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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.


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Ask RiotACT: Canberra! Where is the best burger at?
Holden Caulfield 1:16 pm 04 Jul 17

Brodburger, still, for best burgers overall.

The Snack Shack in Fyshwick for best old school takeaway burgers.

Grease Monkey for Canberra’s most overrated burgers.

Mysteryman 12:20 pm 04 Jul 17

I have tried a lot of burgers around Canberra. A lot.

Overrated burgers:
Greasemonkey – over priced and underwhelming. Small.
Brodburger – good taste, but the wait time is pathetic. They really need to work on their staff training and their cooking procedures. There’s no reason cooking a patty and some fries should take 30-60 mins.
Hopscotch/Duck’s Nuts/Every other Canberra pub – over priced, generally average flavour.
London – good price, but burgers are very greasy/oily. Way too much sauce.

Hands down the best burgers I’ve had anywhere in Canberra are from BurgerHero in Braddon. 31 Mort St, at the base of the apartment complex. If this place was on Lonsdale St, it would be chockers every night. The burgers have amazing flavour, they are very consistent, and the price cannot be beaten.

Mess 12:19 pm 04 Jul 17

Brodburger is massively overrated. The burgers are OK, but very over hyped.

Grease Monkey however does very decent burgers.

dungfungus 8:26 am 04 Jul 17

Jennifer Frisby said :

Ace High in Tuggeranong. Great Burgers, chips, hot wings and onion rings!

I think you are talking about a sit down dinner (open sandwich type hamburger with trimmings) and given the hand-held version depicted in the OP you and a few others are talking about something entirely different.

greensareliars 7:55 am 04 Jul 17

Pick Up Sticks at the National Hockey Centre make a great burger

Jennifer Frisby 10:23 pm 03 Jul 17

Ace High in Tuggeranong. Great Burgers, chips, hot wings and onion rings!

HWish 9:48 pm 03 Jul 17

Beef & Barley at kingston foreshore is a good one – make sure you get the fiery sauce!

Tommy Southern 7:51 pm 03 Jul 17

One of the best burgers I’ve had in Canberra was at Stand By Me in Lyons.

Weaselburger 7:34 pm 03 Jul 17

Alas. the Belly burger from the old Pot Belly is no longer…May it Rest in Peace.

dungfungus 6:28 pm 03 Jul 17

The one in the photo looks great. Where is it from?

In the meantime I’ll stick to the regular ones from the takeaway a Chisholm shops.

digitalchet 5:25 pm 03 Jul 17

I work around the Fyshwick area so when we’re hankering for a good meaty, tasty, and filling meal (usually for a social Friday work lunch ;P ) we visit The Station Bar & Cafe, down Dairy Road near the Wetlands.
We’ve been going there for years and have enjoyed many fine meals, but I always go back for the classic Grilled Chicken Troppo Burger, which has a Chilli aioli that has some days set my mouth on fire. Those are some of the best lunches.
The burger meals are served with thick, well-salted & spiced chips, but I often get them bathed in gravy or with an extra side of chilli aioli for that extra oomph.
One of my mates who long ago moved on to another job in the North-side will still often make the trek down here for a Friday lunch to enjoy the ‘Troppo.’

I should also state that these aren’t your run-of-the-mill hand-held burgers… these are pretty big beasts you usually have to eat with a fork and a steak knife they’re that packed with meat and goodies, so you’re unlikely to leave wanting for more.

The burger meals range around the $18 mark, but they’re well worth it.

spades 5:20 pm 03 Jul 17

Always wanted to try Meating Room as I live close by.

I cycle through Brod, Grease Monkey and London (Belco only; heard bad things about the Tuggers branch). I know there are more that have popped up recently. Been wanting to try Burger Hero.

bigred 4:54 pm 03 Jul 17

I have been developing a taste lately for the burgers prepared by the chefs in the Meating Room at Weston Creek.

John Moulis 4:01 pm 03 Jul 17

Brodburger is probably the best in Canberra, a former owner of RiotAct was especially fond of them. Ace High in Anketell St Tuggeranong also does good burgers.

devils_advocate 4:01 pm 03 Jul 17

The old Canberra Inn (Lyneham)
Ostani (Realm Hotel bar)
The District (Crace)

Sadly, Brodburger has fallen right off. Overcooked beef patties and highly inconsistent sauce ratios.

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