A Definitive Guide To The Best Burgers Around Australia

The humble burger has reached cultural icon status, a symbol of taste revolution. No longer a fast food outcast or guilty pleasure the burger is a staple for the foodie. From the big players in the game Milky Lane, to up and coming legends Monroe’s, there is a burger for every day of the week (literally). 


The Melbourne burger scene is all about nostalgia, harking back to that simple burger with fresh ingredients. It may seem oxymoronic for the hipster capital of Australia to be so streamlined but their penchant for quality is unmistakeable.

Monroe’s – Healesville


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Piggie Smalls – $17.90
Fresh ground prime beef, swiss cheese, 16 Hour hickory and chipotle pulled pork, streaky bacon, curly fries, baconaise, sweet baby rays brown sugar and hickory barbecue sauce and red onion on a toasted milk bun

Should you ever find yourself out in the Yarra, head to this joint after all your wine antics.

Mr Crackles – Bourke Street, CBD (& Sydney)


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Char Siu Bun – $14.50
Hong Kong style honey BBQ pork and pickled salad in a soft bun.

Okay, not actually as burger as such, but still meat in between bread. Does it count? Definitely. And boy, you need to get that pork belly into your mouth. Hint: you can double the meat and halve the salad on any roll. Thank me later.


Sydney is more excessive than Melbourne, it’s all about gorging yourself. Culture clash and multiple infusions are the bread and butter of the beachside burger set, poutine, fried mozzarella, blue cheese anything we want to try it all.

BL Burgers – CBD, Darlinghurst, Parramatta


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Mr T-Ruffle – $17
Beef pattie, Swiss cheese, streaky maple bacon, sautéed mushrooms, truffle aioli & shallots on a BL milk bun.

We all know about Blame Canada, but there’s a new kid on the block. You can’t beat a bit of truffle in your life.

Milky Lane – Bondi, Cronulla, Parramatta, Coogee


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Kevin Bacon – $22
DoubleWaygu beef pattie, double smoked maple bacon, double cheese, bbq sauce, mustard, ML special sauce, caramelised onions & pickles.

These guys go from strength to strength. Having opened up a number of restaurants in the last 2 years, they go above and beyond. Check out their instagram for the best food porn you ever did see. Plus weekly specials and crazy cool cocktails.

Bare Grill – Surry Hills, La Perouse


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Not Sooooo Cheesy – $20
2 beef patties, 2 american cheddar, liquid cheese AND mac and cheese on a milk bun.

You won’t believe your eyes at the sheer cheesiness. Raclette me up, baby.


It is quite fitting that the nations capital hark back to the Australian burger loaded with everything you can find in the fridge. Crack an egg on it, toss some mesclun and don’t forget a slither of pineapple.

Brodburger – Kingston, Acton, Fyshwick


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Broddeluxe – $21
2 flame grilled patties, 2 eggs, double crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato, spanish onion, homemade aioli, tomato relish + blue, brie, swiss OR cheddar. 

We can’t mention Canberra without Brodburger. With 3 locations, it’s never been so easy to grab a burg and a beer. If you’re all about the flavours, they source their beef from local farmers, so this one’s guaranteed to be fresh.

Grease Monkey – Braddon


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A good, simple burger with epic flavours. Wash down with a choice of beer, cider, wine or a monster milkshake.


Brisvegas like their chips just how they like their burgers, thick cut. Quarter pounders won’t blink an eyelid in this neighbourhood it’s all about stacks of meat, double patties and chunky burger combinations. Good luck holding on to this one.

DA’Burger – Ascot, New Farm, Westend


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Sunday Roast – $15.90
Flamed grilled Aussie lamb patty warmed red onion jam, smoked bacon, sweet potato, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo and a drizzle of mint sauce.

Fresh meat from the shop next door and big old-school buns. Hope you can get your hands (and mouth) around these bad boys.

Ze Pickle – Fortitude Valley, Camp Hill, Gold Coast (& Surry Hills, Sydney)


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Triple Loco – $39
3 pressed wagyu beef patties, triple jack cheeze, triple maple bacon, pecan wood smoked brisket, health, zp sauce, smoked jalapeños, fried onion straws & mum’s slaw served between 2 grilled cheeze sandwiches

Drop in if you love craft beer and of course, badass burgers. The cheese will have you drooling, just saying.


Hobart not on your burger tour list? It should be. For a place so god damn gold it’s to be expected their comfort food game is A grade, this little baby may look petite but double cheese is nothing if not incredibly special.

Burger Haus – North Hobart, Eastlands


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Mary’s Lamb – $13.90
Grilled halloumi cheese, olive tapenade, haus aioli, roasted capsicum, rocket, cucumber & red onion

There’s way too much on this menu to even choose from. And with all the extra’s on offer, you can basically customise your dream burger.


The most inventive of the capital cities Adelaide burgers are all about throwing the recipe back to you. One patty, two patties, three patties you decide, this burger will be built especially for you layer by layer.

Burgastronomy – North Adelaide, Hyde Park


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Hot Bacon Bird – $13
Chicken, bacon, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes, chipotle BBQ sauce

Simplicity is key at this joint. Grab your staple.


Home of the biggest burger in the world our Western neighbours love a giant burger offering along with your beefy staple.

Varsity Burgers – Northbridge


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It’s alright, we had to re-read those burger ingredients too. Worth a try? Absolutely.

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