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The legends are true… The Brodburger is real…

By johnboy 13 October 2009 25


[First Filed Oct 10, 2009]

Since April RiotACT has had increasing amounts of chatter surrounding the Brodburger.

According to legend a master of Kitchen Stadium and his restaurant partners had been wiped out by investing in mortgage backed securities and forced to wander the earth making sublime burgers in a caravan, eventually coming to rest, somewhat in the manner of Brigadoon, upon the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.

Last night a crack team of drunken freak bike riders went in search of this fabulous beast.

I won’t bore you with the details of the magical sunset over the lake shore, the reflection of the floodlit Carillon, or the tastiness of the beers conveyed on Loose Brown’s tricycle.

Suffice to say that after a trek we suddenly burst into a half full car park and a large crowd of people clustered around a fairy lit red caravan.

The Brodburger crowd is an usually complete cross section of the Canberra community. Well dressed grey haired ladies, packs of Chinese students, rough looking blokes in beanies and beards.

Taking my advice from previous comments on this site I approached the window, ordered my blue cheese burger, paid $9 and received a number.

In due course my number was bellowed, the screen slid open, and my burger was exchanged for my number, the screen slid closed.

The hype surrounding these burgers is such that is not possible for them to exceed expectations. But they pretty much meet the expectations.

The ingredients are top notch, the flavours balanced supremely well.

It was so good that many of us ordered a second burger, some before finishing the first.

The Brod deluxe at $15 is possibly a bit much, it loses the superb balance of the standard burger, on the other hand if you’re hungry it will fill you up.

I also heard good things about the Chicken Burger with the camenbert sauce.

So, if you were wondering, yes, it’s real. It’s very busy, they’re basically serving a customer a minute non stop. Four burly guys crammed into one quite small caravan to meet demand.

They’re open until midnight of an evening and, I’m told, do a raging lunch time trade.

There is a website. To get there you basically turn east from Kings Avenue along Bowen Drive and pull into the first car park. Google Street view hasn’t been updated since the van went in but it’s basically next to the public convenience visible here:


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therealarigold 12:15 pm 18 Oct 09

only problem i have is lack of tables and opening times, would think an actual shopfront would be much better suited for these guys as they have outgrown that little caravan

bleep 11:27 am 18 Oct 09

o yeah, the vegie burger has the most delicious chargrilled veg, with SO much capsicum i could barely carry it. pure awesomeness really, cant wait till brodburger mutates and spreads across the lake to the northside, massive 😉

therealarigold 7:24 pm 17 Oct 09

the best bar none!

rugbyskier 6:38 pm 15 Oct 09

Following all the reviews I decided to call in on my way home from bootcamp yesterday evening. The beef burger was great, with the patty medium rare and the brie cheese is a nice touch. Everyone was right about it being very filling.

I sat down on a park bench near the lake shore and was entertained by the local magpie gang with their mooching and squabbling for morsels. They are so tame that I had one standing right next to me on the seat waiting to be fed.

Unfortunately the fryer isn’t working at the moment, so no chips this week.

Scribble 5:55 pm 15 Oct 09

Thanks for jumping on here and setting my mind at ease.

+1 I meant to ask about the mince last time I was there (but got too busy shoveling chips into my gob eating).

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