A TEST Valley hotel and restaurant has made its way to the final of a burger competition, facing some of the biggest names in food.

The Greyhound on the Test in Stockbridge is going head to head with chefs from Bleecker, Smashburger and the Hard Rock Café, after making it through to the Final of this year’s National Burger Awards with its much-loved, Greyhound Burger.

The annual cook-off, now in its sixth year, will see 16 chefs from restaurants, pubs and street food businesses compete in a live final at the Islington Metal Works in London next month.

At the event, each chef will be put to the test across three rounds, where they will produce the signature burger that was chosen for the final.

This signature dish will be whipped up under a strict time limit,

A ‘technical’ burger will also be made, using ingredients from the competition sponsors - as well as a vegan burger to finish things off.

On the day, the burgers will be judged by a panel of industry experts, featuring El Perro Negro’s Nick Watkins, who won the National Burger Awards in 2019.

The chef that produces the Burger of the Year will walk away with £1,000, as well as the prestigious award.

Tristan O’Hana, editor of Casual Dining Magazine, which hosts the event said: “What a list of finalists we have this year.

“From restaurants to pubs to street food operators, the different levels of operation that have made it through to the final is testament to how important the humble burger still is to the hospitality industry.

"The competition is going to be so tight this year, so the very best of luck to all of the chefs involved."

The 2020 National Burger Awards is sponsored by Americana, Arla Pro, Danish Crown, Electrolux, Farm Frites, Hellmann’s, Kühne and The Meatless Farm Co.