Hamburgering in Hamburg: The Burger Lab

While working in Hamburg a few months back, I heard about this little burger place in the Schanzenviertel (the place to be in Hamburg). Needless to say, I’ve wanted to try it ever since. Lucky for me, we had a long weekend last week, so using my super-powers of persuasion, the Mr. and I headed off on a day trip to Hamburg. Well not just Hamburg, The Burger Lab was our destination, sort of.

Around the corner from the Schanzenviertel S-Bahn station, The Burger Lab is a cute little corner local with a small terrace (our place of choice given the good weather) and a carefully crafted small dining room decorated with rustic wood and iron tables, a small bar, a blackboard with the menu, and a kitchen window at the purest NYC burger joint style. Vintage to the core, The Burger Lab offers a few set burgers (classic, grilled chicken, etc) plus one or two rotating specials, all with a twist and the highest quality produce. All that at a relatively affordable price (about 15€ for a burger, a side, and a drink).
The Burger Lab (Hamburg) || Wanderwings The Burger Lab (Hamburg) || Wanderwings The Burger Lab (Hamburg) || WanderwingsDuring our visit, we went for a classic burger (beef, the burger lab sauce, cheddar, salad, tomato, pickled gherkin, and pickled onions) with normal fries, a grilled chicken with honey mustard sauce (chicken, cos salad, honey-mustard-mayo, Emmental, pickled onions, and tomato) with sweet potato fries, and the Brie burger (beef , truffle mayo, onion jam, rocket and brie) with corn cobs.

The Burger Lab (Hamburg) || WanderwingsThe medium rare 100% German beef patties on the classic and brie burgers were a dream and so was the partnering with the rest of the ingredients. The guys at The Burger Lab know what they are doing. A match made in heaven!

The chicken burger had nothing to envy the beef queens. Especially juicy, the chicken breast was perfectly grilled and who doesn’t like theirs with a bit of honey-mustard, another jackpot! And the corn…well, see for yourself!

It was a grandiose meal I’d like to repeat soon. And if you like burgers and nice alternative places with a super relaxed and friendly atmosphere you should definitely check The Burger Lab out. Won’t disappoint. Oh and did I mention they deliver? Yup, a burger lover’s dream come true.

You can find The Burger Lab in Max-Bauer-Alle 251 (Hamburg) from 12 on Mo-Sa, and 12-20 on Su, and on their website and Facebook. Make sure to book in advance if you want to visit with a few friends as spaces are limited.


  • Reply
    The slow pace
    May 18, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Uy a Pili le va a encantar!!!! Gracias por compartir este sitio! Tiene una pintaaaaaaa!!!

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      Henar -
      May 19, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      Jeje, sabia que os gustaría 🙂 lo único, las patatas de boniato…un poco grasientas asique pasad de ellas si vais por alli ^^

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    Emily of Em Busy Living
    May 18, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Yum! I love when you find a really great place like this with lots of recommendations. I also love when it lives up to the hype!

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      Henar -
      May 19, 2016 at 2:47 pm

      I know right?! There’s nothing worse than looking forward to going somewhere after hearing good things about it and then it not living up to it…so I was really happy 😀 and really full!

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