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Ask RiotACT: Canberra! Where is the best burger at?

By Rachel Moore - 3 July 2017 39

Best Burger in Canberra?

I’m pretty keen to ask you Canberra, where can I get a great burger? Unfortunately, due to circumstance beyond my control, I couldn’t eat wheat for about five years.

So, I’m back to full-time wheat eating (which is still only a few times a week and mostly saved up for cake) so I want to know Canberra! Where is the best burger? My needs are simple. Amazing bread, meat (am also very open to vegetarian and vegan options), a good sauce, preferably hot chili and if I am honest, only salad if it makes the burger better. Plus killer chips. I mean the kind you drive from north of Canberra to South for. Chips and Burger can be in separate locations.

Thanks!!!

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robcrisp 2:55 pm 15 Aug 17

Brod are the best, no question. Grill’d go pretty good now that they gotten rid of the crappy flour covered buns. Kingsleys do a good chicken burger.

act-ing 8:27 am 10 Jul 17

Burger Hero
Ainslie Takeaway
Veggie: Haloumi burger at my rainbow cafe Dickson

I’m yet to find an American Style burger that’s good, thinknChangz Canteen in Melbourne.

pink little birdie 12:51 am 09 Jul 17

I dislike brodburger. The burgers aren’t worth that long wait abs they aren’t very disability friendly.

I had a surprise vegetarian burger at Orange Bean in Belconnen (the words hallomui was involved) which was good. Other than that I like Grill’d

Samantha Goddard 3:54 pm 08 Jul 17

Soul Cartel’s Farr Side Cafe in Issacs, massive flame grilled beef burgers, current favourite has chips, flamed grilled beef, sweet onions, pickles, cheese, bacon, aoli, sauce. Nothing compares

Ubiquitous 12:18 am 08 Jul 17

Not keen on Brodburger at all. Food is overrated and the waiting times are ridiculous (sometimes over an hour!) people that eat there are usually hipsters anyway so stay away. Grease Monkey in Braddon has the greatest burgers I’ve ever tasted you won’t regret it! Also don’t mind Common Grounds Cafe in Gowrie, wonderful burger with chips there in a cosy little corner cafe at the shops.

madelini 12:48 pm 07 Jul 17

I am a fan of Brodburger, but I do only ever seem to order the chicken one (with brie). I don’t mind the wait time, especially now that you can order online and they’ll text you when it’s ready. You can also head down to Walt & Burley or The Dock for a drink while you wait.

Aside from that, Ostani at Hotel Realm is great (and they have a specials night, which I believe is Tuesday or Wednesday), Public in Manuka has a solid beef burger and I love the chicken burgers at Bolt Bar in Aranda and Shorty’s in the City. Best of luck!

wbrighton 6:13 pm 06 Jul 17

The overlooked gem is A Bite to Eat at the Chifley shops. The decor is suitably hipster and the burgers and chips are as close to perfect as you’ll come. The sauce is tangy, the cheese melted and the bacon crispy. Totally worth the drive across town.

ACTAngler 5:12 pm 06 Jul 17

Beef and Barley for sure, including awesome local craft beer.

Holden Caulfield 11:11 am 06 Jul 17

emd said :

I only know about vegie burgers, but the best ones are at Brodburger, Sweet Bones on the corner of Lonsdale St (vegan – the coconut-based smoked bacon chips are magic), and Grease Monkey.

I had a great vegie burger from the Arboretum cafe a while ago. Most importantly, there were no mushrooms.

Back in carnivore mode, I’m keen to try the burgers from Flatheads; their Instagram feed has some incredibly tempting photos!

Holden Caulfield 11:06 am 06 Jul 17

K_c24 said :

Not that anyone will particularly care, but for an old fashioned, cafe style takeaway burger, the Karabar takeaway (Queanbeyan) used to do a phenomenal burger with the lot for $8. I haven’t had one for years but i used to struggle finishing it. It’s completely unpretentious, and as standard as they come, but just freaking awesome in its simplicity. Pineapple, beetroot, egg, bacon, cheese, salad, beef. Amaze.

The Snack Shack in Fyshwick should be your go to then. 😉

Heavs 10:59 am 06 Jul 17

I always love whenever these topics pop up that you get so many first time posters so blatantly astro-turfing for their own establishment.

Rachel Moore 10:17 am 06 Jul 17

WOW!!! Thanks Canberra for all your suggestions, corrections, and commiserations! In particular thanks to @devils_advocate, @John Moulis, @bigred, @spades, @digitalchet, @dungfungus, @Weaselburger, @Tommy Southern, @HWish, @Jennifer Frisby, @greensareliars, @Mess, @Mysteryman, @Holden Caulfield, @Quickwits, @Genie, @theHoff, @Kiriel, @Mischa Rippon, @spades, @Kim F, @Sarah Marie, @emd, @Brooke Dennis and @K_c24! I disagree K_c24, I think many folks love an old fashion Burger, great addition!

I will do my best to work my way around Canberra and these suggestions will keep you posted!

Elias Hallaj, I do agree about home made. I am excited though, your comment sounds like an invite to make burgers for 100 folks in Canberra! I can see it already, folks chatting with friends or reading while they wait for you to make them burgers! I’m in Elias! Serina Huang to make the chips?

K_c24 8:13 am 06 Jul 17

Not that anyone will particularly care, but for an old fashioned, cafe style takeaway burger, the Karabar takeaway (Queanbeyan) used to do a phenomenal burger with the lot for $8. I haven’t had one for years but i used to struggle finishing it. It’s completely unpretentious, and as standard as they come, but just freaking awesome in its simplicity. Pineapple, beetroot, egg, bacon, cheese, salad, beef. Amaze.

Brooke Dennis 12:42 am 06 Jul 17

THE G SPOT CANBERRA!!! Not just the best burger and chips but the best food FULLSTOP! Made fresh and honestly Andrew and the crew give the best service every single time, you’d travel far just for the service. If you have a burger from anywhere, the g spot canberra is a MUST!

emd 7:07 pm 05 Jul 17

I only know about vegie burgers, but the best ones are at Brodburger, Sweet Bones on the corner of Lonsdale St (vegan – the coconut-based smoked bacon chips are magic), and Grease Monkey.

Sarah Marie 4:20 pm 05 Jul 17

Best burger in Canberra is hands down the G-spot in Gungalian!!!! I think they have the best food in Australia to be completely honest!

Kim F 3:49 pm 05 Jul 17

Kingston Pub do a fine burger. Plus you can ring ahead and pick it up at a “Drive through” window !

spades 10:56 pm 04 Jul 17

Mischa Rippon said :

Soul Cartel’s Farr Side Cafe has phenomenal burgers, and their waffle fries are absolutely to die for, best chips I’ve had as far as I can remember.

Ok I’m gonna have to check this out. Upon further online investigation it seems the main Soul Cartel cafe is in Braddon but there is a Farr Side cafe branch in Isaacs. Do they have the same menus? I can see the Soul Cartel menu on their website but the Farr Side menu is nowhere to be found.

Mischa Rippon 9:16 pm 04 Jul 17

Soul Cartel’s Farr Side Cafe has phenomenal burgers, and their waffle fries are absolutely to die for, best chips I’ve had as far as I can remember.

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