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 2016 we opened a sister site in Eastbourne, then a fire struck in August 2018, closing that site and temporarily halting our burger dreams expansion.

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!



Fiercely independent in outlook, integrity and hard work are the lifeblood of our business, and we aim to keep it that way.


Whether you want your burger dream dining in with us, takeaway, or delivery, our promise of real fresh food is what makes it taste so damn good. We believe passionately in providing more quality, more consistency and - most of all - more taste.


We love what we do, and cannot believe the ride we have had so far.

More openings to come, watch this space!

Rory & Matt