5 May 2016
With a growing number of specialty burger restaurants lining its streets, Sydneysiders can now enjoy a plethora of standout burgers from the classic to the experimental. Here are seven awesome Sydney burgers for you to try.
Belfield on Botany’s menu boasts a delightfully crafty menu that expertly treads the line between classic food and ingenuity. The pork burger is a perfectly chaotic assemblage of a peanut butter pork pattie, kimchi, green apple and homemade mayonnaise, while the Belfield burger is a typical cheeseburger adorned with unmissable vegemite mayonnaise. That’s just the beginning of a menu that leaves its patrons with a taste for the new and exciting in burger cuisine.
Newtown’s off-beat culture has brought forth a wave of restaurants that are cemented as Sydney’s favourites, with Mary’s being one of the most iconic. Its pulsing rock music, warehouse decor and mezzanine layout make a meal at Mary’s truly unique. Its cornerstone burgers are the cheeseburger, Mary’s burger and the mushroom burger. The assortment of fried chicken options available will make a meal at Mary’s distinctly memorable.
Bar Luca has a sense of humour and an even greater sense for excellent food. Named after a song from the South Park Movie, the Blame Canada burger has a juicy wagyu beef patty, maple-glazed bacon, poutine and maple aioli. Regular visitors can be treated to The Special, an impressively constructed burger sold for a single week before a new invention rolls out the following week.
If you fancy something bold, brave and hearty, Pub Life Kitchen has got you covered. Aside from serving up a menu full of beloved pub favourites, this burger haven has made a name for itself through its innovative Burger Experiment. Every Wednesday night, patrons can enjoy an exclusive one-night-only burger that changes weekly. Pork crackling, Jim Beam fried onions and sesame mayo have been recent stars of the iconic burger night and showcase the creativity of the menu.
Sydneysiders are constantly on the move, so it’s lucky Mister Gee is too. The gourmet food truck brings a crowd of salivating burger enthusiasts wherever they travel, and for good reason. Mister Gee serves a single, carefully-crafted burger each week, and puts its favourites on rotation. The Truffe burger has found a devout fanbase with its premium beef pattie, rocket, melted cheese and an unforgettable truffle sauce. Served alongside an addictive baklava milkshake and naked or dirty fries (the dirty fries come with melted cheese, tomato and Mister Gee’s own sauce), keep an eye out for the food truck’s location on their Facebook and the Sydney Food Trucks page.
With Tomislav Martinovic at its helm, 5 Points Sydney has quickly risen to prominence by bringing an American twist to North Sydney. Martinovic has worked in Michelin star restaurants and alongside celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal, who has given his extraordinary talent for food an exclusive flair. Burger names like the ‘Manhattan’, ‘Queens’ and ‘Bronx’ evoke images of New York’s most iconic sites. The milkshake menu balances sweet with savoury, and with lines out the door come every lunch time, it’s no wonder why.
Belly Bao takes the humble bao and amps the flavour to max. The establishment is located inside Plan B Small Club so patrons are guaranteed a thrumming atmosphere. A popular choice for food lovers is the crackling roast pork belly- the crunchy pork belly contrasting with the soft, fluffy bun. Other notable menu mentions are the crispy panko fried chicken bao, and the soft shell crab bao. Save some space for the deep fried banana split or strawberry bao to give your night a memorably sweet finish.