The humble burger has been a subject of discussion for some in Peterborough for a few years, namely due to a particular burger van in the city’s Cathedral Square. That got me thinking about where I would go for a real gourmet burger – one that isn’t served with a waxy napkin and is more likely to contain a slice of beef tomato than a mound of fried onions.
The demand for burgers in Peterborough is obvious to see – there are eight McDonalds restaurants in and around the city limits, plus numerous other chains and takeaways offering pretty much the same. Other towns and cities have attracted the likes of Gourmet Burger Kitchen or Ultimate Burger, so where can you go in Peterborough to get a better burger?
My advice for anyone seeking a “posh” burger is to avoid the takeaways and the chain pubs like Weatherspoons or Yates and instead seek out independent pubs and hotel restaurants.
I’ve yet to try it but the RBG restaurant in the city centre Park Inn hotel offers a range of burgers with classic beef costing £7.70. Head further out of the city centre and The Marriott near Lynch Wood has it’s signature “Marriott Burger” at £12.50.
There’s also a couple of Harvesters in Peterborough and the Beefeater by Orton Meadows, but does anyone have any other suggestions/recommendations? Let me know below!