Burgers | Melbourne's Top 10 - 2013
Melbourne's Top 10 Burgers from 2013 from the The Burger Adventure boys...
The Burger Adventure is a blog that reviews the best burgers from Australia and around the world. Created by four guys with a passion for beef buns cheese lettuce tomato onion egg bacon & sauce.
Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the finest burgers Melbourne has on offer. Now hit NEXT and let the mouthwatering begin.
The Burger Adventure
2013 Melbourne's Top 10 Burgers
1. THE MERRYWELL
CR CLARENDON STREET & CROWN RIVERSIDE, SOUTHBANK
'2013 threw a world of terrific burgers at us. None better than this beauty. Congratulations to the guys at Merrywell for taking it out again! The Merrywell burger has everything a burger should - truly outstanding.'
2. FAT BOB'S BAR & GRILL
80 COCHRANES RD, MOORABBIN
'From its creaminess to its amazing pattie, this is a bang-on awesome burger with just enough of everything there to make you think about ordering another one.'
3. THE SPOTTED MALLARD
314 SYDNEY RD, BRUNSWICK
'The burger's individual elements were all great but when together they were a work of art. The burger was peppery, hearty, creamy and all together special.'
4. LAURIE DEE'S
PACIFIC EPPING, EPPING
'This crumbly, double-smash pattie burger is the kind of thing that legends are made of. This has to be one of Melbourne's best kept secrets.'
129A BEACONSFIELD PDE, ALBERT PARK
'Umami-mia! This flavour packed Wagyu & Angus burger is one of the most unique in Melbourne. Such beefiness!'
6. ROCKPOOL BAR & GRILL
CROWN COMPLEX, SOUTHBANK
'When you're in the mood for a little extra class to your burger, you can't go past Neil Perry's meticulous creation. Worth every penny!'
7. BEATBOX KITCHEN
VARIOUS LOCATIONS, MELBOURNE
'The Raph burger has hall of fame status in our eyes. Consistently in our Top 10, its signature creaminess makes for an unforgettable burger.'
8. ROCKWELL & SONS
288 SMITH ST, COLLINGWOOD
'Every bite into this burger is another step in to burger heaven. It's hard to fault this burger at all. So soft, balanced and delicious.'
9. GLORIA SWANSTON'S KITCHEN
243 SWANSTON ST, MELBOURNE
'With double cheese and bacon, this salty burger is fast-food done slow, done awesome.'
10. TUCK SHOP TAKE AWAY
273 HAWTHORN RD, CAULFIELD NORTH
'One of the best first bites we've ever had in a burger. Everything is in perfect proportion, resulting in a delicious bite each and every time.'
Melbourne's top 10 best burgers
Dan Stock, Zoe Curtis | Herald Sun | February 25, 2014 12:01AM
Our best burgers have many things in common: the beef is first-rate, whether wagyu or black angus, and usually grass-fed. The accompaniments are made from scratch, whether house-made pickles or tomato relish. Buns are sourced from artisan bakers. And, importantly, everything is freshly made and cooked to order. Because when it comes to these new-wave burgers, fast food is now definitely worth the wait.
1. Jackie O ($15.50) at Fat Bob's
80 Cochranes Rd, Moorabbin; ph: 9555-0909
The Jackie O takes a 180g beef patty (made from grass-fed happy cow) cooks it medium, melts fontina cheese over it and whacks it between a toasted pain de mie bun (from Bakery Lievito) filled with tomato, lettuce and onion. Mustard, tomato and Fat Bob's special sauce (a chutney and mayo mix) add zing to this beaut burger that delivers from first bite to last.
2. Oz Burger ($14) at The Merrywell
Cnr Clarendon St and Crown Riverside, city; ph: 9292 7468
At Crown's pub on the river promenade the signs in the window pronounce their burgers 'Pink and Juicy'. And that they most certainly are.
3. Wagyu Burger ($15.90) at South Melbourne Trader
14/111 Cecil St, South Melbourne; ph 9696 3938
Near the South Melbourne Market this unassuming little cafe is turning out one of the best burgers in town.
4. Major Burger ($12) at Tuckshop Takeaway
273 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield North; ph 0431 406 580
When two Fat Duck alumni decide it's time to trade in their fine-dining aprons to flip burgers, it's time for the rest of us to take notice. In just six months Clinton and Karina Serex have established Tuck Shop's reputation as the home of some of Melbourne's best burgers with a side of lipsmacking nostalgia thrown in. Redskin milkshake anyone?
5. Umami Burger ($22) at Nshry
129A Beaconsfield Pde, Albert Park; ph: 9682 1077
With its prime beachfront real estate overlooking the bay, you'd be forgiven for thinking Nshry might leave the heavy lifting to the view. Thankfully their burgers put paid to any such notion.
6. Royale with Cheese ($12) at Royale Brothers
rear 1 Church St, Brighton; ph: 9005 4242
Thanks to Pulp Fiction, the Royale with Cheese has been immortalised around the world. The boys from Brighton's The Pantry have taken it as inspiration for their latest venture that opened in December.
7. Classic beef burger ($10) at Local Burger Co
687 Rathdowne St, Carlton North; ph: 9347 7561
Since opening four months ago, Local Burger Co co-owner Evan Kipping says they've been 'strapped to a rocket'. Locals have packed the corner store since day dot, queuing for their old-school burgers and jam jar shakes.
8. Double Patty Smash Burger ($11) at Rockwell and Sons
288 Smith St, Collingwood; ph: 8415 0700
Dude food gets the clever treatment at Rockwell and Sons, but it's their sandwiches that keep the crowds coming back.
9. New York ($12) at New York Minute
491 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds; ph: 9043 1838
This little cafe in Moonee Ponds is bringing a slice of America to our 'burbs in a big way.
10. Classic ($9.50) at Burger Lounge
902 Main Rd, Eltham; ph: 9431 4500
For the past couple of years Gerry and Florie Mustafa have been serving the good burghers of Eltham with their very good burgers - a 'healthy' take on fast food. And don't the people love them for it.
These burgers featured twice.. The Merrywell, Fat Bob's, Nshry, Rockwell and Sons and Tuckshop Takeaway
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