Sydney’s best burgers

A good burger place is like a good dentist, a good GP or a good mechanic. Actually, scratch that – a burger place is harder to find, won’t make you wait as long and should cost less… I love a Shake Shack burger in NYC, and always head to The Bird for a ghetto burger when in Berlin (counting down the days…). Even Canberra has the famous Brodburger (almost worth the hour wait, somewhat more comfortable since moving to the Glassworks).

But what about Sydney? Here are my two current favourites –

Mary’s in Newtown has been getting good press lately. Despite the building’s reported history as a former STI clinic, it’s an attractive haunt on Mary Street. CrazyCatLady sees the positive – “you can get treated for chlamydia while you wait” (I assume she’s joking) and even MrNobody, a self-titled burger connoisseur (with a weakness for a quarter pounder – we all have a foil), grudgingly liked the Mary’s burger (although he compared it to a whopper…). Add bacon and the price creeps up ($18), but you get a side of chips, friendly service, and a hearty helping of hipsters.

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But is it Sydney’s best burger? For me, that award goes to Chur Burger – making magic from the back of Albion St Kitchen in Surry Hills. It’s a small operation – not much more than a driveway – but cheap and cheerful. Not to mention delicious. Unfortunately, a fire a month ago has put business on hold, but expect them to re-open soon. And these burgers are really worth the wait – juicy, generous, well-seasoned with a lovely brioche bun. MrNobody, put down that quarter-pounder and I’ll see you at Chur Burger soon…

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Now that I’ve found a good burger joint, does anyone know a good dentist?

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Categories: Berlin, Food, Sydney

Author:manversusbean

coffee, food, calculated rambling

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