Annie's Burger Shack

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5 Broadway, The Lace Market, Nottingham, England, NG1 1PR

Serves meat, vegan options available. Rock pub offering an extensive rock-themed burger menu. Burger can be made veg/vegan upon request and comes with fries/wedges and salad. Sunday roasts and chili dog Tuesday both have a veggie option. Open since May 2009 and was at Navigation Live Music Venue (but the pub itself has a very old history). Open Mon-Thu 12:00pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 12:00pm-10:30pm, Sun 12:00pm-9:30pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, American, Western, Fast food, Non-veg

29 Reviews

First Review by rachell37

Burger heaven - Edit

Great vegan burger with great toppings. Beer battered onion rings with vegan garlic mayo. Wow!!! Great fresh food, good value for money and friendly service. Keep it up Annie!!

Pros: They offer all the burger choices as vegan. The wh

Cons: Good value

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Vegan Heaven - Edit

Absolutely delicious- so much choice, and the staff are exceptional!

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The best burger(s) you’ll ever taste. - Edit

Before Annie’s Burger Shack opened people used to always ask me “have you been to Annies yet? The burgers are amazing”. I never had the chance to go until about 3 years after the restaurant opened. The burgers are amazing; they do a meaty option, vegetarian option and vegan option on every burger available. My favourite so far is the Vermonter burger, which is a “burger” made from beetroot, pancakes, “bacon”, salad with mayo and covered in Maple syrup. It’s the best. They do the Elvis Presley burger, which is made with peanut butter and jelly, which again is delicious. It’s always busy so be sure to reserve a table!!

Pros: Loads of choice. , Great service.

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Great food and selection and labeling - Edit

I loved this place, no separate vegan menu but every burger can be meat or veggie or vegan. 32 to choose from! Vegan milkshakes too and the beer menu was labelled vegan/GF too, they were really committed to being for everyone. And the food quality was amazing and portions huge - I had that horrible sadness that I was too full to finish my wedges but they were so good I just had to!

The only minor thing I would say is that sometimes the staff slipped into "did you want that vegan or normal" for my friends, when they meant vegan or (veggie or) meat. One said it for the milkshake and corrected himself to "vegan or dairy" though.

Pros: everything clearly labelled on one menu, excellent quality food, lovely atmosphere with lots of seats

Cons: not all vegan

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Love Annie’s - Edit

Been many times. Always surprise me how creative their burgers are and how they make each burger from the menu depending on dietary preferances. My favourite has to be vegan Greek burger. The place is always busy (I understand why), but reserving the table is a good option to avoid the waiting time.

Pros: A lot of choices, Adequate price, Creative recipes

Cons: Often busy

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Mind-blowing menu - Edit

The amount of choice for vegans given that any of the meat dishes on their menu can be veganised is quite incredible. It was my non-vegan friend's suggestion and she was happy there were many vegan options for me and she could get a meat burger.

I first went there for dinner and opted for the Sunday Dinner burger. There was the patty, a stuffing ball, gravy, mini carrots, a Yorkshire pudding (a doughy patty) and potatoes. It was amazing. Though I was surprised that the burger patty was a beetroot/vegetable construction rather than something with a meaty texture such as a seitan base, given it's an American style burger restaurant. I asked for curly fries on the side.

I returned a few days later for one of their breakfasts, and opted for The Lumberjack. It was just under £10 for 3 large pancakes with butter and maple syrup alongside a fry up of home fries, vegan bacon, 'eggs', and a sausage patty. The eggs were pancake batter topped with dollops of mustard, or you could get scrambled tofu. I'd opt for the tofu if I were to get this again. You also could opt for hash browns over home fries but I preferred to get something homemade. I also appreciated the bottomless filter coffee. Next time I would omit pouring the butter over the pancakes - it was a great mix of foods but I did feel a bit of an oil overload and struggled to finish the last pancake. If I had been in Nottingham long enough to go back for another breakfast I'd have tried the French toast and waffles!

