French @ South
FOLLY: For this one, it's the cheese that make it special. They use camembert which explains the hefty price tag; the beef as well (at least the times that we've had it) is quality.
NOSA: It's definitely the most expensive one on here and a lot of people go, "oh, it's too expensive and overhyped". Don't listen to those people because they do not know anything. Camembert on a burger? That's a commitment to excellence and you're not going to find that anywhere in Lagos.
NinaHH @ BBQ & Cravings
Address: 4 Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki, Lagos
FOLLY: There are a lot of burgers that appeal to me on the BBQ & Cravings menu but the NinaHH is the most adventurous.
NOSA: For me, this is the most adventurous of the burgers in Lagos. You can taste how much R&D went into creating this masterpiece.
FOLLY: It combines strawberry jam, beef patty, slow-cooked oxtail, mozzarella, caramelized onions, and salsa.
NOSA: It's not supposed to work, but it defies all the odds.
Dagwood Burger @ Temple Cottage
NOSA: A runny egg and a grilled pineapple? Yeah, this is another special one. The bun leaves a lot to be desired, but the Dagwood triumphs regardless. What so special about the Dagwood is how unheralded it is. You find it in a random dodgy hotel in Victoria Island. I mean, nothing good comes out of those places. Everything else on the menu is extra meh. This burger just comes out of nowhere with the excellence.
Double Prime Beef Burger @ HSE Gourmet
FOLLY: The burgers at HSE are fully loaded but for some reason don't feel overwhelming - or maybe they do because once you're done eating you are full for at least 12 hours and immobile for two.
Crispy Chicken Burger @ Wings N Sides
NOSA: The only chicken burger on this list and easily the simplest of the lot. Many have tried to make the chicken burger a thing in Lagos and many have failed. The Crispy Chicken Burger at Wings n Sides succeeds where the others fail by keeping it simple. Most places go over the top with the extras and ignore the chicken. Wings n Sides does no such thing.
Smokehouse Double @ Johnny Rockets
FOLLY: All I have to say is just "bruh"
NOSA: We have video to prove why this is on here.