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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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batmantrilogy 2:10 am 10 Nov 15

Brodburger produces one of the finest burgers in canberra without any doubts !

KnifeForkSpoon 1:13 pm 21 Oct 14

I haven’t tried Phat Burger yet but I agree with “excession” with their call on Torrens takeaway (called Better Burger). Their chicken burgers are really good.

Though the best burgers are from Johnno’s takeaway at Southlands in Mawson. Outstanding!!
Their pizzas are fkn awesome too! Old school and easily the best in town!

astrojax 9:17 pm 08 Jul 14

bigfeet said :

Raging Tempest said :

Erindale takeaway. They will slap on bacon, egg, pineapple and beetroot for a proper burger. Or you can have your pineapple frittered, as nature intended.

At least if they fritter the pineapple it won’t contaminate your burger and you can safely throw it away!

what bigfeet said…

pezza 9:13 pm 08 Jul 14

Best tasting burger I’ve had in Canberra is the beef burger at Shorty’s, hands down. Pulled pork burger from the same establishment is a close second. Southern fried chicken burger is up next – I’m working though them all!

Their chips are also stellar, but that’s not what we’re talking about here!

dungfungus 8:09 pm 08 Jul 14

Raging Tempest said :

Erindale takeaway. They will slap on bacon, egg, pineapple and beetroot for a proper burger. Or you can have your pineapple frittered, as nature intended.

It’s food central for the epicure bogan. My favourite takeaway also.
Potato scallops and chips are the best intown and the potato scallop in a bun with gravy is real man tucker. Pizza is fresh and good as well.
One of their hamburgers with the lot will feed a family of four.

bigfeet 7:11 pm 08 Jul 14

Raging Tempest said :

Erindale takeaway. They will slap on bacon, egg, pineapple and beetroot for a proper burger. Or you can have your pineapple frittered, as nature intended.

At least if they fritter the pineapple it won’t contaminate your burger and you can safely throw it away!

Raging Tempest 6:16 pm 08 Jul 14

Erindale takeaway. They will slap on bacon, egg, pineapple and beetroot for a proper burger. Or you can have your pineapple frittered, as nature intended.

HiddenDragon 5:51 pm 08 Jul 14

Some appealing suggestions here, and also interesting details about prices. Before I’d ever heard of the Big Mac Index, I developed the theory that the price of a traditional hamburger in Canberra, and the rate of increase (usually cunningly implemented during the two to three week Christmas-New Year close down which is standard for purveyors of such fare), was a very good guide to the true state of the Canberra economy.

John Moulis 5:40 pm 08 Jul 14

From my extensive experience (one visit) Brodburger wins hands down for presentation, taste and price. We didn’t have to wait long, about the same time as you wait for meals at the Hellenic Club and Belco Labor Club bistros. And talking about the latter, my brother-in-law came with us for lunch there last weekend and he ordered a burger. It looked terrible and would have tasted even worse.

astrojax 4:51 pm 08 Jul 14

Canberroid said :

Wilbur’s in Hackett is decent. Good pizzas too. I’m yet to try the burgers at the new-ish joint at Watson shops.

don’t try the ‘newish joint’ at watson – over-priced [mai oui] and meh, and the takeaway next door is the business, with pretty good chips and will often throw in an extra potato scallop when you order a few – just like a real chippie!

sirocco 4:39 pm 08 Jul 14

Durham Castle Arms in Kingston does a variety of great $10 burgers at lunch with a half pint of any (craft) beer for an extra $3.

And they don’t take anywhere near as long as Brodburger…

Canberroid 3:37 pm 08 Jul 14

Wilbur’s in Hackett is decent. Good pizzas too. I’m yet to try the burgers at the new-ish joint at Watson shops.

robcrisp 3:17 pm 08 Jul 14

+1 for Brodburger.

Becmaster78 3:13 pm 08 Jul 14

Evatt shops takeaway does old school burgers that are great. Best pizza in Canberra too. Ainslie takeaway was the best place for burgers until they changed hands I agree.

Reprobate 2:34 pm 08 Jul 14

In Canberra, it’s the Wanniassa shops takeaway – miles ahead of anywhere else taste wise, just order a serve of chips as well for the kind of meal the OP is looking for. However, be prepared to take it away to somewhere nicer to eat…

Though I wish we had a branch of BenBry burgers here (only in Manly), they are just sublime…

switch 2:29 pm 08 Jul 14

Kalliste said :

Never been to Brodburger, their menu seems limited and doesn’t really entice me and I can’t be bothered dealing with the wait to find out.

And the pay parking about to come into force there.

AgentK 2:22 pm 08 Jul 14

nicnacvb said :

How about the best vege buger?

*Dons flame proof suit*

None of the burger joints seem to take veggie burgers seriously. It’s all dissapointing and uncreative.
I have my own recipe that beats everything on offer.

Oven baked sweet potatoe chips. – Cut 1 sweet potatoe up into chip sizes, lightly dress in olive oil, sprinkle of mixed herbs and roast vegetable herbs. Bake at 200 in lined tray for 30 mins

Burger – Buy wollies macro organic morrocan burgers, Byron bay coconut sauce, One cape seed roll from bakers delight, lettuce, grated carrot and tomotoe.

Kalliste 2:10 pm 08 Jul 14

So many options, where to begin.

Takeaway burgers – Watson and Palmerston takeaways, unfortunately neither have both pineapple AND beetroot, have to ask, but no big deal.

Pricier burgers:
I like Central Burger District in Braddon, the ‘In Vogue’ is awesome – chicken burger with sundried tomato, baby spinach, bacon pesto and pineapple – but all of their burgers are pretty good

London Beer and burgers – Haven’t been there in soo long, but love the burger with the lot (plus you get the chips) and their thick shakes are pretty decent too

Grill’d is pretty decent for a chain. I haven’t tried too many but they’ve been good each time, plus their chips are quite delicious.

Never been to Brodburger, their menu seems limited and doesn’t really entice me and I can’t be bothered dealing with the wait to find out.

Genie 2:10 pm 08 Jul 14

I’ve never eaten at Brodburger and I find the London burgers disgusting.

My fav place for a burger is either Central Burger District in Braddon or a Pulled Pork Burger at Shorty’s.

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