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Hell-bent on creating the freshest locally-sourced fresh beef & vegan burgers on planet earth.

Serving up in a modern industrial setting heavy on poster art, while playing the best possible music and drinking our very own APA beer.
That just about sums up the vibe.

We met in the Brighton music scene in our twenties, and had one thing in common: we both could not see a future working for ‘The Man’. We began Half Man! Half Burger! in 2013 as a pop up in Brighton at The Marlborough pub then moved to our first full scale restaurant in 2015. 

In May 2021 we opened a second larger site in Hastings "The Yard', an incredible space with 100+ covers in a converted stable block in a light industrial  / creative Yard. A hit from day one, we are now focusing on the many other locations we have considered over the years for something special in 2023.

Glastonbury became our outdoor residency - You can find us up by The John Peel stage every year with our own artist-themed burgers. 
Music matters to us as much as burgers!



What are we laughing about?! Well, friends for decades, burger-brothers-in-arms and SEVEN years in the full-on restaurant business. It’s still a proper laugh for us both, and the best job we ever had. We are forever grateful to every member of our team and every customer along the way, without whom it would not have been possible. 

We are so lucky to be in the heart of this amazing area with not one, but two restaurants. It is this amazing community that we feel part of that really keeps us forever grateful. 

It is through doing what we love that has brought us to serving, hiring, meeting, befriending, laughing and sometimes crying with so many amazing people. It truly feels like a family. 

We are humbled and thankful we got the chance to hit this crazy burger road, and will keep rolling wherever it goes. We have some exciting plans and intend to make a lot more people happy along the way!

Rory & Matt

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