No longer do Sydney fans of the burger have to rely on suss-looking food chains for their fix; our city is now home to a plethora of fabulous burger joints. No matter how you like it, there's a Sydney burger to satisfy your hankering. Here's our top picks of the best burgers in Sydney town.
Rockpool Bar & Grill
Crafted from the finest ingredients, the famed RB&G Wagyu Burger has garnered a cult following, and definitely warrants a spot in our list of Sydney's best burger offerings. It comes topped with smokehouse bacon, Gruyere cheese and zuni pickle. Created by renowned chef Neil Perry, well-seasoned beef patties are cooked medium-rare on a wood-fired grill, then stacked between perfectly crispy buns. It doesn't get better than this!
Rubber Duckie Taphouse
On the hunt for Sydney's best burger options beachside? What better way to finish off a hard day on the sand, than with a delectable burger and a refreshing craft beer? Manly's Rubber Duckie Taphouse serve up tasty and innovative pub-style fare, and their Wagyu burger is a sure-fire winner. The Wagyu beef patty is topped off with sweet beetroot, zucchini pickles and melted cheese, plus a generous serve of crispy fries.
Moo Gourmet Burgers
Not only do Moo Gourmet Burgers serve ethically farmed, free-range, and sustainable products, but they also are home to some seriously tasty fare! Moo is well known for their extensive burger list (which includes a kangaroo burger), tasty fries and sweet shakes. With gluten-free buns and yummy vegetarian options, everyone is well catered for. Check out Moo's website for their Newtown, Coogee, Manly and Crows Nest locations. Got to love the convenience of multiple locations – it's like 4 of Sydney's best burgers in one!
Chur Burger has returned to Surry Hills with a vengeance! After just six weeks, Chur Burger was named Sydney's Best Burger in SMH's Good Food Guide, and are continuing to delight Sydneysiders with their tasty offerings. There's a burger for every taste—with beef, chicken, lamb, pork, fish and veggie varieties gracing the menu. You'll also find a selection of innovative 'snacks' (think crispy quail eggs with tarragon mayo), fries and old-school flavoured milkshakes.
Non-stop endorsements of Mary's burgers have been uttered far and wide since their recent opening. And there's several in our office who have placed the prize of The Best Burger in Sydney squarely in Mary's court. Chef Luke Powell has perfected the art of the burger, serving up three tasty options: the Mary's classic burger with some greenery, add the 'trashcan bacon'; the Cheez classic cheeseburger; or the Shroom filled with garlicky grilled mushrooms and 'special sauce'. No matter which you choose, you're guaranteed to be completely satisfied.
The Fish Shop
There's no denying it—The Fish Shop has perfected Sydney's tastiest fish burger. This crumbed fish specialty is topped with smoky bacon and chilli and is simply superb. Pair it with one of their boutique cocktails, and you've got yourself a winner. If you prefer meat between your buns, Dan Hong's famous cheeseburger is also on the menu.
Last but not least in Sydney's best burger stakes, we present the Italian take…Jamie's house specialty burger is crafted with a Black Angus steak patty, smoked mozzarella, pancetta, sticky balsamic onions, tomato, pickles and chillies. To take this burger experience to the next level, pair it with Jamie's polenta chips with rosemary and Parmesan, and don't forget the ginger mojito!
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