Both times I waited a while for someone to come over to take payment after having been served the bill quite promptly, so be ready to head up to the bar if you have a wait.

Pros: Huge selection, Reasonable prices , Lots of tables

Cons: Have to go up to the bar to pay after waiting, Only vegan burger a vegetable patty that falls apa

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Extensive options for Vegans and Vegetarians - Edit

I've been to Annie's a couple of times and on each occasion I've been really happy with the service and food. Even with large parties the staff are always helpful, accommodating and efficient. The full menu is offered for both vegan and vegetarian guests. You may choose any burger from the entire menu which makes a wonderful change from the usual boring bean burger that is so often given as the only vegetarian burger choice! Would highly recommend.

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So much choice! - Edit

Their menu promises anything can be made veggie or vegan and I had an amazing tofu scramble with soy milk in my bottomless coffee.

Pros: Generous portions

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Delicious vegan burger - Edit

Proper vegan junk food. Tried the Reggie and it was mouthwateringly good.

Pros: Amazing food, Knowledgeable staff, Cool atmosphere

Cons: Can't , Think, Of any

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Delicious junk food - Edit

Annie's is great! Every single thing on the menu can be vegan. The BB King, the Vermonter and the North Carolina are my favourites. Their milkshakes are also really good although not all of them are vegan ( I think the cookies and cream one is vegetarian).

Pros: great burgers, the curly fries are amazing

Cons: serves meat

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Incredibly versatile vegan-friendly menu - Edit

Annie's Burger Shack has a pretty impressive menu where ANY burger can be modified to suit vegans. I was relieved to find out that they don't just remove components to accommodate the dietary requirements, they adapt the recipe to suit you.

The place is obviously very popular as the queue can build up really fast. Fortunately there is a lovely bar to sit at while you wait for a table; but the most reliable method is to book in advance.

The food is outstanding and excellent value for money. They're hearty portion sizes with quick and efficient service.

I can't recommend it highly enough. I loved it and will definitely be back for more. The only downside was the lack of vegan desserts, but I don't think I could've eaten any more anyway.

Pros: Wide range of vegan options, Excellent value for money, Great ambience and service

Cons: Only a couple of vegan dessert options

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amazing! - Edit

So much choice - all 30 burgers can be vegan. I had the vegan Sloppy Joe burger, a banana vegan milkshake and choc and peanut vegan brownie with vegan ice cream. I'd love to go again. I'd give it 5 stars but can only give 4 on this app as it also serves meat

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Best Vegan burgers! - Edit

They have a huge selection of burgers (around 30) and they do Vegan versions of them all, you will be spoilt for choice. The food tastes great and the portions are huge, they also do the best sweet potato fries! The only complaint I have is that the wait for food can be a little long on busy days, but the quality of the meal makes up for it.

Pros: Lots of Vegan options, Friendly staff, Great atmosphere

Cons: Waiting times, Some burgers can be pricey

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Burgers, eh. Breakfast, hello. - Edit

Annie's are fantastic for offering vegan alternatives. By which I mean that every single one of their burgers comes with a vegan alternative; however, I personally am not the biggest fan of the burger patty itself, finding it flavourless and generally just not that great.

HOWEVER where Annie's really shines is their breakfast menu. Although I never seem to struggle for food in the city centre for dinner, breakfast is a different thing altogether. Annie's has completely solved this issue for me, as their breakfast menu is so expansive, and they offer potentially the best tofu scramble I've ever consumed. Pancakes, crab cakes, Frank and beans, they've got every single thing covered, and it's all delicious.

Pros: All of the vegan options, lovely staff, very caref

Cons: The burger patties themselves are a little bit tas

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so many burgers!!! - Edit

I made a trip from Birmingham to visit Annie's as I heard the burgers were unbelievable, and everything on the menu could be made vegan or vegetarian. I was not disappointed. Although a little expensive, it was well worth the drive up to try a burger that really did taste authentic to a meat burger. So many toppings are available. I had the chilli topping, which can be made both mild and hot. The wedges were delicious. A variety of milkshakes are also available. It gets busy though.

