Burgers are the beating heart of London. There’s all sorts of patty-based creations happening across the capital, including several collabs running throughout May. Go on, have a scroll:

1. For a Firey Burger: Black Bear Burger x James Cochran 12:51 

What: You’ve seen collaborations before… but none as spicy as this. Black Bear Burger has partnered with award-winning Chef James Cochran of 12:51 to create the ‘Scotch Bonnet Blue’ chicken burger.

Eat: In true collaborative style, Black Bear Burger has combined James’s legendary 12:51 Scotch Bonnet Jam, which featured in his cooking for the BBC’s Great British Menu, with elements from their current menu to create the ’Scotch Bonnet Blue’. The burger features juicy buttermilk fried chicken, lashings of Scotch Bonnet Jam, a tangy blue cheese sauce to cut through the heat, crispy smoked bacon and chicken skin crumb, b&b pickles and lettuce encased in a toasted seeded bun.

Where: Black Bear Burger Brixton and Black Bear Burger Exmouth Market

2. For a Breakfast Burger: Patty&Bun x Norman’s 

What: Burger dons Patty&Bun and cult caff Norman’s have collaborated on a month-long special. Available now, the Norman’s X Patty burger is a mash-up of burger and breakfast using the highest quality ingredients you’ve come to expect from both brands.

Eat: The Norman’s X Patty burger features an aged beef patty topped with sliced Red Leicester. hash brown, Clarence Court egg, grilled onions, and brown sauce, all crammed into a potato bun.

Where: Locations here 

3. For a Spanish-Inspired Burger: Nanny Bill’s x Madri Excepcional

What: Street food legends Nanny Bill’s and Spanish lager Madrí Excepcional have come together to create a special burger-focused menu, running throughout May at Vinegar Yard.

Eat: Celebrating Spanish ingredients with a sprinkling of Nanny Bill’s pizzaz, The Madrí Burger features double-aged British beef patties, Nanny Bill’s chorizo jam, Madrí Excepcional beer-braised onion mayo, American cheese, seeded bun spiked with a grilled padròn pepper. For vegans, The Padrón Burger comprises a plant-based crispy fried fillet, Madrí Excepcional beer braised onions, padròn pepper salsa, smoked vegan cheese, and garlic mayo in a glazed bun.

Where: 72-82 St Thomas St, London SE1 3QX

4. For Honest Burgers x Marker’s Mark Whisky 

What: Honest Burgers have launched a brand new special: the BBQ SRIRACHA burger, a collaboration with Maker’s Mark Whisky. Honest and Maker’s Mark have come together to create modern takes on two American classic staple products: a BBQ sriracha sauce in collaboration with Thiccc Sauce, and a Bourbon Peach Iced Tea in collaboration with Good One.

Eat: The BBQ SRIRACHA burger comprises Honest’s classic beef patty, candied bacon, double American cheese, Maker’s Mark Bourbon BBQ Sriracha sauce, crispy onions, confit garlic mayo, lettuce and pickles. For the duration of the BBQ SRIRACHA special, there is an accompanying exclusive drink special: The Bourbon Peach Iced Tea, made with Maker’s Mark bourbon whisky, peach and premium cold brewed tea,  a lightly sparkling and refreshing accompaniment to the heat of the burger.

Where: Locations here