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Best of Canberra: Burgers

By Canfan - 8 July 2014 39

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Following up from our recent Pizza to go question (we’re road testing the two most popular and will have a decision for you ASAP), we’re on to the next staple in takeaway – burgers.

I have a friend who includes ‘Find the worlds best burger and eat it’ on her bucket list. She also has a very specific approach to eating a burger, which must be served with chips. She is my go to girl on burgers in town. She will be watching this post eagerly for future dining ideas.

What do you think? Are you a fan of the local takeaway burger, beetroot or none? Or do you prefer the gourmet variety?

Whatever your burger desires, where do you get the best burgers in Canberra?

What’s Your opinion?


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Best of Canberra: Burgers
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mountainman 9:21 am
08 Jul 14
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Mine has to be the Filet o Fish extra sauce hands down.

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James McMahon 9:25 am
08 Jul 14
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Sure this will be mentioned a bit, but minus the queue time Brodburger is hands down the best , and a far distant 2nd Cream Cafe Bar as they tend to inconsistent.

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shirty_bear 10:16 am
08 Jul 14
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Your gourmet burger joints are way over-priced and under-good (relative to the $$). But they’re a trend now, so they’ll thrive for a little while, then start to die off.

Better off with one with the lot from Hawker or Kaleen or Kippax takeaway. Or pretty much any other.

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neanderthalsis 10:21 am
08 Jul 14
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The burger joint in the Canberra Centre food court, can’t recall the name, but it’s a small franchise (NOT McDonalds…) does a fairly good burger and chips for a food court meal. Not as w*nky or as expensive as Brodburger, but still has real meat, i.e once identifiable as a living creature, fresh salad and chunky, well seasoned chips.

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Mess 10:35 am
08 Jul 14
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Brodburger can certainly lay claim to the most overrated burger in Canberra.

Central Burger District in Braddon is fairly decent, and London Burger is pretty good as well.

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dungfungus 10:47 am
08 Jul 14
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What is the difference between a burger and a hamburger?
About $15 is probably the best answer I can think of.
The local geasy spoon takeaway usually identifies their freshly prepared product as a “hamburger” and when the extras like egg, cheese etc. (beetroot is standard) are added in expect to pay $9.00.
The Scottish “hamburger restaurant” around the corner sells something that tastes like cardboard and is half the size (no egg) for about the same price with “fries” which without salt are tasteless.
Anywhere you sit down and get a burger on a plate with knife and fork expect to pay anywhere from $19 to $29 and if you are lucky you may get chips.
Hamburgers are best consumed eaten with both hands in the wrapping that they are in.
There is no such thing as a “gourmet hamburger”.

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watto23 11:29 am
08 Jul 14
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Mess said :

Brodburger can certainly lay claim to the most overrated burger in Canberra.

Central Burger District in Braddon is fairly decent, and London Burger is pretty good as well.

agree Brodburger is overrated IMO for the price. Its no better than a takeaway burger.

i don’t mind paying $15-20 for a good burger with tasty chips. I like the variety at London burger.

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qbngeek 11:32 am
08 Jul 14
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Well it’s not quite in Canberra, but I bet many Canberrans drive past it without realising it is there. Best hamburger I have found in a long time would be from the Mobil at Braidwood.

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Holden Caulfield 11:45 am
08 Jul 14
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Gourmet: Brodburger, Grill’d.

Old skool: Watson Take Away.

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astrojax 11:54 am
08 Jul 14
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what sort of un-australian question is ‘beetroot or none’??

local takeaway is usually best, often country towns’ chippie doing a fine meal of it, as long as the chips are up to par. ainslie takeaway used to be great; now i find watson takeaway pretty good.

why is it these purveyors of such excellence in takeaway food are closed the one night you need them [sunday]?? where can you get a decent hamburger with the lot on a sunday?

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Maya123 12:25 pm
08 Jul 14
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“good burger and chips”
How can one fit in both in the same meal? Sounds like a recipe for obesity.

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lumpy 12:44 pm
08 Jul 14
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Brodburger is only delicious because you have to wait an hour to eat it.

Poppa’s at Kingston Hotel is hands down the best burger I’ve had in Canberra. Cheap, reliable and quick. I can order and pick it up within 15 minutes, and they have a drive through window so it saves finding a park. Blue cheese errythang.

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rosscoact 12:46 pm
08 Jul 14
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Maya123 said :

“good burger and chips”
How can one fit in both in the same meal? Sounds like a recipe for obesity.

Or part of a balanced diet as the Scottish restaurant is wont to say

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VYBerlinaV8_is_back 12:50 pm
08 Jul 14
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I had a brodburger once and thought it was ok, but no better than one with the lot from my local takeaway.

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M0les 1:02 pm
08 Jul 14
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Lonsdale Street Roasters’ Royale with Cheese

Warning: It’s fairly rich.

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