Pros: lots of options, tasty, nice decor

Cons: busy, pricey

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Whole menu as Vegan option - Edit

The fab thing about Annie's is that the whole menu is offered as 'Vegan, Veggie or Meaty'. Portions are huge and they do replace EVERYTHING with a vegan version, from bacon, to cream cheese, to chorizo. The burgers themselves are rather dry beany things, but the whole experience is unmatched.

Pros: whole menu offered as vegan

Cons: not the greatest vegan burgers

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One of my favourite places to eat - Edit

Has veggie and vegan versions of all their burgers and now dies breakfast.

Great place to go in mixed groups with those who cannot live without their meat.

Annie is a gem and forever an honorary Nott.

Pros: Everything can be vegan or veggie, So tasty, Amazing atmosphere

Cons: Can be a little slow , So busy....book if you can

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Okay. - Edit

After reading that ALL the burgers could be made vegetarian and vegan I was really excited. Maybe a bit too excited, because I was slightly disappointed. Bun, veggies, sauce and vegan cheese were really good but I did not really like the burger itself. Was a bit too crunchy for my liking.

Nevertheless, really worthwhile checking Annie's out, loads of choice :)

Pros: Everything can be made vegan/vegetarian

Cons: Burger too crunchy

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scared to come back! - Edit

Me and my friend Kat just went to our favorite place to eat in Notts: Annie's Burger Shack & Freehouse
And we were extremely disappointed. To start from the beginning, kat went there yesterday and ordered "the Greek" burger vegan. They not only served her burger with dairy cheese but lectured her with a condescending speech on how incredibly wrong she was that they would neeever make that mistake, immediately before actually checking her meal and admitting it was in fact not vegan. The manager handled the situation and it was all resolved.
We were back today, ordered some food (same Greek burger for kat and a philly cheese for me, also vegan)
they recognised her and we mentioned jokingly that it was to be really vegan this time.
They brought my burger with ingredients missing and kats burger with dairy, yet again.
We asked very politely to double check with the kitchen because maybe from the day before we were just being paranoid.
The chef then stomped out of the kitchen and borderline shouted at us shoving the tub of vegan yogurt in our faces and turning his back with an angry tone and challenging "Are you satisfied now?"
We were shocked and felt harrassed for being vegan and made to feel wrong or picky at a place that prides itself for being really inclusive. In a case of actual dairy allergy that would be grounds for a law suit and shutting down of the premises.
As a chef I must say, that if one of my kitchen managers pulled some crap like that they would be on the street.
We were completely put off our meals and decided to walk away, kat feeling actually sick from it.
The front of house manager Adam dealt with it the best he could and tried to contain the situation and keep us appeased, never the less it is highly disrespectful. And we are so upset because again, its our favorite place, we go there 3 to6 times a month for the past year or so, and after this incident we are honestly not keen on ever coming back.
We walked down the Alley Café to have some proper safe vegan burgers for half the price I might add.
It comes back to vegans not actually feeling safe that chefs will take the time and care to respect their dietary requirements in a place that is not fully catered to them.
As far at Annies go, still love their burgers but not a place I would come back to or recommend since their kitchen can't be trusted.

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Spoilt for choice - Edit

Annie's has an extensive burger menu, with all options available as meaty, vegetarian or vegan. It's nice to be spoilt for choice! Despite the popularity (we booked for Easter weekend 2014, and, despite booking weeks in advance, there was only one time slot still available), service is really fast. The burger was tasty, with plenty of accompaniments, and a really hearty size. My only complaint is that they'd just run out of vegan desserts when I'd ordered.

