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Brodburger review

By Barcham - 5 March 2013 68

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When asked about reviewing something south of the lake in his $10 lunch reviews Johnboy said “When I find something good south of the lake I’ll let you know about it.”

He’s making me write about Brodburger. Draw your own conclusions about that.

So Brodburger is apparently a thing. Everyone has heard about about it. Well, everyone except me it seems. I had not heard about Brodburger until this morning which inspired Johnboy to take me there for lunch. On the drive down south he filled me in on the history of the Brodburger, its humble beginnings, through its troubled days at the park, and onto its new home at the Glassworks.

I was rather excited as we pulled up. The place is really trendy, the staff were nice, the rest of the customers were rather excited, and it felt like I was playing a part in something much larger and more important than simply having lunch. This was a THING. I was having a great time. The lady said my burger would take 20 minutes and it did pretty much exactly. That’s awesome, I’d been told tales of people waiting over an hour for their burger. Everything was going my way…

It’s a shame the burgers are powerfully average and extremely overpriced.

Ahh well.

What’s Your opinion?


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68 Responses to
Brodburger review
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johnboy 1:26 pm
05 Mar 13
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The onions and the aioli that you skipped might have made all the difference.

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kea 1:30 pm
05 Mar 13
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Next time try the chicken with blue cheese or brie.. and you definitely can’t skip the aioli.. What were you thinking!?!?!

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Grimm 1:37 pm
05 Mar 13
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Finally, a review about this place I agree with.
Had been hearing about it for quite a while, and how amazing the burgers were. When I was finally in the area and somebody suggested going, I was completely disappointed. The burgers want to be a hell of a lot better than they are (average at best) for the price, and having to wait about an hour for it to show up. I honestly don’t understand all the praise this place gets.

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astrojax 1:50 pm
05 Mar 13
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Grimm said :

Finally, a review about this place I agree with.
Had been hearing about it for quite a while, and how amazing the burgers were. When I was finally in the area and somebody suggested going, I was completely disappointed. The burgers want to be a hell of a lot better than they are (average at best) for the price, and having to wait about an hour for it to show up. I honestly don’t understand all the praise this place gets.

+1 – also rejoiced at barcham’s excellent piece…

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Solidarity 1:58 pm
05 Mar 13
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You guys probably don’t have taste buds, therefore I suggest Grill’d, where the burgers taste like nothing

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Barcham 1:59 pm
05 Mar 13
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Solidarity said :

You guys probably don’t have taste buds, therefore I suggest Grill’d, where the burgers taste like nothing

If I didn’t have taste buds, wouldn’t it not matter where I ate my burger?

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Solidarity 2:01 pm
05 Mar 13
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Barcham said :

Solidarity said :

You guys probably don’t have taste buds, therefore I suggest Grill’d, where the burgers taste like nothing

If I didn’t have taste buds, wouldn’t it not matter where I ate my burger?

Yes, price.

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chewy14 2:12 pm
05 Mar 13
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Solidarity said :

You guys probably don’t have taste buds, therefore I suggest Grill’d, where the burgers taste like nothing

It’s not just about the taste. I started going there when they were in the van and the burgers were good. Not exceptional but good.

However, when you factor in the price, they simply don’t stand up. Value for money isn’t there.

As Barcham says, I think you’re paying a premium just because it’s a THING.

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Solidarity 2:26 pm
05 Mar 13
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chewy14 said :

Solidarity said :

You guys probably don’t have taste buds, therefore I suggest Grill’d, where the burgers taste like nothing

It’s not just about the taste. I started going there when they were in the van and the burgers were good. Not exceptional but good.

However, when you factor in the price, they simply don’t stand up. Value for money isn’t there.

As Barcham says, I think you’re paying a premium just because it’s a THING.

You just have a lack of things. Tastebud things.

If there was any “thing” associated with Brodburger, it’d be those people who dress is weird clothes, listen to weird music and use the Apple laptops. That certainly isn’t me.

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DrKoresh 2:29 pm
05 Mar 13
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Has anyone else had the baby cheeseburger from BB? For all the criticism of the place, their cheeseburger is some damn good s**t. I don’t know if I’d go every week, and I don’t think I’m game enough to try going for dinner there, but the wait during lunch time has been no more than 15 minutes on the three occasions I’ve been there.

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enrique 2:49 pm
05 Mar 13
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Don’t get me wrong… I’m a fan of the Brod…

But since when was a take-away burger a ‘thing’?

Burgers are as common as deep fried chips… (and just as bad for you if you eat too much of ’em)

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nsn 2:52 pm
05 Mar 13
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DrKoresh said :

Has anyone else had the baby cheeseburger from BB?

I’m making an assumption, I admit, but I would hazard a guess that at least one other person has had it.

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zorro29 2:56 pm
05 Mar 13
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agree…the food is average, the service is terrible and the pricing is too high…such is canberra. some of the staff there are batsh** crazy frankly. and some of the wait times are unacceptable.

if the burger was excellent (like say Fergburger in NZ) i would happily wait and pay a premium price…but they’re a LONG way off that

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Grail 2:57 pm
05 Mar 13
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So much emphasis on the travelling there and the environment of the Brodburger palace. Then you don’t tell us what you ordered and you don’t tell us what you liked or didn’t like about it.

If you’re going to do another food review, it’s important to tell us about the actual food.

But since you think the Brodburger is “powerfully average” (what the heck does that even mean?), perhaps you could point us in the direction of burgers that are better.

Will think twice before reading another Barcham article. The byline is poisoned now.

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kea 2:57 pm
05 Mar 13
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Well it’s been a while since I’ve had a brodburger so I will have to check them out tonight and see if the standard has dropped since I last went.. (before the big move)..

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