burgers, with beetroot, egg, bacon and real chips

astrojax 19 September 2007 41

all right, we’ve had a few posts on where to get a decent coffee, but a while back (ok, a couple of years, i’ll admit) i tried to get a decent chip-shop hamburger early on a sunday evening. i lived in ainslie then (and still inner norf) and found this undertaking to be something akin to tracking down a golden fleece, or a holy grail.

where, o where, does one get a real honest to goodness corner milkbar hamburger with the lot (except pineapple – where did that ‘concept’ come from??!! shoot them now…) and especially obtainable at reasonable ‘i-feel-like-a-burger-’cause-it’s-sunday-and-i’m-not-cooking-’cause-i-don’t-wanna-and-you-can’t-make-me’ times…?? and with ‘hot chips’, not frgggnkknn ‘fries’. s’orstrylya, after all, innit?

‘fess up.

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41 Responses to burgers, with beetroot, egg, bacon and real chips
green_frogs_go_pop green_frogs_go_pop 8:35 am 02 Jun 08

i had one from johno’s in mawson the other night, and it was really good! Hurrah.

(Ok, i may of had to waste 20 out of 30 minutes of my lunch break waiting there, but it was worth it. besides, they gave me a “you-also-work-in-mawson” discount, haha)

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 9:04 pm 01 Jun 08

Open burger with the lot from Central Cafe Queanbeyan – amazing.

ant ant 8:50 pm 01 Jun 08

Found an awesome hamburger and even better chips! Trouble is, it’s not in Canberra. It’s in Cooma. Alpine Hotel, about halfway along the main drag, as you start up the hill. Very old hotel, not refurbished at all, great main bar and dining room off it wiht roaring face-baking fire. And the most incredible hamburgers, but the chips were a revelation. Piping hot, big fat ones, crisp and pale and soft (almmost not there) inside.

A normal one was $5, with chips $6. Their super-burger is the Alpine Burger, with everything and just humungous. And chips.

Anyone heading to the snow, or who happens to be in Cooma on the way to the Rivers Outlet, stop at the Alpine. The fireplace is classic Art Deco, big and round, massive. Quite surprising to see.

b2 b2 9:52 pm 21 Sep 07

that guy who works in ainslie is the grease-ist man i’ve ever seen

shauno shauno 2:09 pm 21 Sep 07

“Steve’s in Melba is defiantly the take away to rule all take always. Their staff are so nice and their food is so great that they were able to survive for a good 4 years when all of the other shops in the complex closed (they have now opened again).

Their burgers are perfect and their crumbed fish is the best I have ever tasted”

Thanks for the comment Steve lol

blueberry blueberry 12:35 pm 21 Sep 07

Steve’s in Melba is defiantly the take away to rule all take always. Their staff are so nice and their food is so great that they were able to survive for a good 4 years when all of the other shops in the complex closed (they have now opened again).

Their burgers are perfect and their crumbed fish is the best I have ever tasted

ant ant 10:33 pm 20 Sep 07

yeah, when I first read the thread yesterday, I remembered my old daily lunch from the hamburgery in Qbn next to Walshes, a hamburger with the Lot (no bloody pineapple though). Huge bun, proper bun not that sponge-like sugary stuff they use now, liberally buttered and toasted, raw and fried onion, massive home-made pattie, all the usual salady stuff AND beetroot, some bacon and an egg. Damn that was good.

might try the chook joint in Braddon again. Never tried their hamburgers.

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 8:42 pm 20 Sep 07

Geezuz you lot have made me hungry for a nice fresh aussie hamburger for dinner tomorrow night!!!!

Nickamc Nickamc 6:39 pm 20 Sep 07

Any Theo’s Takeaway has always been a winner for me. Lately a battered fish burger from Theo’s at Ainsle shops has become a weekly meal.

Hecaterin Hecaterin 6:00 pm 20 Sep 07

The Watson takeaway used to be good but has gone downhill in the last couple of years. They now use nasty falling-apart buns and you have to specifically ask for the beetroot. Flatheads does the best burgers, and they are almost traditional – except for the torpedo rolls. Only problem is that they take *ages*.

smilesr smilesr 2:52 pm 20 Sep 07

Theo’s Takeaway on Boddington Cres Kambah makes super cheap, super tasty burgers and chips. It pulls in people from miles round – always wondered why the parking area was packed for a tiny collection of shops – they’re all waiting for their order inside.

el ......VNBerlinaV8 el ......VNBerlinaV8 2:01 pm 20 Sep 07

ns – Marty’s is the food caravan on Parramatta St, pretty much opposite where the old Philip Motor Registry used to be.

ns ns 1:01 pm 20 Sep 07

canberra towie, where exactly in Phillip is Marty’s hot stuff?

Thumper Thumper 12:44 pm 20 Sep 07

The joint at Charny makes an excellent burger with the lot.

canberra towie canberra towie 12:39 pm 20 Sep 07

The only place that rates a mention is Marty’s hot stuff in Phillip
Great food friendly service and open almost all night 7 days a week !!!

pierce pierce 12:14 pm 20 Sep 07

That charcoal chicken place up behind Fenner Hall in Braddon does good work astrojax.

Anyone else here appreciate the irony of this post being right next to the childhood obesity one? 🙂

el ......VNBerlinaV8 el ......VNBerlinaV8 11:55 am 20 Sep 07

More good experiences with Hughes takeaway here.

Observing Observing 11:43 am 20 Sep 07

Mamma Ria’s wasn’t even the best place for a burger in Kippax more than five years ago let alone Canberra. Theo’s was next door to Mamma Ria’s years ago and they made a much better burger. My friends went to Theo’s regularly, until we saw the size of the Mamma Ria’s burgers. The owner (Theo?) saw us walk to Mamma Ria’s for their burgers and he confidently said “You’ll be back”. He was right. Bigger doesn’t make it better. Shame he moved from Kippax to another location. Sounds like he is located South-side now.

Another thing about Mamma Ria’s were their pizzas. Loads of topping, which sounds great but loads of topping means that it didn’t cook properly inside so you had raw ingredients in the centre. Once again proving bigger doesn’t mean better.

luke.downing luke.downing 10:34 am 20 Sep 07

Hughes Takeaway is indeed pretty good. Chips are great too. The pizzas are fantastic – especially the chicken-meat-lovers pizza with BBQ sauce.

ogrex ogrex 10:33 am 20 Sep 07

As for Inner North… I thought that Flatheads did a decent burger in addition to FnC. It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed one though. Someone did report their most excellent Sunday morning brekky for $10, which while not healthy – it’s the perfect hangover cure.

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