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Nice food, Huge portions! - Edit

Great selection of Vegan burgers. Nice treat for once in a while but if you're like me and you have eyes bigger than your belly you might end up feeling a little sickly afterwards as the portions are absolutely enormous!
Great food, great atmosphere, perfect for special occasions!

Pros: Great selection of burgers , Friendly service , Tastey food

Cons: Very busy , Can be hard to book , Walk ins can be waiting for over 1 hour

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Annie's burger shack - Edit

Amazing restaurant all burgers have vegan and vegetarian options. Over 30 flavour combinations to chose from.

Really nice restaurant

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Best burgers ever! - Edit

Annies does the best burgers ever, something for everyone as all burgers can be meat, veggie or vegan, i think they can offer gluten free options but check on their fb page. They now have the option of sweet potato fries for an extra £1
The new venue is amazing, much much better than the Navigation, the new staff are really lovely and the wait time for food has been decreased.
You need to book in advance if you want a table at a set time, but if you get there for opening time then you should be ok for a walk in.
There was only one vegan beer on tap when I visited but more options in bottles.

Pros: the best burgers ever, vegan puddings :), fantastic atmosphere

Cons: more vegan beer would be nice

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Love Annie's! - Edit

Been here twice now and love it. The atmosphere is great, staff very friendly and the food so tasty.

All the burgers, about 30, can be made Vegan and Vegetarian. The staff ask you once you have chosen the burger whether you want meat, vegetarian or vegan and I really like this attitude. I have a mix of veggies, vegans and meat eaters in my family and this is one of the only places we could all go to and be really happy with the food, choice and atmosphere. We are also a varied age group, youngest 13 and oldest 75, and everyone felt comfortable and at ease here despite the "trendy vibe".

Portions are pretty substantial, none of us have been able to manage a sweet afterwards! Although there are some vegan puddings available if you can fit it in.

I've had the Mushroom & Swiss cheese burger and the Bacon & Cheese burger. Always cooked fresh and to order, and on both occasions didn't take very long to arrive at the table. Roughly £9.00 for the burger which included a side, the curly fries are a must! I feel that for the portion it is incredibly good value.

I definitely will return if they can fit me in. Annie's is so popular and if wanting a table in the evening you might have to wait a few weeks. Bookings currently by email and it may take a few days to get a reply, from their social media page they are receiving approximately 500 emails a day. Gives you an idea of just how many people love this place!

Pros: Huge menu for veggies and vegans, Great atmosphere, Staff are lovely

Cons: Gets extremely busy, book ahead

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Loads of Very Tasty Vegan Burgers - Edit

Execellent selection for vegans and vegarians as everthing on the menu has vegan option (vegan bacon, cheese etc. Taste amazing! The Deathray (previously the Howlin Wolf)burger is amazing and super hot served with a complete scotch bonnet on top.

Pros: Loads of Choice, Fantastic Vegan Burgers

Cons: Serves Meat!, Can get very busy.

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Incredible range of vegan burgers! - Edit

I was amazed to go in and find that all of the burgers on the menu could be made in vegan versions, with an incredible range of choices. I ended up getting a hawaiian burger, which was a vegan burger, vegan bacon, vegan cheese and a pineapple ring in a bun with curly fries on the side and it was absolutely delicious! I really never expected that I would find such a vegan-friendly non-vegetarian restaurant, or that vegan burgers like this existed. The only improvement to this place could be if it was all veg!

Pros: Amazing range - all burgers veganisable, Tasty comfort food, Friendly, helpful staff

Cons: Can be busy!

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Best burger you'll ever have - Edit

Annie's used to be in The Old Angel but has relocated to The Navigation, so it's not quite so loud anymore.
I've had quite a few of Annie's burgers but the best one was at my last visit in May - a tower of a burger with cheeze, mayo, hot sauce, olives, jalapenos and onion rings with a big bowl of curly fries.
I'm going back later this month for more.
Yum!

Pros: Amazing food, Amazing food, Decent price

Cons: A little out of town

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